Group retirement specialists Girlings has marked its 25th year managing rented accommodation for the over-55s, celebrating the milestone with a company lunch this month.

Following its successful management of 285 retirement properties on behalf of Places for People Homes, the Group acquired Girlings in 2014 to strengthen our housing offer for older people across Great Britain.

Founded by Peter and Gillian Girling, current chair and Chief Executive, in 1991, Girlings has grown to manage a portfolio of over 2,500 properties in at least 600 retirement developments throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

Girlings is currently based in Taunton, Somerset and employs 52 staff members. Its properties are predominantly one-bedroom apartments within purpose built retirement developments, with some two bedroom apartments, studios and a small number of bungalows and cottages also available.

Girlings offers a range of rental options tailored to the needs of retirees, including Assured Tenancies, which provide the security and peace of mind from a guaranteed home for life.

We look forward to the next 25 years

Peter Girling, Chair of Girlings Retirement Rentals said,

"When we founded Girlings in the 1990s from a converted barn in Devon, we would never have envisaged the company's growth and development to this point. Reaching this milestone is testament to the hard work of Girlings' dedicated employees, and we look forward to the next 25 years and the opportunities that being part of Places for People continues to create."

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