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26 April 2024

5 Tips When Hunting for Your New Home in Manchester

Moving home can be one of the most exciting things we do – finding that perfect place and visualising how you want to make it your own, but it can also be a stressful process if you go into it unprepared. Trust us, we’ve all been there.

We pride ourselves on our organisation, as well as plenty other things, so sit back and enjoy the read – we’re going to make your house move as easy as possible.


Outline your budget

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You can’t start looking properly until you know what you can afford, otherwise you fall into the trap of finding the most stunning place that’s waaaay too expensive, and no one wants to deal with that heartbreak, do we?

Look at your monthly costs at the moment and see where you have wriggle room to easily establish what’s right for you. You’ll also need to account for any hidden costs that you might encounter on the way – psst, we HATE hidden costs, which is why we have a clear bills package in place for all our apartments, just in case you’re curious.

Oh, and for those wondering, our weekly rents range from £147 to £726 – meaning we have something for everyone’s budget. You’re welcome.

Rent with someone reliable

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When you’re looking for your new home, you can’t do too much research. You need to know that you’re renting from a reputable company, and that they’re going to be there when you need them – and that you’re getting what you’re paying for.

Google Reviews are a great way to see real customer feedback for a business, so you know that you’re moving into somewhere that you’re going to be happy.

Not to brag, but we do sit at 4.1 stars on Google, and we pride ourselves on being the best letting agent across Manchester. But we’ll let you see that for yourselves.

Know what you need, what you want, and the differences between the two

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Outlining everything that you need in your apartment is key before you start looking, as these tend to be non-negotiable. This might mean two bedrooms, a certain size, good storage, and if these are all things you can’t live without, then they need to be involved in everything you look at.

The things you want are more of an added bonus, whether that be a balcony, a good view, a bathtub – things that in a perfect world, you’d like to have, but wouldn’t be a dealbreaker if you found somewhere that didn’t have them. It’s really important to know your make or breaks, and the differences between them, so you don’t end up settling for something that ultimately, you’re not happy with.

We offer a huge variety of apartments from studios up to 4-beds, in different locations across Manchester, with various amenities and different styles, giving everyone something that works for them.

Check your commute

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Whether you’re working or studying in the city, you want to make sure that you can get to and from where you need to be without hassle. Manchester has a great transport system, with trains, buses, and trams running across the entire city, so no matter where you live, you should be able to get out and about easily enough.

Depending on what time you’re willing to spend on travel, you’ll absolutely need to take this into consideration when apartment hunting in Manchester. If you’re the kind of person that rolls out of bed at 8:58am for a 9am lecture, then you probably want to live as close to your campus as possible, whereas if you enjoy a cheeky coffee and a hot girl walk on your way to work in the mornings, you can get away with being a bit further away.

We’ve got 15 developments scattered across Manchester, so no matter where you want to be, we’ve got you covered. Why not check them out?

Don't leave it til the last minute

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We know, we know, there’s so much other stuff going on that you can lose track of time when you’re house hunting, and suddenly, you’ve only got a few weeks left and minimal choice for where you’re going to be spending a lot of your time.

We see hundreds of residents booking up to a year in advance to secure their perfect homes every year, as they find more often than not, if they don’t secure it in that first instance, by the time they come back someone else has swooped in. Try and keep on top of your house hunting journey, start early, and make sure you have multiple options in case your first choice is already gone.

We’ll always try and match you to another similar apartment if what you’ve enquired about isn’t available, so get in touch and see what we can do to ease your stress.

Hunting for your new home can be a lot of work, but when you’re all settled in on that first evening, you’ve started to unpack, and really make the place your own, we promise that it’s worth it. If you’re currently looking for your new home, reach out today and see how we can help get things moving for you.