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Driven by a commitment to making a difference, our owner Philip Nolan donated one of his properties for free to the family, giving them a safe place to call home. As part of this commitment, Philip James Partnership will be managing the property for free which will be overseen by Director, Rob Cuffe.

Navigating the property rental market as a landlord can sometimes feel like a daunting task. Ensuring your property remains in prime condition while avoiding inflated maintenance costs and time-consuming repairs can seem nearly impossible. If you’ve found yourself questioning whether your current property maintenance company truly has your best interests at heart, it may be time to consider a shift. Enter Phillip James Property Management.

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) will already be on your radar, with regulations stipulating that all rental properties must hold an EPC rating at E or above (unless exempt) since 1st April 2020. But new EPC regulations proposed for introduction in 2025 may alter the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) rating requirement to C or above. While many landlords will face improvement costs, the good news is that the deadline for existing tenancies has been extended to 2028. So, what does this mean for your rental property?

Manchester’s property has outpaced UK growth forecasts for a number of years and is rapidly becoming one of Europe’s prominent economic and cultural hubs. As always, our top investment properties are based in fashionable locations with excellent transport routes, appealing to a wide array of tenants.

Flats and apartments have seen a surge in popularity for a number of reasons among buyers, and new data reveals their significance for the property sector.   Sales of flats are currently 10% above pre-pandemic levels of 2019, according to new data revealed by Rightmove. This jumps to 23% when looking at London, where sales have strengthened in […]

The Bank of England has increased its base rate once more, and anyone considering a new mortgage or remortgage is being urged to act quickly.  As most in the industry had predicted, the Bank of England confirmed an 11th consecutive base rate rise from 4% to 4.25%, while also raising its forecast for global growth. […]