The lease provides that a transfer premium is payable to Retirement Security on resale of a property. The maximum premium payable is 3% of the sale price depending on the length of time an Owner has lived at the property. Further information is available from the Court Manager.
About Boat Lane Court
Boat Lane Court is located in Northenden, a conservation area four miles to the south of the City of Manchester. The Court is close to the Palatine Road which has a wide range of shopping facilities as well as a Post Office and a Medical Centre. The local Theatre is within walking distance, and Swimming Pools and Cinemas are a short drive away.
There are fifty-four apartments, on three floors; all are accessible both by stairs and lifts.
Boat Lane Court was built in 1991. The original leases were granted for 99 years but the actual period available will depend on the current date and whether any past owner has extended the lease.
Boat Lane Court Facilities
The design of Boat Lane Court combines style with ease of use and mobility, all floors are accessible by stairs or lift so that even those who need to use a wheelchair can live independently in any part of the building. Conveniently placed electrical sockets reduce the need to bend or overstretch and an emergency call system is installed with pull cords in every room of the development. In addition to the private apartments, there are a number of communal areas in the Court available for use by all Owners.
Boat Lane Court possesses its own communal gardens, shrubs and planters throughout the courtyards and grounds, that belong to all the Owners and are maintained by a gardener and/or Owners themselves. A consultative gardening committee will be set up if sufficient Owners are willing to contribute to its work.
Boat Lane Court has a communal lounge that is the hub of many of its social activities. Afternoon tea is served on a daily basis together with weekly events from whist to keep fit. The Court Manager will be able to provide a copy of the monthly social programme. There is a television (not sure that all of the Courts have a TV yet) and dvd player as well as a stereo providing Owners with the opportunity to enjoy film, concerts and musical evenings. In addition to the Lounge, there is a communal conservatory available for use by all Owners. The Court also features a Hobbies Room where Owners can take part in a number of activities including board games, card games, art and craft. The hobbies room is also used for meetings of either the Court management company or local clubs and societies of which Owners are members.
Visiting relatives or friends of Owners can be accommodated in our extremely comfortable, guest suite and provided with breakfast. Economically priced and benefiting from the Court’s advantageous proximity to local attractions and public transport, staying at Boat Lane Court is a wonderful way to explore the local sights and sounds.
Boat Lane Court has its own communal restaurant/dining room that provides a substantial meal every day, usually at lunchtime. Meals are not included in the service charge but are available at cost to all Owners. Meals will be taken on a tray to anyone who has requested one and is too unwell to leave their apartment. Guests are always welcome and any special dietary requirements are catered for. Evening meals and themed dinners including summer BBQs are regularly held at the Court.
As an alternative to Owners’ own laundry facilities, the Court has its own communal laundry room. It comes fully equipped with token-operated commercial washing and drying machines. The proceeds that come from use of the equipment belong collectively to the Owners’ funds. If desired, Owners’ washing can be done in the laundry by the Housekeeping Assistants, for which a charge will be made.
There are many more staff than are generally found in traditional sheltered housing. A Manager and team of Duty Managers work in shifts and somebody is always present, twenty-four hours a day. The monthly service charge covers the cost of external maintenance and upkeep of the grounds, one-and-a-half hours of domestic assistance per week per individual property, as well as an hour per property devoted to the cleaning of the communal areas.
10.30am SINGING IN HARMONY
7.30pm CRAFT NIGHT
11.00-12.00 KEEP FIT
2.00-4.00 CRAFT CLASS HOBBIES ROOM
6.00pm KNIT & NATTER
7.00pm CARPET BOWELS
10.00-12.00 COMPUTER CLASS
7.00pm SCRABBLE NIGHT
7.00pm FILM NIGHT