As Brio Retirement Living launches its first retirement rental development Brio Button House this August, in Hackbridge we look at nine reasons why renting at this exciting new urban retirement living community located in the London Borough of Sutton could be just right for you.

A growing number of people aged 60 and over in the UK are choosing to rent, according to research by the Centre for Ageing Better. They report 414,000 were privately renting in 2018, up from 254,000 in 2007. It estimates by 2040 a third of people over 60 could be living in private rented accommodation. So is renting an apartment at Button House right for you.

1. More financial freedom

Renting is a great option for those who perhaps want to downsize but don’t want to commit to purchasing a new home later in life. Selling a home is a huge decision, but it can be a great move financially, as you get to keep all the equity you’ve released – to spend or invest as you wish.

Choosing to rent at Button House provides freedom and flexibility. With an Assured Tenancy agreement there’s the added security of being able to stay in your home for as long as you wish, with the same benefits of living in a vibrant retirement community.

2. The lifestyle

The Brio Retirement Living way offers a healthier, happier lifestyle. As with all Brio retirement communities, Brio Button House will have a thriving community scene with a weekly programme of packed social events from cooking and cocktail masterclasses, to film and music clubs – and even day trips and excursions. You’ll be able take advantage of the (on-site) weekly yoga class, which is proven to help reduce stress, and has huge mental health benefits.

For those who prefer an outdoor lifestyle, there are nearby towns, villages, country pubs and parks to explore including Beddington Park, with over 100 acres of grassland and trees, a boating lake, pond, restaurant and wonderful riverside walks.

3. Location, location, location

In a recent senior living survey of more than 2,000 people aged over 65 by global property consultancy Knight Frank it was revealed that location is by far the most important factor when choosing a retirement property. 56% of respondents highlighted this as a priority and 75% said the distance from a retirement village to a town centre was important to them.

Not only is Brio Button House close to the historic town of Sutton but is situated a stone’s throw away from the train station providing access to frequent 25 minute train journeys into central London – ideal for trips to the theatre or museums, meals out or sightseeing.

Living here also means you will part of an important new community project - New Mill Quarter, a wider development creating a whole new community in the heart of Hackbridge. With this comes a range of amenities, including a GP surgery, a new supermarket and other shops nearby, and a dedicated green space, Hackbridge Gardens.

 4. Hassle-free living

The joy of renting means maintenance is not your responsibility. We offer a clear and transparent ‘essentials’ package which combines rent and service fees in one simple weekly charge. As part of this, all communal and home maintenance is included, as well as all heating and hot water. There’s also a tailored package including housekeeping, care and support and / or dining.

5. Care and support

Brio Button House not only has 24-hour staff on hand but offers a wider range of care packages should they be needed, delivered by Brio Care our in-home care service.

Our Personal Assistants can help with everything from washing, bathing, dressing, preparing meals, attending medical or other appointments as well as providing management of medication or short-term care during illness or recuperation.

We can even provide a personal trainer who can give tailored, one-to-one exercise support.

We understand that care, support and housekeeping services are very personal, and we always maintain the utmost discretion. The trained on-site team is available 365 days a year.

There is the opportunity to increase the levels of care, should you need it to.

6. Quality in design

As a new build development with a 10-year NHBC Buildmark warranty and a Home Quality Mark (HQM) Brio Button House offers a stylish contemporary feel in all of its 80 one and two-bedroom apartments. It has modern fixtures and fittings and easy-to-use, top quality appliances.

7. Banish the moving day nightmares

Many people put off moving in later life because of the hassle of packing up often years’ worth of furniture and possessions. Brio Retirement Living has a special FREE moving service that will help with removal planning and packing so you don’t have to. There’s also a handy pack and checklist to help with contacting suppliers when changing address.

8. Technology – A helping hand

While Brio Button House benefits from a handyman who can give a helping hand with odd jobs, like putting up shelves or hanging pictures, there’s also a range of technology built-in to the apartments to make life that bit easier. Homes are fitted with two smart meters so you can keep an eye on your electricity and water usage. Every resident is given wearable technology that keeps them in touch with staff 24/7, and automatically links to the Brio call system, offering a safer more responsive service.

9. Sharing is caring

Brio Button House offers a fantastic community space, The Hub, for events and socialising.

It has a 24-hour on-site staff presence, our own brasserie and bar, Slate & Grain, and high-tech fitness suite facilities.

The landscaped terraces for relaxing and socialising mean you can dine al fresco, enjoy afternoon tea or drinks. This space offers a great opportunity to get together with friends and neighbours with a hobby/multi-purpose room and a private dining area for family gatherings, as well as a guest suite for friends and family to stay.

If this sounds like the perfect place and the lifestyle for you, but you are still a little unsure, the lettings team is offering a ‘try before you rent’ programme from September. This allows people to spend a day/night in one of the apartments to try the facilities and the lifestyle for yourself.

To enquire about renting an apartment in Brio Button House in Hackbridge, please contact Knight Frank on 020 8033 3283 or visit contact us to find out more.

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