The Benefits of Opting for Block Management

Are you living in, or about to move into a residential block of properties? If so, you might be interested in the reliable block management services from Fisher Wrathall.

You might be unhappy with the services that your current management is providing. Fisher Wrathall are here to help, and with many years’ experience we can potentially alleviate common stresses and discrepancies that can sometimes arise with the insufficient management of your residential block.

Regardless of whether the block is a block of flats or a collection of houses…we cover it all.

Get the keys to your property with Fisher Wrathall

Living in a Residential Property

Residential blocks are almost always made up of leasehold properties. Each property leaseholder (the owner) has a responsibility for shared or common parts of the site and pays either a monthly or annual sum into a common fund to meet these shared responsibilities.

This can be for general maintenance or for greater costs but ensures that your block is in tip-top condition at all times.

The fund is managed by your residential block’s own Company Directors that have previously been elected from among the leaseholders at the A.G.M. Each leaseholder usually holds a single share, enabling the management to be a fair, consolidated activity.

However, not all residents are shareholders; you need to be an owner and a leaseholder to own a share.

Looking For Help in Lancaster?

Increasingly, residential blocks employ agencies to manage the day to day affairs. This is often because directors and residents find block management a sometimes complex issue, particularly difficult whilst attempting to keep on top of their own busy lives – it can very quickly become a strain. The answer is clear – use a block management agent like Fisher Wrathall to find the perfect solution.

Working with Fisher Wrathall does not mean losing all control of your property. Directors and residents keep control of all of the decision making, with Fisher Wrathall on hand to offer advice and support when it is appropriate.

We, as the managing agent, will assist with implementing your decisions, will cover all administrative duties and will provide guidance to safeguard building standards and value.

Manage your building efficiently with Fisher Wrathall

It is due to these fantastic services that many continue to turn to Fisher Wrathall, who are a popular, respected Estate Agent in Lancaster. Through years of experience, the Block Management team are able to provide a completely comprehensive service, tailor-made to suit your situation.

We are approachable and friendly and can set your mind at ease with our wealth of extensive knowledge and reliability.

Here is a sample of some of the excellent services that we can provide:

  • Collecting service charges from leaseholders and collecting any arrears
  • Maintaining day to day accounts and income & expenditure statements
  • Producing year end accounts, annual spending estimates and budgets
  • Preparing an annual budget for the approval of the Ltd Company at its AGM
  • Administering Directors meetings and the AGM
  • Managing & arranging suitable building and directors & officers insurance
  • Carrying out site visits on a regular basis
  • Sourcing and engaging contractors as required
  • Fire and Health & Safety assessments
  • Additional services tailored to meet your needs

For more information on all things block management, contact us today.

What is Lancaster Like to Live In?

When looking for a new property, there are many factors to consider, and the area is a high priority for many people. Lancaster is a beautiful city filled with a rich history and stunning surroundings. If you’re thinking of buying a property in Lancaster, you will probably be wondering what the area is like to live in.

During this exciting time of looking for a new home, you will want to familiarise with your new surroundings. At Fisher Wrathall, we have years of property expertise within Lancaster. So, if you’re thinking of buying a property in Lancaster and want to know more about what it is like to live in, we can help you.

A Little About Lancaster’s History

Lancaster has a fascinating and ancient history and is surrounded by natural beauty which boasts a regenerated riverside. The area homes Lancaster Castle, a Grade 1 listed building located in the centre of the city, on a hilltop which is famous for being the site of three successive Roman forts.

The castle has a long and fascinating history. The infamous Pendle Witches were held and tried here in 1612. Lancaster’s Crown Court is the oldest working courtroom in Britain which is still used as a court and prison today.

Lancaster may be a small city, but it is easily explorable with a variety of museums to keep your days filled. The most popular museums to visit are the City Museum in the Market Place, the Judges Lodgings and the Maritime Museum.

Schools Within the Area

Schools in Lancaster are an appealing factor to families. Education for children is a hugely important factor to consider and Lancaster homes a number of top quality schools. The top three highest rated schools include Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School, Lancaster Royal Grammar School and Ripley St Thomas Church of England Academy.

Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School boasts an outstanding record of high school achievements which places the school as a leading state school nationally. Lancaster Royal Grammar School has been stated as a top state for boys in the North West by the Sunday Times and is one of the top Grammar schools in the UK. Ripley St Thomas schools over 1700 pupils and has been placed within the top 5% of secondary schools nationally.

The Different Types of Properties Available

There is a variety of properties available in Lancaster. This destination homes both old and new buildings available to rent and buy. There have been numerous older buildings which have been converted into new properties, the most recent being the Nurses quarters which has been renovated into 24 residential two-bedroom apartments.

These beautiful apartments, Bevan House and Nightingale House are located a minor five-minute walk from the busy city centre and only a short drive to the natural countryside. These flats are perfectly located for accessing local transport. The train and bus stations are within a 10-minute walk and the M6 is a short and easy drive away.

Bevan House and Nightingale House offer affordable flats which are available to purchase at just £140,000 through Fisher Wrathall.

If you’re thinking of moving to the historic city of Lancaster, we can provide you with friendly and professional advice on any property matter. We do all the hard work for you, helping you find the ideal property for you.

 

 

 

A Point of Perfection: Luxurious New Apartments Now Available in Lancaster

Do you recognise this building?

Pointer Court New Flat Exterior by Fisher Wrathall and Barberry

If you currently live in Lancaster or the surrounding area you may have passed this block once or twice before. They are situated opposite the, Royal Lancaster Infirmary. The building was previously used as Nurses quarters, owned by the local NHS trust. Barberry Properties Ltd. have recently purchased the building and renovated the 24 residential two-bedroom apartments.

Barberry have carried out full refurbishments, providing the market with 24 charming, spacious, turn-key apartments. The apartments- Bevan House and Nightingale House- are available to purchase at just £140,000- through Fisher Wrathall.

Pointer Court Bevan House and Nightingale House by Fisher Wrathall

The desirable apartments are suitable for all forms of purchasers. From a potential landlord looking for a low-maintenance investment, or an individual looking to get their first sturdy step onto the property ladder.

The apartments are sophisticated, luxurious and affordable.

The Newly Refurbished Flats at Pointer Court are sophisticated, luxurious and affordable The Newly Refurbished Flats at Pointer Court are sophisticated, luxurious and affordableThe Newly Refurbished Flats at Pointer Court come in a variety of different styles and layouts and furnishings The Newly Refurbished Flats at Pointer Court come in a variety of different styles and layouts

Location

Bevan House and Nightingale House are just a five-minute walk from Lancaster’s vibrant city centre of and its amenities. Yet, they are also a short drive to the midst of the countryside. Thus, the apartments have the perfect balance of busy city centre and peace and quiet.

Furthermore, the Lancaster canal route is on the doorstep of these newly modernised apartments- perfect for a fresh countryside cycle or wander to one of the several canal-side locals.

Not only are these flats extremely convenient for local amenities, but access to the transport links couldn’t be easier. The M6 is just a short and simple drive away, and if you don’t drive, the train and bus stations are just a ten-minute walk away- with links to all major stations, you can travel anywhere quickly and efficiently.

 The Pointer Court apartments have the perfect balance of busy city centre and peace and quiet

Layout of Apartments

Bevan House and Nightingale House are both three storey buildings . The apartments vary in size and layout. All apartments profit from an open plan design, which brings plenty of benefits to the space.

All apartments profit from an open plan design, which brings plenty of benefits to the space

Not only are the apartments super spacious, but they are also super stylish.

Fisher Wrathall are now selling these on behalf of the developers. Why not call us at Fisher Wrathall to find out more about more of the fabulous features?

With the number of individuals renting accommodation on the rise, these apartments are a confident investment

With the number of individuals renting accommodation on the rise, these apartments are a confident investment.

If you wish to receive further information on Bevan and Nightingale House, please come and speak to one of our friendly, welcoming team at Fisher Wrathall.

Luxury and Stylish Layout of a Pointer Court Interior from Fisher Wrathall

Don’t forget that at Fisher Wrathall, we are essentially a one-stop-shop; we can do all the hard work for you- helping you to buy, helping you find the perfect tenant and also providing block management. It couldn’t be easier!

The Guild of Property Professionals: Who, What, Why?

The Guild of Professional Estate Agents and its numerous member offices operate from the prestigious park lane in Mayfair. The showrooms offer many benefits alongside unprecedented access to the lucrative London and Investor Market.

Fisher Wrathall is honoured to be a member of the Guild of Property Professionals, which means our clients and ourselves reap the benefits. So, who are the Guild and what do they mean for Fisher Wrathall and all our customers?

Who are the Guild of Property Professionals?

The Guild of Property Professionals is a UK wide network which includes around 800 independent estate agencies and letting agencies They aim to support independent agencies in whatever way they can, assisting them in thriving in their local communities.

Not only do they provide assistance to their members, but they also provide specialist training and schemes alongside other services.

It is a great honour to be a part of the Guild, as they only appoint one member per town. We are proud to be the only member in the local area.

What Edge Does This Give?

They offer competitive advantages and unique selling points to their members which enables them to increase your market share and increase your opportunities.

They give all members a competitive edge through their proven market strategies and tools, their support, business solutions and additional streams. Their trust and confidence in their practices alongside their presence and profile alone give an advantage whilst still maintaining their individuality in their own business structure.

How Will Your Property Be Presented?

As a member of the Guild of Property Professionals in Lancaster, all our clients get the added benefits. When selling or letting your property through our services, your property will be visible on the state of the art, external touchscreens which are located at the front of the prestigious showroom on Park Lane. This provides 24/7 viewing and access to the public at all times.

In addition to the external touch screens, your property will also be displayed on the walls within the property centre.

The staff at Park Lane are highly skilled, knowledgeable and trained to the highest of standards in assisting buyers to locate suitable properties. They are sure to provide sufficient details on your property to raise interest. They also make sure they follow up any enquiries and communicate this directly back to us at Fisher Wrathall.

How Will It Help You Sell Your Property?

The exceptional location of the Guild is a benefit alone, but with its extremely professional staff and over 30,000 properties for sale at any one time, its not surprising that they bring in significant interest from affluent national and international buyers. You never know who could see your property as their dream home.

If you would like to find out further about The Guild of Property Professionals, you can visit their website here.

Using a Guild Member to sell or let your home gives you an extra peace of mind, alongside the access to added knowledge, integrity and above all, results. Finding the perfect property partner will give you confidence in your decisions and will certainly cut out any unnecessary stress.

If you are looking for an estate agent in Lancaster who can deliver the best results for you, then one such as Fisher Wrathall, who is a member of this elite group, could truly benefit you. If you would like further information on how Fisher Wrathall can help to sell or let your property, simply get in touch with our friendly team who will be more than happy to help.