Students

Our student lettings service is in place to make it as easy as possible for you to find your new home in Manchester, we can arrange for you to visit your chosen properties – seven days a week and up to 8pm every night.

We can also pick you up and drop you off if necessary – ideal if you are new to the area or are without your own transport.

We have tried to include as much information on this page as possible for both our student and professional tenancies. If there is anything you need to know that is missing please do not hesitate to call us on 0161 401 1788 or submit a query form.




Students

We know you want to be out with friends, studying and making the most of what Manchester has to offer. You don't want to be worrying about where you are going to live or who is going to fix your leaky shower. Our student flats and houses are in all the popular areas such as Fallowfield, Withington, Oxford Rd and the city centre close to local services, amenities and travel links. Please see our property area guides for more information.

All of our properties are fully furnished, with clean and contemporary interiors . We don’t think students should have to put up with anything less and neither do our landlords.

Ring us on 0161 401 1788 for a chat about why hundreds of students turn to us for help in finding their new home.

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Searching for your property

All of our student properties are released in the November for immediate viewing for letting for the following academic year and move in, in September.

Once you know the size of your group and the area you wish to live in we can arrange for one of our agents to show you a selection of properties that meet your requirements. We have minibuses available to transport larger groups between houses.

Reserving a property

Once you find a property you like, we will ask the group to submit a reservation form with all the groups names and contact information. We will then send all the people in the group a copy of the tenancy agreement and other paperwork. We ask that you read through this thoroughly before deciding to proceed.

If you are happy, we will then take a holding deposit payment to take it off the market. The total deposit for each property is 5 weeks rent. During mid-term, we usually take just a £100 holding deposit per tenant with the balance payable on receipt of your next loan instalment.

At the start of the tenancy the holding deposit will become a tenancy deposit and will be protected in one of the government authorised tenancy deposit protection schemes. Full details of the scheme used will be provided.

We will then ask the group to make an appointment to come into the office to meet one of our agents who can answer any questions and complete the paperwork.

We will ask each tenant to provide the name and contact details for their guarantor. A guarantor is someone that guarantees to pay your rent if you are unable to do so. We will email them directly asking them to sign and return a guarantor form and enclose a copy of their ID and a copy of a recent utility bill as proof of address.

Moving In

We will contact the group roughly two months before the start of the tenancy to make arrangements for moving in. In most cases, we will meet you at the property, take meter readings, check you in and provide an inventory to document the property's condition.

We recommend having an inventory prepared by an independent inventory clerk prior to moving in. This is an additional cost, however the protection a professional inventory offers is invaluable. We can arrange this for you. You will have chance to make any amendments to this document you feel necessary, it will then be held by us and used to protect you against any un fair deposit deductions at the end of the tenancy.

If the property is managed by the landlord, then there are some cases when they will be responsible for checking you in.

During the Tenancy

If we manage the property you live in, you can contact us at any point during the tenancy and we will be able to assist you with payment quires, maintenance and anything else regarding the tenancy. We will provide you with an out of office number for maintenance emergencies.

If the landlord manages their own property, we will provide you with information about how the management of the property will be carried out, including their full contact details. You are still welcome to contact us at any point during the tenancy; if you are having difficulty we will be happy to contact the landlord on your behalf.

Moving Out

One of our agents will meet you at the property to check you out and check the properties condition against the inventory created at the start of the tenancy. We will also take meter readings and collect keys.

The property should be returned to same standard of cleanliness as it was in on the first day of you tenancy and all bill should be paid and utility accounts closed. Please provide proof of payment on check out. We will be in touch within 48 hours of the check out to inform you of any charges that will be deducted from your deposit. Provided there is agreement on deduction, the deposit (minus any deduction) will be refunded to you 14 days after the end of the tenancy.

If the property is managed by the landlord they will be responsible for move out.

Frequently asked questions

Our admin fee is one weeks rent (plus VAT) per property.

No, we do not charge any renewal fees or any other fees whatsoever to the tenant.

We may request a guarantor if your income is low relative the the rental figure, if you have poor credit history or if the landlord requires further security for any reason. Some landlords request that every tenant provides a guarantor regardless of their circumstances.

The requirements differ from landlord to landlord. However, usually a guarantor must be over 21 years of age, in full time employment and a home owner.

They will need to complete and sign a guarantor form which must also be signed by a witness. The form must be returned to us along with a copy of their ID that can be used to verify their signature and a copy of a utility bill as proof of address.

Acceptable forms of ID are a copy of a passport, driving license photo card or driving license counterpart.

The proof of address must be no more than 3 months old. We can accept any utility bill, including a screen shot from an online account. We also accept council statement. Unfortunately bank statement, credit card statement and mobile phone bills are not accepted as proof of address.

The minimum tenancy length for most of our properties is 6 months. However please note that some landlords, particularly those with larger portfolios will insist on a minimum tenancy length of 12 months.

We can take a card payment over the phone or alternatively if you would prefer to make a transfer please let us know and will provide our account details. We will email you a receipt.