Manchester Property News

  • Property Market Update and Andy Murray

    David Boyd Jul 11, 2013, 09:15 AM

    Having recently returned from annual leave last Sunday I was taken aback by three unusual events. Firstly the weather - it wasn't raining. Secondly Andy Murray had won Wimbledon and thirdly more positive news on the UK housing market.

    I mentioned in my annual housing market ...

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  • Guest Post: Why a good inventory is so important

    David Boyd Apr 25, 2013, 13:37 PM

    Guest Blog by: Inventory House

    Note:  All PAD4U inventories are carried out by qualified inventory clerks to TDS standards and include photographic evidence along with written schedules to ensure that you are best protected as a PAD4U landlord.  If you have any questions concerning inventories ...

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  • The Sunday Times Tips Levenshulme As Property Hotspot

    David Boyd Apr 25, 2013, 09:56 AM

    [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="230"]Antiques Village Levenshulme Antiques Village Levenshulme[/caption]

    In a recent article, The Sunday Times has tipped Levenshulme as one of the the top ten “hip areas” in the UK. The paper argues with the success of Manchester City Centre and in particular the Northern Quarter ...

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  • PAD4U Investors In People

    David Boyd Apr 4, 2013, 19:22 PM

    Investors in People AwardsPAD4U have achieved the Investors in People Award again after being reassessed today by an independent assessor. We're proud to have achieved this award (first awarded in 2010) as it demonstrates our continued commitment to the highest standards in professional development of our team and ...

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  • Landlords: Choosing a Letting Agent

    David Boyd Apr 2, 2013, 19:14 PM

    ARLA - Assoication of Residential Letting Agents LogoI read with interest a recent article by Stephen Wilcot in Investors Chronicle. The article reports that only a third of landlords check their letting agent belongs to a professional body. I find this difficult to grasp as a landlord myself, knowing that only agents ...

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  • Amazing Tag Card Give Away!

    David Boyd Mar 7, 2013, 10:59 AM

    Tag CardIf you don't know that a Tag card can get you discounts for hundreds of retail outfits across Levenshulme, Didsbury and Chorlton, you're really missing out!  Don't worry though, PAD4U are giving away TAG CARDS WORTH £5 each for nothing!  All you need to do ...

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  • Landlord Testimonial

    David Boyd Mar 6, 2013, 11:49 AM

    Dr and Mrs N, Landlord

    PAD4U have been our letting agents for past two years. The service we have received from them has been incredible. We approached PAD4U when we had a bad tenant in our very first property and our then letting agent was ...

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  • Levenshulme Sales Market

    David Boyd Mar 4, 2013, 15:51 PM

    PAD4U have had one of their best sales months since the credit crunch.  David Boyd MD, “We’re seeing a return of First Time Buyers attracted by more readily available finance which can be arrange via our brokers.”

    Luke Elston, Sales Manager, “We’ve sold a lot ...

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  • Saving Levenshulme Baths

    David Boyd Mar 4, 2013, 15:45 PM

    Manchester City Council have proposed closing the existing Levenshulme baths and library, whilst simultaneously deciding that new baths and library facilities are required in Levenshulme and will be built in the next few years (perhaps?).

    If the above paragraph seems a little paradoxical, that’s because ...

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  • Rent On Time Manchester

    David Boyd Mar 4, 2013, 15:23 PM

    Julie Lukow, Letting Manchester at PAD4U talks about Rent On Time for Landlords:

    "I'm proud to say that the launch of our new Guaranteed Rent on Time Scheme has already generated interest from Landlords wanting to secure their cash flow in the future. We have also ...

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  • Green Deal? Perhaps.

    David Boyd Feb 7, 2013, 16:50 PM

    The Green Deal has launched and whilst many will be aware of this, few actually understand what is it and whether it is good or just a green one.  There are 3 players in the Green Deal, Assessors who will determine whether the works will ...

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  • Guest Post - Wood Flooring in Properties

    David Boyd Feb 5, 2013, 17:40 PM

    Guest Post - Written for PAD4U® by Oak flooring vendor Wood and Beyond.

    Wood flooring can uplift the interior of many properties and help make the property more attractive on the market. If you are a landlord looking to replace your current flooring with wood, ...

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  • The Property Market in 2013

    David Boyd Jan 30, 2013, 09:06 AM

    David Boyd, Managing Director, PAD4U Estate and Letting Agents Mancheste r writes:

    This time last year I blogged about PAD4U's property market predictions for 2012.  The view I took was that there were equally opposing forces for prices to both rise and fall and thus nationally at ...

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  • Geek Table Design!

    David Boyd Dec 7, 2012, 17:14 PM

    Floppy Disk Table

    Interesting table design for the slightly nerdy/nostalgic - 3.5" Floppy Table


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  • Inspire Awards 2012 Winner!

    David Boyd Nov 16, 2012, 16:54 PM

    The Inspire Awards 2012 looks for unsung heroes of the community who have made an outstanding personal contribution.... ordinary people doing extraordinary things!  The Awards were held at the Inspire Centre on Saturday 10th of November.  PAD4U have been proud sponsors of the event from it's inception ...

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  • Meet our new Lettings Manager!

    David Boyd Nov 6, 2012, 16:39 PM

    Julie Lukow - Lettings Manager PAD4U

    Lettings Manager, Julie has been involved in the property market for 12 years. Over that time she has gained a wealth of knowledge in Lettings Law and Property Management. Julie's background is in Banking and Financial services.

    Julie demands a high level of Customer Service from the ...

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  • Levenshulme Inspire Award 2012

    David Boyd Oct 4, 2012, 15:36 PM

    Inspire Awards 2012PAD4U are proud sponsors of the Levenshulme Inspire Award 2012.

    Nominations are open until Wednesday 17th October before a judging panel will meet to decide this year’s winners.

    Please visit:

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  • Levenshulme Jamboree @ Klondyke Club!

    David Boyd Oct 4, 2012, 12:22 PM

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  • Take advantage of proposed changes to planning law

    David Boyd Oct 3, 2012, 16:23 PM

    extension on house

    Proposed changes to planning permission could present opportunities for savvy buyers and investors.

    The Government are proposing to double the current allowance for extensions (from 4 meters to 8 meters) to be permitted without having to go though planning approval.

    There will  be a temporary ...

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  • Bankley Open Studios Levenshulme

    David Boyd Sep 7, 2012, 13:16 PM

    Bankley are hosting their annual open studios event on the 22nd-23rd of September.  It's a unique opportunity to meet the artist behind the picture (or sculpture), and find out what about their passion and influences in art.

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