North Manchester Lettings: Advice for First-time Landlords

The decision to enter the property market as a landlord is not one to be taken lightly, but if you’ve been thinking about it for a while, there’s no time like the present to set the ball rolling on your new venture. Manchester is a great spot for property investors – one of the UK’s major cities, it is well connected to the rest of the country by road, rail and air, and has a large student population. Both these factors mean there is always a steady stream of renters looking for the perfect property. If you choose wisely and research your target rental market, you should have no trouble generating interest in you property (or properties).

This article aims to provide practical North Manchester landlord advice for those who are new to the area, or new to the property market.

Decide What Type of Tenant You Want

You might not have any firm ideas of what type of tenant you would like to rent out your property to, but it’s very helpful to know who your market is. North Manchester is popular with a wide variety of renters – including students, young professionals, families and older couples – but not all groups will want to rent the same types of property. Students have become increasingly demanding in the last couple of decades, and the traditional cramped, damp, run-down red brick terraced student properties of the past will no longer cut it. Many students prefer to live in designated student apartments with all mod cons, excellent facilities and good transport links. It’s still possible to rent private properties to groups of students, but students tend to congregate in certain areas, particularly to the south of Manchester, so are unlikely to want to live in a district that is predominantly home to families.

If you want to target families, you will need to think about the proximity of schools. North Manchester has a large number of primary and secondary schools, some more popular with parents than others. Proximity to a good school can have an impact on house prices, but you might also be able to command a higher rental fee if you are in a catchment area of a top school, so you should bear this in mind if your target renters have children.

Young professionals are likely to want a property that’s close to nightlife and shops, or at least has excellent transport links to the nearest decent nightlife. In the case of North Manchester, this is likely to mean excellent links to the city centre – so look for good train, bus or tram links, or at least somewhere that is a short and affordable taxi ride away. North Manchester’s Metrolink tram system is very popular with commuters, so properties near a tramline are always a good bet.

Don’t Over-estimate the Market

As an investor, you have the advantage that you are not part of a chain and you do not need to wait for your own property to sell before you complete. This can be a big attraction to vendors, and may allow you to drive down the price on your chosen property. Emphasise your ability to commit and proceed with the sale immediately when you make an offer, but don’t get carried away and be tempted to pay more than you can realistically afford, or more than makes sense given your likely return on investment. While North Manchester has some highly desirable areas, many districts – such as Harpurhey and Moston – are known for their affordable housing and tend to have something of a rough reputation. No matter how desirable or modern any property you purchase in areas like these, you will struggle to attract renters prepared to pay premium level rents.

Seek Professional Advice

If you have never let out a property before, you will need to ensure you fulfill all your legal obligations. There have been moves to clamp down on unscrupulous and negligent landlords in recent years, and tenants have a number of rights you will need to be aware of. If you are not entirely sure of all your responsibilities as a landlord, seek advice from a professional who can ensure you don’t fall foul of the law. There are numerous agencies with specialist knowledge of the North Manchester rental market and these can help you target the right renters for your property, and help ensure a mutually beneficial relationship for both you and your tenants.

Manchester Dogs Home Opens Today

Manchester Dogs Home Opens today in Harpurhey

 

Following a devastating fire almost 18 months ago, Manchester Dogs Home  will be opening its doors to the public once again today. The first part of the home will open today, after  MEN readers donated £1.4million within a matter of days to help rebuild the home. Over the coming 12 months, more blocks of the Harpurhey facility will re-open and at Brentwood Lettings we are very proud of the home and of the Manchester community for making this happen.

 

The new facility has given Manchester Dogs home the ability to improve on the old offering with each kennel having modern glass windows and doors, and the adoption centre having its own grooming room. We at Brentwood lettings, will be looking forward to taking a trip to Harpurhey to visit the newly opened Manchester Dogs Home and hopefully one of us will find a new forever friend to take home with us.

Whats Happening To Our PlayGrounds?

Swings, slides and climbing frames – there are 70 Manchester playgrounds getting a revamp this summer.

 

roundaboutManchester city councils stake in Manchester Airports Group has made way for a £14.5million Clean City Fund which will see over 70 parks upgraded this summer.

Some will get new play equipment including climbing frames, swings, slides and springy toys.

Others will have special designs – known as play graphics – painted on the floor to encourage children to play games. There will also be new benches and bins, deep cleaning and painting.

In all there will be 80 new pieces of equipment installed.

MANCHESTER:

  • PICCADILLY GARDENS – New safety carpet
  • ST MARY’S NATURAL, play area 3-6 years, Wilcock Street, Moss Side, M16 7DL – replace play equipment, new safety carpet, new play equipment, benches, etc, resurfacing
  • MOSS SIDE MILLENNIUM GREEN play area, 3-10 years, Staycott Street, Moss Side, M16 7JB – Replace play equipment and bins
  • SOUTHWICK ROAD, play area, 15 and under, Southwick Road, Wythenshawe, M23 0FZ – Replace springy play toy, paint job on equipment.
  • GASKELL STREET TODDLER, play area 12 and under, Gaskell Street, Newton Heath, M40 1AQ – New see-saw and springy toys, paint job.
  • WHITWORTH PARK NATURAL, play area 12 and under, Oxford Road/Moss Lane East, Moss Side – New safety carpet on jungle climber
  • CHESTERTON ROAD, 12 and under, Chesterton Road, Brooklands, M23 9AL – New bin, paint job
  • TAYFIELD ROAD, 15 and under, Tayfield Road, Wythenshawe, M22 1BQ – New bins, paint job and bitmac repairs.
  • PLANTHILL PARK, Plant Hill Road, Blackley, M9 6NP – Revamp safety surface, new bins, paint job on some equipment.
  • PHILIPS PARK TEEN, 12 and under, Stuart Street,Beswick, M11 4DJ – Revamp safety surface
  • CAVENDISH ROAD GARDENS, five and under, Cavendish Road, Didsbury, M20 1QB – Replace spinning play equipment, paint job

ARDWICK:

  • SWINTON GROVE, Ardwick, M13 0EU – Revamp safety surface, new play graphics

CHEETHAM:

  • SMEDLEY LANE PLAYING FIELDS children’s play area, Smedley Lane, Cheetham, M8 8XG – Complete makeover: Replace springy toy, replace play equipment, resurface, paint job.
  • CHEETHAM PARK, Elizabeth Street, Cheetham Hill, M8 8BQ – Replace hammock swing with ‘more appropriate play item’. New bins.

CHORLTON:

  • CHORLTON WATER PARK Small playground, Off Maitland Avenue, Chorlton, M21 7JJ – Complete makover: Build a new children’s play area.
  • BEECH ROAD PARK play area, Beech Road, Chorlton, M21 9FA – Springy play toy replaced, resfurfacing, new bins, paint job. Plinths under seating.
  • PARKWAY PLAYING FIELDS, play area 12 and under, Newbrook Avenue, Chorlton, M21 7TP – Paint job, new bins.
  • CHORLTON PARK, Nell Lane, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 7UD – New gates, new play graphics, paint job.

BAGULEY:

  • MILKY BUTTON play area, 15 and under, Greenbrow Road, Baguley, M23 2ET – New play equipment, spruce up safety surface, new play images and bins
  • ALDERMAN RODGERS PARK, play area, 15 and under, Firbank Road, Baguley, M23 2YH – Two new springy toys, paint job, new floor graphics, new bins.
  • BAGULEY PARK, 15 and under, Bowland Road, Baguley, Manchester, M23 1DL – New seats and bins and play graphics

BLACKLEY:

  • BOGGART HOLE CLOUGH DAVID LEWIS chlidren’s play area, 3-10 years, Charlestown Road, Blackley, M9 7DH – New springy play toys, two new bins, paint job.
  • ALCESTER, play area, 15 and under, Alcester Walk, Higher Blackley, Manchester, M9 0WF – New play items and paint job

BRADFORD:

  • BRADFORD PARK play area, 15 and under, Charlesworth Street, Bradford, M11 3AG – Revamp play frame, new slide, new benches. Paint job.
  • SANDYWELL MILLENNIUM GREEN, Toddler play area, Chariot Street, Bradford, M11 1DP – new play frame, play graphics and new bins
  • SANDYWELL MILLENNIUM GREEN JUNIOR, play area 15 and under, Chariot Street, Bradford, , M11 1DP – New springy play toy and new bins
  • BRADFORD PARK, Toddler play area, Charlesworth Street, Bradford, M11 3AG – Replace springy play toy, paint job, floor images, replace bins

CLAYTON:

  • CLAYTON PARK play area, 12 and under, Ashton New Road, Clayton, M11 4PX – Replace roundabout, new bins, steel work repairs, new springy toy. Play graphics.
  • HEWLETT JOHNSON Children’s play area, Edge Lane/Seymour Road South, Clayton, M11 4PR – New play graphics, paint job, new bins, resurfacing.
  • CLAYTON VALE NATURAL, 12 and under, Edge Lane, Clayton, M11 4BR – Remove old equipment

CRUMPSALL:

  • CRUMPSALL PARK, 12 and under, Ash Tree Road, Crumpsall, M8 5RX – New play set, paint job.

DIDSBURY:

  • FOG LANE PARK, Fog Lane, East Didsbury, M20 4UP – Upgrade safety surface, new bins and seats, paint job.
  • DIDSBURY PARK, Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, M20 5LS – revamp safety surface, paint job

EASTLANDS:

  • PHILIPS PARK Children’s play area, Stuart Street, Eastlands, M11 4DJ – New play equipment including springy toys, resurfacing, new play graphics, new bins.

FALLOWFIELD:

  • PLATT FIELDS PARK, play area 12 and under, Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield, M14 6LA – Replace springy toys, new play graphics, paint job, new bins.

GORTON:

  • GREENBANK PARK Children’s play area, Mount Road, Gorton South, M19 3ET – Replace two springy toys, resurfacing, paint job, new benches, etc.
  • CHAPEL STREET play area, 12 and under, Chapel Street, Gorton, M19 3GH – New play module and springy play toy, paint job, steel work.
  • DEBDALE PARK play area, 12 and under, 1075 Hyde Road, Gorton, M18 7LJ – New play item, new graphics on floor, extra seating, bins
  • KNIVERTON ROAD TODDLER, play area, eight and under, Gregory Street, Gorton, M12 5BE – Replace damaged ‘pirouette’ play item, deep clean, new bins
  • GORTON PARK, Hyde Road, Gorton, M12 5PS – Replace springy play toy, paint job, new images, bins
  • DELAMERE PARK , play area, 12 and under, Delamere Street, Gorton, M11 1JY – Replace one play roundabout and two springy toys. Two new bins.
  • GREENBANK PARK NATURAL, Mount Road, Gorton South, M19 3ET – New safety carpet for play equipment.
  • SUNNYBROW PARK, play area 12 and under, Knutsford Road, Gorton South, M18 7NU – paint job, asphalt (bit-mac) and steel work repair, new bins
  • VINE STREET COMMUNITY PARK, Vine Street/Abbey Hey Lane, Gorton, M18 8SA – New safety surface under climbing frame
  • ANNIE LEES, 15 and under, Mount Road, Gorton, M18 7BQ – Revamp play equipment, new bins
  • ANNIE LEES TODDLER, 15 and under, Mount Road, Gorton, M18 7BQ – Mend damaged equipment, new seesaw, spruce up sand carpet.

HARPURHEY:

  • QUEEN’S PARK play area for ages 3-8, Rochdale Road, Harpurhey – New roundabout, springy play machine and balance beam. Play graphics, paint job, litter bins.

HULME:

  • HULME PARK TODDLER, Stretford Road, Hulme, , M15 5JD – Revamp safety surface
  • BROADHURST PARK, playground 12 and under, Stretford Road, Hulme, M15 5JD – New furniture, ie benches.
  • LEES STREET, play area, 15 and under, Dane Street, Bradford, M11 1NU – Replace rotating toy, remove zip wire, landscaping, new bin, safety carpet for jungle climber.
  • ALEXANDRA PARK, 180 Russell Street, Moss Side, M16 7JL – Replace damaged toy
  • HERRISTONE ROAD PARK, Herristone Road, Crumpsall, M8 4PN – Bit mac repairs. Deep clean, paint job, new bins.
  • BARRACKS PARK, 12 and under, Barrack Street, Hulme, M15 4ER – Paint job on some equipment, new bins.
  • HULME PARK, Stretford Road, Hulme, M15 5JD – Revamp safety surface, new bins, paint job.

LEVENSHULME:

  • CROWCROFT PARK, 12 and under, East Road, Levenshulme, M12 5QZ – Replace springy toys, new bins, new floor graphics, new safety surface.
  • CRINGLE PARK, play area 12 and under, Crossley Road, Levenshulme, M19 2QP – complete makover part-done – finish with two new springy toys, new seats and bins, new play images.

LONGSIGHT:

  • BIRCHFIELDS PARK age 3-8, 9+ for adventure play, Birchfields Road/Dickenson Road, Longsight, M14 5JU – New play item, paint job, resurfacing, new play images, new safety carpet for swings
  • MOSS SIDE PARK JUNIOR, play area three-10 years, Broadfield Road, Moss Side, Manchester M14 4WB – Flooring upgrade, new bins
  • ALEXANDRA PARK NATURAL, play area 12 and under, 180 Russell Street, Moss Side, M16 7JL – new link pathway
  • MOSS SIDE PARK, toddler, Broadfield Road, Moss Side, M14 4WB – Paint job, new play graphics.

MOSTON:

  • ATTELBORO ROAD, play area, 12 and under, Attleboro Road / Oscar Street, Moston, M40 5EQ – Replace two springy toys, new bins, paint job.

NEWTON HEATH:

  • BROOKDALE PARK Children’s play area, Droylsden Road, Newton Heath, M40 1PH – New springy play toy, plus other ‘play items’, resurfacing, paint job. New bins, play graphics, novelty seating.
  • DOURO ST / GRIMSHAW LANE, play area, 12 and under, Douro Street, Newton Heath, M40 2AU – Replace springy play toys, two new bins, paint job
  • SCOTLAND HALL ROAD, play area 3-8 years, Scotland Hall Road, Newton Heath, M40 2RE – Spruce up tyre swing, flat swings, jungle climber and twin tower space net. Paint job for equipment.

NEW MOSTON:

  • NUTHURST ROAD PARK, Nuthurst Park, Nuthurst Road, New Moston, M40 3PJ – Bitmac part overlay, revamp safety carpets, paint job, new play graphics.

NORTHENDEN:

  • RIVERSIDE PARK, Mill Lane, Off Palatine Road, Northenden, M22 4HJ – New fencing

OPENSHAW:

  • OPENSHAW PARK, TODDLER, Parkhouse Street, Openshaw, M11 2FT – Safety surface repairs, paint job. New play graphics.
  • OPENSHAW PARK, junior, Parkhouse Street, Openshaw, M11 2FT – revamp safety surface, paint job, new play graphics.

SHARSTON:

  • PEEL HALL PARK, 12 and under, Peel Hall Road, Sharston, M22 5HP – New play frame, new bin

WITHINGTON:

  • LADYBARN PARK , play area 12 and under, Burnage Lane, Withington, M20 4XA – New springy toy, new bins
  • OLD MOAT PARK, Mauldeth Road, Withington, M20 3GL – Revamp safety surface, play graphics, new play equipment
  • KINGSWOOD PARK, 12 and under, Kingswood Road, Withington, M14 6GG – New bin

WYTHENSHAWE:

  • PAINSWICK PARK, Off Portway, Woodhouse Park, M22 1GG – New play graphics, paint job, new bins.
  • CULMERE ROAD, 12 and under, Culmere Road, Woodhouse Park, M22 0EJ – New bins and play graphics, paint job
  • KIRKUP GARDENS, 15 and under, Cotefield Road, Woodhouse Park, M22 1UY – Revamp safety surface, new bins, paint job

Thanks for All The Fish!

Openshaw houses UK’s Biggest Inland Fish Market

What comes to mind when thinking about Openshaw? Factories? Colliery? Handy for Trams? How about… Fish?

openshaw fish market

Just before Christmas a brand new Fish Market now operated out of New Smithfield Market supplting both the public and Manchester’s top restaurants.

Smith Sagar is the biggest inland fresh fish market in the UK, supplying products to Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Yorkshire and Wales.

Some of the fish on sale includes Scottish cod, sea bass from Turkey, Greece and Spain, shellfish, turbot from Norway as well as frozen fish.

There are also lobster tanks and a range of exotic fish from Mediterranean countries, Asian and Africa.

The market is mainly used by restaurants, fish mongers and chip shops, but members of the public can also pay a visit.

 

“Some of our customers in Manchester include Iberica , Neighbourhood, Hawksmoor , Bridgewater Hall, and the Manchester Arena.” boasts the owner.

The market also supplies fish to restaurants in Manchester’s Chinatown plus Michelin-starred restaurant Northcote in Blackburn.

 

Smith Sagar is open from 2.30am to 9am to both wholesale customers and members of the public. Whats great about Openshaw is that its SO accessible from everywhere else in the city and has many little hidden gems like these.

 

Half Term fun in Failsworth

Stuck for Something to do in Failsworth this Half Term?

 

ST John’s Church’s table top sale takes place on Saturday from 10am-noon.

Tables cost £5 and refreshments will be available. Call 07974 831467 to book a table.

ENJOY a sing along at Beulah Church this Saturday in memory of Brenda George, a much-loved member of the fellowship. The “Bring the Sunshine” event, from 2.30pm at the Withins Road Church, is in support of the Stroke Association. There will also be a bring and buy stall. Entry is by donation. For more information call Betty Meredith on 0161 624 7660.

OLDHAM Coliseum’s Young Rep Theatre will be acting out “The Tale of Percy Verance at Limehurst Library this Thursday from 2.30pm. Join Percy and his friends as they tackle telling the time, tying their laces, learning a language and solving problems.

*THE production will be re-enacted at Failsworth Library on the following day at the same time.

THERE will be lots of fun and games at the kids club session from 6.15-7.15pm at Limeside Methodist Church next Monday (22).

CLASSIC fairytales will be read at the next session of the Failsworth Baby Book Club. The group meets at Failsworth Children’s Centre from 2pm at Failsworth Children’s Centre in Props Hall Drive.

UNLEASH your creative side at an arts and crafts session taking place from 1-3pm at The Avenues and Hollins Community Hall in First Avenue. There will also be a free lunch.

Up to 1,000 new-build homes in pipeline for Middleton


Up to 1,000 new-build homes in pipeline for Middleton


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Middleton could be at the epicentre of a house building boom.

Research by the Middleton Guardian has revealed that plans to build up to 1,000 new homes across the town are currently in the pipeline.

Proposals on the table include:

  • A controversial bid to construct 357 houses on Middleton’s ‘green lung’ around Langley Lane and Hollin Lane.
  • Ambitious plans to erect 303 homes on land behind the back of British Vita between Oldham Road and Glenwood Drive in Boarshaw.
  • The re-emergence of a long term project to build 202 dwellings around Latrigg Crescent together with the creation a new 108 property estate around Windermere Road on Langley.
  • The construction of 53 micro apartments within an existing town centre office block known as London House on Oldham Road.

When combined with a number of smaller developments at sites across the town, the number of proposed new homes built in Middleton could top over 1,000 over the coming years if planners grant the schemes the go-ahead.

The numbers also don’t include those already under construction, including 87 houses at the former Car Supermarket plot in Rhodes and 257 properties at the old Booth Hall Children’s Hospital site in Blackley.

The largest planned development would see 357 houses constructed on green fields around Langley Lane and Hollin Lane.

Furnished or Unfurnished?

Brentwood Lettings are a specialist lettings agency based in Moston, Manchester. We manage properties all across North and East Manchester and are actively seeking new landlords as we have a number of tenants wanting properties in Failsworth, Newton Heath, New Moston and the surrounding areas.

Here are ten aspects worth considering before making the choice if you should furnish your investment property or leave it empty. There are numerous variables involved and below gives some food for thought to help you arrive at the right decision for your individual situation.

 

location location location1. Location Location Location!– Have a look at and talk to us about the surrounding rental landscape in your area. This is a crucial influence on your decision here. Ultimately additional properties for let near you are the competition and also you should qualify against them to improve probability of letting your premises quickly.
The distribution of furnished or unfurnished properties to let does often vary greatly. Areas closer to the city centre are usually comprised more of apartment buildings which have a younger demographic, in these cases the buzz will be prone to be toward furnished property. As you move further from the centre of Manchester to places like Faislworth the trend is much more mixed, the split being more driven by local trends, whilst exceptions may still show such as “desirable areas” to live in. Know what you’re working with, as without that you could land up stayed with an empty property longer than necessary. You can Contact Us at any time to discuss the best options for your property.
target tenants2. Target tenant range– Although a landlord’s main objective is to have their house let, most already have an idea of the tenants they prefer or expect. Sometimes it is dictated by the style of property and the area from the offset or sometimes through the mind-list of the owner. In any event . this impacts the decision on if you should furnish or otherwise not. E.g. in case a property is geared towards student letting then furnishing is considered a necessity, as the majority of students have zero furniture and will look to rent on a year by year basis. When furnishing for student letting some accommodation ought to be designed for above average wear.

student tenantsOften the younger demographic are keen on furnished lets, usually since they are starting but not able to produce a commitment long term either to a career or fixed location and again they have an inclination to gravitate to cities. For the younger tenant a furnished property is known as a benefit as it saves them incurring an outlay for furniture. For families and older tenants the probability is greater than they will prefer a property unfurnished because they currently have furniture, even though some discount in rental price could be expected to have an unfurnished let. To compensate it’s also statistically factual that tenants who bring their own  furniture will live in a property longer, due to commitment and energy taken to in moving everything in.

 

 

Tax Implications3. Tax Implications – A furnished property enjoys some a higher level tax relief around the rental income received, whereas unfurnished does not. This relief is usually either applied to be a percentage of income, currently 10% of one’s net rent or alternatively by claiming a value in line with the net rc of a specific furnishing.

 

 

Furniture4. On-going costs versus upfront costs – The simple price is furnishing a house the very first time, this can’t be offset against income being a “loss” or cost, as only damage allowances and replacement costs apply. The quantity you want to invest in furnishing will depend on the sort of tenant you would like to attract, the degree of rental price you would like to attain in order to a particular extent an option of quality of furnishing versus life expectancy. It could be useful to understand the going rental rate in the community to understand the quality of price “lift” that furnishing may enable. The on-going costs of furnishing are fairly self-explanatory; they’re the constant maintenance, repair and upkeep costs of your respective furnishings. Keep in mind that your tenant can have a fair expectation for similar initial standards of quality found whenever they moved into be maintained. Could also be some degree of cost managing these standards, whether in purely time regards to monetary by paying a letting agency to regulate this, see role of agents section.

An unfurnished property attracts none of those costs.

 

 

Insurance5. Insurance – When you’re furnishing the home yourself it is highly recommended to take out contents insurance to defend your furnishings. Although the tenants can be expected within reason to tend furnishings you additionally must cover for events which are not down to tenants and as well for destruction of furnishings incurred by tenants beyond the quality of any deposit taken. Obviously within an unfurnished situation this is simply not significant, the dwelling itself must be already covered by your existing building insurance cover put aside for your property.

 

 

Complicance6. Other Compliance – All soft furnishings and furniture provided within a furnished let will have to meet legal safety requirements.

 

 

 

Property Management7. Management – The level of time required if you plan to self-manage the letting of your dwelling will probably be higher automatically inside a furnished situation. This really is due to quality expectations and duty of care you spend on the tenant by giving a given standard and excellence of furnishings as part of the rental package. A tenant is a bit more likely to contact you to be the cause of any discrepancy inside a furnished situation than in an unfurnished one, as in an unfurnished property they naturally take full responsibility for his or her own furnishings and equipment. Price of management as expressed above either in time or money terms is highly recommended. When a property will be furnished there are particular procedures which require spot to help safeguard your assets effectively for instance inventory taking or regular monitoring.

 

 

Brentwood Lettings8. Use of Brentwood Lettings –Instances, experience and desires of the landlord will dictate whether a letting representative is a viable alternative. Allowing for the raised amount of management required which has a furnished property a management agent can efficiently handle the procedures and requirements to guard your interests. Types of this are activities for example inventory logging, periodic inspection, closing inspection on tenant exit and as well evaluating on tenant entry. Each one of these sort of actions are required to ensure a good measurement of loss, wear and tear or unreasonable damage is usually taken and appropriate actions executed. The attractions of your letting agent in this respect will amplify where you will discover multiple properties being let.

 

 

Rental Prices9. Price – After weighing up the many factors above, they should be considered against virtually any increased rent that will be achievable which has a furnished let versus unfurnished. There isn’t any strict rule although typically it isn’t really unreasonable to strive for between five to ten percent extra within the rental price tag. Again, this will likely vary according to the area, property type and individual situation check carefully.

 

 

 

10. Flexible furnishing – Home may actually be let part furnished, for instance you may include everything independent of the beds should tenants need to provide their own. However make the necessary research being compliant with the HMRC meaning of “furnished” otherwise you might risk losing the advantages of any tax relief. Another option would be to give potential tenants selecting whether home is furnished or otherwise not by initially showing it empty, this obviously depends on your circumstances and capacity to quickly furnish if necessary.

Overall there is absolutely no clear cut argument to be replaced by either choice; but it surely is statistically proven that for tenants without his or her furnishings, a well-furnished property will be let quicker. Only a few situation conforms to that rule in order that it amounts to a consideration of the above points along with the landlord’s preference both financially and as well when it comes to their very own management style and attitudes to letting.

Brentwood Lettings are a specialist lettings agency based in Moston, Manchester. We manage properties all across North and East Manchester and are actively seeking new landlords as we have a number of tenants wanting properties in Failsworth, Newton Heath, New Moston and the surrounding areas. We would be happy to talk to you about your options and choices from here. Fill in the form below and one of our experienced team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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We Now Accept Online Rent Payments

There are many advantages to renting your home via Brentwood Lettings. We pride ourselves on being a specialist lettings agency, focused on providing the best quality service to both our tenants and our landlords and passionate about property.

Our properties are spread all across North and East Manchester and our friendly team at our base in Moston work hard to ensure that everything in your property runs smoothly. Our latest addition to our new website is our Pay Rent Online Page.

Our new and improved website is not only a showcase for our rental properties, it is our chance to remain engaged with both our tenants and our landlords, and another medium through which we can provide excellent customer service.

Over recent months you may have noticed that we’ve made many changes to the look and feel of our website. We are working hard to implement positive changes based on the feedback of both our landlords and our tenants. Our website is updated daily with new properties, we aim to respond to all website enquiries within one working day, we have made our website more accessible for mobile and tablet users and we have created a place for tenants to report faults/repairs.

Now our latest addition to the website is our Pay Rent Online Page. This page does as it says on the tin, it allows tenants to make rent payments via our website. It has been a much requested feature and we are proudly the first local and independent lettings agency to have implemented this ability.

All payments are securely handled by our payment partner, WorldPay, and our simple and straightforward payment process means that you can keep on top of your rent payments from your laptop, your tablet and even from your phone.

You can pay your rent directly to Brentwood Lettings via our website. See our Pay Rent Online Page to pay. We are dedicated to providing first class customer service to all of our landlords and tenants and we are always open to suggestions on how we can improve our service to you. If you have a suggestion or an idea, please feel free to Contact Us and let us know

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We know North Manchester like the back of our hands, chat with us for all the latest news and trends in the area

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Being your people on the ground, we find out about the hottest and most lucrative of local investment opportunities first hand.

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We are available to talk about the Local Property Market and your individual properties whenever suits you, book a call with us today