• Pinner Court Lounge

    Pinner Court Lounge

  • Pinner Court Lounge

    Pinner Court Lounge

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 Pinner Court

Pinner Court comprises 48 apartments, built around a courtyard with pleasant garden areas. The communal facilities include an attractive dining room, a very comfortable Owners’ lounge and a busy hobbies room. The Court is situated in the heart of Harborne, one of Birmingham’s most attractive suburbs. There are excellent local shops all within easy walking distance of the Court. Buses run from just outside the main entrance to Birmingham City Centre with its first class shopping and leisure facilities and the very popular Merry Hill Shopping Centre.  There is an active social programme for Owners who wish to participate, with a variety of functions at the Court as well as visits to local places of interest. Birmingham Symphony Hall has a wide range of concerts and is always popular with Owners.

Pinner Court Facilities

The design of Pinner 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.

Communal Areas

Pinner 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. 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. 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.

Guest Suite

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 Pinner Court is a wonderful way to explore the local sights and sounds.

Meals

Pinner 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.

A typical menu looks like this:

Monday:

Homemade Soup of the Day
Beef Bourguignon Seasonal Veg & Potatoes
Rhubarb Crumble & Custard

Tuesday:

Homemade Soup of the Day
Braised Pork Chop, mashed Potatoes & Seasonal Veg
Bananas & Custard

Wednesday:

Warm Chicken Salad with Jacket Potato
Apple & Blackberry Pie & Custard

Thursday

Homemade Soup of the Day
Steak & Onion Pie, Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables
Lemon Sponge

Friday

Homemade Soup of the Day
Scampi, Chips & Peas
Raspberry Mousse

Saturday

Homemade Soup of the Day
Lasagne, salad & crusty bread
Pears & Ice cream

Sunday

Petite Egg Salad
Roast Lamb, Roast & Boiled Potatoes
Seasonal Vegetables, Mint Sauce
Cheesecake

Laundry

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.

Housekeeping/Staffing

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.

Pinner Court
313 High Street, Harborne, Birmingham, West Midlands
B17 9QL