What type of occupancy will I have and do I have security of tenure?

As the almshouses have been permanently endowed, The Richmond Charities cannot grant tenancies or licences for the occupation of those almshouses. Instead, the Trustees may appoint the resident as a beneficiary of the Charity.

Trustees will not ask residents to leave unless they:

  • Have been appointed without having the necessary qualifications or have provided incorrect information on the application form
  • No longer have the required qualifications
  • Suffer from infirmity that means they are unsuited to remain a resident, i.e. that they can no longer live independently
  • Are in persistent arrears with their weekly maintenance contributions
  • Disregard the residents regulations or disturb the quiet occupation of others or behave in an aggressive or offensive manner