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Our Government approved and regulated Old Persons Shared Ownership gives you the option to part buy – part rent a beautiful property in a great location at a fraction of the market value. For example: You can buy a 50% share in a brand-new apartment from only £99,500 and pay rent for the remaining 50%. 

Offering long-term stability without overstretching yourself, you can enjoy all the benefits of a new affordable home. It will be beautifully designed, with first-class support services and outstanding onsite facilities in a friendly community of neighbours.

Every Platinum Skies home owner has exclusive access to an on-site lifestyle manager who will help you get settled in and welcome you to the community. They’ll organise regular social gatherings and trips, so you can meet your neighbours and become part of the welcoming community there.

They could also help with your daily tasks, organise activity days, give you the best offers for days out and even help you FaceTime with the grandchildren. Many of our sites also have an on-site bistro, treatment and activity room along with beautiful garden areas to relax and put your feet up.

Yes, pets are welcomed into our Platinum Skies homes. We are aware that owning a pet makes us healthier and happier, therefore we wouldn’t ask you to leave your beloved companion behind when you make the move to a Platinum Skies home.

Platinum Skies will endeavour to take care of your move for you, all within six weeks. We’re here to help you every step of the way, as you prepare to move, on the big day itself, and afterwards. We’ll arrange it all: the packing, removals and unpacking. You won’t need to lift a finger. You can go and have a cup of tea and arrive when everything is already done.

We provide a pay and go care service that is available at your fingertips. If you feel that you will require care in your new apartment, then you’ll have access to an exceptional level of care thanks to our unique partnerships with our trusted local care providers.

You can move into your new property knowing that there is extra support for you, as and when you require.

Our interior design team have worked hard to ensure that Platinum Skies properties are modern and contemporary with the highest specification. So, it comes with no surprise that we get asked this question frequently.

Our apartments are typically sold unfurnished, however, you will have the option to buy a fully furnished apartment if you wish to do so at an additional cost.

Yes, of course! Friends are family are important and this is your home.

We have a guest suite in all of our properties that your family and friends are welcome to stay in. There will be a small fee to this service, once it has been be pre-booked with the Lifestyle Manager in advance.

Unfortunately not. We provide affordable housing and healthcare to all of our owners, but with a third party taking on the ownership then we couldn’t guarantee the same level of affordable rent and high levels of service.

As landlord, property manager and service provider, Platinum Skies prides itself on its long term partnership and commitment to its owners.

Yes, we have provided generous car parking spaces above and below ground. Additional parking for mobility scooters and bikes are also available on the premises.

The one requirement for buying a Platinum Skies home is to be aged 55 or above. We are the only retirement living provider in the UK to integrate age-friendly housing with shared-ownership affordability and lifestyle support services.

Due to our Shared Ownership and Platinum Exchange schemes, you can move out of your property and straight into your dream apartment at as little as 50% of the full cost.

Every retirement living apartment and development is different, but we’ll ensure that we find you the most affordable option that is right for you and your retirement lifestyle.

Platinum Skies caters to both nature lovers and those who prefer the buzz of urban living. Many of our properties are situated overlooking beautiful scenic views and include a private balcony or terrace.

Our communal areas often feature courtyards with water features, nature viewing platform and a garden area with seating for you, your family and friends.

While Platinum Skies is a brand-new concept in retirement living, we’ve been in the business of building excellence for a long time. We partner with AHH (The Affordable Housing & Healthcare Group Ltd), a developer with over two decades of experience creating wonderful places to live.

We’re not a housing association, a local authority or just another developer. We’re a Registered Social Landlord*.

This means we are Government backed and proudly regulated and compliant to a strict set of standards. We are always fair and transparent, working in your best interests.

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