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Retirement Living

Huntingdon Gardens, Market Harborough, LE16 9LE - Retirement Living Scheme - For people aged 60+ or 55+ if in receipt of PIP/DLA

£455PCM Rent + £315 PCM Service Charge Service Charge
1 Bedroom
55+ in receipt of DLA or PIP
Close to Bus Stops
Close to Local Amenities
Communal facilities
Communal Garden
Council Tax Band A
Double Glazing
Heating by community scheme
Huntingdon Gardens
Market Harborough
LE16 9LE
United Kingdom

• We hold a waiting list for this retirement living scheme • A number of apartments coming soon • One bed apartments Suitable for a single person or a couple • Applicants must be 55+ if in receipt of DLA/PIP or 60+ • Register today to join the waiting list •

Platform Housing has a retirement living scheme called Huntingdon Gardens in the market town of Market Harborough, located in the far southeast of the district of Leicestershire forming part of the border with Northamptonshire. Close to the town centre and many local amenities, this property benefits from great public transport links with the nearest bus stop only 25 yards away.

Huntingdon Gardens is a scheme including studio apartments with an open plan living and sleeping area, as well as 1-bedroom and a small number of 2-bedroom apartments. There is a lift to take you to upper floors and other facilities include a laundry room and lounge. Non-resident management staff and hard-wired wellbeing call alarm systems are also in place at this scheme.

There is a number of one bedroom apartments coming soon of the ground and upper floors. Also there is one two bedroom ground floor apartment that is soon to be available to let.

These apartments consist of:

  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom, some with level access showers
  • Open plan living/sleeping in studio apartments
  • Living room and double bedroom in one-bedroom apartments
  • Living room, double and single bedrooms in two-bedroom apartments
  • Main heating is by a community scheme
  • Hard wired wellbeing call alarm system
  • Double glazing
  • Lift in building
  • EPC rating – D or C
  • Harborough council tax band - A

To be eligible you must be aged 60+ or 55+ if you are in receipt of Personal Independence Payments or Disability Living Allowance. 

Studio apartments are suitable for a single person, and one-bedroom apartments are suitable for a single person or couples.  With two-bedroom apartments, preference will be given to those assessed as having a two-bed need.

You will be required to pay one month’s rent/service charges in advance prior to signing and receiving keys for the property of between £728.17 to £769.76 pcm depending upon the property.

If you are eligible and intend to claim Housing Benefit or Housing element of Universal Credit, please note for all apartments some service charges would not be covered by these benefits.  This is usually in the amount of £125.31 that includes a £7.79pcm towards the cost for support, £87.22pcm toward the cost of heating, £14.95pcm for water, and £15.32pcm towards the cost of administration. 

The preferred method of payment ongoing is via Direct Debit and we accept Housing Benefit and Universal Credit.

If you are accepted and do become a Platform Housing Group tenant, you will be offered a starter tenancy. If there have been no breaches or issues within the first year of your tenancy you will be considered for an assured or affordable rent lifetime tenancy.  

Please be aware Housing Benefit / Universal Credit will only pay for the property you are living in and you will need to give notice on your current tenancy.   

If you are successful in being offered this property you will be contacted by the Lettings Officer and you will need to complete an application form. At this stage the Lettings Officer will confirm the rent and service charges. 

We wish to advise you that we cannot contact customers that are not successful for the property. 

Pets are considered in accordance with the Tenancy Management Policy. Pets may be considered with restrictions and on a case by case basis.

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Huntingdon Gardens, Market Harborough

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