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 Gorselands Court
Gorselands Court is located in a pleasant residential area on the outskirts of Liverpool. It comprises 53 apartments on three floors with a comfortable dining room and very attractive lounge with conservatory. The Court is set in landscaped gardens adjacent to Sefton Park, and very close to Otterspool Promenade, beside the River Mersey. A few hundred yards from the Court, there is a range of small local shops including a greengrocer, baker and general grocers. A large supermarket is a short drive away and buses to the city run from outside the Court. Gorselands Court has an arrangement with a local chemist for the collection and delivery of prescriptions, and a hairdresser visits the Court regularly.
Gorselands 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.
Gorselands Court Facilities
The design of Gorselands 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.
Gorselands 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.
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.
Court has a communal lounge that is the hub of many of its social activities. Morning coffee and afternoon tea are 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.
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 Gorselands Court is a wonderful way to explore the local sights and sounds.
From the 1st January 2013 the price structure for our guest suite will change
Friday, Saturday and Sunday will remain:
Single (owners guest) £30
Single (other) £35
Double (owners guest) £40
Double (other) £42.50
However on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, bookings for all of the above will be priced at £25 a night.
Gorselands 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 and light suppers can be arranged if requested.
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 Morning Coffee
11.00am Armchair Exercises (entrance: Donations to KIND)
3.00pm Afternoon Tea
10.30am Morning Coffee
8.00pm Men’s Group
2.15pm Film show (Entrance 50p)