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The Mail on Sunday 22 July 2018

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Rent your way to Riches

In America, Australia and on the Continent, renting in retirement is much more popular than here. The British obsession with home ownership means we are keener than those in other countries to tie up our money in property.

But there was 13 per cent increase in retired renters here between 2012 to 2016, according to the National Landlords Association, and Scottish Widows recently predicted figures will double to nine million by 2022.

The Telegraph 08 February 2019

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Downsizing? Try a fresh approach.

Stamp duty penalises older people for moving - so downsize using these other options. According to Savills, some 300,000 homeowners lack the equity to be able to downsize in the current market. 

 

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Daily Mail 12 April 2019

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Generation rent

A new generation rent: High-end villages are attracting retirees happy to be tenants rather than owners.
Renting may be the only option for struggling millennials, but for many retirees it is becoming the housing of choice.
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Healthcare Business 12 April 2019

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Rental-only scheme in Sidcup

A new rental-only retirement scheme launches to meet the growing demand for rental properties for the over 65s, which is predicted to double over the next 15 years. The luxury development in Sidcup, in the London Borough of Bexley, is being developed by Birchgrove.
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Eagle Radio 11 April 2019

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Retirement homes in Woking

Over 50 luxury retirement homes are set to be built at an old Woking building site. The new appartments will be located on Holly Bank Road - which previously housed a 38-bed care home. The building had been vacant since 2013 and was eventually demolished in 2016. 
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News Shopper 10 April 2019

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Downsizing at Birchgrove

25 percent of retirees want to downsize, but the vast majority are still put off by moving costs and the complicated logistics of moving. Birchgrove has made the process easier by teaming up with the Senior Move Partnership (TSMP) to offer a 'Moveasy Service.'
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News Shopper 03 April 2019

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Community living beats loneliness

Loneliness can be particularly difficult for the elderly. In fact, recent Age UK research estimates that about 1.7 million people aged over 65 in England can go for a month without meeting up with a friend,    
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Healthcare Business 01 April 2019

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Second retirement community in Woking

Birchgrove, a specialist developer of luxury rental retirement properties, held a ground-breaking ceremony recently to celebrate the launch of its second development in Woking. The scheme includes the construction of 51 new modern apartments for the over 65s on a one-acre site purchased last year.
Breaking ground in Woking

News Shopper 09 January 2019

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Sidcup has it all

If we think of retirement, most of us see ourselves aiming for a less stressful way of living to enjoy every minute. This often starts with a move to a new property. In fact, 25% of retirees want to downsize according to the latest Knight Frank Report “Retirement Living comes of age”.
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Sunday Express 22 July 2018

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The generation rent

Renting a new-build apartment with a luxury hotel feel is not just for millennials – baby boomers are getting in on the act too. But while younger people head for the bright lights of London, Liverpool and Manchester, the over-55s are settling by the coast and small towns.
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Property Week 12 July 2018

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Birchgrove acquires Woking site

Birchgrove, back by Bridges Fund Management, has acquired a retirement development site in Woking with detailed planning permission for an assisted living scheme
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The Telegraph 17 March 2018

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The country? No

Auriens is a very pricey outlier in the market, but kicking against this trend of homes for sale is a scheme in Bexley offering assisted-living apartments for private rent.
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Showhouse 02 July 2018

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Honor Barratt, MD of Birchgrove

This week’s exclusive one-on-one is with Honor Barratt, who tells us about the career path that has led her to her current senior position at Birchgrove, a developer of homes for people of retirement age.
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Housing Lin 17 October 2017

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A brave new world

I have a friend called Bea. She’s 83, lives on her own in a two-bed terrace and twice a night crawls down the stairs on her hands and knees to go to the only loo in the house. Right now, our industry says to Bea either you buy a retirement apartment or you move in to a care home.
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This is Money 12 April 2019

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Retirees happy to rent

A new generation rent: High-end villages are attracting retirees happy to be tenants rather than owners
  • 55% of over-55s said they would consider renting a home in a recent survey
  • Even some of the country's ritziest retirement schemes are offering rentals 
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08 April 2019

Second retirement community at Woking

Birchgrove, a specialist developer of luxury rental retirement properties, held a ground-breaking ceremony recently to celebrate the launch of its second development in Woking. The scheme includes the construction of 51 new modern apartments for the over 65s on a one-acre site purchased last year.

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RetireMove 16 March 2019

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Birchgrove takes stress out of moving

To reduce the stress of moving, retirement property specialist Birchgrove has teamed up with The Senior Move Partnership to offer residents a Moveasy Package.
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News Shopper 27 February 2019

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You’re Never Too Old for London!

Whilst London continues to attract the ageing visitor, many of them actually prefer living on the outskirts. Figures released by Strutt & Parker, in association with Octopus Healthcare, suggest 17% of retirees favour a property in the suburbs as it provides a good quality of life and keeps all the big city excitement on one’s doorstep.

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News Shopper 30 January 2019

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Boost your wellbeing in later life

When we think of retirement, most of us envision a less stressful way of living that allows us to socialise, take up new or forgotten hobbies and travel. Yet, the reality is that many retirees in the UK end up living an isolated life
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The Mail on Sunday 27 January 2019

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Welcome to rent-irement!

Welcome to rent-irement! More rental properties look set to become available to retirees this year than ever before writes JANE SLADE, founder of the retirement property website Retiremove

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