Later Living

Planning for
later living
success

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Louise Drew

Partner & Head of Real Estate

Introducing our people

The future of later living:
your opinion

In partnership with Housing LIN, we’ve launched a survey on later living providers.

It explores why more later living accommodation is not being built, what the demand is for these types of properties and what will encourage investment in this market.

Take part in our survey

Challenges facing the market

With more new entrants in the later living market finding the right plot of land and designing schemes that will attract investors and deliver value, can be a challenge.

Add into the mix fierce competition from other stakeholders who may be vying to develop sites in prime locations and you have a complex – but exciting – process to navigate. From identifying the perfect site and mapping out ideas for potential schemes, to promoting the final product, our social housing experience and understanding of the later living marketplace, can help your concept to be a success.

Securing funding for later living villages and schemes requires a well-considered business plan which offers investors the benefits of lower yields on a long-term basis.

The funding pool itself is changing at a rapid pace, with a greater variety of stakeholders than ever before interested in investing in the later living market, finding supporters who are the right fit for your scheme and vision is vital from the outset. Our track record of delivering successful later living and social housing schemes will help you scout out the right backers for your project, adding value to your proposition at every turn.

With the best will in the world, when people live in close proximity, disputes can arise.

These can stem from a number of sources including disagreements over tenancies, mistrust of event fees, ground rent or even between owners of neighbouring properties. Whatever the root cause may be, going through any kind of dispute can be tough, especially when there is a chance that your business may be impacted commercially. Before things go too far, our professional mediators can help to de-risk these situations; encouraging the parties involved to accept a swift and fair resolution. Or if things escalate, our experienced property litigation team can help to protect your interests and secure the best outcome.

Our thoughts

All the latest views and insights
on current matters within Later Living.

Could homeshares be the solution to making Britain less lonely?

10 Mar

Real Estate & Planning

Could homeshares be the solution to making Britain less lonely?

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Planning Conference 2018 – Housing an aging population

26 Jun

Real Estate & Planning

Planning Conference 2018 – Housing an aging population

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Case study

Longbridge Retirement Village

We are appointed as advisors on the £48 million
later living housing scheme in Birmingham.
It’s the largest project of its kind in the UK.

Read case study

Call us on 0330 024 0333 to find out more
about what we can do for you

Opening Quote MarkI am committed to making housing for older people more accessible, better quality and more aspirational. I am knowledgeable about housing policy, advising on the challenges and opportunities in the housing sector. Closing Quote Mark

Louise Drew

Partner & Head of Real Estate

Shakespeare Martineau