Leasehold Schemes for Older People are purpose-built apartments, specifically designed to meet the needs of those over the age of 55 and intended to provide the leaseholder with low-cost accommodation and a totally independent life-style. These schemes are known as Leasehold Schemes for the Elderly (LSE)
With a wide range of integrated features that include benefits like alarm-call support, Leasehold Schemes for the Elderly provide all the comforts and independence of owner-occupation, but with the security and peace-of-mind of knowing that there is always help at hand – if needed.
Each apartment is sold ‘leasehold’ and, depending on the scheme, either a new lease of 60 years is issued or the existing lease is assigned to the new owner. The freehold remains with ClwydAlyn and we maintain the building and all communal areas.
In addition, a monthly Service Charge is also payable, to cover costs such as repair and maintenance work to the building, window cleaning, lighting, alarm-call system, and the general upkeep of the property and grounds.
Who is Responsible for Repairs and Maintenance?
Leaseholders are responsible for all internal repairs, maintenance and decoration to their apartment.
ClwydAlyn – on behalf of the Leaseholders – undertakes all external repairs, maintenance, redecoration, window cleaning, upkeep of the grounds and communal areas, roads and lighting, ‘good neighbour scheme’ (if applicable) and the ‘Care Line’ alarm-call system – the costs of which are met through the monthly Service Charge.
Each apartment is fitted with a 24-hour care line service to give you extra peace of mind for now and the future that help is a quick call away should it be needed.
The scheme is walking distance to shops and amenities. There is a lift to all floors, small external garden and spacious internal communal seating areas for relaxing and socialising.
It offers 12 self-contained first floor and ground floor apartments, all with their own front door directly onto the communal area, parking and a 24-hour care line system to give extra peace of mind that help is on call if needed now or in the future.
This scheme benefits from a large garden area and all apartments are fitted with a 24 hour care line system for that extra peace of mind that help is on call should it be needed now or in the future.
Each apartment has its own front door and is fitted with a 24-hour careline system for peace of mind that help is on call now or in the future, should it be needed.
Lift access to all floors, off road parking and 24-hour careline systems for extra peace of mind that help is on call should it be needed now or in the future.
The scheme is close to the high street and benefits from large enclosed communal gardens, parking and lift to all floors.
Each apartment is fitted with a 24-hour care line system to give peace of mind for now and the future that help is on call should it be needed.
8 purpose built self-contained apartments, with off road parking and quiet communal garden to the rear.
All apartments benefit from 24-hour careline systems for extra peace of mind that help is on call should it be needed now or in the future.
The scheme also benefits from lift to all floors, laundry room, communal kitchen and meeting room, guest apartment for family to stay when visiting, off road parking and part time on-site manager, available to assist with anything you may need whilst living at the scheme.
Frequently Asked Questions
Leaseholder Scheme for Older People are apartments designed for people over the age of 55.
They are purchased on a leasehold basis. Some schemes have a new 60 year lease on each sale, some assign the original lease and the term remaining on that lease will vary depending on the scheme and individual apartment.
More details on each scheme are available from the Affordable Homes Team.
Yes, you are responsible for maintenance, repairs and decoration within your apartment.
ClwydAlyn will carry out – on the leaseholders behalf – all maintenance, repairs and decoration to the building and communal areas with the cost of these works being covered by the monthly service charge.
All schemes pay a monthly service charge. This covers repairs, maintenance and decoration to the building and communal areas, as well as other items such as compliance obligations for lifts, fire alarms, careline systems, door entry systems etc.
The majority have no rent to pay, as most apartments are sold 100% leasehold.
It depends on the lease set up originally for the scheme. Some scheme’s were set up with a standard 99 year lease, which has to be assigned on sale, to a new owner and some schemes were set up with a 60 year lease which has to be renewed each time.
You can extend your lease at any time, which makes it more attractive when you want to sell, as mortgages can be difficult to obtain on a short lease.
Please contact the Affordable Homes Team, if you are interested in learning more about extending your lease.