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Covering the North West • COMMERCIAL • RESIDENTIAL • LETTINGS • NEW HOMES May 18th 2017 BUILDERS SUPPLIES West Coast Ltd ROCKERY & PLANTERS FLEET7WO7O6D &6 C0LEV0ELEYS The Biggest & Best Property Guide in your Area - The Place to be Seen. See the Showcase Page 32 Your Local Property Website Find us online Make sure you check out our next issue on June 1st! FREE


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2 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 May 18th 2017 Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene INDEX • RESIDENTIAL Pages 4 to 35 DANCING WITH DEMENTIA AT THE WINTER GARDENS • PARK HOMES Pages 3, 8, 36, 37 and 38 • SOUTH FYLDE SCENE Pages 39 to 44 • LEGAL SCENE Page 45 • NEW HOMES SCENE Pages 46 to 51 • FINANCE Page 53 • LETTING SCENE Pages 54 to 58 • COMMERCIAL SCENE Pages 59 to 61 • CLASSIFIED SCENE Pages 62 & 63 People with dementia and their carers that people know are invited to come along to the annual how to access the Dancing with Dementia event on appropriate support. Wednesday 14 June. “The event is open The popular event is set to return for the to all members of fourth year running and will take place at the the public as we prestigious Empress Ballroom in the Winter want to discuss how Gardens from 11am-4pm. to improve the lives For just £10 per person, guests will enjoy an afternoon of ballroom dancing, refreshments including a delicious afternoon tea, music and a host of dementia-friendly activities. Entertainment will be provided by the mighty Wurlitzer organ, professional displays of Latin and Ballroom dancing, a choir, free raffle and much more. Information will be available on the day about dementia services and support as well as details on how to become part of the official “Dementia Friends” campaign. Dr Arif Rajpura, Blackpool Council’s Director of Public Health said:“As always, we hope that of carers and people with dementia as well as involving the wider community to raise awareness of how to spot the early signs and symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. “We’re hoping to see a record number of people attend this year’s event.” Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease or a series of strokes. The Alzheimer’s Society runs a scheme called Dementia Friends. For more information about how Blackpool Council is helping Blackpool to become a dementia friendly town or to become a people living with dementia, as well as families Dementia describes a set of symptoms that Dementia Friend, visit and carers can take advantage of the range of support services available at this event in the may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. uk/Dementia magnificent Empress Ballroom. “From navigating health and social care to These changes are often small to start with, but for someone with dementia they have Booking is essential for the Dancing with Dementia event. To book your place, call accessing local information, it’s important become severe enough to affect daily life. 01253 476373. • FEATURE SCENE ARTIST’S ‘CLEAN’ MESSAGES SUPPORT KEEP BLACKPOOL TIDY Page 64 CONTACTS Editorial and all other queries: emma@thepropertyscene .com Tel: 07970 711 843 Advertising: advertising@thepropertyscene .com Tel: 01253 392064 Website: www .thepropertyscene .com Design & Print Ltd Mr Richard Russell Tel: 01244 833814 The Property Scene has been a combination of many people’s efforts, time and most importantly encouragement, so a huge THANK YOU to you all. The Property Scene is independently owned by A & S Publishing, PO Box 1273, Blackpool, FY1 9ET. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval system or transmitted in any form by means electronic, photographic, recording or otherwise without prior permission of the publishers. Views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of the Editor or publisher. Whilst the greatest care is taken to ensure that the information in this product is correct at the time of going to press the Publisher cannot accept responsibility for errors, inaccuracies or omissions. Published by A&S Publishing. Printed by NWN Media Limited at Mold Business Park, Wrexham Road, Mold. Lancashire born artist Paul Curtis, The initiative is one of the latest in the Keep using this process that I have known a town known as Moose took to the streets of Blackpool this month as part of the town’s Keep Blackpool Tidy Campaign. The artist is known as the creator of ‘reverse graffiti’ where he scrubs dirty walls and footpaths so that words and images are formed by the cleaned areas. Blackpool Tidy campaign which was launched last year and is run between Blackpool Council and environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. Its aim is to encourage more residents,visitors and businesses to take pride in keeping the resort clean and make Blackpool the cleanest seaside resort in the UK by 2020. council to employ this method. Hats off to them. I am proud to be involved.” Cllr Gillian Campbell, Deputy Leader of the Council, added: “We wanted to get the message out in as many places as possible that we are proud of Blackpool and want to make sure that it stays clean and tidy. Using stencils and a power washer a range of messages reminding people to Keep Blackpool Tidy have recently been ‘revealed’ in Blackpool’s town centre and on the promenade. The artist was invited to Blackpool following his work in London where he created outlines of animals with images of litter overlaid to highlight how it affects wildlife. 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8 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 May 18th 2017 Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene Affordable Luxury Living W yre Country Park is beautiful, family owned site in the heart of the countryside, set on an elevated position overlooking the River Wyre. With just 48 beautiful, luxury lodges on the site your custom built home is sure to remain a haven of peace and tranquility. If you have been dreaming of a beautiful holiday home in tranquil surroundings then come and pay us a visit, have a look around and with prices from just £139,999 fully furnished we are sure to have something for everyone. Come And Join Us Sat,aSt ouunrananexndtdoapMlesnoown5eedtkhaenydas2n, 8dBa,n62kt9HhoaJlniudadny ew3.e0etkhendMay Wsheowhavyeou3.YmoaaugtcnoaiufnirceeonnfjtotshyheaofpwtaerrhknooamonendstitfesraosmatnudnSntaaintpegilmysuAmrlrsboinounnledmainnodgnsP.aadtehfainnddetrakteo appoCinatllminenbtetowne0e7n91609a9m22a3n3d04o.r0007p7m47o7r 3b8y409 Benefits of Wyre Country Park: • open full 52 weeks • secure gated community • custom designed home • beautiful maintained grounds • tranquil countryside location • 18 boat moorings • we will consider all forms of part exchange - static or touring caravans, lodges - even bricks and mortar! Wyre Country Park, Wardley’s Lane, Staynall, Hambleton, Poulton-Le-Fylde FY6 9DX


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Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene May 18th 2017 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 9 Buying a home with a partner or friend – what to watch for... Buying with your partner or a group of friends could help raise a bigger deposit and get you on the housing ladder but remember you could be responsible for the full mortgage if someone defaults read our guide to find out what to look out for How many people can jointly own a property and what rights do they have? Up to four people can jointly be registered as legal co-owners of a property Joint owners have a legal right to stay in their home unless a court order rules otherwise If one of the owners wants to sell the property or take a loan out against its value all of the owners have to give their consent, unless a court order rules otherwise What are the different options for joint ownership? There are joint tenancies, which are favoured by married couples and people in civil partnerships. And there is tenancy in common, which is favoured by groups of friends or relatives who are buying together. What does joint tenancy mean? If one of the joint tenants dies the property immediately passes to the other owner. This means individual owners can’t pass what they consider ‘their share’ of the property to a beneficiary in their will. Unless the co-owners are married or in a civil partnership, inheritance tax may still be payable. Joint tenants must act as one in the eyes of the law. So, individual tenants would not have the option of only mortgaging their share of the property, for example. All of the tenants would have to take out a joint mortgage I’ve lived with my partner for years but we’re not married, we’re not joint tenants and only one of us owns the property – do we both have a claim on the property? Probably not – if you’re not married the law usually doesn’t give you any claim on your partner’s money or assets but in some cases, if you have contributed to the purchase price or mortgage costs or made contributions to the upkeep of the property, a Court may find you have acquired an interest in its value Similarly, if you are the owner of the property but rely on contributions to mortgage payments and utility bills from your partner (who is not a joint tenant and not married to you), he or she has no legal obligation to make those contributions and could legally stop whenever they want To get around this you should seek legal advice about drawing up a legally binding cohabitation agreement You can also draw up a deed of trust with a power of sale, setting out the circumstances in which the property should be sold and what would happen to the proceeds What does tenancy in common mean? Up to four people can be tenants in common for an individual property. This is a popular choice for friends or relatives who are buying together Tenants in common don’t have to own equal shares of the property They can each act individually, which means they can leave it to a beneficiary in their will. While in theory they have the option of mortgaging their share of the property, in reality finding a lender willing to lend in these circumstances would be difficult because the lender wouldn’t be able to enforce a sale if the mortgager defaulted Can tenants in common take out a joint mortgage? Yes, most lenders will allow up to four applicants to take out a joint mortgage. But when they are deciding the size of your mortgage they will usually only take into account the incomes of the two people who are paid most What happens if I’m a joint tenant or a tenant in common and the other tenants stop meeting the mortgage payments? A mortgage lender will always insist that borrowers are ‘jointly and severally’ liable. This means that if one of you stops paying his or her part of the mortgage the other (or others) will have to pay the full amount. To avoid this, sit down and talk about what your plans are. Perhaps one of you wants to move in with a partner eventually, or maybe one of you has to move around with work and it wouldn’t be realistic to enter into a long-term legal arrangement and commitment Each of you should seek separate independent legal advice and always draw up a legal agreement, called a declaration of trust, which establishes when and how the property can be sold and how much notice needs to be given if one of you decides to end the arrangement, whether one or more of you has the right of first refusal to buy the share of the owner who wants to leave, and how the net sale proceeds should be divided up This all sounds a bit risky – what are the alternatives to joint ownership? Save, save and keep saving so you can afford the deposit for a mortgage alone Shared ownership allows you to partly own a property without having to involve your friends or loved ones The Government’s Help to Buy scheme provides loans to homebuyers, which are interest free for the first five years


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10 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 May 18th 2017 ESTATE AGENTS Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene Allitt Estate Agency are delighted to offer you a selection of the Holiday Homes available at popular Regent Bay Holiday Park Regent Bay Holiday Park Regent Bay Holiday Park is just a few minutes from Morecambe promenade, the beach and just a 40 minute drive from The Lake District or Blackpool. The pet friendly park offers something for everyone with an indoor heated pool and sauna, Boathouse restaurant and bar, and cabaret show bar with entertainment for all ages, 7 nights a week! The park is also home to an outdoor sports court and play area, a brand new arcade, and a brilliant kids club programme with activities every day. We have various static caravans and lodges for sale from £15,995, so you can holiday at your favourite park time and time again! To arrange a viewing or discuss your needs further please call our sale team at Allitt on 01253 752700 or call into one of our local offices. Properties for sale ABI California £15,995 • 2017 Standard pitch fees included • Siting and connections included • Steps and handrail • Gas safety checks • Digital TV aerial, fridge and axle jacks • Water connection Atlas Portfolio • Fire extinguisher and smoke alarm • Current sewage and water rates • Electricity safety checks • Current insurance rates • Ramtech security alarm • VAT • Plus more The ABI California is the perfect starter holiday home for families and is at an amazing price of only £15,995. This 2 bedroom holiday home sleeps 6 people, and has lots of storage space for all those holiday essentials £65,000 Pemberton Lucerne £34,061 38ft x 12ft, New for 2017 Two bedrooms premium holiday home offering a stunning kitchen with appliances. This home is finished to a high standard. 39ft x 13ft, 2 bedrooms holiday home equipped with luxurious free standing furniture a fully equipped kitchen and en suite master bedroom.


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