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 Melton Court
Melton Court consists of 90 apartments arranged in two buildings side by side – Melton Court West offers 46 apartments and Melton Court East the remaining 44. The Court is set in attractive landscaped grounds approximately two miles from Branksome Chine, and close to Westbourne. Ample car parking for Owners and their visitors is available to the rear of the two buildings.
Near the Court is a large Tesco supermarket for everyday requirements and a wider range of shopping facilities and a Medical Centre can be found in Westbourne. Regular social functions both within the Court and further afield are organized by the Owners’ Social Committee. At Melton Court there are a number of visiting hairdressers and a chiropodist and a prescription delivery service is also available.
Melton Court was built in 1996. 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.
Melton Court Facilities
The design of Melton 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.
Melton 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.
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 Melton Court is a wonderful way to explore the local sights and sounds.
Melton 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.
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.