New Retirement Housing Development will Help Buyers Downsize
By |Published On: 9th June 2015|

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New Retirement Housing Development will Help Buyers Downsize

By |Published On: 9th June 2015|

This article is an external press release originally published on the Landlord News website, which has now been migrated to the Just Landlords blog.

McCarthy and Stone – the UK’s leading retirement house builder – is providing a new stress-free initiative, which hopes to make moving home quicker for retirees in Leeds.

Retirees looking to move to the new Thackrah Court development will be presented with a cash offer within ten days of their property being valued.

McCarthy and Stone are encouraging potential buyers to reserve a place at the Smart Move Open Day at Thackrah Court on Shadwell Lane on 11th June between 11am and 3pm. The sales team will be present to answer any questions. Those making an offer before 4th July will receive a £500 discount and £1,000 towards solicitors’ fees.

The new Smart Move scheme aims to reduce the stress involved with selling on the open market. It will hopefully help buyers downsize to high-spec, low-maintenance apartments. The house builder will also deal with all removals, ensuring buyers’ belongings are transferred free of charge.

Sales Manager for McCarthy and Stone, Karen Harrowell, says: “Visitors to Thackrah Court have instantly fallen in love with the great location and enjoyable lifestyle it offers in retirement.

“Once the decision has been made to downsize, it can be extremely frustrating to have to wait to sell an existing property, so we want to make it as easy as possible for retirees in the Leeds area to make the move by taking away the worry of removal fees and the uncertainty of selling on the open market.”1

The Assisted Living development at Thackrah Court has been created for the over 70s and combines conventional retirement living with residential care. Homeowners will have independence but the peace of mind of 24/7 security and support services.

Onsite is a table service restaurant, homeowners’ lounge, lift, and flexible domestic and care packages, which are personalised based on the homeowner’s needs.

An estate manager ensures the development runs smoothly, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Thackrah Court is in the suburb of Shadwell, just six miles from Leeds city centre. Surrounding the development are many facilities, including: a medical centre, dentist, post office, library, newsagent, churches, social club and tennis club. There are also good transport links to Leeds and Harrogate.

To book a place on the open day, call 0113 268 9562 or for more information, visit




About the Author: Em Morley (she/they)

Em is the Content Marketing Manager for Just Landlords, with over five years of experience writing for insurance and property websites. Together with the knowledge and expertise of the Just Landlords underwriting team, Em aims to provide those in the property industry with helpful resources. When she’s not at her computer researching and writing property and insurance guides, you’ll find her exploring the British countryside, searching for geocaches.

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