Manchester Property News

  • 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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  • Bad Science and Bad Economics

    David Boyd Sep 23, 2011, 09:01 AM

    David Boyd - Managing Director PAD4U Letting Agents ManchesterBen Goldacre, in his book 'Bad Science', has been exploring the various stories we read and watch in newspapers and on TV regarding scientific subjects and shining a light on how much of it is founded on 'Bad Science'.  This can occur through lack of research, lazy journalism ...

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  • First time buyer mortgages must adapt

    David Boyd Sep 7, 2011, 02:43 AM

    There have been seismic changes in the UK economy and housing market during the last decade, however the available mortgage products for first time buyers have hardly changed from the time I was looking to purchase my first home.

    First Time Buyers haven't suddenly become ...

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  • It's a tough market, but you can still sell your house.

    David Boyd Aug 4, 2011, 16:13 PM

    Facebook Big Like ButtonI don't need to inform anyone that the market is tough especially in local areas such as Levenshulme/Longsight/Gorton as first time buyers are finding it virtually impossible obtain the finance they need to get on the housing ladder.  But don't despair house sales are still ...

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  • Rents must rise

    David Boyd Aug 3, 2011, 16:18 PM

    Bar Chart Graph IncreasingThe media is currently littered with stories of rents rising, to the extent one would think they had double over night!  Whilst, I'm sure some areas may have seen dramatic rises in rent such as the South East and London, many more areas are only ...

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  • Slum Landlords: driven by Government policy?

    David Boyd Jul 12, 2011, 12:14 PM

    Slum Landlords

    Dispatches ran a disturbing programme recently on Slum Landlords.  I'm sure anyone watching the programme would have been disgusted and shocked at the condition of homes some tenants have to reside in, sadly, although disgusted, I am not shocked.  This Government, and previous Governments' policies (or lack of) ...

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  • Time to consider rent guarantee?

    David Boyd Jul 4, 2011, 20:08 PM

    Landlord Action, a specialist in difficult tenant evictions, have recently reported an 11% increase in their case load. With the austerity measures beginning to bite, is now the time to consider rent guatantees on your property?

    Rent Gurantees ensure that you will receive a minimum ...

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