A Guide to Commercial Property Investment

Britain is a nation full of property investors. Many of us invest in property to give it a lick of paint, some modern features, and other favourable additions, and then either sell on for profit or let. While this seems like a great market to get into, how many people consider investing in commercial property instead?


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


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!

When is the Best Time to Buy a House?

Purchasing a new home is an extremely exciting time. Your mind runs away with the possibilities of what your new home will look like, and you naturally develop an intricate list of requirements and qualities that you are searching for.

Whilst doing so, it is easy to forget that you must consider what type of dream home you can actually afford.

We all want to get the most for our money – especially when it comes to such a large scale purchase. Finding your perfect home, whilst ensuring that you are purchasing it at its best price, is a tricky balancing act.

Classic House Roof

Here at Fisher Wrathall, we understand that one of the biggest questions you are going to ask yourself is when is the right time to purchase your new home. Is there a big secret to the art of finding the house of your dreams, at its lowest possible price?

Although there is no concrete answer, we have compiled a collection of hints and statistics that can help you make your decision when finally deciding to take make the big move.

Seasonal Suggestions

When beginning the search for a new home, we tend to look for statistics in the news which can give us the magic answer to this age-old question.

For sellers, many publications swear by the conventional wisdom that spring is the best time to put your home on the market. With the change in weather, buyers benefit from an uplift in motivation. In addition to this, the bright, fresh new weather will also ensure that the exterior of the new home is at its greatest selling potential.

But does this necessarily mean that buyers are going to get the best deal? Some think not, as the warmer weather allows sellers to aim for a higher price than at any other time of year.

This automatically allows the buyer to assume that Winter is going to be the best time to find a bargain. Although figures show that statistically on average more houses are sold in the summer, with fewer houses on sale during the winter, there is less competition which could potentially drive the price up, saving you valuable cash whilst procuring the home of your dreams.

Sold Home For Sale Sign

Affecting Factors

  • Personal circumstances

Circumstances within your personal life can massively affect whether the time is right for you to begin the search for a new home. Your children may be starting back at school, or you may be expecting the relatives for a short break – these factors are important to consider before you start the process, as you may find yourself prioritising other tasks over one which realistically, you should be devoting most of your efforts too.

  • Finance

With finances, assuring that all of your ducks are in a row, or that all of your finances are in order, is a hugely important consideration.

You may be waiting for a promotion at work, or you may be aware of an upcoming influx of cash. Alternatively, you may be aware that a substantial upcoming payment is looming – waiting for the best time to suit your lifestyle can minimise any potential last-minute stresses when it comes to managing your money.

For all things finance, we recommend Burton & Fisher for any essential advice that you may require. Their friendly team are more than happy to assist during what can be a confusing, and time-consuming time.

Buying a Home - Finances

  • Moving Timetable

Strategising the moving process can be a helpful task. Knowing when you need to be in your new home, how quickly you can sell your existing house, and when is going to be most convenient for you to move can create a much smoother transition period.

So why delay? If the time is right for you, you can begin your journey to finding your new beautiful home, today!

For more information, Contact us – our expert team can assist in finding the house of your dreams.

5 Top Tips for Successful Commercial Property Management

Are you wanting to become a successful commercial property manager? At Fisher Wrathall, we have extensive knowledge of the real estate industry, with experience handling the sale, letting and management of all commercial property types.

So, how can you become successful in this field? Here, we have compiled a list of five top tips to help you kick-start and achieve your success.

Exceptional Maintenance

One of the first things an individual will judge a building on is its appearance, so delivering exceptional maintenance is a high priority. Companies focus on motivating their workforce, boosting morale, and presenting an attractive company image, and a rundown building is the opposite of what they want. Well-maintained properties appear professional and presentable.

There are numerous areas of the property to check, ensuring it is in pristine condition, these include:

  • Walls
  • Flooring
  • Plumbing
  • Fixtures
  • Furnishings

Understanding of the Latest Technology

It is vital for property managers to understand how technologies work and anticipate any problems which may arise, so they can quickly offer solutions for their clients. By getting technologies before any competitor, it offers a highly effective way to attract higher paying clientele. This technology can range from security cameras to motion sensors to smart locks.

Upgrade Regularly

It is important for commercial properties to keep up to date with the times, offering clients the latest and greatest features, this includes secure surveillance and alarm systems.

Businesses thrive when they can rely on compact solutions, especially if their places of work can take care of much of the hassle of the day-to-day maintenance.

Effective Communication

Effective communication is vital for any business and career, and for your services to be successful, there needs to be a clear path for two-way communication between the tenants and the commercial property management team.

Property management often comes down to dealing with individuals, so excellent people skills and patience are all desirable traits to have.

Going Green

Intelligent and green buildings are the new doorway for commercial management property success. This new approach appeals to environmentally-friendly corporations, with economic benefits also. This keeps you ahead of regulation and legislation changes as businesses are expected to go greener. LEED-rated projects have energy-efficient layouts and low operating costs, which attracts cost-conscious business minds. So, going green is a highly positive factor for property managers.

Our Commercial Agency Service

Our efficient and professional service is combined with advice from experienced RICS Surveyors who have a wealth of knowledge of local contacts and markets within the Lancaster, Morecambe and surrounding district areas. Here is what you can expect from us:

  • Free market appraisal and initial consultation
  • Preparation of professional sales particulars
  • Extensive online advertising on our website and Rightmove Commercial
  • On site marketing board
  • Accompanied viewings
  • Proactive, tailored marketing via our extensive local knowledge and contacts
  • Negotiation with potential buyers/tenants
  • Personal service and professional advice throughout the sales and letting process

We can provide you with friendly and professional advice on any property matter, be it letting your property or renting a home. Please do not hesitate to contact our commercial and professional team on 01524 69922, to learn more about our services and how we can help you become a successful commercial property manager.

Alternatively, if you are an individual looking for flats or houses for rent in Lancaster, we can help you find your ideal property. Simply ring our residential sales team on 01524 68822 and a member of our team will be happy to help.

New Year, New Prospects: Thinking About Selling in 2018?

Like everyone, the beginning of a new year makes you think about what you want to achieve, and this can include your property. Are you ready for something new, including a new prospect? The period between Christmas and New Year is a prime time for people thinking about selling, busier than any other time of the year.

If you’re thinking about selling in 2018, we at Fisher Wrathall can help you in your new venture with our vast knowledge within the real estate industry. There are numerous options available to you regarding selling your property in the new year.

Start the New Year Right

With the new year fast approaching, you want to ensure you are starting it right and getting ahead, and to do this, you should get in touch with a leading estate agents Lancaster, such as ourselves. By starting early, you are making sure your property is advertised for sale rapidly and reaching a large market of potential buyers.

This is the ideal time to think about the options available to you, and with our extensive marketing designed to reach the widest possible audience in the most effective way, you will be starting the new year just as you wanted.

Selling your property can seem like a stressful and time consuming affair, but working with a team of trustworthy and hardworking individuals can make your selling experience enjoyable and as stress free as possible.

What We Provide

At Fisher Wrathall, we have extensive knowledge of selling property throughout the North of Lancaster, providing our professional services for over 30 years. Our efficient residential sales services cover a wide variety within the marketing sector, here is what you can expect from us:

  • Straightforward and honest marketing advice from the outset
  • Accompanied viewings with honest and prompt feedback
  • Eye catching for sale boards
  • Extensive 24-hour internet marketing
  • Printed advertising
  • Individually designed high quality brochures with floorplans
  • Regular marketing updates and reviews
  • A pro-active sales philosophy
  • Full sales progression service

Our Prestigious Service

We are firm believers that distinctive properties deserve memorable marketing, and this is exactly what our prestigious service achieves. Offering unique and compelling ways to promote your home, this service is designed to attract and motivate buyers through our high-quality marketing and first-class service from incredibly talented estate agents.

There are numerous aspects you can expect from our prestige service, this includes:

  • Dedicated newspaper advertising
  • Exclusive for sale board
  • A full-page advert in our exclusive Fisher Wrathall Life magazine
  • Professional photography designed to present your property in the highest quality
  • Window display in our prestigious Mayfair office in London
  • A dedicated Fisher Wrathall Prestige property page on our website
  • Telephone or email contact with us until 7pm every night of the week.

If you are thinking about selling your property, or even looking for houses for sale in Lancaster, please do not hesitate and get in touch with a member of our team today who will be happy to help you. You can call our sales team on 01524 68822 or email property@fisherwrathall.co.uk.