Manchester Property News

  • Outlook for the Property Market in 2011

    David Boyd Jan 5, 2011, 12:37 PM

    David Boyd, Managing Director, PAD4U Estate and Letting Agents Mancheste r looks into the crystal ball:


    Predicting the property market, like the weather, can be an embarrassing task.  For all the news stories of property prices over the last year, nothing much happened (prices ended slightly higher over the ...

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  • Merry Christmas!

    David Boyd Dec 21, 2010, 10:21 AM

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  • Celebrity in Levenshulme

    David Boyd Dec 21, 2010, 09:49 AM

    Basma Ahmad has called into our office and been presented with her Vouchers this week. We are very pleased to announce that her drawing has been sent to the printers and the ‘welcome to your new home’ cards will be implemented next year.[gallery] Basma’s drawing will ...

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  • Levenshulme at Christmas

    David Boyd Dec 17, 2010, 15:20 PM


    PAD4U are where pleased to be involved with this year’s Levenshulme Christmas Light Switch on. The event took place on Tuesday 30th November at the Village Green, local children were invited to meet Farther Christmas and receive a free present. A local school choir spread Christmas ...

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  • Christmas Opening Times

    David Boyd Dec 17, 2010, 15:19 PM

    PAD4U's opening times for the  festive period are as follows:

    Monday 20th December 9am  - 5.30pm
    Tuesday 21st December 9am  - 5.30pm
    Wednesday 22nd December 9am  - 5.30pm
    Thursday 23rd December 9am  - 5.30pm
    Friday 24th December 9.30am – 2pm
    Saturday ...
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  • VAT Increase

    David Boyd Dec 17, 2010, 11:09 AM

    Just a reminder which I am sure every Landlord is prepared for is the VAT increase to 20% with effect from 4th Januray 2011.

    All work carried out and completed *before* this date will be invoiced at the previous rate of 17.5%.

    Our systems will ...

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  • Children’s Drawing Competition

    David Boyd Nov 22, 2010, 14:34 PM

    A  great big thank you to everyone who entered our completion throughout November. We have been overwhelmed by pictures! We have found it very difficult to choose a winner, but ultimately we decided on Basma Ahmad (Age 9). Well done to everyone who entered, a few of the ...

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  • Levenshulme Festival and Traders

    David Boyd Nov 4, 2010, 11:44 AM

    If you didn't know already the Levenshulme Festival is in full swing.  Please visit to find out about upcoming events there isn't much time left!  Last night PAD4U were invited to the Levenshulme Traders evening @M19 Bar, which was a great event with local ...

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  • Landlords - Managing Risk Part 1

    David Boyd Nov 2, 2010, 15:39 PM

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

    I have listened to many landlords who have experienced difficulties (and lost money) after not assessing and managing the various risks associated with being a landlord.  I hope this article will help new landlords ...

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  • Government cuts to Housing Benefit

    David Boyd Nov 1, 2010, 13:54 PM

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

    The Government plans to cut Housing Benefit have been receiving their fair share of attention by the media recently.  Whilst I applaud any scrutiny of Housing Benefit, I find it difficult to watch or ...

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  • Investment Opportunity

    David Boyd Nov 1, 2010, 09:55 AM

    We have been approached by a client who requires a quick sale of their property and this will be sold, in my opinion, at a discounted price to the market.

    The property is situated in Levenshulme M19 post code and is a two bed garden ...

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  • Landlords: Prepare for the Government cutbacks and take preventative measures!

    David Boyd Nov 1, 2010, 09:54 AM

    Matt Binns, Negotiator, PAD4U Estate and Letting Agents Mancheste r writes:

    Over 800,000 jobs were lost during the recession, and with another 490,000 public sector job losses announced as part of the Government Spending Review many tenants could come under increasing financial pressure over the coming ...

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  • Where's the real value in your property?

    David Boyd Nov 1, 2010, 09:52 AM

    Where's the real value in your property? New investors into the market regularly ask this question The true value in your property... Most people think that "bricks and mortar" is the real investment when buying property but that isn't exactly the case. You see if you look at the ...

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  • Rent Arrears

    David Boyd Oct 6, 2010, 17:13 PM

    Alaine Bradbury, Estates Manager for PAD4U writes:

    Research has recently been published by the National Landlords Association (NLA) showing that nearly half of recent possessions by landlords are due to tenants not paying their rent.

    We have found that over the last 12 months many ...

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  • Paragon to resume Buy-to-Let lending

    David Boyd Sep 28, 2010, 09:56 AM

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

    Paragon have performed well during the recessions and this is bourne out by the fact they expect full-year profit to be at the upper end of analysts forecasts (40.5million-65million).

    Perhaps more importantly Paragon's book has performed very well ...

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  • Ready, steady, SALES!!!

    David Boyd Sep 3, 2010, 17:20 PM

    Alaine Bradbury, Estates Manager, PAD4U writes:

    As you may have noticed 2010 is the year of sales for PAD4U. We have started to take on a more proactive role and have teamed up with move with us (who works with the financial institutions to ...

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  • Is your Property Insured?

    David Boyd Sep 3, 2010, 17:05 PM

    I have currently been dealing with a few properties which have been broken into or vandalised over the last few months and those words never like to be heard by any Landlord. Although we aim to reduce void periods between tenancies these are the vunerable ...

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  • If you want to mortgage/remortage it pays to understand credit scoring

    David Boyd Sep 2, 2010, 10:59 AM

    Catherine Crooks, The Fresh Partnership, Mortgage Broker for PAD4U Letting Agents Manchester writes:

    What is a credit search?

    A credit search is when a lender/creditor obtains information about you from your credit file via a credit reference agent (CRA).  The CRA’s are called Experian, Equifax ...

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  • Market Update

    David Boyd Aug 31, 2010, 11:58 AM

    On my return from annual leave I soon scoured the papers and Internet to discover the latest property news.   I didn't have to look too hard as it was all over the headlines again, fear of the dreaded double dip!  Hometrack reported lower prices ...

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  • PAD4U Re Launch

    David Boyd Aug 5, 2010, 09:11 AM

    On the 19th July 2010 Peter Anthony Estates officially re launched as PAD4U, opening our newly refurbished offices to the public. Our office was opened and our red ribbon cut By Councillor Keith Whitmore who commented on the value of investing in the area and ...

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