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 Burcot Court
Burcot Court is located two miles from Sutton Coldfield, overlooking the famous Sutton Park. It is set in landscaped gardens and comprises of 39 apartments on three floors, accessible by both stairs and lifts. The development is constructed around the original Edwardian building known as Burcot Grange, which has been sympathetically renovated and now houses the communal areas.
There is easy access to Sutton Park for Owners who wish to have a gentle stroll or sit and enjoy the views. There is a local shopping parade within half a mile of the Court; this has a chemist, Post Office, newsagent, hairdressers and a few other shops. The shopping centre at Mere Green is less than one mile away, and this has a good range of facilities including two large supermarkets, a library, community centre and several G.P. surgeries. There is a railway station about ten minutes walk away.
There are good leisure facilities in the area and Burcot Court has its own lively social calendar with activities and special event dinners arranged in the Court as well as visits to the theatre and other places of interest. Visiting services such as hairdressers, chiropody and prescription delivery are available on request.
Burcot Court was built in 1995. 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.
Burcot Court Facilities
The design of Burcot 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.
Burcot 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.
Burcot Court has a communal lounge that is the hub of many of its social activities. Afternoon tea is served on a daily basis and there is a variety of weekly events from whist to keep fit. The Court Manager will be able to provide a copy of the monthly social programme. 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 Burcot Court is a wonderful way to explore the local sights and sounds.
Burcot 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 are regularly held at the Court.
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.