Manchester Property News

  • Levenshulme: Community Matched Funding

    David Boyd May 30, 2012, 15:30 PM

    Levenshulme has been selected as one of 600 areas in England to receive Community First funding and local groups are being invited to apply for funds for community activities in Levenshulme. We will receive £33,910 over the next three years. Up to £5624 will be ...

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  • Growing Levi Project

    David Boyd May 15, 2012, 10:41 AM

    The next Painting of the Planters workshop at Trove Cafe will be that very afternoon (20th May)... if you'd like to join us there at 2.00pm.

    Please let me know, especially if your children have already been involved in the first design stages.


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  • Community Orchard Launch Fallowfield!

    David Boyd May 15, 2012, 10:37 AM

    Orchard Launch Fallowfield 20th mary

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  • Monitoring your energy usage!

    David Boyd May 8, 2012, 14:15 PM

    Energy costs have been rising for sometime now over and above inflation. These increased costs can be tackled in a number of ways, including: energy saving bulbs, better insulation or switching provider. However, working out how much electricity you are using throughout the day is ...

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  • A Design Classic - in your garden?

    David Boyd May 8, 2012, 14:08 PM

    It might not be long before seeing a bright red telephone box in the UK becomes a thing of the past. Do not despair though as BT (British Telecom) is now selling these design classics, so you could have one in your back garden!

    The ...

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  • Our Featured Property in this month's PAD4U Magazine.

    David Boyd May 1, 2012, 16:52 PM

    2 Bedroom Terrace Property - Broom Lane - Levenshulme - 106,950!

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  • Property Revival Stamped Out?

    David Boyd Apr 12, 2012, 14:22 PM

    George Osbourne BudgetGeorge Osbourne's Budget has caused much controversy regarding whether "we are all in it together".  The cut in to the top rate of tax and subjected pasties to VAT gave plenty of headlines to the tabloid press, but what about the property market?  Given how central to the ...

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  • Faster Payments with PAD4U

    David Boyd Mar 6, 2012, 09:51 AM

    Faster Payments Service LogoThe Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) have finally updated their Bulk Payment facilities to support faster payments.  This should mean PAD4U landlords and contractors will receive payments the very same day we process them.  PAD4U have been pushing the RBS to support this for some time ...

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  • Women's Week in Levenshulme

    David Boyd Mar 5, 2012, 16:11 PM

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

    Inspire Levenshulme are running a number of FREE events from the 5th of March celebrating International Womens’s Day 8th March.

    Places on the workshop are FREE but limited, please contact Inspire on 0161 850 5717 ...

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  • First Time Buyers in Levenshulme and Manchester

    David Boyd Mar 5, 2012, 13:51 PM

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

    First time buyers have surged recently taking advantage of the Stamp Duty Holiday before it ends on the 31st March 2012. But there are other reasons why first time buyers feel now is the time ...

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  • PAD4U money saving tips for 2012

    David Boyd Feb 2, 2012, 12:56 PM

    In times of austerity its important that your money goes further. Shopping savvy can make a huge difference in what you pay for the products and services you use everyday.  In this article we share some of our top money saving tips for 2012.


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  • Ah hoy - Treasure!

    David Boyd Jan 3, 2012, 14:14 PM

    It wasn't that long ago in Levenshulme when procuring a decent coffee was a difficult task.  But like the 192 buses, suddenly there are a whole range of options from Inspire, to POD Deli, the ISIS cafe, etc.  And more recently I've discovered Trove.  Located opposite the ...

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  • House Prices 2012 - What next?

    David Boyd Jan 3, 2012, 14:11 PM

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

    Last year I predicted that average house prices were likely to be flat over 2011, and for all the news mania in-between, this is pretty much what happened.  Halifax noted a 1% drop (up to November), ...

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  • Look after your home this winter

    David Boyd Nov 21, 2011, 15:42 PM

    There are many ways that cold weather can be prevented from causing damage to your home and belongings.

    Get to know your home Make sure you know where the main stopcock for your water supply is located and check that it turns easily. It is ...

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  • Levenshulme Christmas Lights Switch On

    David Boyd Nov 14, 2011, 15:48 PM

    This year’s Christmas lights switch on will be held on Friday 9th December with entertainment from 4.30 to 6.30pm.

    Rt.Hon Sir Gerald Kaufman MP will be switching on the Christmas tree lights at 5.30pm. Local children are invited to meet Father Christmas on the Village ...

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  • Rents are not out of control

    David Boyd Oct 28, 2011, 12:39 PM


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

    Whilst some areas of London are seeing dramatic increases in rent, across the country rent rises are long over due.  Rents are normalising - they are not out of control.

    Rents have languished for many years and ...

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  • Levenshulme Festival 2011

    David Boyd Oct 28, 2011, 11:45 AM


    The Levenshulme Festival 2011 runs from 21st October to 6th November.  This year its bigger than ever!  If you haven’t  managed to see an event yet, you’ve missed some amazing shows, but don’t worry there are several events listed for November.

    The Inspire Awards ...

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  • Our accountant takes on a concrete bollard!

    David Boyd Oct 20, 2011, 10:24 AM

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    Our intrepid accountant who regularly bikes with Macclesfield Wheelers has recently taken umbrage with unsightly concrete bollards.  En route to a race, Simon targeted this particularly irksome bollard and steel chain, managing to smash both.  Sadly during this act of heroism he managed to sustain several injuries ...

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    David Boyd Oct 20, 2011, 09:43 AM

    Following in the footsteps of the old Levenshulme Oscars, the Inspire Centre is organising and hosting a new local awards scheme as part of this year’s Levenshulme Festival.

    The Ceremony will be held on Saturday 22nd October 2011 at the Inspire Centre. This will ...

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  • Team Changes: Paul Robertson

    David Boyd Oct 4, 2011, 11:05 AM

    Photo of Paul Robertson, PAD4UPaul Robertson who has worked for PAD4U for over 20 years has finally had enough (of the weather that is!), and is relocating to Perth, Australia.  Paul has served in many roles during his time at PAD4U, his most recent as Business Development Manager.  Paul's vast ...

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