Part Exchange is stress free and easy with us

As the UK’s leading retirement housebuilder, we know moving home can be daunting. That’s why we offer Part Exchange. So you avoid the hassle of viewings, the uncertainty of chains and Estate Agent fees. Whether you’re downsizing or moving up, Part Exchange makes moving to a brand new apartment quick and easy.

Our FREE specialist removals service can help you declutter, pack and unpack. We’re there for you every step of the way. That’s just one reason why we’ve received the 5-star rating for customer satisfaction in an independent survey by the Home Builders Federation for 12 years in a row – the only housebuilder of any size or type to achieve this.

Why choose part exchange

  • You don’t need an Estate Agent, so you avoid their fees
  • There’s no chain to worry about
  • It’s like having a cash buyer, so the sale will never fall through due to a lack of mortgage approval
  • You can move into your new apartment much sooner
  • You can retain access to your sold property for two weeks after completion, so you don’t have the stress of moving out and moving in on the same day

Guest suite


Guest suite

All McCarthy & Stone developments benefit from a guest suite. A homeowner’s guest or guests are welcome to stay for as long as the suite is available and paid for. The cost is up to £25* per night for the room. To find out more about our guest suites, click here.

*Prices vary across developments.

Guest suite


Guest suite

All McCarthy & Stone developments benefit from a guest suite. A homeowner’s guest or guests are welcome to stay for as long as the suite is available and paid for. The cost is up to £25* per night for the room. To find out more about our guest suites, click here.

*Prices vary across developments.

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Move into your new home in three easy steps

Moving home no longer has to be a daunting experience or take forever. If your current property qualifies for Part Exchange, you’ll effectively have a cash buyer. So you’ll avoid all the usual uncertainty and frustration.

Step one

Simply tell us which beautiful new retirement apartment you’ve set your heart on. We then arrange for one of our trusted Part Exchange partners to see you. They’ll instruct a RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) survey and for two independent, local Estate Agents to value your property.

Step two

When we receive a suggested purchase price we’ll discuss this with you so you can decide if you’re happy to sell. If you are, you’ll be free to make a reservation on your new apartment from as little as £500.

All our valuations are free, so you can see if the offer suits you before deciding how best to sell your property. There’s no obligation.

Step three

If you accept our Part Exchange offer, all that’s left to do is for us to work with your legal representatives to finalise the contracts. To help make this process even easier, we’ll contribute £1,000 towards your solicitor’s fees*.

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We were really grateful to be able to make use of McCarthy and Stone’s Part Exchange, which made the whole financial process stress free and easy. 

Part Exchange was stress free 

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Greater flexibility

Our Part Exchange scheme applies to most types of residential property, regardless of whether the new apartment you’ve chosen costs more or less. Even though Part Exchange means you will sell your old home quickly, we completely understand that you need time to prepare for the move. So, a major additional benefit of our Part Exchange service is that you can retain access to the property you sell for up to two weeks following completion on your new apartment. This can take away the stress of having to move out and move in on the same day.

We can help with the move itself

We’ll happily arrange for a removals service to help you declutter and pack and unpack at the other end. We’ll pay for this too.
At your new apartment, one of our handyman can help with the finishing touches, such as hanging pictures and mirrors – so it feels like home in no time.

What works best for you?

Many homeowners find Part Exchange an unbeatable option. It’s so straightforward, so fast and removes so much time, expense and hassle.

However, please bear in mind that to achieve a sale within this shorter time frame, the price you receive may be lower than if you put your property on the open market and are prepared to wait for a buyer. This doesn’t mean selling on the open market will necessarily give you a better price, but we want to make sure you are completely aware of your options.

Another huge benefit of selling via Part Exchange is that it saves you from having to carry out any of the repairs and redecoration that Estate Agents say are often necessary for showing your home at its best for potential viewings.

If you do decide to sell your property yourself, we can still help you with every step of moving into your new McCarthy & Stone home.

We’re here to help make life easier.

To find out more about Part Exchange, please call us on 0800 153 3809. 

Guest suite


Guest suite

All McCarthy & Stone developments benefit from a guest suite. A homeowner’s guest or guests are welcome to stay for as long as the suite is available and paid for. The cost is up to £25* per night for the room. To find out more about our guest suites, click here.

*Prices vary across developments.

Guest suite


Guest suite

All McCarthy & Stone developments benefit from a guest suite. A homeowner’s guest or guests are welcome to stay for as long as the suite is available and paid for. The cost is up to £25* per night for the room. To find out more about our guest suites, click here.

*Prices vary across developments.

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Terms and Conditions

*Please click here for full Part Exchange terms and conditions.