Buying a new retirement property - case studies

For many people, at any time of life, the prospect of moving home can be a daunting one. Buying a new-build retirement home is as big a step as any other move you'll ever make, and it's natural to want peace of mind before taking the plunge.

So it's always good to hear the experiences of others who have already taken the big step and purchased a new retirement property: to find out why they decided to move, the locations they've chosen, the companies they have purchased from and the experiences they have had in the buying process. Not to mention how buying a new retirement home has affected their life.

Here we present some real-life case studies from people who have purchased a new-build retirement property in the UK and who want to share their story with you:

Mrs Potiphar at Catherine Lodge from Churchill Retirement Living


A convenient location and great accessibility were crucial factors for Bob and Pat Potiphar when they chose a new apartment at Catherine more here

Elgar Lodge from Churchill Retirement Living


Red and Brenda Cannon moved from a remote Herefordshire home to a brand new apartment close to lots of amenities at Elgar more here

Maple Court from Fairview New Homes


Ann Pitman wanted a secure "lock up and leave" home so that she could split her retirement between the UK and sunny more here

Derek Hurry


Derek Hurry interrupted his quiet life at the Bramshott Place Village retirement development to do his first parachute jump - aged 83! more here

Norma Downton


Norma Downtown knew as soon as she saw it that a new home at Woodland Grove in Milltimber was perfect for her more here

Derek and Mary Riching


Derek and Mary Riching considered their options before opting to buy a new-build home for their more here

 Dulwich Mead



Being close to family and making new friends at a private retirement property called Dulwich Mead in Herne Hill changed Sheila Gubbins's more here

Ken Walker and Brenda White


Ken Walker and Brenda White have been together 30 years, but the couple had never actually got around to marriage - until last more here

John and Brenda Weeks


Derbyshire couple Brenda and John Weeks recently moved to a new two-bedroom apartment at Bramshott Place Village in more here