Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
Energy Performance Rating
The graph shows the current energy efficiency of your home. The higher the rating the lower your fuel bills are likely to be. The average energy efficiency rating for a dwelling in England and Wales is band B (rating 60). The EPC rating shown here is based on standard assumptions about occupancy and energy use and may not reflect how energy is consumed by individual occupants.
A modern living space
We provide a range of quality appliances, including waist height oven, ceramic hob and integral fridge/freezer. Everything is laid out to make cooking and cleaning as effortless as possible.
Luxury and comfort are at the core of our bedrooms. We provide generous storage with either a walk-in wardrobe or fitted wardrobe to the main bedroom.
Our spacious living rooms are both light and neutral décor, making it is easy to add your own personal touches to your living area.
- Electricity, heating and lighting (communal areas)
- Water and sewage (communal areas and apartments)
- Professional fees
- Maintenance of building and gardens
- Emergency call system
- Building insurance
- Income to guest suites and sundry income
- Development staff
What's not included?
- Electricity, heating and lighting (apartments)
- Home and contents insurance
- Council Tax
- Phone / broadband
- Ground rent
- TV licence / TV service
What is Community Facilities Charge?
You’ll find the costs at our developments vary and this reflects the range of facilities and services on offer.
The Community Facilities Charge makes it easier for you to budget when choosing to make your move to a retirement development, as McCarthy Stone take care of any large and unexpected building and maintenance costs.
The Community Facilities Charge accounts for any structural, mechanical or electrical replacements, windows, lifts or internal decoration when required.
In addition to a monthly service charge, on the sale of your property, you’ll make a contribution to the development’s Community Facilities Charge at 1% of the resale value per year of ownership, capped at 10%.
Our dedicated sales team can explain this to you in further detail before you reserve your dream apartment.
Is it more expensive to live in one of your apartments than my current home?
Many of our homeowners are pleased to find that the service charges for their apartment tend to work out at less than what they were paying in like-for-like costs at their previous property.
Energy bills often turn out to be lower thanks to the modern construction methods we use at all our developments. Your new apartment is also likely to be a more manageable size and so cheaper to run.
When Customers discuss the purchase of a McCarthy Stone apartment with us, they receive a service charge leaflet and our Sales Executive sits down with them to help them fill in the costs, review what is covered in the management services and compare them to day-to-day running costs in their current home. Our Sales Executive ensures that they have a detailed knowledge of ongoing costs before a sale is completed
How long from putting down a deposit do I have to purchase the apartment?
Usually this can take between 12 to 16 weeks. We understand that some customers may have a time period that will more suitable for them and we aim to be as flexible as we can.
We are determined to provide positive resale values and to this end, we have changed dramatically since 2010 to make a big difference to our products and services. We have a dedicated resales team to deal with all future resales and to achieve the best prices, we also maintain an extensive database of prospects who are looking to buy our properties in the desirable areas we have located ourselves in over the past four decades.