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 Priory Court
Priory Court enjoys an excellent location. Situated on the outskirts of Huyton village, on the corner of Archway Road and Poplar Bank. This attractive development is close to shops, doctors and libraries. Huyton village is an attractive residential area which is well serviced by public transport links
Priory Court was built in 1999. 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.
Priory Court Facilities
The design of Priory Court combines style with ease of use and mobility, all floors are accessible by stairs or lifts 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.
Priory Court has a communal lounge that is the hub of many of its social activities. Morning coffee and afternoon tea can be arranged for owners. The Court Manager will be able to provide a copy of the monthly social programme. The Court also features a Hobbies Room offering a selection of activities for owners to choose from: art club, talking books as well as exercise and relaxation classes. 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 Priory Court is a wonderful way to explore the local sights and sounds of Liverpool.
Priory Court has its own communal 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 can be arranged if requested.
A typical menu is as follows (an alternative meal is always available as are options for those with specific dietary requirements):
Soup of the Day
Sliced Gammon with Sauté Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables
Sponge & Custard
Soup of the day
Steak Pie with Creamed Potatoes & Savoury Gravy
Braised steak with roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables and savoury gravy
Soup of the Day
Stew served with Soft Roll Bread & Butter
Soup of the Day
Fish of the Day served with Mashed Potatoes & Fresh Seasonal Vegetables
Jacket Potato or Omelette With A Choice of Fillings
Soup of the Day
Roast Beef and Yorkshire pudding
Home Made Trifle
Priory Court lays on extra special meals for events including Burns Night, The Grand National, Chinese New Year and many other seasonal celebrations. There is always something to celebrate at Priory 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.
Priory 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.
Priory Court has an active social calendar throughout the year and holds regularly occurring events.
Every year the Court hosts fundraising events for Macmillan and hosts social gatherings. Owners have enjoyed the following: Burns Night, the Chinese New Year, St. George’s Day, the Grand National, Easter, Wimbledon, Halloween, Christmas and other seasonal festivals. In addition to this, the Court hosts an annual Caribbean event and of course once a year celebrates its own birthday.
The Social Committee at the Court is made up of Owners themselves who organise guest speakers and entertainers to come in and perform at the Court every month. The Court’s day to day activities
The Court’s day to day activities includes:
- Card games
- Board games available
- Art club
- Talking books
- Keep fit and relaxation
- Coffee mornings
- Use of an indoor bowling mat
- Regular film shows
- Weekly Sunday afternoon bowls, either indoor or when the weather is favorable, outside on the Court’s special purpose built AstroTurf lawn area.
These events are indicative only and subject to change. Please telephone the Court on 0151 481 0440 for more information.