Ready for the start of term

January 8, 2015

You must all be preparing to return to Manchester after a wonderful time over Christmas and New Year (hopefully). Don’t forget your keys. There is at least one tenant every year that we have to bale out because they have left their keys at home.

If you now thinking of organising where you will live next year don’t forget to look on manchesterlettings.com. We have some well managed properties for 4, 5, and 7 tenants. Look forward to hearing from you.


Students come and students go

June 20, 2014

The big weekend is almost upon us. We have been preparing for weeks for our tenants to leave us and the new ones to come. So next weekend most of our tenants are moving out and the new ones are moving in. We have little time to get everything together for the new tenants. We are lucky at Manchester Lettings and Boundary Lodge to have a brilliant team who have worked together for over 10 years. So we know how to do it and we do our best.

To our tenants who are leaving we wish you good luck with everything you do in the future and to our tenants who are moving in we hope you have a brilliant year and that you will be comfortable in your new home provided by Manchester Lettings.


To view houses and flats

December 2, 2010

If you want to view any of the flats or houses on the website then I suggest you just knock on the door.  If you want to make an appointment to see a property then telephone or email Louise.  Details are on the website.  However Louise will not be available by telephone from 5th Dec to 22nd Dec.   If you want to make an appointment to see a property in this period then you can telephone Chris on 07761011183.


Renting for students

November 29, 2010

Our website has just been updated with this year’s information.  So if you are looking for accomodation in Manchester for the academic year 2011/12 then browse through the properties and make a choice.  Then contact me – Louise.  The only uncertainty is that the current tenants get first refusal as long as they tell me before the end of the year (ie end Dec 2010).


KEEP THE HEATING ON

January 5, 2010

In all my properties, please keep the heating going to prevent frozen pipes – even if you are not there.  It is probably worth keeping the heating on 24 hours when the temperatures are subzero to keep the house at a fairly contant temperature.  If the heating breaks down let us know immediately.


Looking for a house or a flat

December 8, 2009

It is coming to the end of the winter term.  Some student groups have already been to see our properties on the manchesterletting website and have reserved properties.  You should be getting your groups sorted so that you are ready to start looking in earnest next term.  That is when it all happens in Manchester.  Early, I know, but that is the habit of the students to get it sorted quickly.  So go to the website and see what is available.


Renting for next year

November 13, 2009

I have now updated all the properties on the website.  Anyone wanting to view a property should phone me first – my number is on the website.  The current tenants get first refusal for next year and it will take me until the end of the year to find out definitely which groups are staying.  In the mean time if anyone is really interested I give them first refusal at the beginning of next term.  I do not start the formal transaction until then as I have found in the past that groups tend to change over the Christmas vacation and I end up doing the work twice.  So look forward to hearing from you.


Winter in Manchester

October 31, 2009

I always think that winter starts on Guy Fawkes night.  The daylight hours are short and the gloves and scarves come out.  Be sure to be careful when walking the streets round the university and the favourite areas for housing in Fallowfield and Withington in the dark.  Ventilate (that is open a window) in your bedroom to clear any damp.  With the heating going condensation forms on the windows and the walls if the rooms are not properly ventilated.  Student rooms tend to be crowded with clothes and often clothes are dried in the bedroom so of course it is not a surprise that damp is a problem.  It is also a time to time to pick your flatmates for next year as you will soon be looking for properties for the next academic year.


Louise is away till Wed 14th Oct

October 11, 2009

Just to let my tenants know that I am away from now till 14th October.  If you need anything send me an email on louise@eilonassociates.com.  Anything to do with the maintenance of the properties in Manchester please ring 07900315180.


Virgin broadband

September 21, 2009

We have tried to install Virgin broadband in five of our houses.  The engineer was booked for the 1st July to coincide with the tenancy year.  We stood outside the alloted house for an hour and then just as we were giving up the engineer rolled up.  He had been sitting outside another of the properties and had been phoning our home telephone number in London instead of the mobile number.  The other problem we had that day (apart from them not connecting some of the installations properly) is that they had sent one engineer for 4 properties and another for one property.  So the engineer for the one property was given access by the old tenants who happen to be still there and did not phone us.  Of course the box was put in the wrong place and we had to call him back to do it again.  Now the tenants are back for the new term we are having problems still in one property where Virgin say there is a problem with the building!  This is three months on – will we ever be sorted?