We’ve seen a significant change in the student tenant market, with more and more tenants asking to rent managed properties, as opposed to properties run by private landlords.
Laura Kilbride, Student Lettings Manager, Withington: “Properties managed by us have been flying out the door this year – in the first six weeks of 2011 we’ve successfully let over 50% of our managed properties.
“The reason for this is a combination of good customer service from us combined with the fear many tenants have of absent landlords. Tenants want to be sure when something goes wrong they’ll be looked after properly.
“And landlords choosing to have their properties managed by us are happier too – especially those who don’t live in Manchester and have trouble finding maintenance contractors. It can be an uphill struggle getting the right people to fix a problem.”
Philip Nolan, CEO of Philip James is also upbeat about managing student properties:
“There are three main advantages of having your property managed by us. Firstly, we save our landlords time and money by sourcing the best-value maintainence staff. Secondly, a managed property makes the tenants feel more secure and a happy tenant is more likely to sign for a second term. And finally, with our new reduced letting fee it’s fast becoming the most popular option.”
THE ADVANTAGES OF LETTING US MANAGE YOUR PROPERTY
- * Free property registration and advertising in our offices, on our website and on the most popular property websites including Rightmove and Zoopla
- * Accompanied viewings with dedicated viewings representatives
- * Student lettings office staffed by experienced student letting negotiators 7 days a week and until 9pm during the busy period.
- * Deposit insurance in accordance with government legislation
- * Assured Shorthold Agreement prepared including parental guarantors
- * Rent collection and monthly statements
- * Full photographic inventories
- * Maintenance and regular inspections
- * No agency fees for all tenants
£350 + VAT (let fee) and 10% +VAT (management fee)
If you own a student property in South Manchester and would like to discuss how we can manage your property, call Laura on (0161) 434 5007
Philip James, 412 Wilmslow Road, Withington M20 3BW | 0161 434 5007 | Lettings@philipjames.co.uk
MANAGED PROPERTIES WE’VE RECENTLY LET
The Philip James Partnership is pleased to present this recently refurbished property in the heart of Fallowfield. Superbly located only minutes from Wilmslow Road, this 6 bedroom property set over 3 floors comprises of 6 double bedrooms all with double bed, wardrobe, desk and chair, main bathroom and additional wc and shower room, large lounge with leather sofas and a modern fitted kitchen with washing machine and dryer. The property is double glazed throughout and benefits from a light neutral decor.
Philip James is proud to present this lovely 5 bedroom student house in Withington. Superbly situated just off Wilmslow Road, only a stone’s throw from Withington Village and all the major bus routes, this property comprises of 5 double bedrooms, a modern fitted kitchen, bathroom with bath and shower and a spacious living area. The decor is neutral throughout and the property comes fully furnished. Excellent property.
Philip James is pleased to present this spacious 3 bedroom terraced house in the centre of Fallowfield. Superbly located only minutes from Wilmslow Road, this property comprises of 3 double bedrooms, a spare room which can be used as a study of guest room, bathroom with shower, separate lounge and modern fitted kitchen. The property has just been redecorated in a modern style. There is a small enclosed yard to the rear and parking is available on the road.Return to blog Overview