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 We have some well managed properties for 4, 5, and 7 tenants. Look forward to hearing from you.

Boundary Lodge on Top Form

June 25, 2014

The same owners of the Manchester Lettings properties also own Boundary Lodge. This is block of flats that is available to rent on an individual room basis or on a group taking one flat. Only individual rooms are available for September as the block is nearly full for the coming academic year. The flats have been constructed and furnished to the highest standard. All rooms have an en-suite shower room and are fully fitted. The lounge/kitchen in each flat has a large flat screen TV. The rent is all inclusive of broadband, utilities and TV licence. Check out the website now.

5 bed flat to rent

February 18, 2010

One of the flats at 17 Clifton Avenue has come back on the market for June 2010.  All my properties rented in a two week period in January but one group has backed out as they have lost a member of their group.  So put the word out there that there is great flat to rent.  Look on the website

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  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?

New Term Begins

September 17, 2009

The new student term is about to begin and I believe most of my tenants are returning to Manchester this coming weekend in time to have fun at Freshers Week.  We always get a lot of phone calls at this time of year with new tenants finding things wrong with the property or just not knowing how things work.  Please call or email Chris Scott (all contact details on the notice board in each property).  If you need to speak to me than ring my mobile (not my home number as I don’t always pick up messages there).  Good luck with the new college year.

Louise is going on holiday

September 1, 2009

Just to let all tenants know that Louise will be out of the country from 1st to 6th September.  She will be on her mobile phone but beware it will cost a lot if you call her.  From time to time she will pick up her emails.  If tenants have problems in this period call Chris on 07761 011 183.