Stress free moving

Hand-picked specialist services

When you buy an Audley retirement property you'll enjoy the benefits of first class service and support from our trusted partners, who can help you with your move.

In order to make your move as stress free as possible our services include; Part Exchange, Downsizing and De-cluttering advice, Bridging Loans and Movers.


Guarantee the sale of your home

To make your move simpler when buying a new home, we can guarantee the sale of your current home. We will arrange the purchase of your new Audley property through our part exchange partner, which means no viewings, no fees and no chain to worry about.


Part exchange

If you Part Exchange your existing property for a new home at an Audley Retirement village you are ensured a seamless and stress-free buying and selling process. 

The benefits of Part Exchange are:

  • Certainty - The peace of mind of a guaranteed sale.
  • No Chain - Removes the risk of delays and fall-throughs that are often encountered with chains. With the security of a guaranteed sale on your existing property you can avoid the risk of losing the home you want to buy
  • No Estate Agents’ Fees - Avoid paying Estate Agents' fees on the sale of your existing home, which can cost anything up to 2.5% of the sale proceeds.
  • Flexibility - All types of residential properties, irrespective of the value, will be considered.
  • Speed - An offer on your property will be made within 7 days and can proceed quickly to meet your deadlines.
  • Flexible Moving Date - Arrange to stay in your property for up to 2 weeks after completion, helping to reduce the stress of moving home and allowing you flexibility when arranging your removals.
  • No Obligation - There is no charge for using this service and there is no obligation whatsoever to accept any offer.

The Audley Part-Exchange service is managed by our market-leading home buying partners who offer the most competitive and attractive Part Exchange Schemes available.


How it works

Our partner company will get valuations from several local estate agents to present you with an accurate value of your property. If you are happy, they’ll manage the whole sale process for you, including negotiating with the buyer, liaising with estate agents and solicitors, to ensure a smooth exchange and completion.

  1. You provide details of the property to them.
  2. They obtain valuations from local Estate Agents.
  3. They will make an offer to purchase your home (subject to a favourable survey) within 24 hours.
  4. If you accept the offer they will arrange for a survey to be carried out. 
  5. Once the survey is received their offer will be confirmed within 24 hours. If the confirmed offer is reduced following an unfavourable survey you are under no obligation to accept it.
  6. They will commence the legal purchase of the property with set timescales.
  7. Monies are transferred to the home owner on completion. 

A higher value may be achieved for your property by selling independently of part-exchange. Buyers are advised to take their own advice to ensure the part-exchange scheme is suitable for their needs. 

A commission may be paid to Audley sales staff by Sliverbridge Properties in the event of a part-exchange sale.


Bridging Finance

Audley Villages has partnered with Knight Frank Finance to help you move into your new Audley property before you sell your current home.

Customers who are awaiting the sale of their home, and need to sell to finance the purchase, will now be able to use bridging finance to speed up their move. This is different from the normal terms of a bridging loan, where the borrower is required to remain in the property. Audley Group and Knight Frank Finance’s innovative structures mean customers will be able to move to a village and take advantage of all the facilities and care immediately.

Bridging finance is usually taken between 1 day and 12 months and loans are available at market leading rates.

Audley will take no fee for introducing anyone to Knight Frank Finance, forming part of the value added range of services it provides to prospective customers.


Relocation Services - Downsizing and de-cluttering

We offer practical advice and sensitive guidance to help you sort and downsize your belongings, by creating a tailored plan of support to deliver a stress free move. 

Our partner The Senior Move Partnership will assist you before, during and after your move. Below are just some of the ways they can help you:

  • Help with downsizing and sorting of your belongings
  • Creation of customised floor plans to plan the layout of your new home
  • Arrangement and management of removal companies
  • Help with packing & unpacking
  • Ensure the safe and secure disposal of old financial and personal documents
  • Liasing with Estate Agents and Solicitors on your behalf 

The Senior Move Partnership are committed to providing the highest standards of practical and emotional support to those who are downsizing and/or relocating. No commission will be paid to Audley staff if you use this service.


Assisted Move Service

With our partner we can take care of all the administration and marketing when selling your property and offer a personalised service tailored to your individual needs, including;

  • Identification of relevant Estate Agents and arranging market appraisals
  • Valuation and marketing plan for property to secure the best possible price
  • Liaison and pro-active management of Estate Agents and solicitors
  • Negotiation of offers
  • Legal conveyance on sale (and purchase if required)
  • Vacant property care, including insurance, inspection and maintenance
  • Advance funds prior to the sale of the property should they be required

Removals Specialists

To make your move as stress free as possible we can offer a comprehensive moving package to take away the hassle of packing up a home including:

  • Initial visit to your property to discuss your needs
  • Comprehensive packing service using environmentally friendly packing materials
  • Simple fee structure
  • Well trained, professional staff
  • Safe and secure storage if required

As the UK’s largest independent moving group, Britannia has helped tens of thousands of families and individuals move home throughout the UK. Established more than 30 years ago, Britannia Movers are a unique Group with a passion for professional customer service based on a blend of the Internationally renowned Britannia brand allied to friendly, local, family owned companies.