Lancaster University

About Escape Campus

Escape Campus was set up in 2016 with a view to providing a range of well managed off-campus accommodation, that met all the standards Lancaster University Homes (LU Homes) were looking to promote for student lettings, with the added aim of improving student's experience of living in student houses in Lancaster.

We only work with student properties that meet those standards, and are committed to maintain them with all new properties that we take on. Whatsmore, we tailor the management of our business to offer a high level of professionalism to students and landlords alike. By doing these things we were able to become the first (and still only) Letting Agent to be approved and recommended by Lancaster University Homes.

Meet the team:

Paul Morris

Managing Director

About Paul

Paul is the founder and Managing Director of Escape Campus. He has rented property since 2003 and understands how good students can be as tenants...

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Vanessa Thackray

Lettings Director

About Vanessa

Vanessa runs the lettings process and planned maintenance, along with keeping everyone in the office generally in line!

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Philip Houghton

Finance Director

About Philip

Philip brings a huge range of skills to Escape Campus having worked in the commercial banking sector for more than 15 years, specialising in small and medium sized business finance.

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Rachel Ayre

Operations Manager

About Rachel

Without wanting to fall foul of any discrimination legislation, Rachel has A LOT of experience working in property and, having.......

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Mike Hanson

Lettings Administrator

About Mike

Mike comes to Escape Campus with a lifetime of experience working for local government in a number of challenging roles, as well as recent work in sales and construction...

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Jamie-Lee Woods

Lettings Administrator

About Jamie-Lee

Jamie-Lee Jamie joins the Escape Campus team with extensive customer service, logistics and relationship management experience, putting her in a great position...

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Claire Bulmer

Senior Lettings Administrator

About Claire

Claire emigrated to the fine city of Lancaster from Cumbria, initially to study Business at Lancaster University, but has ultimately...

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Safia Morris

Lettings Administrator

About Safia

Safia has close family ties to the Lancaster area, mixed with a more international background, and has many years living in the area to study and work...

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Tracy Woolley

Lettings Administrator

About Tracy

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Jennifer Neale

Lettings Administrator

About Jen

Jen has come to Escape Campus to work on compliance based planned maintenance and the processing of letting applications, which really plays to her strengths...

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Emma Jones

Finance Administrator

About Emma

Emma’s journey to the Escape Campus door, working with Philip in the finance department, has taken her through a range of public and customer facing roles...

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We provide exemplary management by:

    • Ensuring safety checks and certificates are in place and up to date
    • Having and sticking to agreed maintenance response times
    • Clear, friendly and honest communication
    • Treating student tenants with respect
    • Having clear, easy to understand contracts
    • Using an open and transparent inventory process

We offer a professional service by:

  • Being a member of the Agent trade body: UKALA and Landlords association: NRLA
  • Being a member of the Property Redress Scheme
  • Having a complaints procedure with third party input
  • Having relevant professional insurances in place (public and employers liability)
  • Protecting rent and deposits through Client Money Protection
  • Handling all deposits through the Deposit Protection Service