The ROMNEY, 21-23 WEST END ROAD, MORECAMBE LA4 4DJ
£425.00 per calendar month, unfurnished

Minimum six months, longer lettings available

The Romney

A newly-renovated 1-bedroomed ground floor garden flat, well-equipped, with excellent facilities including new gas central heating.

The flat is in a well-run block in a fine period building in West End Road, Morecambe.  The building was once a hotel.

West End Road is well-located for shops, West End Post Office and the promenade.  It is 75m from the Promenade and direct buses to University of Cumbria and Lancaster University; 7 minutes’ walk to Morrisons Supermarket and 10 minutes to Morecambe Station and the town centre.

The flat would suit a single person or a couple.  It is usually let unfurnished, but furniture can be provided, if required.  The flat is not suitable for children or families.

The rent includes monthly cleaning (if required), the flat service charge and monthly window cleaning.

Gross floor area
m2:
ft2:

43
463

Net floor area
m2:
ft2:

38
409

Bedrooms:
1
Bathrooms/shower rooms:
1
Separate toilets:
0
Floors:
1
Year built:
1895
Accommodation
Facilities and Features
Safety and Security
Rents and terms for 2018
Managing Landlord

Hallway

Modern kitchen

Lounge/dining room

Modern bathroom with toilet, bath and shower

One bedroom, with modern fitted furniture

Rear door with sole direct access to communal terrace, courtyard and ginnel

Ample on-street parking, unrestricted

Communal store, suitable for a bicycle

Full gas central heating and instant hot water

Independent electric shower in bathroom

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

Full double glazing and insulation to modern standards

High quality carpets, fixtures, fittings and décor
Spotlighting throughout

Comprehensive and modern electrical facilities.  TV and telephone points and plenty of sockets in all rooms. Satellite TV dish.

75m to Promenade bus stop, with direct buses to Lancaster and both universities
100m to shops
7 minutes’ walk to Morrisons Supermarket
10 minutes’ walk to Morecambe station and the town centre

Remote front door release and intercom

High-security locks (front and back) 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 block is managed by the residents and is cleaned and maintained to a high standard

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 September 2013

Latest Gas Safety Certificate 8 January 2018

EPC Reference 2928-4000-6247-9162-5910

Rent:
£425 per calendar month, unfurnished
The rent includes the service charge levied on the Flat by the building managers.  It also includes monthly window cleaning

Contract length:
Minimum 6 months
Contracts for longer periods are available on the same or similar terms

Deposit:
£500.00
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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