A recently 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.
Full double glazing and insulation to modern standards
High quality carpets, fixtures, fittings and décor
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
Mains smoke alarms
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 Landlord is a board member of the Romney management company.
The 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 September 2013
Latest Gas Safety Certificate February 2022
EPC Reference 2928-4000-6247-9162-5910
Rent: £475 per calendar month, unfurnished
The rent includes the service charge levied on the Flat by the building managers. It also includes monthly window cleaning
Minimum 6 months
Contracts for longer periods are available on the same or similar terms
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.