St CATHERINES COURT, BRYER STREET, LANCASTER LA1 1RW
£100.00 pppw

44 weeks

or Single occupancy £800
per calendar month inclusive

St Catherines Court

A newly-renovated 2-bedroomed first-floor flat, fully furnished and well-equipped, with excellent facilities, including new gas central heating and fast broadband internet.

The flat is in a quiet courtyard development in the conservation area around Dalton Square, in Lancaster City Centre.

It is 200m from the Bus Station and a short walk from St Nicholas Arcade Shopping Centre and Penny Street.  It is approximately 1 mile (1.6km) from University of Cumbria and 3 miles (4.6km) from Lancaster University.

The flat would suit undergraduates and postgraduates, as a couple or in a group of TWO.  It is also suitable for University staff and/or a small family.

The rent includes unlimited-use broadband internet, gas, electricity, water, TV licence and fortnightly cleaning.  It also includes the service charges for the development, which are paid to maintain the common parts and gardens.  The flat has its own reserved parking space, visible from the sitting room window, if required.

Gross floor area
m2:
ft2:

52
561

Net floor area
m2:
ft2:

45
484

Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms/shower rooms:
1
Separate toilets:
0
Floors:
1
Year built:
1995
Accommodation
Facilities and Features
Safety and Security
Rents and terms for 2018
Managing Landlord

Hallway

2 study bedrooms – one double, one single (with ample storage)

Kitchen

Lounge/dining room

Modern bathroom with toilet, bath and shower

Communal courtyard gardens external lighting

Reserved parking for one car, within sight of the flat

On-street parking, subject to a residents’ parking scheme.  Ample public parking also available in the area

Bike store

34mb fibre-optic broadband internet with unlimited use

Full gas central heating and instant hot water

Power shower in bathroom

Fridge freezer
1600 spin Washing machine
Tumble dryer
Microwave
Double oven and ceramic hob
Kettle, toaster

Modern LCD TV in sitting room.  Second TV in single bedroom

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 points and plenty of sockets in all rooms

Desk- and table lamps as necessary

Matching furniture throughout – modern “white gloss” design

100m to shops
200m to bus station, with bus routes to Lancaster University and University of Cumbria
400m to Sainsbury’s Lancaster supermarket

Remote front door release and intercom

High-security locks from Banham Security in London
Movement sensors to lights in common parts
Window locks
Mains smoke alarms
Heat alarm

This property is accredited with Lancaster City Council

The development is professionally managed by local firm of Chartered Surveyors and is maintained to a high standard.  The Managing Landlord is a director of the development’s management company

The Managing Landlord is a member of the National Landlords Association (NLA)

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

Latest Electrical Safety Certificate January 2013

Latest Gas Safety Certificate 8 January 2018

EPC Reference   0898-4015-7218-0802-6934

Rents include:
Gas
Electricity
Water charges
One TV licence for the flat
34mb fibre-optic broadband internet with unlimited use

And also:
Fortnightly cleaning
Flat service charges

Rents:
From £95 to £105 per person per week
including all of the above but excluding Council Tax
NB Students are usually exempt from Council Tax
OR
£800 per calendar month inclusive for single occupation

Contract length:
Minimum 44 weeks
Contracts for shorter periods may be available for University staff
Contracts for longer periods are available on the same terms

Deposit:
4 weeks’ rent (£400 per person)
£800 for single occupation
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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