What does it do?Our service offers a helping hand to people seeking independent guidance through the maze of options and jargon associated with purchasing retirement properties.
The service comprises two meetings, which can be arranged either in your own home, or we could suggest a location handy for you.
The aim of the first meeting is to ascertain your needs and aspirations; to understand what you are looking for and explain the general options available. This meeting cannot be rushed and normally takes anywhere from an hour to three hours, or more if you want. Please feel free to involve your family and friends if you wish.
At the second meeting we will explain to you the options that we feel are most appropriate, and why. We will be able to explain the facilities and services offered and place them in the context of the alternatives. We aim to narrow down your options to three or four that we would recommend you visit and we can also arrange those visits for you.
Who it is for: Older people and their families.
Where it is available:Local service covering: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Surrey, Wiltshire
What it costs:These consultation meetings cost £450. In the event that we work with you to find a property which you proceed to purchase then we would refund this fee and charge you 1.5% of the purchase price.
If we have an established relationship with the vendor, whereby they pay us commission, then we would refund your fee.
How to access or apply for it:
Please telephone, write or email James Cobb at RPO.
What to expect then:
I will contact you to arrange a first meeting.
Additional information:James Cobb, one of the founders of RPO, has many years experience working in the retirement/care industry. He brings experience to bear of running both his own retirement housing business and of leading the sales and customer engagement function of one of the UK’s most prestigious retirement providers. This means he is a well placed to assist would-be buyers.
Moving home, Information & options appraisal, Housing options, Moving home, Housing options appraisal
Info last updated:14/12/2012.