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Moving Home in later life


At this time in your life you may be thinking of moving home, whether to that house in the country, a place abroad, the cottage by the sea, or a smaller home. Or depending on the stage in later life a relative has reached, you may be considering sheltered accommodation or a nursing home. We can help you find the appropriate site for more information and contacts.

You might find our Guide to retirement Villages of interest or if you are thinking of moving abroad then take a look at our Guide to moving abroad.

If you are moving, you may decide to let your existing property. Like anything related to property it's location and demand that matter. We have seen rental prices vary by as much as 40% for a property of the same sale value in different locations. Check out the demand with a specialist letting agent before you commit yourself. ARLA - The Association of Residential Letting Agents -  below can provide information and details of Agents who specialise in letting

Of course you may not be thinking of moving at all, and instead might want to do a spot of redecorating to brighten up your home. Check out the Redecorating page for links to the information you'll need. Also very useful once you've moved into your new home. If you don't want to do the decorating yourself then take a look at our Home and Garden Handyman service section.

Property in the UK

Home SaleHome Sale Network - A very good site, pleasant to look at and offering very useful search features. Most of the properties come with a photo, description and local contact details.

Homes on line Fast and efficient search engines provided with a huge number of properties in the database. Well worth a look for any type of property in the UK.
Accommodation Rental & Real Estate Directory Directory of agents and properties for let throughout the UK. A bit spartan in appearance but equally effective.
The Association of Residential Letting Agents

ARLA The Association of Residential Letting Agents, lists of properties available to let or to buy. This is a comprehensive site with a great deal of information and advice on all aspects of renting or letting a property.

Overseas Property

Take a look at our Guide to Moving abroad and at the specialist page on buying property abroad.

French Property Properties in France available over the internet. This site quotes more than 2000 properties for sale in France from over 40 estate agents / Immobiliers and dozens of private sellers.

JJ Properties Abroad Specialising in properties in the Costa Blanca region. If you've ever thought of moving abroad then this site provides some idea of what you can expect and the kind of properties on offer. is a UK portal with a comprehensive listing of useful sites for buying property abroad

Nursing, Residential and Care Homes

Grandmother with grandaughter

Take a look at our specialist page on care homes too.

Comprehensive information and help to both those looking for care and for the providers of care, including listings of approximately 25,000 residential and nursing homes in mainland Britain. is a nationwide directory of residential and nursing homes for the elderly and infirm, set up as an information service for those seeking to use care homes in the United Kingdom.

The site provides a listing of care homes in the UK, with contact details and, in many cases photographs and further information. It also offers advice on how to choose the most suitable care home. As at 2 July 07, the site is unavailable, but do try it to see if it has been re-instated.

The Nursing Homes Directory is a directory of nursing homes with a useful checklist of questions when contacting a care home available on the home page.

Each of the nursing and care homes featured at The Nursing Homes Directory has a description, photographs and contact information enabling you to get further information and finally arrive at an informed decision

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