A recently 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. Royal Lancaster Infirmary is less than 10 minutes’ walk away.
The flat would suit undergraduates and postgraduates, as a couple or in a group of TWO. It is also suitable for University or medical 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.
2 study bedrooms – one double, one single (with ample storage)
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
72mb fibre-optic broadband internet with unlimited use
Full gas central heating and instant hot water
Power shower in bathroom
1600 spin Washing machine
Single oven and ceramic hob
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
Comprehensive and modern electrical facilities. TV points and plenty of sockets in all rooms
Desks 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
Mains smoke alarms
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 Residential Landlords Association (NRLA)
Tenancy deposits are protected through MyDeposits, the protection scheme of the NRLA
Latest Electrical Safety Certificate February 2021
Latest Gas Safety Certificate February 2022
EPC Reference 0898-4015-7218-0802-6934
One TV licence for the flat
72mb fibre-optic broadband internet with unlimited use
Flat service charges
Rents: From £100 to £130 per person per week
including all of the above but excluding Council Tax
NB Students are usually exempt from Council Tax
OR £1000 per calendar month inclusive for single occupation
Minimum 48 weeks
Contracts for shorter periods may be available for University and medical staff
Contracts for longer periods are available on the same terms
4 weeks’ rent (£500 per person)
£1000 for single occupation
Returnable at the end of the tenancy
Assured Shorthold Tenancy
No smokers, no pets, no DSS
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 an active member at his professional body, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He served as its world President and Chair of the Board in 2021/22. He remains a member of Council, ICAEW’s supreme governing body.
His business interests include being a director of a diving and watersports company in London; and he has recently been a trustee of a multi academy trust (7 schools) and a director of a mental health services business.
For the past 20 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 recent member of the Dean’s Council at Lancaster University Management School.
Will is a member of the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA), one of the professional bodies in the lettings industry. In Lancaster, he has served 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.