Selling your current home

Selling your house after retirement

Once you’ve decided to move into a retirement living community, you’ll need to think about moving out of your current home. Selling your house doesn’t have to be a stressful or daunting process. 

At Adlington Retirement Living we’re on hand to help with the entire process, so you can start your life in our community as soon as possible.

Where to start?

If you haven’t moved house for a number of years and don’t know where to start, don’t worry. Our team will support you every step of the way, from initial enquiries and tours of our retirement communities to support once you’ve moved in. 

To help make things a bit easier, we’ve also put together a step-by-step moving checklist below to guide you through the conveyancing process.

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Step-by-step moving checklist

1: Choosing a solicitor

To get the process of selling your house for retirement living started, choose a proactive, recommended conveyancer or solicitor. Instruct them to act on both the purchase of your new Adlington apartment and the sale or part exchange of your existing property.

2: Preparing the paperwork

Your solicitor will send the relevant paperwork out to you to complete and return.

An initial payment to your solicitor will be required for land searches and title documents for your property. Searches can take several weeks. We recommend keeping in touch with your solicitor regularly during that period to chase progress.

3: Legal process for moving to your retirement apartment

Any enquiries about your Adlington apartment will be raised by your solicitor to our in-house legal team and any enquiries from your buyer will be raised by their solicitor to your solicitor, who will respond to them.

4: Exchanging contracts

Your solicitor will exchange contracts for you with our legal team and agree on a completion date. If you are in a chain, everyone else within it will also go through the same process.

5: Moving Day

You’ll move out of your existing property and can collect the keys for your new Adlington retirement apartment from our sales team, who will support you every step of the way.

6: Final details

Once you’ve completed, your solicitor will register your new apartment in your name at the local Land Registry and pay any applicable Stamp Duty from the funds you have provided.

Once you’ve moved in, the Adlington team are on hand to help you get settled and provide all the support you need to start making your retirement apartment your home.

We’re here to answer
any questions

Downsizing or moving from the family home can be a difficult decision for all involved.

We’re here to help make the conversation easier, and on hand for any questions you or your family may have.

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