About

Girlings Retirement Options Limited is a privately owned company which deals exclusively with renting private retirement property to the 55+ market throughout the UK.

Girlings was launched in the early 1990s as the result of its CEO, Peter Girling, realising that there was a huge gap in the property market. As a former Housing Manager for Help the Aged and a Director of McCarthy & Stone Care Services and Peverel, Peter was well placed to understand the evolving retirement housing industry. Even though there was then a deep recession, the demand for retirement property was growing with purchasers being unable to buy new property without releasing equity from their homes. There was the additional problem of the increasing number of unoccupied retirement properties where owners had died or moved to nursing homes, where families were having difficulty in both selling and servicing the outgoings. With a surplus of empty accommodation yet a thriving demand for occupation, the concept of renting in retirement was born. If the retired could rent then the second hand market would pick up and ultimately so would the market for new properties.

As the acknowledged leader in the provision of private retirement property to rent on Assured Tenancies we have many hundreds of satisfied tenants and landlords who can commend us and our professional service.