RUTLAND AVENUE, SCOTFORTH, LANCASTER LA1 4EX
£97.50 pppw

44 weeks

Rutland Avenue

A newly-renovated semi-detached house, fully furnished and well-equipped, with excellent facilities including modern gas central heating and 34mb fibre-optic broadband internet.

The house is in a quiet street, 450m from University of Cumbria Lancaster campus and 1 mile (1.5km) from Lancaster University.  It is within 100m of most bus routes to the University and to the City Centre, in Barton Road or Scotforth Road.

The house would suit undergraduates and postgraduates, in a group of FOUR.  It is also suitable for University staff and/or a family.

The rent includes unlimited-use fibre-optic broadband internet, gas, electricity, water, TV licence, garden maintenance and weekly cleaning.

Gross floor area
m2:
ft2:

86
931

Net floor area
m2:
ft2:

80
861

Bedrooms:
4
Bathrooms/shower rooms:
1
Separate toilets:
1
Floors:
2
Year built:
1928
Accommodation
Facilities and Features
Safety and Security
Rents and terms for 2018
Landlord

4 bedrooms – 3 with double beds, one single

Kitchen and through lounge/dining area

Upstairs bathroom with bath and shower

Modern downstairs toilet

Front and rear gardens with mains garden lighting to rear

Driveway parking for one car

On-street parking, unrestricted

Shed and bike store

34mb fibre-optic broadband internet with unlimited use

Full gas central heating and instant hot water – new boiler in 2016

Independent electric shower in bathroom

Large fridge freezer
Washing machine
Tumble dryer
Microwave
Double oven and ceramic hob
Kettle, toaster

Modern LCD TV in sitting room

Full double glazing, cavity wall insulation and roof insulation to modern standards

High quality carpets, fixtures, fittings and décor
Recessed spotlighting

Comprehensive and modern electrical facilities.  TV and phone points and plenty of sockets in all rooms

Desk- and table lamps as necessary

Matching furniture throughout

100m to shops
100m to bus stops (Barton Road or Scotforth Road)
250m to Booth’s supermarket

High-security locks from Banham Security in London
Window locks
Mains smoke alarms
Heat alarm

This property is accredited with Lancaster City Council
The landlord is a member of the National Landlords Association (NLA)

Tenancy deposits are protected through MyDeposits, the protection scheme of the NLA

Latest Gas Safety Certificate 8 January 2018

EPC Reference   0528-8006-6254-6701-2080

Rents include:
Gas
Electricity
Water charges
One TV licence for the house
Fibre optic broadband internet, unlimited use

And also:
Weekly cleaning
Garden maintenance services

Rents:
From £93 to £99 per person per week
including all of the above but excluding Council Tax
(NB Students are usually exempt from Council Tax)

Contract length:
Minimum 44 weeks
Contracts for longer periods are available on the same terms

Deposit:
4 weeks’ rent (£390 per person)
Returnable at the end of the tenancy

Contract type:
Assured Shorthold Tenancy
No smokers, no pets, no DSS

LANDLORD PROFILE – WILL BROOKS

A Lancaster graduate
Long experience in residential lettings
Professional background
Active at Lancaster University
Active landlord
Commitment to Lancaster
Ethos

Will was born and brought up in London.  He attended Lancaster University from 1974 to 1977 (Fylde College).  The University was smaller, newer and very different then from how it is now.  The off-campus student accommodation back then was truly dreadful – and he soon saw a business opportunity in high-quality student lettings.

Will originally became a Lancaster landlord in 1979.  However, career pressures meant that he and his initial business partner had to cease their rentals business during the 1980s, even though the enterprise itself was successful.  15 years later he returned, when a friend (who is now his co-director) won a place in Lancaster herself and complained that she had nowhere to live!

After graduating in 1977 (Fylde, BA (2.1), Economics and Financial Control), Will qualified as a Chartered Accountant, with one of the leading London firms, in 1980.  He then made his career in the banking and securities industries in the City.  He established his own consulting firm, Eximus Capital, in 1990 and runs the properties, in part, from Eximus Capital’s London office.

Will is a past President of the London Society of Chartered Accountants.  He serves as a member of Council, the supreme governing body for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).  He is also a member of the ICAEW Board.

His business interests include being a director of a diving and watersports store in London; and he has recently been a trustee of a multi academy trust (7 schools).

For the past 15 years, Will has been an active supporter of Lancaster University.   He has served as a member of Court, one of the University’s governing bodies; and keeps in touch with University affairs.   Well over half of Will’s London employees so far have been Lancaster graduates.

He is a member of the Dean’s Council at Lancaster University Management School.

Will is a member of the National Landlords Association, one of the professional bodies in the lettings industry.  In Lancaster, he serves on the steering group for the Residential Property Accreditation Scheme for Lancaster City Council – an important contribution to housing standards.

Will still runs his consultancy firm, but his success in Lancaster means that he now devotes rather more of his time to his lettings business than he had ever planned.  He now maintains a permanent home in the area, as there is plenty to do!

Will does this work not just to earn part of his living, but also because he enjoys it.  He believes strongly that, for students, good housing is a fundamental factor in promoting good academic performance.

As Will says, a good house on its own will not get you a good degree – you still have to work, unfortunately – but bad housing can make your studies much more difficult.  A good place to live is well worth paying extra for.

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