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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, aiming to improve students off campus experience. We started out with only properties that met those standards are committed to maintain them with all new properties that we take on, as well as tailoring our management business from the outset to offer a high level of professionalism. By doing those things we were able to become the first and still only letting agent to be approved and recommended by LU 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

Administrative Director

About Vanessa

Vanessa runs the letting processes 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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These are examples of what we mean by being well managed:

  • 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 tenants with respect
  • Having clear, easy to understand contracts
  • Using an open and transparent inventory process

We offer a professional service by:

  • Being a members of an Agent trade body (UKALA) and Landlords association (RLA)
  • Being a member of a redress scheme (Property Redress Scheme)
  • Having a complaints procedure
  • Having relevant professional insurances in place (public and employers liability)
  • Running rent and deposits through a client money account covered by client money protection
  • Handling all deposits through the Deposit Protection Service