Philip James Partnership Ltd add a large Orchard to their Property Management service.


As the leading independent estate and lettings agency in Manchester, Philip James Partnership is delighted to welcome West Didsbury Village Ltd as the latest portfolio of properties to our first class Property Management service.

The development of 40 properties at West Didsbury Village, on Orchard Street, comprises of one and two bedroom apartments and is a further example of our excellent reputation and first class service attracting large property portfolio clients.

Negotiations started between John and Julian Wood of West Didsbury Village Ltd and Philip James’ Rob Kennedy in March 2016, although the relationship was built up over many years before the deal was discussed.

Julian Wood from West Didsbury Village Ltd explained.

“We have known Rob Kennedy, Managing Director of Philip James, for many years but only as an Estate Agent. Rob approached us when Philip James opened their new property management centre on Burton Road, West Didsbury with regards to pitching for our lettings business. Rob and Marc Cox, their new business manager, drove over to the Island of Anglesey to meet with us and they ‘talked the talk’ but we were left feeling that there was no doubt that they could actually back up what they were saying” 

Once the agreement was met, a swift two weeks passed where contracts were signed and exchanged, with Philip James formally taking over the property management on 1st July 2016.

Marc Cox, New Business Manager at Philip James said,

“I’m personally delighted that West Didsbury Village Ltd have instructed Philip James to manage their Orchard Street property. The team is incredibly excited and proud to extend our property management service to our local neighbours and the existing 46 tenants, we’re sure they won’t be disappointed”

Our new West Didsbury office homes over 35 property management experts and at Philip James, every property portfolio, regardless of size receives our first class service.

Julian further comments

“Impressive new Property Management office and impressive team.  We had no idea they were such big players in the lettings market with over 2,500 properties on their books and a large letting centre team. They have exceeded our expectations; quite simply we are blown away!!  Most important of all they will increase our rental return by 6% and it already looks like our void periods could reduce even further.”

Philip James Partnership is the leading independent estate and lettings agency in Manchester. With five branches and two area managers, Philip James cover some of Manchester’s most popular residential areas including Didsbury, The Heatons, City Centre, Salford Quays, and Denton. For more information on the business, visit

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