Buying, selling, or letting in Didsbury? Here’s why you should use Philip James


If you’re buying, selling, or letting in Didsbury, our team are here to explain exactly why you should be using Philip James. In our feature this week, we talk about how our skills and services set us above the rest.

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With the opening of their new office in the popular West Didsbury, Philip James are continuing to establish themselves as one of the most successful and experienced sales and lettings agents in the region.

The new office is home to a team of dedicated staff, hand-picked from the best in the industry, who know the properties and the areas in detail.

Philip James recognised the remarkable boom in the area’s property market, and realised there was a real need for a fantastic sales and lettings service.

With four prestigious offices already operating in prominent locations, including the head office in Didsbury village, they are now the front-runner in the area.

The new West Didsbury office is located within the old gardens of the Metropolitan on Burton Road, the cultural heart of this cosmopolitan village, surrounded by the most popular independent shops, restaurants and trendy bars.

Rob Kennedy, managing director of the Philip James group, said: “West Didsbury as a market has become so sought after. People are often choosing to live in this part of Manchester over Didsbury, which was previously the more popular spot.”

Philip Nolan, CEO, said: “Opening West Didsbury village links up our market leading offices in Didsbury village and Manchester city centre. We are growing as a company and in 2016 will sell over £250 million worth of property and manage property for our landlords worth £350 million.”


Existing and new landlords will find an agency that prides itself on the lowest voids and the fastest lets with an envied database of 25,000 potential tenants.

BBC, ITV, Manchester United, and the British Cycling team are already valued tenants of Philip James landlords.

The new open plan, futuristic, and energetic West Didsbury office will house the 2000 properties currently managed as well as the sales operation for West Didsbury.


Philip James Property Management provides a first class service to landlords and tenants and are always looking at ways to improve.

The team are there to ensure your life as a landlord or tenant is made simpler and stress free.

They work hard to ensure their managed properties are well maintained by both landlords and tenants.

If they find this not to be the case, then they act quickly and take the necessary action.

The West Didsbury building is made up of three offices converted into one, housing nearly 40 staff. Rob said, “No one else has ever opened an office in West Didsbury, I suppose because it’s quite small, so it’s a fantastic opportunity for us to offer a really tailored agency and rental service, catering for that small area.”


The experienced property management team and dedicated staff are always happy to assist and advise you on all of your management needs.

Every single member of the team is important and has a clear role, meaning that no area of the rental procedure gets overlooked.

Marc Cox, new business manager for south Manchester lettings, said: “The landlord and the tenant get 100 per cent dedication from the branch as well as property management, because we have the resources to do that. We’ve got the time to spend with landlords, which we hope results in a better customer experience from start to finish.”

“The launch of our new West Didsbury office later this week is already proving a huge hit with local landlords and I anticipate that this will only increase as we establish ourselves as the most dynamic agent in the area.

“The feedback and support that we have received so far from the residents of West Didsbury is truly remarkable and I am personally excited to work closely with the area’s landlords to continue in maximising their rental returns.”


Philip James understand the importance of acting fast when it comes to finding a new tenant for

your property.

They begin to market properties in advance of the tenancy end date, endeavouring to have a new let secured before the current one ends. This ensures minimal void period and a maximum rental income.


 If you’ve been happy in your home, Philip James make it as easy as possible for you to extend your tenancy.

As the end of your tenancy approaches they will write to you and offer you the option to stay on. By staying in your property you will not have the hassle of moving and will not have to pay another deposit. The renewing process in quick, easy and simple.


Philip James work hard to sell homes as quickly as possible, believing that the key to achieving high offers quickly is getting as many viewings as possible.

Because of this, they offer accompanied viewings seven days a week, including evenings until 8pm. In fact, 80 per cent of accompanied viewings take place during evenings and weekends.

As a large, citywide chain, they have a strong and distinctive brand, making them one of the most recognisable estate agents in the area. And unlike smaller agencies, they also benefit from a large marketing budget, which means they can achieve maximum exposure for your property.


Reflecting Didsbury and West Didsbury as one of the most competitive areas for sales and lettings, their marketing strives to be fresh, dynamic and cutting edge.

They have successfully introduced concepts such as moving video tours; halo framed window displays; 3D image maps with land registry maps and aerial views; architectural photography with wide angled lenses and moving drone/mast images.

The location of the new office also means that the traditional window display marketing will be exposed to an incredibly high footfall of local residents.


Marc Cox said: “I’m all about customer service. I think if you can offer great customer service from

start to finish, that client, whether it’s a landlord or tenant, will then go on to recommend you, and that for me is the best type of business.”

For more information, call sales 0161 448 1234, or lettings on 0161 448 3219 or email

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