The Student Accommodation Market Is Changing


Student accommodation is very different to what it was 10 years ago. Gone are the days of dingy bedsits and “Rigsby” type landlords.

The Philip James Students division are pioneering the changes along with their student landlords so that they are properly prepared for the future.

Neil Ryder, manager of Philip James Student Properties tells us “Things have changed drastically over the last few years in the student accommodation market, not only in Manchester but as a country as a whole. The marketplace has become much more competitive. With the increased competition, students are expecting much higher standards than ever before. We have been working closely with our landlords for the last couple of years explaining to them what they need to do now and in the future to maximise our landlord’s returns.”


Philip James Student Property Offices In Withington

“Annual tuition fees introduced a couple of years ago has definitely impacted the numbers of students enrolling. It’s simple economics. There is an oversupply of poorly presented student properties throughout the UK. Those landlords who are willing to make the changes that the market now demands will win in the long term.”

“All our student landlords have been contacted and advised on any recommended changes we feel necessary with their property. Students want as standard these days things like newly painted properties, modern furnishings, good quality laminate or carpeted floor coverings, flat screen TV’s and free broadband.”


A Typical Interior On A Philip James Student Property

“Whilst working with landlords closely, all our student properties are furnished to the highest levels. We want to provide our student tenants with the right property in the right area at the right price.”


All The Philip James Student Properties Are Situated In The Popular Student Locations

“We feel we different from a lot of other student letting agents. We will not take on any properties we feel are not up our highest standards. The market is too competitive to try and rent anything that is substandard.”

So Why Should You Use Philip James Student Property Services?

“As with all the property we let out we are totally transparent. There are no nasty hidden extras or small print. What you see is what you get. We have found this no-nonsense approach is extremely popular with our tenants”

What Makes Philip James Unique?

“Our student lettings team are all highly knowledgeable about the marketplace and are passionate about finding you the right property with as little hassle as possible”

So WhatElse Does Philip James Offer To Students?


“Here are just a few things that make us one of the best student letting agents in the marketplace”:-

  • No admin fees – more cash in your pocket to spend on student “essentials”
  • Superior managed properties – we only market the best student properties
  • A wide range of property sizes from 2 to 12 beds
  • All properties are of the highest standard
  • Excellent locations in Fallowfield, Withington, Rusholme, Victoria Park and Didsbury conveniently close to all the major campuses (and pubs!)
  • You get your own student property manager, no more dealing with lots of different people. You get one person who manages everything for you.

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Give Neil Ryder a call on 0161 434 5007 or email him today at


Neil Ryder

Head Of Philip James Student Property Department

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