Category Archives: Landlords

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.

Recent research by BVA/BDRC for the National Residential Landlords Associates, almost a third of private landlords with a buy to let mortgage face the prospect of significantly higher costs due to increasing interest rates. This is leading to continued increased rents as demand continues from tenants moving or relocating around Manchester. Demand outstrips supply, fuelling […]

Our credit control team work hard to ensure all tenants pay their rent in full and on time. Maintaining clear communication for both landlords and tenants has meant that they have consistently kept the arrears across our managed portfolio below 1%. Rose Lucocq, our Senior Credit Controller is fully aware that arrears are a real […]

Are you concerned about missed rental payments and the stress of obtaining vacant possession of your property? As the living crisis in the UK worsens, tenants are understandably worried about how they can afford to meet their financial obligations. The following are just some of the factors that landlords and tenants alike need to be […]

Tenant demand in the private rental sector remains sky-high in many areas, and the current climate suggests it won’t be abating any time soon. Almost two thirds (62%) of buy-to-let landlords say they have seen an increase in tenant demand for their rental properties over the past 12 months, according to a survey released by bridging loan […]