01 OCT – 14 OCT 2010
LIVERPOOL’S GUIDE TO PROPERTY & CULTURE
HOMES UNDER THE HAMMER THE HAMMER HOW TO BUY AND SELL AT AUCTION +
KIM CATTRALL IN TOWN
LIVE ON THE LIVERPOOL STAGE
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A multitude of theatre productions begin this autumn season not to mention the Liverpool Playhouse’s Antony and Cleopatra featuring SATC’s Kim Cattrall. You Move talks to Kim about the stage and much more in our Talent in the City on page 42. The Merseyside Landlord Expo in September was a great success with hundreds of property owners attending Aintree Racecourse – check out our pictures on page 33. We also look at the rise of auctions and ask four auctioneers for their advice in this issue’s Hot Topic. As always, we’ve picked out the best properties to rent and for all the latest news sign up to our free digital fortnightly magazine by emailing email@example.com
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50 06 Four Best Buys The hottest properties on the market 20 Four Best Lets The best of the letting market
51 25 Cover Story 42 Talent in the City Kim Cattrall interview 45 Ask the Expert Innovative ideas from our interiors expert
Cover Story 22 Hot Topic The rise and rise of auctions
47 Your Move Interiors Interior dilemmas answered
25 Bit of a Do Housing site launch
48 What’s Hot and What’s On Alex Gerrard’s new fashion collection
27 Hot off the Press Exceptional Hope Street house
50 Men’s Fashion What to wear at the office this autumn
28 Hot and Happening All the latest property news
51 Ladies Fashion Making an autumnal impression at work
31 Bit of a Do Women in construction
53 Table Talk Julia Casimo dines at Etsu restaurant
33 Merseyside Landlord Expo 2010 In pictures
54 Streetlife Liverpool Biennial in pictures
36 Have Your Say What would you cut from the budget? 38 Movers A home in St Paul’s Square Your Move
Four best buys WHAT’S ON THE MARKET?
PARKSIDE DRIVE, WEST DERBY L12
JADE DENTITH sales negotiator at Keybanks VIEW NOW 0151 515 3111
How much? £215,000 Number of bedrooms Four Close to Walking distance to West Derby village Benefits from Four bedrooms Best feature Views over rose gardens and off road parking Agent’s view “The property comprises on the ground floor, two reception rooms, morning room and fitted kitchen and to the first floor four bedrooms including a family bathroom.”
20 PELHAM GROVE, LIVERPOOL L17
SUE BULLEN property sales manager at Sutton Kersh VIEW NOW 0151 734 0666
How much? Offers over £350,000 Number of bedrooms Four Close to Sefton Park with attractions such as The Boating Lake and Palm House Benefits from Prime position off Lark Lane which is one of Liverpool's more bohemian and vibrant districts Best feature Modernised and improved by its current owners including many bespoke features, contemporary family dining kitchen with bi-folding doors Agent’s view “As agents Sutton Kersh would like to offer this beautifully presented character terraced residence with accommodation laid out over four floors, including a basement which has been converted into a family room, the property also benefits from a well stocked rear town garden, viewings are highly reccommended to appreciate the many original features that have been retained.”
PROPERTIES FOR SALE
TOWER BUILDING, WATER STREET L3
JOANNA HUDSON manager of residential sales at Venmore VIEW NOW 0151 236 4400
How much? £210,000 Number of bedrooms Two double bedrooms, en-suite Shower room and principal Bathroom Close to Waterfront, the Three Graces, city centre Benefits from Secure parking space Best feature Really spacious accommodation, great views and stylish kitchen and bathroom fittings Agent’s view “This fourth floor, former show apartment, is bright, spacious and well-planned, enjoying a corner location overlooking the World Heritage site waterfront. The apartment offers generously proportioned rooms, with fitted kitchen, stylish bathrooms, wooden flooring and secondary glazed windows. This apartment has a ‘wow’ factor and is well worth viewing!”
9 DEAN STREET, WATERLOO L22
MIKE BLACK director at Blacks Estate Agents VIEW NOW 0151 933 7077
How much? £244,950 Number of bedrooms Five Close to Crosby marina/beach, local shops, restaurants and good local schools Benefits from Very spacious property, five bedrooms and tastefully modernised Best feature Area, close to Crosby Beach Agent’s view “We are pleased to offer for sale this detached property which benefits from five bedrooms, double glazing, gas central heating, utility, en-suite, study, playroom, gates and parking to rear, courtyard and parking and is tastefully modernised. Early viewing is recommended.”
Open until 7pm weekdays
Sales 0151 330 5333
Muskers Building 1 Stanley Street L1 6AA Acorn Court, Upper Warick Street
Bankside Court, Litherland
Second floor two bedroom apartment Spacious lounge, double bedrooms Double glazing, large balcony and parking Ideal for first time buyers
EW E N RIC P
Two bedroom semi- detached house Porch, lounge and kitchen, access to loft Double glazing, front driveway Flagged patio with wooden fencing
Caryl Street, Near City Centre
EW E N RIC P
Well presented 1st floor 2 bed apartment Open plan lounge/kitchen Double glazing, parking space Views of the park
Minster Court, City Centre
N Immaculate one bedroom terrace Double glazing, allocated parking Quiet cul-de-sac location Ideal for first time buyers and investors
Bond Street, City Centre
Contemporary ground floor 2 bed apart Open plan lounge, fitted kitchen Patio doors leading to communal area Secure allocated parking
Best offers above £90,000
Beetham Tower, City Centre
Capricorn Crescent, Dovecot
Roscoe Street, City Centre
Ullet Road, Aigburth
St Mary's Gardens, Upper Parliament St
A unique one bedroom apartment Vaulted ceilings and exposed brick work Kitchen/lounge, en-suite shower room Large paved communal terrace
Spacious two bed ground floor apartment Open plan fitted kitchen, large lounge Master with en-suite, gas central heating Double glazing, doors to communal area
Two bedroom first floor apartment Separate kitchen, lounge and dining area Double glazing, allocated parking Views of The Anglican Cathedral
VENDOR INCENTIVES AVAILABLE Two bedroom semi detached property Fitted kitchen, conservatory to garden Double glazing, central heating
Offers in region of £99,950
Offers in excess of £109,950
Armstrong Quay, Docklands
Liberty Place, East Village
Staten Court, East Village
Lever Court, City Centre
Recently redecorated first floor apartment Separate kitchen with integrated appliances Lounge with fabulous views, large balcony Double glazing, allocated parking
Modern two bedroom top floor apartment Open plan fitted kitchen/ lounge Timber decked balcony, stunning views Underground secure parking
Second floor two bed luxury apartment Kitchen with integrated appliances Master bedroom with en-suite, DG Timber decked terrace, allocated parking
Elysian Fields, City Centre
EW E N RIC P
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One bedroom, 3rd floor apartment Large double glazed windows with views Fitted kitchen with breakfast bar 24 hour concierge service
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Claude Road, Anfield
A selection of 2 bedroom apartments Open plan lounge/kitchen Smeg appliances, allocated parking Large ceramic terrace
£104,950 - £172,950
Lettings 0151 330 5321
Muskers Building 1 Stanley Street L1 6AA Lockerby Road, Kensington
Luxury one & two bed apartments Currently 6% net yield High specs, excellent location CALL NOW FOR VIEWINGS!!!
Wood Street, City Centre
Wood Lane, Huyton
Elysian Fields, City Centre EW
W NO • One Bed Ground Fllor Apartment • Unfurnished • Close to Public Transport & amenities • Parking
• Two Bed Terrace Property • Unfurnished • Carpeted Throughout • Fitted Kitchen
• One Bed Apartment • Unfurnished • Fitted Kitchen • Communal Sun Deck
• Two Bed Semi Detached Property • Unfurnished • Gardens to front & rear • Viewing a must!
• Stunning One Bed Luxury Apartment • Situated in Rope Walks Area • 24 Hour Concierge • Furnished
Molyneux Close, Whiston
Waterloo Quay, Docklands
Focus Building, City Centre
Waterloo Warehouse, Docklands
Lambton Road, Aigburth
• One Bed Apartment • Furnished • Views Across Waterloo Dock • Viewing Essential
• Spacious Two Bed Apartment • Furnished • Balcony off master Bedroom • Secure parking
• Two Bed Apartment, One with En-Suite • Furnished • River Views • Parking
N • Two Bed Semi Detached Property • Unfurished • Close to all local amenities • Viewing Essential
• Three/Four Bed Terrace Property • Unfurnished • Recently Refurbished • Viewing A Must!
WATERLOO WARHOUSE Briefly comprising open plan living and dining area, separate kitchen, two double bedrooms and secure allocated parking. Viewing highly recommended to appreciate all this property has to offer
ONE PARK WEST A beautifully presented sixth floor apartment. Open plan living, dining and kitchen area, two double bedrooms, master having en-suite, and a family bathroom. 24 hour concierge, a resident roof terrace and one allocated parking space. Viewing is essential to appreciate the quality of this apartment. £215,000
X BUILDING A stunning 2 bedroom sixth floor penthouse apartment.with spacious wrap around balcony with view across parks and to the river. Comprising open plan living, dining and kitchen area. Apartment comes with secure underground parking space. £215,000
QUEBEC QUAY Two double bedroom penthouse apartment. Consisting of open plan living and dining area, with seperate kitchen and two double bedrooms (master with ensuite) .This property is a must for anybody looking to live a stylish life in the city. Comes with a roof terrace and two car parking spaces. £319,950
ONE PARK WEST 3 bedroom 8th floor apartment. As part of Grosvenors One Park West, it is based in the heart of the City, Liverpool One. Comprising open plan living, dining and kitchen area, 3 double bedrooms, master with en-suite, and family bathroom. Close to all links of transport and local amneties such as restaurants, bars and shops. £395,000
BOLD PLACE King Sturge is delighted to offer this fantastic 4 bedroom townhouse. With FOUR double bedrooms, master with ensuite, three reception rooms, seperate kitchen, family bathroom and yard to the rear. Viewing highly recommended to appreicate all this amazing property has to offer. £475,000
KINGS DOCK MILL King Sturge is delighted to offer this BRAND NEW one bedroom apartment. The property briefly comprises open plan living area, fitted kitchen, double bedroom & bathroom. The apartment is offered furnished & available immediately. Viewing recommended. Call now to avoid disappointment. £500pcm
KINGS DOCK MILL Selection of brand new one & two bedroom apartments. Centrally located in the in the popular Kings Dock Mill development there is variety of furnished or unfurnished apartments to choose from. Viewing recommended to avoid disappointment. One beds from £500.00pcm Two beds from £625.00pcm
LYDIA ANN STREET Comprising two bedrooms, open-plan living, dining and kitchen areas, and a bathroom with some benefitting from an additional ensuite shower room. Offered unfurnished. Secure parking is available at an additional cost. Immediately available.
BEDFORD STREET Accommodation comprises lounge and dining area with Juliet balcony, modern kitchen, two bedrooms (master with ensuite) and a bathroom. The property is offered furnished & also benefits from allocated parking, storage and internal inspection is recommended.
WATERLOO WAREHOUSE Briefly comprising open plan living and dining area, separate kitchen, two double bedrooms (master with en-suite). Based in The World Heritage Site, in a Grade II listed building, we highly recommended a viewing to appreciate all this property has to offer.
PALL MALL Located in the business district the apartment briefly comprises two DOUBLE bedrooms, open-plan living area with balcony, fitted kitchen & bathroom. The apartment if offered furnished & available early October.
GAMBIA TERRACE Two double bedroom, unfurnished, ground floor apartment. Retaining many original features, the accommodation comprises two bedrooms, lounge/dining area, kitchen and bathroom. Residents parking is available, although a secure garage is available at an extra cost of £60 pcm. Communal garden and private courtyard. £800pcm
ONE PARK WEST Two DOUBLE bedroom apartment. Comprising open-plan living, kitchen and dining area, two bedrooms (master with ensuite), and separate bathroom. The apartments are furnished to a high standard and parking can be added for an additional cost. Viewing recommended to appreciate specification and views.. £900pcm
MANOLIS YARD Stunning duplex penthouse apartment. The property comprises of lounge, dining room / 3rd bedroom fully fitted kitchen, master bedroom with en-suite, bathroom and second bedroom. Benefiting from both a balcony and a roof terrace and a secure underground parking space.
ONE PARK WEST 7th floor 2 bedroom apartment with superb views. Situated on Chavasse Park, it is located within walking distance of Liverpool One, the heart of the City. The apartment comes with one secure parking space. Viewing is highly recommended.
HOPE STREET • Stunning Georgian • Townhouse • Grade II Listed • Tastefully Improved To High Standard • Bespoke Fitted Kitchens • Stylish Bathrooms • Integral Garage • Many Original Features • Anglican Cathedral Views
SOUTH FERRY QUAY
• First Floor Apart Two Beds • Open Plan Living Area • Modern Fitted Kitchen • Bathroom/WC • DG, GCH • Undercroft Car Space • Boatyard Views
• Fourth Floor Apartment • Three Bedrooms • Lounge/Dining Room • Kitchen/Breakfast Room • En-Suite To Master • Bathroom/WC
• Semi Detached House • Three Bedrooms • Lounge Kitchen/Diner • Shower Room/WC • Gas Central Heating • Gardens, Car Drive
£125,000 PUBLIC NOTICE Mollett House, Pembroke Place, Liverpool L3 5PX
EAST QUAY, WAPPING
• First Floor Apartment • Two Double Bedrooms • Open Plan Living Area • Fitted Kitchen • Bathroom/Wc En-Suite • Shower Room/WC
• Duplex Apartment • One Bedroom • Modern Kitchen • Modern Bathroom • Large Balcony Courtyard • Resident Parking
• Second Floor Apartment • Two Bedrooms • Spacious Lounge/Dining • Fitted Kitchen • Contemporary Bathroom • River Views
We are acting in the sale of the above property and have received the following offers on Flat 1 £50,000 Flat 2 £50,000 Flat 3 £64,000 Flat 4 £39,000 Flat 5 £40,000 Flat 6 £62,000 Any interested parties must submit any higher offers to the selling agent before an exchange of contracts takes place. Sutton Kersh, 30-32 Exchange Street East, Liverpool L2 3PQ.
TO LET Offices at City Centre, Allerton, West Derby and Walton T: 0151 207 5923 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
WATERLOO QUAY, L3
THE ANCHORAGE, L3
GOODISON ROAD, L4
DELAMORE STREET, L4
• 2 Bedrooms • Apartment • Furnished • Double Glazing • Central Heating • Permit Parking
• 2 Bedrooms • Corner Apartment • 1st Floor • Furnished • Double Glazing • Central Heating
• 2 Bedrooms • Apartment • Furnished • Double Glazing • Central Heating • Parking
• 2 Bedrooms • Terrace • Unfurnished • Double Glazing • Central Heating • Yard
• 3 Bedrooms • Terrace • Unfurnished • Part Double Glazing • Central heating • Yard
CHIRKDALE STREET, L4
LOMBARD CHAMBERS, L3
ROBSON STREET, L13
MOSCOW DRIVE, L13
MERTON TOWERS, L20
SINCLAIR DRIVE, L18
• 2 Bedrooms • Terrace • Part-Furnished • Double Glazing • Central Heating • Yard
• Two Bedrooms • Terrace • Unfurnished • Double Glazing • Yard
• Three Bedroooms • Terrace • Unfurnished • Central Heating • Double Glazing • Yard
• 1 bedroom • Apartment • 2nd Floor • Unfurnished • Central Heating • Double Glazing
• 3 Bedrooms • Semi-Detached • Unfurnished • Part Double Glazed • Central Heating • Front & Rear Gardens
10 Your Move
THINKING OF SELLING? BEEN ON THE MARKET A WHILE?
A Selection Of One Bed Duplex Apartments Terrace, Secure Parking
Two Bed, Unfurnished Basis Secure Parking
One Bed, Fully Furnished Secure Allocated Parking
One Bed Fully Furnished Great Central Location
Cable House NEW
We have buyers waiting! Please call
0151 231 6100 for a free, no obligation valuation
Let us get you moving! Quebec Quay NEW
Alexander Court NEW
One Bedroom Penthouse River And Marina Views Secure Parking
Two Double Bedrooms Well Presented Secure Parking
One Bed Penthouse Kitchen & Bathroom Secure Parking
One Bed Fully Furnished Secure Underground Parking
Two Bed, Two Doubles Fully Furnished Allocated Parking
Spacious Two Bed Fully Furnished Two Doubles
RE DU CE D
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3 Bedroom Penthouse, Large Terraces, Secure Parking
Two Beds, Ground Floor Ensuite Shower Room Secure Parking
Two Double Bedrooms 24/7 Concierge Secure Parking
Two Bed, Spacious Apart, Fully Furnished Allocated Parking
Two Double Bedrooms, Fully Furnished, Secure Allocated Parking
Spacious One Bed, Fully Furnished, Located In The Business District
RE DU CE D
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Two Double Bedrooms New Bathroom & Kitchen Secure Parking
REDUCED FOR SALE Excellent Investment Opportunity, Two Beds
One Bedroom Well Presented Close To City Centre
Two Bed Duplex, Fully Furnished, Great Central Location
Two Bed, Fully Furnished Terrace With River Views Parking
Two Double Bedrooms, Fully Furnished, Secure Allocated Parking
South Ferry Quay
South Ferry Quay
Two Bedrooms Stunning River Views Secure Allocated Parking
Two Double Bedrooms Allocated Parking Stunning Views
One Bedroom Duplex Apartment Secure Parking
Two Bed, Fully Furnished, Secure Parking Included
Two Bed, Fully Furnished, Secure Underground Parking
Three Bed, Fully Furn, Balcony With River Views, Secure Parking
81/87 Victoria Street, The Old Haymarket, Liverpool L1 6DG 0151 231 6100/6101 email@example.com | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.cityresidential.co.uk Your Move 11
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LANDLORDS - LETS LET YOUR PROPERTY! TENANTS WAITING 0151 735 1001 BRAVERY COURT, L19
CROXTETH ROAD, L8
BENTLEY ROAD, L8
GROSVENOR ROAD, L15
Large 2 Bed Apartment Available Close to Speke Retail Park. Laminate Flooring, Modern Fitted Kitchen with Integrated White Goods, Allocated Parking
Large 2 Bed Apartment Available Close to Sefton Park. Laminate Flooring, Modern Fitted Kitchen with White Goods Inc, Spacious Bedrooms and Living Area.
1 Bed Apartment Available Close to Sefton Park, and Liverpool City Centre. Laminate Flooring, Modern Fitted Kitchen with White Goods, Available Now!
2 Bed Terrace Available in Popular and Convenient Location. Good Sized Living Area and Bedrooms, White Goods Included, Available Now!
ALEXANDRA DRIVE, L17
NORTH DRIVE, L15
LET US MANAGE YOUR
Very attractive commission rates
£675PCM Spacious 2 Bed Apartment in Great Location Close to Sefton Park. Laminate Flooring, Fitted Kitchen, White Goods Inc., Part Furnished. Available Soon!
GLYNN STREET, L15
£425PCM 1 Bed Apartment in Great Location, Fitted Kitchen with Appliances Included, Laminate Flooring, Gas Central Heating, Peaceful Setting, Available: 30.09.10
CROXTETH DRIVE, L17
2 Bedroom Terraced Available in Excellent Location off Picton Road, Close to all Local Amenities. Property Comes With Kitchen, White Goods & Modern Bathroom.
Spacious 2 Bed Luxury Apartment, Quality Fitted Kitchen, Secure Entrance, Private Parking, Intercom, Communal Gardens. A ‘Must See’!
STRAND ROAD, L20
LINWOOD HOUSE, L18
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST WITH
OFFICE SPACE TO LET! 4 Offices, Meeting Room, Storage Room, Staff Kitchen & W.C. Facilities. Off Road Parking Available. Part-Furnished with Office Furniture.
1 Bed, 1 Bath Luxury Top Floor Apt, on Corner of North Mossley Hill Rd. Kitchen and Bathroom, Built-in Speakers & Ipod Dock, Elec. Gates. Approx. 550 Sq Ft.
LINWOOD HOUSE, L18
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST WITH
£1,050PCM 2 Bed, 2 Bath Luxury 1st Floor Apt, on Corner of North Mossley Hill Rd. Kitchen and Bathroom, Built-in Speakers & Ipod Dock, Elec. Gates. Approx. 950 Sq Ft.
LINWOOD HOUSE, L18
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST WITH
£1,100PCM 2 Bed, 2 Bath Luxury Ground Floor Apt, on Corner of North Mossley Hill Rd. Kitchen and Bathroom, Built-in Speakers & Ipod Dock, Elec. Gates. Approx. 1300 Sq Ft.
CALL PANTHEON TODAY ON: 0151 735 1001 All offers subject to terms and conditions, please call for further information
Catherine House Liverpool Reduced to £159,000
18 Titchfield Street Liverpool Reduced to £99,950
Quebec Quay Liverpool
Spacious first floor apartment
Modern Town House
Ground floor Apartment
Period features & sash windows Impressive communal halls
Gas central heating Double Glazed windows
Beautifully presented accommodation UPVC double glazing and GCH
Oriel Lodge Liverpool
Walton Lane Liverpool
Waterloo Warehouse Reduced to £175,000 Liverpool
Ground floor Apartment
Ground floor Apartment
Second floor apartment
Lounge with French doors Kitchen & Bathroom
UPVC double glazing Electric heating
Grade II listed building. Lift and stairs to all floors
Haigh Street Liverpool
Rice Lane Liverpool Reduced To £475pcm Brand New, Two Bedrooms Stunning Kitchen Kaber Court Liverpool £575pcm Near Station, Large Two Bed Parking Furn/Unfurn Fully Applianced Kitchen The Ability Penthouses Liverpool Reduced To £675pcm One Bedroom, 10th Floor Unfurnished Available immediately
Well presented apartment 50% shared ownership Views towards the City skyline
Moss Street Liverpool Two Double Bedrooms Two Bathrooms, Brand New
William Jessop Way £650pcm Liverpool One Bedroom, Large Terrace Fully Furnished
All of these Sales properties are taking part in
The Big View and will be open for viewing on Saturday 2nd October from 12-3pm
Castle Estates a: 53a Allerton Road, Liverpool L18 2DA e: email@example.com w: www.liverpool.castle-estates.co.uk
LANDLORDS Guaranteed Price Match on All Letting Services Full Management Service
0151 738 1619
£400 + VAT
Personal Lettings Manager
Yew Tree House
•Front line Calderstones view • 3 balconies, roof garden • Underground parking
• 3 bedroom semi • 2 receptin rooms • Large front & rear gardens
• 3 bedroom property • Unfurnished • Garden to rear
• 4 bedroom detached • Separate lounge, dining area • Large garden, garage
• 3 bedroom semi detached • 2 reception rooms • Fitted kitchen, GCH
The Old Fire Station
• 2 bedroom apartment • Ground floor, DG • Open plan lounge/kitchen
• 2 bedroom apart, living room • Sep fitted kitchen, carpets • Recently refurbished
• Luxury 1 bed apartment • Panoramic views of River • Furnished to high standard
• 2 bedroom house • Unfurnished, fitted kitchen • GCH, DG, alarm
• 2 bed 3rd floor apartment • Fully furnished • GCH, DG, secure parking
• 3 bedroom terrace • Recently refurbished • Loft room, GCH
• 2 bedroom terrace • Unfurnished, GCH • Through lounge, DG
Your Castle in Our Hands
No Let No Fee
• Two bed apartment • Sep kitchen, lounge • Private courtyard
• 3 bedroom terrace • Part furnished • CH, garden to rear
• 3 bedroom semi detached • Lounge, kitchen, utility • Gardens to front and rear
AN EXPANDING NETWORK OF OVER 70 OFFICES - BOTH LOCALLY AND NATIONALLY
WE PAY YOUR RENT
EVEN IF THE TENANT DOESN’T
CALL US NOW! NEW PRICE
BEECH PARK, L12 £725pcm
FIRESTATION CLOSE, L23 £695pcm
ROCKY LANE, L6 £600pcm
ARMSTRONG QUAY, L3 £595pcm
Large Three Bedroom Detached, Two Reception Rooms, Kitchen, Family Bathroom, Gas Central Heating System, Double Glazing, Front and Rear Gardens, Garage, Driveway Parking
Two Bedroom Luxury Apartment, Kitchen/Diner with Integrated Appliances, Master Bedroom with En-suite Shower Room, Family Bathroom, Balcony with Park Views, Gas Central Heating System, Double Glazing, Allocated Parking
Large Four Bedroom Terrace, Furnished, Close to City Centre and Local Amenities, Excellent Bus Routes, Lounge, Dining Room, Kitchen, Family Bathroom, Alarmed, Double Glazing, Enclosed Rear Yard
Two Bedroom Ground, Floor Apartment, Fitted Kitchen with Integrated Appliances, Family Bathroom, UPVC Double Glazing, Electric Heating, Allocated Parking, Waterfront Views, Private Garden
ROSTHWAITE ROAD, L12 £575pcm
BELLAMY ROAD, L4 £525pcm
KNIGHTSWOOD COURT, L18 £495pcm
CARLETT VIEW, L19 £495pcm
3 bedroom furnished terrace lounge, dining room, fitted kitchen with breakfast bar, family bathroom, DG, GCH, small front garden, enclosed decked yard to the rear
3 bedroom mid terraced, unfurnished, through lounge, kitchen, shower room, rear yard with decked area, DG, GCH
Two Bedroom Apartment, Un-Furnished, Lounge/Diner, Kitchen Area with Oven, Hob and Hood, Family Bathroom, En-Suite to Principal Bedroom, Allocated Parking, Electric Heating, Double Glazing, Communal Garden
Two Bedroom Modern Apartment, Unfurnished, Open plan Lounge/Kitchen with Integrated Appliances, Balcony, Double Glazing, Gas Central Heating, Allocated Parking
FIRST MONTHS RENT HALF PRICE
STRATHCONA ROAD, L15 £425pcm
DORSET ROAD, L36 £425pcm
LONGFORD STREET, L8 £425pcm
WILLOW RISE, L33 £425pcm
Two Bedroom Mid Terrace, Through Lounge, Kitchen, Family Bathroom with Shower over Bath, UPVC Double Glazing, Gas Central Heating System
Two Bedroom Ground Floor Apartment, UnFurnished, Modern Fitted Kitchen, Modern Family Bathroom with Shower Over Bath, Allocated Parking Communal Gardens
Two Bedroom Mid Terrace Property, Furnished, Gas Central Heating System, Close to Local Schools, Excellent Transport Links to City Centre
Two Bedroom Unfurnished Duplex Apartment, Kitchen/Diner leading to Balcony, Family Bathroom, Stairs leading to Two Piece Bathroom, Double Glazing, Electric Heating System, Private Parking
15-17 West Derby Village, Liverpool, L12 5HJ SALES LETTINGS MORTGAGES
telephone: 0151 256 1035 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
RELAX... WE’LL TAKE CARE OF IT
Davis Beyga Estates 0845 834 0388 email@example.com www.dbestates.com
City Centre £219,000
Old Swan £149,950
• Superb Arts and Crafts detached property • Exclusive location • 6 bedrooms • 4 bathrooms • Substantial plot
• Deceptively spacious • Mid-terraced property • Lovingly refurbished • 5 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms
• Second floor apartment • 2 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms • Over 1,000 sqft of space • Stunning views of The Three Graces
• Traditional semi-detached • 3 bedrooms • 1 bathroom • Off-road parking • Large gardens to rear
Sefton Park £3,999pcm
Mossley Hill £650pcm
• Stunning architectdesigned detached • 5 bedrooms • 5 bathrooms • Spacious open plan living • Landscaped gardens
• Luxury duplex apartment • 4 bedrooms • 4 bathrooms • Attractive balcony • Undercroft parking
• Ground floor apartment • Delightful setting • 1 bedroom • 1 bathroom • Off-road parking
• Third floor apartment • 2 Bedroom • 2 Bathroom • Stunning balcony • Gated complex
Davis Beyga Estates is delighted to announce that thanks to a
on our properties to let, we are now looking for more properties to add to our portfolio. So if you are a landlord and want to join in our success, then give us a call and see what we can do to get your property let out quickly and efficiently. And with property management rates from as little as 5%, why not think of us to manage your portfolio as well? We won't let you down. Davis Beyga Estates 51 Allerton Road, L18 2DA www.dbestates.com, 0845 834 0388 firstname.lastname@example.org
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0151 706 8038 Property Investment • Lettings • Furnishings • Relocation • Property Management ALEXANDRA TOWER
SOUTH FERRY QUAY
Luxury 3 bedroom duplex apartment on the 25th floor, 26 storey residential tower on the banks of the River Mersey, floor to ceiling windows, fantastic views of the Mersey and Liver Buildings. Furnished to a high standard throughout.
Luxury 3 bed penthouse. Excellent location on the Marina. Spacious duplex apartment. Fully furnished to a high standard. 2 double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom / study. Secure parking included.
Luxury 3 bedroom City Centre apartment. Spacious duplex apartment. Furnished to a high standard. 10th floor of exclusive Unity Building. Excellent central location off Chapel Street. Secure parking
Luxury 2 bedroom apartment. Floor to ceiling windows in the living room and bedrooms. Fantastic views of the Mersey. Furnished to a high standard throughout. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen
Modern 2 bed apartment. New development on Sefton Street. Close to city centre. Furnished to a high standard Secure parking
Luxury 1 bed apartment. Fully furnished. Excellent Central location off Duke Street. Balcony, Fitted kitchen, Double bedroom Secure parking
£750pcm Spacious 3 bed semi detached house. Located off Mather Avenue close to West Allerton Station. Available unfurnished, 2 reception rooms, Fitted kitchen, Garden to rear. Off street parking
£650pcm 3 bed terraced house just off Smithdown Road. Part furnished, Gas Central Heating, Double Glazing, 3 bedrooms, Bathroom, Living Room, Kitchen with white goods
£525pcm We have a large waiting list of prospective tenants, call now for free valuation No Let No fee Full management & let only services available
1 bedroom apartment on Oriel Road Next to Oriel Road Station, Bootle Fully furnished
1 bedroom apartment. Excellent Central location on Berry Street Minutes from Lime Street Station
40 Rodney Street L1 9AA Email: email@example.com
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BIT OF A DO
GOOD MOVES CHARITY FUNDRAISER
A GOOD MOVE FOR MACMILLAN ood Moves estate agents in Woolton Village recently held a charity fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support by holding a coffee morning. This is the second event that Jane Murray has held for this very worthy cause and it’s planned to become an annual occasion. The morning was extremely well attended by local independent businesses, landlords and tenants and one client even cycled from Kirkdale to give a donation.
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1. John Ward (Good Moves) Nichola Harvey (Good Moves) Peter Fletcher (Fletcher’s Tea Rooms) Jane Murray (Good Moves). 2. Sharon Flanagan (Space Right). 3. Martyn Carson (Martyns Gardens) Jane Phillips (Landlord). 4. Danielle Jenkins (Make Up Artist), Cheryl Taylor (Make Up Artist) from Hollywood Glamour. 5. Andy Nelson (Davies Travel) Jane Murray (Good Moves). 6. Jane Murray (Good Moves) and Harry Melia (Landlord). 7. Gemma Longdon, Debbie Venables, Penny Howarth, Debbie Kerwin (all Worrall Power). 8. Michele Jarvis, Katherine Carey, Rachael Burns, (Morecrofts Solicitors). 9. John Ward (Good Moves) Geoff Cunningham (Property Trader).
Four best lets WHAT’S ON THE MARKET? ARMSTRONG QUAY, LIVERPOOL L3
LEANNE KEANE branch manager at Northwood UK VIEW NOW 0151 256 1035
How much? £595 pcm Number of bedrooms Two Close to Docklands, Liverpool city centre shopping Benefits from Allocated parking Best feature Private garden overlooking waterfront Agent’s view “This two bedroom unfurnished ground floor apartment has a private garden overlooking Liverpool's waterfront. Accommodation comprises entrance porch, hall, reception with french doors leading to the waterfront garden, newly fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, two bedrooms (master with fitted robes) and family bathroom. The property is fully double glazed, has electric heating and an allocated parking space immediately adjacent the apartment.”
ARGYLE STREET, LIVERPOOL L1
VICKI BURTON assistant sales & lettings manager at King Sturge VIEW NOW 0151 242 6490
How much? £1,000 pcm Number of bedrooms Two Close to Within easy walking distance of Liverpool One Benefits from Secure parking Best feature Two balconies Agent’s view “Dual aspect, third floor, penthouse apartment comprising large open-plan living area with patio doors opening out on to a patio area, a fully-fitted kitchen, two double bedrooms, both with access to a balcony, master also benefiting from ensuite and an additional bathroom. Furnished to a high standard, benefits from double height sloped ceilings and two balconies offering dual aspect views.”
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PROPERTIES FOR RENT
12 WATERLOO WAREHOUSE, DOCKLANDS L3
JAMIE MEAD senior lettings negotiator at Andrew Louis VIEW NOW 0151 330 5321
How much? £750 pcm Number of bedrooms Two Close to Business district Benefits from Good transport links, quiet location, spacious living accommodation Best feature Views across docklands Agent’s view “This is a fabulous two bedroom duplex apartment in the grade 1 listed building, Waterloo Warehouse. The accommodation comprises of entrance hall and second bedroom, then stairs down to master bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and lounge/dining area with views of the river, viewing is essential.”
APARTMENT 3, THE MANOR, CHESHIRE CH66 4AB
MARY KING assistant manager at Castle Estates VIEW NOW 0151 738 1619
How much? £1,795 pcm Number of bedrooms Two double with en-suite Close to Local bars, restaurants and delis, and within 20 minutes of Chester and Liverpool’s vibrant city centres Benefits from Generous open plan kitchen diner with separate lounge, private balcony, secure gated access, smart home technology, use of private professional size tennis court and fitness suite Best feature Stunning period features and spectacular surroundings Agent’s view “Award winning developer, Ashbury Homes offers an exclusive development of 25 luxury apartments, townhouses and period detached properties created in an elegant Victorian country estate off the Cheshire countryside. Nestled within 20 acres of grounds, meadows and orchards, the properties have been finished to the highest specification creating the perfect country retreat you can call home.”
Your Move interviewed Liverpool’s foremost experts in auctions, asking why are auctions increasing in popularity, and more importantly how can you succeed at auction?
WORDS BY DINA KARIM There’s something quite tantalising about auctions. The electricity in the air as you bid higher and higher, afraid and excited over buying that perfect house that needs just a little renovation to make it a dream home. Auctions have come a long way from the bargain renovations of past and the market has seen a huge increase in customers, especially firsttime buyers. So why the increase and more importantly, how can you make your first trip to the auction house a success? The speed, at which you can turn around a sale in auctions – usually within 28 days - and the security of legally binding bids has become very attractive for sellers. Sale
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prices at property auctions have been a good indicator of nearterm trends in the wider housing market, and point to house prices increasing following recent buoyancy.
Buyers The number of first-time buyers looking to avoid the hassle and uncertainty of the conventional market has increased significantly this year. The main advantages of buying at auction are the certainty, control and transparency - auctions leave the buyer in control. If you are well organised, properly advised and have the obligatory financial resources, contracts can be exchanged within a matter of days. Offers can also be made prior to auction at the guide price. Nick Ball, Head of Auctions at Venmore, said: “We’re really
seeing a flurry of activity. People are returning from previous auctions, thinking this is the time they are going to get a deal. Auctions are great for first time buyers as they get good results, and we also do industrial lots.” Cathy Holt, Auction Manager at Sutton Kersh, commented: “Our auctions normally average at 70 per cent sale with over 80 lots. At our last auction we had a property valued at £260,000 which sold at £190,000 - that was a steal as a few years ago it was valued at £350,000 but the owners wanted a quick sale so it was a win-win.” As a potential buyer, first obtain a catalogue from the auctioneer and the legal pack. Then it is highly recommended the buyer gets the property surveyed and organise conveyancing. Finally buyers need to arrange finances, the 10 per cent deposit, and final
completion payment (28 days). For the majority of buyers a formal mortgage application, and not just a home loan, needs to be arranged prior to bidding which will let your lender carry out a valuation on the property itself. It is worthwhile attending an auction beforehand to become accustomed to the way auctions are carried out – just don’t raise your hand in case you get caught out. Once the hammer falls it is a binding contract.
Sellers The main advantage of selling at auction is the quick turnaround and certainty, buyers can’t back out without losing their substantial deposit. Auctioneers give great marketing exposure through national, local and trade magazines as well as flashy brochures. They also provide
free valuation, giving a guide reserve price for the property. And all for a low entrance fee of a couple of hundred pounds. Auctions are a great way of assessing the market and seeing what your property truly is worth. Kate Lay, of Merseyside Property Auctions, commented: “While it has been reported that house prices have fallen for three consecutive months, here in the North West we have actually seen a 0.9 per cent increase. The abolishment of the HIP in May triggered an increase in sellers. However, the restrictive attitude to the provision of mortgage finance will continue to limit transaction activity in the market. Sellers need to price sensibly and realistically if they want to secure a sale in the short term.” However, not all properties are suitable for auctions, so it is advisable to get in touch with the auctioneer as early as possible.
6 Livingston Drive North, Liverpool, L17 8XN
25 Grove Park, Liverpool, L8 0TL
A three-storey Victorian property, converted to 10 self-contained flats currently vacant and in need of repair and refurbishment. Great for Landlords expanding portfolios
A substantial three-storey semi detached period property, near Sefton Park, with five flats Great for Landlords expanding portfolios
Next auction Sutton Kersh Auction, October 27, at The Marriott Hotel, 1 Queen Square, Liverpool. For more information telephone 0151 207 6315.
Next auction Venmore Auctions, November 19, The Hilton Hotel, 3 Thomas Steers Way, Liverpool. For more information telephone 0151 236 6746.
109 Orrell Park Hotel, Orrell Lane, Liverpool, L9 8BL
85 Dovedale Road, Liverpool, L18 5EP
Landlords Liverpool is very attractive for novice and seasoned buy-to-let landlords. As a regeneration, university and Capital of Culture city it is a prime location to invest in. Debbie Taylor, director of Whitegates, commented: “We are seeing a lot of interest from out-of-town investors. Liverpool’s cheaper property prices are becoming increasingly attractive to southern investors wanting to build a property portfolio. The student market is still strong in Liverpool so it’s very attractive for those wanting to buy several houses and convert them to suitable accommodation. One surprising area of growth we have also seen is from other estate agents who want to get a piece of the auction market but might not be able to afford to set one up. We invite them to sell their properties at our auctions. They get the sellers fee as commission so it’s great for all parties involved.”
Detached three storey with 12 en-suite letting rooms, with an eight-space car park and attractive garden. Great for Small business entrepreneur Next auction Whitegates, November 10, Radisson SAS Hotel, Old Hall Street, Liverpool. For more information telephone 0151 523 0800.
A three bedroom semi-detached house, in a popular and established residential area, with a large rear garden and in need of modernisation. Great for Family with DIY skills Next auction Merseyside Property Auctions, November 24, Jurys Inn Hotel, Keel Wharf, Liverpool. For more information telephone 0151 260 9873.
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Princess Park | Princess Drive | Liverpool L14 9NQ
Stunning new Showhome
2 & 3 bedroom homes from £84,996* We are pleased to have launched our Princess Park development with the opening of our stunning 3 bedroom detached Showhome. There’s a great selection of homes to choose from, and with our Shared Equity and easyKey schemes* available, we’re sure to have something to suit your needs. You can actually own your very own home for as little as £84,996 with Shared Equity. Come and talk to us about your moving needs.
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0151 480 4213 | keepmoathomes.co.uk *Offers on selected plots only, subject to status and normal Keepmoat terms and conditions. Price of £84,996 based on purchase price of £99,995 with a 5 year interest free loan, from 5th year onwards 3% interest is charged on the equity loan. Details and price correct at time of going to press. Image representative only.
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KEEPMOAT HOMES SHOWCASES NEW HOUSING SITE
OPENING NIGHT OF ‘FAIRYTALE’ HOMES eepmoat Homes’ Princess Park development, in Knowsley, celebrated its opening with refreshments, nibbles and a guided tour of the show home. The 30 guests were introduced to the 50-plot development with the beautifully decorated three-bedroom Eversley model home. The honour of cutting the ribbon fell to Father George Robson, recently awarded an MBE. Jen Brown, North West Sales Manager for Keepmoat Homes, commented: “The opening went really well we’re developing some fantastic homes here and this is just the start.” The Eversley is available from £133,995 or £113,895 through the shared equity scheme.
For more information telephone 0845 450 3837, visit the sales office on Princess Drive, open Thursday to Monday 10am to 5pm, or visit www.keepmoathomes.co.uk
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1. Bill Weightman (Merseyside Police Authority), Dennis Baum (KBC), Ken McGlashan (KMBC) & David Wroe. 2. Bedroom interior. 3. Tom Merrills (Keepmoat Homes & Mick Canavan (Finch House Residents & NDC). 4. Katie Lenden (KHT), Angela Edwards (KHT) & Mike Pearmain (Cosmopolitan Housing). 5. Jen Brown & Mary Corry (both of Keepmoat Homes). 6. Tim Molton (NDC), Lisa Harris (KMBC), Maggie Howard (KHT) & David Wroe (Keepmoat) assist Fr. George Robson cutting the ribbon. 7. Lounge interior. 8. Fr. George Robson (Chairman of North Huyton NDC Board), Stephen French (KHT), Michelle Ward (KHT) & Karen Glebe (NDC). 9. Lisa Harris (Knowsley Borough Council), Maggi Howard (Knowsley Housing Trust), Ian Thomson (Knowsley Housing Trust) & David Wroe (Regional Director, Keepmoat Homes).
Q&A With Ron Dougherty, Legal Executive Q. I am a flat owner in a residential development, the developer is transferring the freehold to the residents and has asked us to set up a management company. The company formation agent has asked whether we want shares or company limited by guarantee. What is the difference? A. Most flat management companies are now set up as guarantee companies as the right to buy the reversion/right to manage legislation dictates the structure. As you are acquiring by agreement with the developer, you have a choice as follows: Share companies: Have share capital, i.e. for each share that is issued there is payment for the share, normally its nominal value e.g. a £10 share will mean the holder has paid the company £10 for it. Each flat owner will be a shareholder (who are the members of the company) and will collectively own the share capital and thereby own the company. It is complicated to organise a share company to a vehicle suited to your situation, shares will normally entitle share owners to dividend but surplus funds in a flat management company need to be applied to a sinking fund. The flat owners will need to make sure that when a flat is sold the share is transferred as well. If that doesn't happen the company and thereby ultimately the freehold could be owned by non-residents. The leases would therefore need to be amended to ensure that transfer of the share is compulsory on sale of the flat and the price for the share is fixed at its nominal value.
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Guarantee companies: Don't have a share capital, the members i.e. the flat owners give a guarantee to contribute say £10 on a winding up. There is no need to have to ensure there is transfer of shares, they don't distribute surplus as there can be no dividend and the rules can be written so membership terminates on sale of a flat. You may still want some change to the lease to enforce membership on purchasers of flats in the future to ensure there is continuity. Home Sweet Home
For expert advice contact: Ron Dougherty, Legal Executive JST Lawyers, Colonial Chambers, Temple Street, Liverpool, L2 5RH DDI: 0151 282 2841 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.jstlaw.co.uk
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Hot off the press YOUR GUIDE TO THE LATEST PROPERTY IN LIVERPOOL
Miller Homes cook up a tasty treat Miller Homes is set to spice things up for house-hunters in Liverpool this autumn, by throwing free mortgage payment protection and £500 worth of Marks & Spencer Vouchers into its already irresistible new home mix.
New funds for developments The coalition Government is set to give local councils new borrowing powers paving the way for a boost in regeneration projects. Speaking at the Liberal Democrat Conference in Liverpool, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced that councils would be given the freedom to fund developments through Tax Increment Financing. TIF,
common in the US, allows the cost of building infrastructure to be paid through future extra taxes generated by the property development it would enable. The party leader, Nick Clegg, commented: “The Government is committed to rebalancing the economy. In particular, it is determined to remove barriers and provide focused support to ensure that all places can realise their growth potential.”
Exceptional Hope Street house on market In fact, the added offers are designed to be the icing on the cake for buyers, with deposit match, shared equity and part exchange options also on the table. This gives buyers some seriously scrumptious savings for September and October. Until 22 October, house-hunters at both its developments in Liverpool; Bridgewater Park in Netherley and Connaught Green in Anfield, will be able to choose from this impressive Miller menu. This includes Miller Homes shared equity option MiWay. With MiWay Miller Homes provides an equity loan of up to 15% of the property value, with no interest for the first 5 years and up to ten years to repay. If you have saved a deposit then there is a deposit doubling deal, Deposit Match. With Deposit Match whatever buyers have saved for a deposit, up to 5% of the property value, Miller Homes will double it. MiSwap too is offered. This is Miller Homes’ own brand of stress-free part exchange. Miller Homes’ Bridgewater Park is located on Brownbill Bank, Netherley L27 7AE. Tel. 0800 840 8522 and its Connaught Green off Belmont Road, Anfield L6 4EL, tel. 0800 840 8526. millerhomes.co.uk.
Hope Street interior
Sutton Kersh is offering a rare opportunity to purchase a stunning Grade II listed Georgian town house occupying a much sought after position on Hope Street for £850,000. The property has been extensively improved by the present owner and features a spacious kitchen/breakfast room with bespoke fitted units by award winning designer Jonathan Paul of One Way Kitchens. There
is access from the main reception room at first floor level to an ornate reproduction balcony enjoying impressive views of the city to the river and the Anglican Cathedral. The property has many state-of-the-art features, however retains much of its original character with ornate coved ceilings, original staircase and folding shutters to the windows of the main reception rooms. Unusually for city centre houses, there is a sizeable paved courtyard with trees and shrubs
to the rear whilst at the front of the property there is a car drivein leading to an integral garage with remote controlled doors. No expense has been spared in ensuring that this property provides the highest standard of accommodation and an internal inspection is considered essential. For more information telephone 0151 236 2332 or visit 30 - 32 Exchange Street East, Liverpool, L2 3PU. Your Move 27
Hot & Happening YOUR GUIDE TO WHAT’S HAPPENING IN LIVERPOOL
HomeLets expands due to rise in lettings HomeLets is expanding its team at the South Liverpool headquarters to cope with an increase in demand for rented property following a significant rise in prospective tenants and vendors who are letting rather than selling. Formerly Lettings Advisor before being made Branch Manager at Warrington, Antoni Dmochowski is now looking after the day to day running of the office in Allerton. He was brought in especially to appraise properties and conduct viewings with
Bespoke management services Acorn Property Group is offering bespoke management services to landlords looking for a personal and pro-active management service. The agents, Wesley Preston and David Dunne, come from a long background of property management in Liverpool. Director Wesley Preston commented: “We provide a flexible approach to landlords and our business model is geared so that no one, landlord or tenant, is lost in the traditional system and more importantly properties are managed in a very pro-active way - it’s a fresh approach. Landlords get to deal with just the one person, there’s only one point of contact throughout and we pride ourselves at being contactable at all times.” The customer focused company provides intimate services
including flexible viewings seven days a week, regular documented property inspection reports and rent payments are sent across to landlords within 48 hours of receipt from their tenants. Letting admin fees are kept low so as not to deter applicants and repairs are kept commission free. Acorn Property Group looks to maximize the profits and make savings in many areas for large and multiple property owners
when they asset manage their portfolios. Wesley said: “In the current climate it is now more important than ever to minimise waste and tighten up on any loose management practices and in turn lost revenue.” For more information telephone Wesley Preston on 0776 925 0149 or David Dunne on 0750 066 0712 or visit www.acornpropertygroup.com
Wesley Preston and David Dunne
prospective tenants due to the rise in demand. Antoni says it is a unique combination of factors that is making it such a busy time in the lettings department. He commented: “We can put a property in the window in the morning and it’s gone by lunchtime. So a large portion of our time is spent attracting new landlords. People used to worry about the risk of becoming a landlord but we manage property as well as secure tenants which has resulted in more and more enquiries”. Demand for lettings has increased significantly over the last two years, with many looking to rent while they save money for a deposit. Similarly, many vendors have opted to let their homes rather than sell due to the lower prices of the housing market. For more information telephone 0151 280 4047, visit the offices at 1 Allerton Road, Mossley Hill, Liverpool, L18 1LG or visit www.homelets.co.uk
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Harry Foster owner of Signature Cafe with PA's
Christmas comes early for PAs Signature Café in Rapid held an exclusive PA Taste Test event, where some of the most influential Personal Assistant’s in the city were invited. The guests took part in road testing sandwich platters as part of the new delivery service being launched. Debbie Green, of TMP, commented: “We all really
enjoyed ourselves, especially the part where we took part in a competition making our own sandwiches in a bid to have it named after one of our customers - great night, food and atmosphere.” The guests were also given a sneak peek of the third floor of Rapid, the Christmas floor due to open very soon. They where greeted by 5ft
polar bears, life-like Santas and reindeers. Rapid and Signature Café is celebrating its first year’s anniversary in the George Henry Lees building. Rapid relocated from Renshaw Street to Williamson Square in October 2009 and Signature Café opened shortly after.
A grand entrance
Luxury apartments in historic mansion
The popularity of designer staircases is on the rise with Liverpool-based business Bespoke Balustrades turning the humble stairway into a fabulous designer statement. The specialist company offers everything from traditional woods to cutting edge contemporary stairs and modern glass balustrades. Director
James Gilston commented: “TV shows like Grand Designs are making people more aware on making their staircase more pleasing to the eye. We are a specialist company and there aren’t many specialist stairs and balustrade companies outside of London and we have over 30 years experience.” They offer the furniture lacquered finished and offer a
colour matching service so there is no need for French polishing or decorating giving a complete service. For more information telephone Bespoke Balustrades on 0151 228 8207, visit their show home on Gardner Road, West Derby, Liverpool, L13 7EE, or visit www.bespokebalustrades.co.uk
New faces at Northwood Northwood are delighted to welcome Laura Kilbane back into the property sector, having worked in recruitment for the past two years. Laura has three years residential sales experience and one year in commercial sales; she now joins Northwood as a Senior Negotiator at their West Derby Branch. She commented: “I have missed working in the property market and I am relishing this new challenge. Everyone at Northwood has welcomed me, their support and assistance has been great, allowing me to bring my skills back up to speed quickly.” Emma Canavan also joins the Northwood West Derby branch as an apprentice. She is working towards her NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration. Office Manager Leanne Keane is pleased with the contribution that both
New recruits Laura Kilbane and Emma Canavan
Laura and Emma have made to the team so far, which now boasts nine staff. Leanne puts Northwood’s expansion and success down to the recruitment of high calibre staff with excellent local knowledge and is not surprised that Northwood have now firmly established themselves as the agent of choice in West Derby.
For information on Northwood visit their offices at 15 - 17 West Derby Village, Liverpool, L12 5HJ, telephone 0151 256 1035 or visit www.northwooduk.com
The luxury conversion of Linwood House, a Victorian mansion in Mossley Hill, is now available for rent. The manor, on Carnatic Road, which has been divided into 10 apartments, has a rich history dating back to 1870 and is one of the finest in Mossley Hill. The building arm of Pantheon Property Services carried out all the bespoke work refurbishing the stunning mansion and coach house, and is now managing the lettings. Mike Hughes, director of Pantheon Property Services, commented: “We’ve kept the original mouldings and look but also equipped it with state-of-theart finishings as well as energy saving features that go above and beyond building regulation requirements.” The apartments have low energy LED ceiling lights with dimmers over dining areas, built-in speakers with iPod docking stations and underfloor heating in the bathroom. The gated property is extensively equipped with safety features and all ground floor apartments have burglar alarms. The gardens are communal, and each apartment has one car park space plus additional spaces for visitors. The house is maintained by a live-in caretaker. The one bedroom apartment is £725 per month, the seven two-bedroom apartments start at £875 per month and there is one three-bedroom apartment available for £1,100 per month. For more information telephone Pantheon Property Services on 0151 735 1001 or visit them at 161 - 165 Picton Road, Wavertree, Liverpool, L15 4LG.
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2 Semi Detached 2 Bedroom Bungalows 1 Detached We are delighted to announce this thoughtful collection of homes ideal for the over 55s including: Energy efficient and cost cutting features throughout fitted with solar panels Stylish fitted kitchen with built-in oven, extractor hood and hob Elegant Bathroom, tiled throughout with low level, easy shower access Beautiful turfed garden to front and rear For more info Call Cyril Webb & Co
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JST LAWYERS NETWORKING
BREWING UP FOR WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION omen from the city-region’s construction and property sectors came together at Brew Tea Bar in St Paul’s Square for JST Lawyers’ regular networking event, Women in Construction. Business Editor Tony McDonough was on hand to provide guests with advice about raising their company’s profile in the media, and how to pitch ideas to journalists. Guests were also treated to an exclusive peek at Molton Brown’s new Christmas gift range, the day before it went on sale. Brew offered their own twist with exotic tea blends and a variety of tasty cakes.
1. Helen Sinnott, Claire Jolly, DeLoitte. 2. Debra Grant , Lisa Willmitt, JST Lawyers. 3. Alexandra Napper , Brett Henshaw, Edward Symmons. 4. Laura Sherliker, Michele Ryles, Austin Smith Lord. 5. Maresa Molloy, Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, Sarah Duncan, Head of Construction, JST Lawyers. 6. Maresa Molloy, Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, Sarah Duncan, Head of Construction, JST Lawyers, Tony McDonough, Deputy Business Editor Liverpool Daily Post, Heather Summers Partner, JST Lawyers. 7. Michele Conley, Jeanette McNabb, HSBC. 8. Vanessa Lester, JST Lawyers , Adrienne Taylor, Panacea Associates. 9. Tony McDonough gives valuable advice. Your Move 31
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MERSEYSIDE LANDLORDS EXPO 2010
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his year’s Merseyside Landlord’s Expo took place on Thursday 23rd September at Aintree Racecourse. The event was sponsored by Noname by Capricorn, Merseyside’s premier kitchen manufacturer and was organised by NewHeartlands and the six local authorities. The event saw hundreds of landlords and property owners gather to visit a wide range of exhibitors as well as take advantage of the full seminar programme with experts offering up to the minute advice throughout the day.
1. Almic Contracts. 2. Sian Evans, Weightmans delivers a seminar. 3. David Phillips furnishing. 4. Dave Blackman and Nick Ball, Venmore. 5. Councils improving standards. 6. Debbie and Victoria, Whitegates. 7. Celebrity presenter Sarah Walker. 8. Jones and Chapman. 9. Phill Oliver, Ronnie Cowen, Ian Marsden, Noname by Capricorn sponsors of the event with Fiona Barnet, Your Move.
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1. The Noname by Capricorn stand. 2. The team from JST Lawyers. 3. A full seminar programme. 4. Golding Estates. 5. Jan from Sitexorbis. 6. Maggie from Loft giving advice on interiors. 7. Luv 2 Let. 8. Costco. 9. Seagram Residential . 10. Housing Benefits 11. Ron Law central heating services 12. The seminar room.
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13. The Healthy Homes Team. 14. HomeLets. 15. Keybanks. 16. The councils give advice on accreditation for landlords. 17. Nicola Smith, NewHeartlands at the Warmer Heating stand. 18. Seminars were held throughout the day. 19. Sarah Duncan, JST Lawyers delivering a seminar addressing legal issues faced by landlords. 20. Envirovent. 21. Howdenâ€™s Joinery Co. 22. Weightmans LLP. 23. Seagram Residential. 24. Paul Corcoran, Inspire Risk Management and NWPOA.
HAVE YOUR SAY YOUR VIEWS ON BIG ISSUES “I think we need to decrease business rates which are stifling the property market. The problem we’re finding with the economy is that there’s no proposed development in the Liverpool region. Small businesses are finding it hard to survive with high costs in the centre. They need an alternative to let businesses survive, maybe decrease business rates. It will help with creating and maintaining jobs, and the regeneration of Liverpool.”
Neil Kirkham Chartered Surveyor
With the October Spending Review just around the corner, Your Move hit the streets to see what people really want cut from public spending and what action should the Government take to boost the economy? “We have a benefits culture in the UK with three generations and that’s draining money - we have to plan something to create jobs. It needs analysing how long people are unemployed for; if you’re brought up on benefits then it’s harder finding a job. We need to get more people working and we need the tools in place to do that, the current benefits system isn’t helping people find jobs and that’s not good for the economy.” “Business tax rates and the VAT rise is a big problem. We’re located in a prime area and we’ve struggled over the past couple of months. However long the VAT rise goes on for that’s how long they should decrease business rates. The VAT increase is going to affect us, and how we price our costs, we’re going to have to put prices up by four to five per cent which is a bit more than the rise in VAT but it’s also to cover the rise in paper costs.”
Suzanne McCormack Banker
Stefan Strowger Owner of Moorfields Photographic
“I would definitely cut re-investment in the Trident programme because it’s a huge amount of money they are investing in something we don’t need, how much more are we going to spend on nuclear weapons? I don’t see why we bother with it, and cuts need to come from somewhere, we’ve already cut so much from public services. I don’t think we need it like we did 10 years ago, it’s not the Cold War anymore.”
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“One of my friends actually works in the NHS in Liverpool and the amount of overtime they do is so much that if they reduced overtime, which is paid at a premium, they could employ extra staff which would save money. Also the NHS could possibly cut administration costs to keep costs down.”
Gareth Evans Sales Manager
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Thursday 18TH November 2010 The awards ceremony promises to be a spectacular evening of celebration, recognising and rewarding the achievements of many talented businesses and people. This is the city’s premier property networking event so don’t miss your opportunity to attend what is the biggest date in the property calendar.
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What attracted you to St Paul’s Square? The home-buy scheme for first time buyers was a real attraction. I also work in property so I know what’s happening with the development and I saw it as having good growth potential. In the end the main reason was that it’s on the top floor, which has better views and more natural light. What are your favourite features? The nice thing about the flat is everything is big nothing feels too tight and everything is 20 per cent larger than most places. I like the shape which means it’s angled away from The Plaza, the big office complex and you have a great vista across the city.
And what about the living area? I like the way the balcony becomes part of the room, and the height you get from the windows, it’s a very good size living area, I like open plan areas. It’s very private, I’ve not felt the need to put up blinds and it has a great view. The trunk is from my granddad, I think it will make a really nice coffee table. Tell us about the bedrooms... The bedroom is big enough for a king size bed and there’s space for everything I need like my pilates mat. The second bedroom is a guest room. My parents live in the Lake District and the family are everywhere so it’s quite important to have the option of a second bedroom. I love showing them around the city.
Tell us about the kitchen... My favourite bit is the height, being tall it works very well, it’s very high spec with plenty of clever storage and an electric hob that works fantastically well – it’s the best I’ve ever used. The picture fits well it’s so calming, I bought that in Vietnam and it only cost me something like 15p. I went to Vietnam in 2005 before coming to Liverpool, I also went to Brazil and India where I got most of the pictures and figurines.
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And the bathroom? The ensuite, which is just a shower, is fantastic. It’s a really big power shower. It’s really high specification.
Ambitions? I plan to make this flat a proper home, the building itself is like a community with lots of other first-time buyers.
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On the following pages is our unique guide for you, the buyer, to find your ideal home quickly and easily. Are you moving? If the answer is yes then simply select the area you want and the price bracket, itâ€™s simply the most effective way to source the most suitable homes! Once you have found the properties you are interested in, telephone the Estate Agent or Developer for more details and arrange an appointment to view.
L11 L4 L5
991.84 1,006.94 1,039.96 1,019.60 974.28 1,015.58 971.39
1,157.13 1,174.76 1,213.27 1,189.53 1,136.65 1,184.84 1,133.28
1,322.44 1,342.58 1,386.60 1,359.46 1,299.03 1,354.10 1,295.18
1,487.75 1,510.41 1,559.93 1,529.40 1,461.41 1,523.37 1,457.08
1,818.37 1,846.06 1,906.59 1,869.27 1,786.17 1,861.90 1,780.88
2,148.97 2,181.70 2,253.23 2,209.13 2,110.92 2,200.42 2,104.67
2,479.59 2,517.35 2,599.89 2,549.00 2,435.69 2,538.95 2,428.47
2,975.50 3,020.82 3,119.86 3,058.80 2,922.82 3,046.74 2,914.16
PROPERTY AINTREE FORMBY HIGHTOWN INCE BLUNDELL LITTLE ALTCAR LYDIATE MAGHULL MELLING SEFTON THORNTON OTHER AREAS
1,021.72 987.92 987.92 990.35 990.94 1,029.54 1,044.36 996.10 995.15 988.79 985.12
1,192.01 1,152.57 1,152.57 1,155.40 1,156.10 1,201.13 1,218.41 1,162.11 1,161.00 1,153.58 1,149.31
1,362.29 1,317.22 1,317.22 1,320.46 1.321.25 1,372.71 1,392.47 1,328.12 1.326.86 1,318.38 1,313.49
1,532.58 1,481.88 1.481.88 1,485.52 1,486.41 1,544.31 1,566.53 1,494.14 1,492.72 1,483.18 1,477.68
1,873.15 1,811.19 1,811.19 1,815.64 1,816.72 1,887.49 1,914.65 1,826.17 1,824.44 1,812.78 1,806.05
2,213.73 2,140.50 2,140.50 2,145.75 2,147.04 2,230.67 2,262.77 2,158.20 2,156.15 2,142.37 2,134.43
2,554.30 2,469.80 2,469.80 2,475.87 2,477.35 2,573.85 2,610.89 2,490.24 2,487.87 2,471.97 2,462.80
3,065.16 2,963.76 2,963.76 2,971.04 2,972.82 3,088.62 3,133.06 2,988.28 2,985.44 2,966.36 2,955.36
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//// HOMES FOR SALE/TO LET L1 £144,950 Liberty Place Fourth floor two bedroom apartment Open plan lounge and fitted kitchen Benefits from a timber decked balcony Allocated parking. Viewing is essential!
£94,950 Mariner's Warf Well presented first floor studio apartment, Separate kitchen and stairs leading up to living/bedroom Gas central heating, double glazed windows, Allocated parking space.
£130,000 West Derby Village Three Bedroom Victorian Cottage, Grade II Listed, Many Original Features, Entrance Hall, Two Reception Rooms, Kitchen, Downstairs WC, Bathroom, Rear Yard, Gas Central Heating System, Requires Some Upgrading, No Chain
£575pcm Circle 109 Luxury one bed apartment, Fully furnished, Excellent Central location off Duke Street, Balcony, Fitted kitchen, Double bedroom, Secure parking Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038
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L4 £127,500 Gambier Terrace Two bedroom upper ground floor apartment, Separate kitchen, gas central heating, Very central location close to City Centre, Parking permits available, NO CHAIN! Andrew Louis 0151 330 5333
£109,950 Normandale Road Three Bedroom Semi Detached, Reception Room, Large/Kitchen Dining Room, Family Bathroom, UPVC Double Glazing, Gas Central Heating System, Front and Rear Gardens, Driveway Parking, Garage Northwood 0151 256 1035
L2 £109,950 Regency Chambers Immaculate, two bedroom upper ground apartment, Open plan fitted kitchen and lounge, High ceiling, large sash windows, Easy access to local amenities, NO CHAIN!!!
OIRO £104,950 Southgate Close Immaculate mid terrace, Lounge through to dining/kitchen with access to the rear garden, Separate garage and off road parking, Rear garden ideal for entertaining family and friends.
£550pcm Bold Place A one bedroom apartment, Excellent Central location on Berry Street, A short walk from Bold Street & Central Station, Minutes from Lime Street Station, Fully furnished, Fitted kitchen Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038
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L2 £99,950 Craigside Avenue Two Bedroom End Terrace, Reception Room, Kitchen, Bathroom, Rear Garden, UPVC Double Glazing, Gas Central Heating System, No Chain
£159,950 Devonshire Road Three bedroom top floor apartment Spacious lounge, gas central heating Double glazing, communal gardens On street parking
Northwood 0151 256 1035
Andrew Louis 0151 330 5333
£92,500 Finch Lane Three Bedroom Newly Refurbished Mid Terrace, Reception Room, Dining Room, Extended Fitted Kitchen, Family Bathroom, UPVC Double Glazing, Gas Central Heating System, Double Driveway Parking, No Chain
£1100pcm Unity Building Luxury three bedroom City Centre apartment, Spacious duplex apartment, Furnished to a high standard, 10th floor of exclusive Unity Building, Excellent central location off Chapel Street, Secure parking, Viewing recommended Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038
Andrew Louis 0151 330 5333
£139,950 Royal Quay Two bedroom first floor apartment Fitted kitchen, double bedrooms and bathroom, Allocated parking and a Juliet balcony, Ideal for first time buyers or as an investor. Andrew Louis 0151 330 5333
£180,000 Alfriston Road Four Bedroom Semi Detached, Three Reception Rooms, Kitchen, Cloakroom/WC, Family Bathroom, Gardens Front and Rear, Driveway Parking, Detached Garage, Gas Central Heating System, No Chain Northwood 0151 256 1035
£127,500 City Quay Two double bed second floor apartment, Double glazed windows, gas central heating, Allocated parking, NO CHAIN!!! Andrew Louis 0151 330 5333 £99,000 Jugglers Yard A superb one bedroom apartment Open plan living area and fully fitted kitchen, Fully tiled bathroom finished to a high specification Andrew Louis 0151 330 5333
£164,950 Ashwood Drive Three Bedroom Detached, Living Room, Kitchen/Diner, Shower Room, Well Maintained Gardens, Single Garage, Driveway Parking for Three Cars, Double Glazing, Gas Central Heating, No Chain Northwood 0151 256 1035 £139,950 Parkside Drive Three Bedroom End Terrace, Through Lounge, Contemporary Shower Room, Gas Central Heating System, UPVC Double Glazing, Rear Garden, Driveway Parking, No Chain Northwood 0151 256 1035
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£525pcm Dale Street A one bedroom furnished apartment in the heart of the City Centre. The property benefits from being close to all amenities, restaurants and transport links. Must be viewed!! Andrew Louis 0151 330 5321
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L17 OIEO £125,000 Sandringham Court A 2 bedroom duplex converted apartment, Lounge with high ceilings and large bay windows, Fully fitted kitchen, gas central heating, Secure parking Andrew Louis 0151 330 5333
L1 £650pcm Manhattan Place Luxury 2 bedroom city centre apartment, furnished to a high standard with en suite to master bedroom. Video camera entry. Andrew Louis 0151 330 5321
L3 £1600pcm Alexandra Tower Luxury three bedroom duplex apartment on the 25th floor, 26 storey residential tower on the banks of the River Mersey, Floor to ceiling windows, Fantastic views of the Mersey and Liver Buildings, Furnished to a high standard throughout, Open plan living area, Fitted kitchen, Bathroom & En-suite, two double bedrooms & single bedroom/study, Secure parking included Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038
//// HOMES FOR SALE/TO LET £1,200pcm South Ferry Quay Luxury 3 bed penthouse, Excellent location on the Marina, Spacious duplex apartment, Fully furnished to a high standard, 2 double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom / study, Secure parking included, Viewing recommended
£625pcm City Quay A beautiful docklands development situated close to all local amenities. Property is fully furnished to a high standard . Two double sized bedrooms, secure entry & allocated parking. Andrew Louis 0151 330 5321
Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038 £800pcm Alexandra Tower Luxury 2 bedroom apartment, Floor to ceiling windows in the living room and bedrooms, Fantastic views of the Mersey Furnished to a high standard throughout, open plan living area with fitted kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, Bathroom & Ensuite, Close to City Centre
£595pcm Pall Mall 5th floor two large bed ff apartment in this Bellway development, close to Moorfields. Pristine condition. Available mid October. Contact Julie 07949 169 190
Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038 £800pcm West Tower A to bed luxury apartment situated on the 19th floor of one of the most popular buildings in Liverpool close to the city centre and with unrivalled views of the river & city. The property is in immaculate condition throughout and offers spacious accommodation, with stunning views of the city and River Mersey.
£550pcm Pall Mall Large one bedroom, 3rd floor, spacious furnished apartment in this popular city centre development close to Moorfields, Designer bathroom, ff separate kitchen. Suit a professional couple. Available immediately Contact Julie 07949 169 190
£600pcm Thornycroft Road 3 bed terraced house just off Smithdown Road, Part furnished, Gas Central Heating, Double Glazing, 3 bedrooms, Bathroom, Living Room, Kitchen with white goods
£750pcm Stroma Road Spacious 3 bed semi detached house, Located off Mather Avenue close to West Allerton Station, Available unfurnished, 2 reception rooms, Fitted kitchen, Garden to rear, Off street parking
Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038
Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038
£595pcm St Michaels Road We are delighted to offer for let this two bedroom apartment situated in the popular residential area of Aigburth close to all local amenities and transport links. An early viewing is highly recommended!!
L21 £495pcm Hargreaves Roadh A one bed apartment situated in the sought after area on Lark Lane. The property comprises: hallway, lounge, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. It benefits from having an intercom system and secure parking.
£525pcm Bankside Court A bright first floor 2 bedroom apartment, furnished, with fitted kitchen, modern bathroom, secure door entry system and parking. Andrew Louis 0151 330 5321
£750pcm Waterloo Warehouse, This is a fabulous two bedroom duplex apartment in the grade 1 listed building, This is a gated development with one allocated parking space and visitors parking. Views of the river, viewing is essential.
From £500pcm Bispham Court Brand new one and two bedroom apartments, 14 Storey residential development in the City Centre, Excellent central location on Lace Street, City views, Close to Liverpool John Moore's & Royal Liverpool Hospital, Available furnished or unfurnished, Secure parking also available, Available
Andrew Louis 0151 330 5321
Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038
Andrew Louis 0151 330 5321
Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038
Andrew Louis 0151 330 5321
Andrew Louis 0151 330 5321
£725pcm South Ferry Quay Spacious and luxurious two bedroom penthouse apartment comprising of fully furnished kitchen, ensuite to master bedroom . Allocated parking and secure door entry system.
£400pcm Oriel Lodge 1 bedroom apartment on Oriel Road, Next to Oriel Road Station, Bootle, Fully furnished, Balcony, Fitted kitchen, Private parking
L8 £625pcm The Overhead Modern 2 bed apartment, New development on Sefton Street, Close to city centre, Furnished to a high standard, Secure parking
Andrew Louis 0151 330 5321
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£650pcm Armstrong Quay This is a recently refurbished two bedroom ground floor apartment, partly furnished. With river views and parking this property should be viewed. Andrew Louis 0151 330 5321
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Kim In The City Fresh from London’s West End and rave reviews, Sex and the City’s Kim Cattrall comes to Liverpool to perform Shakespeare’s mercurial Cleopatra, in the ultimate love story alongside her Antony. But first, Kim talks to Your Move about the stage, Liverpool Playhouse inspiring her to act and the very fashionable Liverpool women.
INTERVIEW BY DINA KARIM You have just come from performing at the West End, how are you enjoying working on stage? I love doing theatre, I love rehearsing, and I love actors. I think they are really brave and in this company we have actors who have been with the Royal Shakespeare Company most of their lives like Janet Suzman (director), Ian Hogg and Jeffery Kissoon. And then we have actors where this is their first professional job, and then they have someone like me who has had a lot of experience but doing something new, exciting and scary. What’s it like working with Director Janet Suzman, where she has performed previously as Cleopatra? She’s very tough, she knows this play and this world and she expects 100 per cent from all of us even if you have a few lines in a scene she wants them to be very specific and very grounded and very real. I think I will be learning things about Cleopatra until the day we close, which is a great gift because if I knew all the answers it wouldn’t be as much fun. I could play parts like Samantha from Sex and the City for the rest of my life but that’s not what I’m interested in doing I’m interested in pushing those boundaries. I want careers like Janets’ and Judy Dench, Glenda Jackson and Maggie Smith who go on and on and take these roles and keep working, 42 Your Move
developing their skills, talents and imagination - I think that keeps you alive. You usually play strong female characters where do you draw your influences from? My mum and her sisters, that generation. They had a real tough time not having a dad so that made for very strong female substance and I think I come from that, I’m tenacious and I get that from them. You mention that your aunt took you to the Playhouse when you were younger, in what way has it inspired your acting? My introduction to really serious theatre was through the Liverpool Playhouse. I went to Stratford when I was 12 and saw Janet and these things definitely inspired me. I was just so excited that these plays were happening and that I could go to the theatre and hear this story. I was fascinated by everything about it, the way it looked, the seats I sat in, feeling in the audience, the story, the language, it all really inspired me and I thought this feels right for me. How has the city changed over the years, and what does Liverpool mean to you? It has changed so much so recently since 2008, I didn’t recognise it! When I came up in 2008 to visit my aunties it was another skyline, it was like ‘wow’. When I came here to do the BBC programme Who Do You Think You Are? it was shot in a lot of different places that I had never seen like the town hall, and I was like ‘oh my God the architecture here is thrillingly beautiful, why did I never see this before’. I have always loved the Albert Dock, I’ve always thought it was really special because it meant voyages and travel and excitement. Liverpool compared to Courtenay (Canada) was a metropolis. The town was so small, there
was no theatre only a cinema that was run by the army base and Liverpool represented something really special – culture really. What do you think about fashion in the city? It’s wonderful - the girls really do dress up, I mean even on a Monday or a Sunday night they’re in complete slap and the whole thing and they look wonderful. In London they’re a lot more easy going, Liverpool women like to go out and I’m for that. Will your Cleopatra inspire the younger generation to embrace Shakespeare? It’s so interesting and I didn’t expect this when Sex and the City ended and I was concentrating on theatre. I would be left notes at stage doors that said ‘I’ve never seen a play before I came to see you and I want to see more plays now’, and I thought that was fabulous. I never expected that but because they know me from the series and playing a different character they came because they had a connection to my work and now it’s going to open them up to a whole world of theatre. Theatre is not like telly or film, theatre is a very special experience because it’s in the now, in the moment. You hear the audience they are part of your consciousness while you’re doing the play and I think about young people doing that and who knows if it sparks somebody like it sparked me. Antony and Cleopatra will open October 8 and run til November 13 at the Liverpool Playhouse, Wiilliamson Square. Tickets start from £12. Book online at www.everymanplayhouse.com or call the box office on 0151 709 4776 between 10am - 7pm Monday to Saturday.
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Liverpool represented something really special – culture really.
cattrall file BORN Mossley Hill, Liverpool then moved to Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
EDUCATION London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA)
FASHION Wore a simple tight black dress with a red rose print and a beautiful embroidered grey shawl
MOVIE Sex and the City: The Movie 1 & 2, Mannequin, Police Academy and Big Trouble in Little China plus many more
THEATRE Noël Coward’s Private Lives, Brian Clark's Whose Life is it anyway, The Cryptogram by David Mamet and The Rocky Horror Picture Show to name a few.
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STORE SOME MORE I have just recently moved into my boyfriend’s apartment and we are really struggling for storage space. We have built-in wardrobes in the bedroom but we are desperately in need of more drawers. We don’t have much room! Can you suggest a way out of our dilemma!
With over ten years’ experience in the interior design business, Sharon Armor is poised to answer all your design queries from DIY disasters to decorating dilemmas.
I would look at investing in a High Boy, many retailers now refer to them as Tallboy as through time the design of this item of furniture and scale has changed. Tallboy now is a term commonly used for a double chest of drawers, one standing on top of the other; it could be the perfect solution to your dilemma, as it will give you double the storage space and only take up the floor space of roughly one chest of drawers. One of my favourites on the market is the 18drawer Butterfly Chest in distressed silver leaf from The French Bedroom Company. www.frenchbedroomcompany.co.uk
LIGHTEN UP Now that the children have gone back to school, I can’t help but think that the lounge looks dull with its cream and beige furnishings, it feels cold to me and uninspiring. I would like to add a splash of colour, do you have any suggestions to what colour to use and what is the best way to introduce a new colour into a room? Poised between pink and purple, magenta brings a touch of glamour and warmth to any room, and this season the colour is on trend. An easy way to start to introduce colour into a room is by the addition of a throw or blanket, it instantly changes the feel by adding, texture, colour, pattern and warmth in one easy hit. Another surprisingly easy way is to add a splash of colour is the addition of pairs of lamps. Furleys have the most amazing lamps in their collection, HF Mia are contemporary handblown glass lamps and shades in magenta, they are simply beautiful and would instantly uplift any room.
STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN We have just bought an old barn and are at the stage of deciding what to do with the staircase. We our incorporating a lot of light and space into our build and want the staircase to reflect that, the stairs are going to be the first thing you see when entering the barn so we want them to have a wow factor. We want a contemporary look to our staircase with glass. We have been unable to source a company who does these type of stairs in our region do you know of any companies that do? I have recently come across a local company called bespoke balustrades that specialise in custom built designer stairs and balustrades. I definitely think they would be able to help you create the sensational staircase you are looking for; they have a showroom in West Derby in Liverpool and have a wide range of staircases from traditional woods to contemporary glass designs. www.bespokebalustrades.co.uk
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WALLS OF AUTUMNAL
WONDER As the leaf kicking season falls upon us we unroll a shower of leaf inspired wallpapers.
1. Folia wallpaper by Sanderson available from John Lewis £38 per roll. 2. Perry Green wallpaper from John Lewis £15 per roll. 3. Graham & Brown, Sarra Mushroom wallpaper from Rapid Home Direct £15.99 per roll. 4. Sanderson Oakwood from Sanderson £31 per roll. 5. Vintage Glamour by Cole & Son (Fig) from Elaine Cunningham Home Store £58 per roll. 6. Retro Leaves wallpaper from Next £15 per roll. Stockists: johnlewis.com, rapidhomedirect.com, www.elainecunninghaminteriors.com, www.next.co.uk, www.sanderson-uk.com Your Move 47
What’s hot YOUR GUIDE TO WHAT’S HAPPENING OUT & ABOUT IN LIVERPOOL
Liverpool’s next top model
The global peace monument will be unveiled in Liverpool to mark John Lennon's 70th birthday. Son Julian and first wife Cynthia will be unveiling the monument at Chavasse Park on October 9. Commissioned by the Global Peace Initiative, the Peace & Harmony monument has been created by American art prodigy Lauren Voiers. Watch out for Your Move’s commemorative Lennon issue, out October 15. Photo Credit Pulse Agency
Tyrone Hermitt and Rachel Waring
Rachel Waring and Tyrone Hermitt are celebrating after each winning a year’s modelling contract and the chance to star in a series of Liverpool advertisements. The pair both entered a competition run by St Johns and Clayton Square shopping centres to find two new Liverpool fashion stars. The pair will be featured in a huge advertisement which will be located across the exterior frontage of St Johns shopping centre.
Ladies, here is your chance to wear clothes straight off the rail of premier WAG Alex Gerrard. The model has launched a capsule collection for autumn/winter in collaboration with high street brand Forever Unique. Her 16-piece, mainly dresses, collection is fresh and funky.
The Health Spa and Wellbeing Centre will re-open in October at Blackburne House. The centre will include health and fitness classes, holistic therapy treatments, specialist women's health 48 Your Move
services and spa and pampering days plus much more. Some health and fitness classes are already available. For more information telephone 0151 709 4356 or visit www.blackburnehouse.co.uk
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Your Move loves: The Madeline Taupe full dress. www.foreverunique.co.uk
6 – 16 Oct Unity Theatre --From a small village in China to war-torn Liverpool, Yee Lui’s story of friendship, addiction and adversity against the backdrop of Communist China is performed by David Yip of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. For tickets visit www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk
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Chapter & Verse Festival
Laura Belém, Temple of a Thousand Bells
Merseyside's new annual literature festival, Chapter & Verse at The Bluecoat will feature readings, book signings, talks, discussions, performances and workshops from a range of speakers and authors. Highlights include Jim Crace, Tariq Ali, Linda Grant, Sadie Jones, Lemn Sissay, Liverpool's own Mercy and Heart Beats, plus many more. The festival starts on National Poetry Day, October 9, and finishes with a weekend of exciting events to celebrate the Liverpool Irish Festival on October 19.
The Brazilian artist’s installation of 1,000 hand-blown glass bells, situated at the Oratory beside Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, will surely delight in what is meant to be a 3D experience combined with a polyphonic sound track. As part of the Liverpool Biennial, the exhibition tells the story of a sailor searching for the lost music of the bells in a temple that sank beneath the ocean. The installation is open Thursday to Sunday between 10am and 6pm.
Tickets available through www.thebluecoat.org.uk, or telephone 0151 702 5324. The Charlatans
11 Oct O2 Academy --The Charlatans tour the UK in October in support of new album 'Who We Touch', stopping off at Liverpool O2 Academy with supporting songwriter and former lead singer of the Happy Mondays, Shaun Ryder. For tickets visit www.o2academyliverpool.co.uk or telephone the 24-hour Box Office on 0844 477 2000.
British Musical Fireworks Championships
1 – 3 Oct Southport --If Bonfire Night is not near enough head to Southport, Kings Gardens, to watch the ultimate in breathtaking pyrotechnic wizardry showcasing displays from seven of the UK's leading firework companies. To buy tickets visit www.visitsouthport.com or telephone 01704 533333.
8 – 9 Oct Cavern Club --Remember John Lennon with a celebration gig at Cavern Club. Top Lennon tribute acts will be celebrating the eve of his birthday at the venue. Tickets are £11.50. For tickets visit www.cavernclub.org WATCH OUT for Your Move’s commemorative Lennon issue, out October 15.
9 Oct Nation --Superstar DJ Paul Van Dyk gets set for Cream’s coming-ofage big night. The clubbing institution has a host of DJs to celebrate turning 18 including Laidback Luke and Funkagenda in the Annexe. Tickets are £25. For tickets telephone Ticketline on 0844 888 4401 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org Your Move 49
MEN’S FASHION 3
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Guys don't be beaten by the girls. Invest in a winter working wardrobe. Pick up some stylish separates and keep ahead of the game.
Model wears Jacamo
1. Jeff Banks pipe edge shirt, £35, Debenhams. 2. Roll sleeve blazer, £75, Next. 3. Satin cufflink striped shirt, £35, Marks and Spencers. 4. Grey military coat, £129, Burton. 5. Autograph trousers, £49, Marks and Spencers. 6. Cotton and cashmere cardigan, £35, Marks and Spencers. 7. Leather briefcase, £75, Next. 8. Oxford lace, £99.99, Office.
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Hit this season running with a brand new working wardrobe. Mix key pieces, clever separates and chunky knits with funky accessories and take the office by storm.
Model wears Debenhams
1. Donegal waistcoat, £149, Hobbs. 2. Queen bee jacket, £115, French Connection. 3. NW3 fleet cardi, £89, Hobbs. 4. Pussy bow blouse, £10, Primark. 5. Check kilt, £12.50, George at Asda. 6. Belted full circle skirt, £45, Next. 7. Woodland chain necklace, £15, Dorothy Perkins. 8. Mock-croc bag, £29.50, Marks and Spencer.
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“My career at ICI gave me a broad business background”
decisions they need.” Established in 1976 and with an excellent reputation, becoming tax partner at the firm was no easy path to tread. Julia had large footsteps to fill, but she took on the role alongside family life; caring for three sons (one at university in London, and the others at school in Liverpool) and her Italian husband. His heritage takes them abroad, particularly to Sicily, which has become something of another home for the family in holiday periods. In Liverpool however, Julia has been
of the recession, and there’s some uncertainty, there are some very good opportunities to invest at the moment, and there’s a real sense of optimism in the region.” Over main courses of red snapper and salmon with a healthy ponzu sauce and steamed jasmine rice, Julia reveals more about her earlier career; she studied in London before returning to the north-west to work for ICI, and her job took her to London and to Brussels before she retrained as a chartered accountant. It’s clearly with experience and
“staff serve authentically prepared Japanese sushi, sashimi, and a host of teriyaki dishes”
LUCY OLIVER HAS LUNCH WITH.... Julia Casimo, John Kerr Chartered Accountants tsu Japanese Restaurant is truly a hidden gem in the city, but well worth finding. Located on The Strand, off Brunswick Street, the stylish and simple interiors and welcoming staff serve authentically prepared Japanese sushi, sashimi, and a host of teriyaki dishes. One of Julia Casimo’s favourite haunts, it’s the ideal meeting place for our interview after her busy day at John Kerr Chartered Accountants on Eaton Road in West Derby. As tax partner in the independent, full service accountancy firm, Julia’s role sees her advise property professionals, landlords and developers on how to optimise their position; accompanied by a regular slot as a Your Move columnist, advising
readers on all tax matters. Over a shared platter of sushi to start, recommended by the chef, Julia and I discuss how her background in sales and marketing for the chemicals giant ICI, prepared her for the challenge of retraining and becoming a partner in her father’s firm. “My career at ICI gave me a broad business background, and unlike many other accountants, I’m able to see the clients’ point of view and advise them better. Our clients vary from landlords with residential and commercial portfolios, to large developers and we provide a full range of services for all owner-managed businesses. With changes in the law, it’s important to keep our clients updated and up to speed, so that they can make the
excited about the growth of the business to comprise a team of 20 and the increasing client numbers over the past five or six years. Having been a partner in the firm now for three years, overseeing the business’s development has been, she says, hard work but also something of an organic event in recent years. She adds, “Our investments and pensions department has been a key area of growth, and we’re still helping people to plan for their retirements with a mix of equity and property. While we’re not yet at the end
insight that Julia advises her clients, combined with the family firm’s ethos which has kept both a long-serving staff and a loyal clientele over the years. It might also be the fact that Julia’s professional but friendly manner makes managing tax affairs seem a lot less daunting. On the firm’s future, Julia is positive: “I’m keen to carry on working hard to serve our clients and grow the business, and we offer an initial free meeting for new clients to get some advice on a particular issue. Just give us a call.”
ETSU JAPANESE RESTAURANT – 25 THE STRAND LIVERPOOL L2 0XJ –
Sample unagi-don (grilled eel) prepared by Japanese chefs.
A simple yet stylish authentic Japanese interior.
To book a table at Etsu, visit www.etsu-restaurant.co.uk or telephone 0151 236 7530. Etsu is closed on Mondays.
For more information about John Kerr Chartered Accountants in West Derby, telephone 0151 228 8977, or visit the website at www.jkca.co.uk. Your Move 53
JOHN MOORES PAINTING PRIZE
THE OSCARS OF BRITISH PAINTING tars of the art world arrived at the Walker Art Gallery to see Keith Coventry scoop the £25,000 first prize at the John Moores Painting Prize with the mysterious painting Spectrum Jesus. The free exhibition is open daily until 3 Jan 2011. Make sure to vote for your favourite, the popular visitors’ choice winner will be announced in November. www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk
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