Property Management

Philip James Property Management provides a first-class service to landlords, ensuring their lives are simpler and less stressful when letting properties. We manage over £600m of property and work hard to make our landlords investments work harder, find out more about our property management services here.
Rob Cuffe
Keir Dawson

Property Investment

If you’re looking to invest in property you’ve come to the right place; we always put our landlords first and guarantee to offer you the best advice in the business. Our specialist buy-to-let team will guide you every step of the way to making your investment, offering impartial advice, we can even manage your property to maximise returns. Find out more about Buy-to-Let here.
Rob Cuffe
Neil Ryder


Choosing the right property solicitor is vital to make sure your property deal goes smoothly.

Our solicitors have brought in initiatives to help you complete your sale more quickly. They have introduced an innovative online conveyancing system, which brings the conveyancing process ‘up to date with modern day living’. The principal objective of the system is to reduce the transaction time, by breaking down the process into smaller individual tasks, clients are sent email reminders to let them know what needs to be done at each stage.
It is also important to be legally prepared as early as possible. Having a solicitor instructed and your documents ready ahead of the start of your house move process can help immensely and save time later on. It will also make you stand out as a prepared buyer or seller, giving the other party confidence. Once the sale or purchase has all been agreed, being legally prepared means that you have all the necessary documentation in place ready for the exchange.
If you are selling or buying through Philip James and want to know more, please contact our branch managers and they’ll introduce you to the best solicitor.
Rob Cuffe, Manchester branch
Rob Kennedy, Didsbury branch
Wayne Scott, Heatons branch
Franca Carbone, Denton branch
Tony Rigby, Reddish branch


Finding that perfect property comes from knowing your financial position and having the right mortgage means that you can potentially save thousands of pounds over the mortgage term.

Philip James offers independent financial advice from highly competent and knowledgeable mortgage and protection advisors who are always on hand to advise you on the most suitable financial solutions. Simon Chapman is based in our Didsbury office and has worked in financial services for over 13 years. Simon’s history as Premier Relationship Manager for a major international banking corporation means that he is able to provide bespoke solutions tailored to the needs of each and every client. Offering whole of market mortgage advice and working independently of Philip James, our mortgage advisors always aim to offer the most cost effective mortgage and protection solutions that meet the need of their clients…

“As a whole of market mortgage broker with Direct Mortgages Ltd, I am not tied to any lender and always offer the most cost effective solution to my clients. Also, as Direct Mortgages is an appointed representative of Intrinsic Financial Services I also have access to exclusive deals not available to direct customers. Purchasing a property can be a stressful experience and I am there to advise and guide each client every step of the way. I also offer evening and weekend appointments to suit so that I can go that extra mile to delight my clients.”

Simon Chapman.
Why seek a mortgage through Philip James

  • In-branch advisors who are whole of market and provide impartial advice.
  • Direct Mortgages Ltd strives to delight each and every client – over 90% of our business comes from existing business and client referrals and is one of the North West’s leading mortgage brokers.
  • Professional and friendly service from experienced advisors who only have your best interests at heart.
  • Complete ‘in house’ service with Office Managers who liaise with solicitors and lenders to ensure a smooth and timely completion.
  • Conveniently placed in-branch advisor who can help you be prepared before you make an offer on a property, which puts you in the strongest position possible.

For more information, please email Simon Chapman at

Block Management

As well as managing individual landlords’ properties we also look after entire blocks for banks, pension funds, investment groups and professional landlords.
Rob Cuffe