Manchester Property News

  • Buying Property in a Fast Moving Market

    David Boyd Oct 19, 2013, 15:11 PM


    [caption id="attachment_1406" align="alignleft" width="300"]Mock Graph of House Prices Increasing Buying in a Fast Moving Market[/caption]

    It doesn't seem that long ago that this article wouldn't be relevant to anyone looking at buying property in the UK, but markets can change suddenly and we now find ourselves in a market ...

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  • New Office Opening PAD4U Davenport!

    David Boyd Oct 10, 2013, 10:33 AM

    [caption id="attachment_1387" align="alignleft" width="625"]Photo of new PAD4U offices in Davenport PAD4U Launches New Office in Davenport[/caption]

    PAD4U are excited to announce the opening of our new Davenport branch! The office is located on the busy junction of Bramhall Lane and the A6.

    We're looking to inject some much needed passion into ...

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  • Guest Post: New tenant checklist: 6 things a flat hunter should never forget

    David Boyd Oct 8, 2013, 14:14 PM

    Guest Post from the

    Flat hunting is not easy, especially when you are looking to rent. That is what an increasing number of Brits find themselves doing, though, as the UK housing market turns a wave of would-be house buyers into members of ...

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  • Nice Start to the Day - Landlord's Letter

    David Boyd Oct 4, 2013, 09:02 AM

    Hello Julie, Simon and James,

    Georgie here, letting you know that I am changing my email address from ________ to this one.

    I would be very grateful if you could update your records (and anyone else in the office who needs to know).

    Whilst I'm ...

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  • Independance in the UK? Scotland - Maybe, London - Definitely!

    David Boyd Sep 24, 2013, 17:00 PM

    Should Scotland become Independent?

    I'm going to shy away from the debate of whether Scotland  should devolve fully from Westminster and become independent.  However, it's worth looking at the reasons behind this drive for independence. Fundamentally the pro-independence lobby believe that Scotland is different enough in ...

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  • Selling your home: Photography Matters!

    David Boyd Sep 4, 2013, 14:49 PM

    No matter how smooth tongued your Estate Agent may be, when it comes to selling your property—It’s the photographs people concentrate on.  It might be a cliché, but pictures do tell a thousands words especially when it comes to your property.

    It’s therefore critical when ...

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  • PAD4U Spends ££££s Keeping Landlords in the Black

    David Boyd Jul 29, 2013, 22:03 PM


    It’s almost six months since PAD4U launched its Guaranteed Rent on Time Scheme to safeguard Landlord’s rental payments.

    During this period we have spent thousands from the Scheme Fund to ensure that our Landlords have been paid on the date promised when the tenant has ...

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  • 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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