Providing good quality retirement rental properties

Posted 3rd April 2024

Helping to address the housing challenges for an ageing population

Retirement properties to rent – a hot topic. Housing for retirees has been a widely discussed subject throughout the media in recent months. As we are enjoying longer retirements on average, housing across an ever-increasing population has become a challenge.

My Future Living offer quality retirement properties to rent that have been purposefully built for renters. This means that the flats are constructed, designed, and maintained specifically for people who rent them. This ensures that customers can enjoy homes that are professionally equipped for their needs and professionally managed.

The benefits of renting in retirement

A particular benefit of renting a build to rent property is that generally, a provision for communal areas is made. Most of our developments offer a communal lounge where residents can meet and socialise, along with gardens where warmer days can be enjoyed.

The size of the rooms, storage and insulation is all planned to ensure comfort and convenience. The lack of suitable housing has seen flats and apartments being inexpertly ‘carved’ from larger houses. Many of these will have a lack of storage and rooms that are shoe-horned into a corner of a larger space which may create challenges.

Most of our retirement properties to rent will have built in wardrobes in the bedroom and storage in the hallways which negates the need for additional storage furniture. The kitchen areas will have fitted units and some of the bathrooms have vanity units underneath the sink to help keep things neat and tidy.

Save money on heating your home

Our apartments have storage heaters which can run on economy 7 heating tariffs. Modern storage heaters are deemed to be more economically friendly as they will use the ‘off-peak’ energy to store the energy for control of the release of the heat during the day and when needed.

In 2028, the government has set a target that all rental accommodation has an energy performance certificate of ‘C’ rating, or above. My Future Living has already ensured that 99% of their properties already met this rating by the end of 2023. This ensures that our customers are not wasting money on heating their homes.

Limit unexpected maintenance bills

As professional landlords, major maintenance becomes less of a concern for our customers too. Teamed with a development management team who maintain the communal areas, it offers peace of mind, limiting the potential of high repair bills. Below, you can see what the responsibilities for retirement properties to rent through My Future Living are (non-exhaustive list):

Repair ListTenantLandlordManaging
Blockages to toilets or sinks tenants have causedx
Changing light bulbsx
Batteries in doorbellsx
Curtain railsx
Lost keysx
Infestations including insects and verminx
Sink and bath plugs and chainsx
Broken windows (if damaged by the tenant)x
Dripping taps and leaksx
Faulty storage heatersx
Blown window unitsx
Water heaters and boilersx
Sanitary ware (basins, sinks, baths and toilets)x
Water, gas, electricity and sanitation and the equipment that has been installed for delivering these servicesx
Cleaning and maintenance of communal areas including the residents lounge, garden, laundry and carparkx
Heating and hot water installationsx
Structure and outside of the buildings, including the roof and external wallsx
Paths and steps to the buildingx
Shared facilities such as door entry system, 24 hour emergency call systems, rubbish areas and liftx
External window cleaningx

Find your retirement property to rent

Whether you want an active retirement, or a relaxed one, we’d like to help you achieve this in an affordable retirement property to rent.

We have retirement properties to rent all around England and Wales. We want retirees to enjoy their retirement, so can offer city locations, market towns, villages and coastal homes.

Contact our friendly and helpful lettings team:

[email protected]

01823 793 420

Take a look at our retirement properties to rent