Rise in Nil-Deposit Applications as Cost of Living Soars

You don't have to look far at the moment to see that the cost of living has been increasing sharply across the board, and with the Bank of England making an 11th consecutive base rate increase earlier today it doesn't look like people's daily expenditure will be calming down for [...]

By |March 23rd, 2023|

Majority of Self-Managing Landlords Consider Switch to Managed Service

A recent survey from Uswitch has found that the majority of self-managing landlords (69%) are considering the switch to a managing estate agency amongst a raft of legislative changes and the changing rental market in the UK. Of those surveyed the biggest reason (32%) for wanting to move over was [...]

By |March 9th, 2023|

Understanding safety certificates as a first time landlord

If you are a first time landlord sometimes it can seem that Letting Agents are speaking a different language. "Have you got your EPC, EICR. No, that's an EIC, how about your Gas Safety, sorry that's a service record". It is a minefield that even we struggle to make our [...]

By |March 1st, 2023|

Prestige Police House Development Set for Rental Market

In April 2021 the MEN News revealed (original story here) that the old Police House on Wilmslow Road, sat right in the heart of Didsbury, had finally been granted a new lease of life as it was being converted into six luxury apartments. Julian Wadden has been lucky enough to [...]

By |February 15th, 2023|

Mortgage Rates Drop Contrary to Interest Rate Increase

Mortgage rates are as much based on future expectations by the finance industry as it is on current market trends, and if the news coming out of Virgin and HSBC this week is anything to go by then they are expecting a healthy future for the industry. For the first [...]

By |February 9th, 2023|

Manchester Ranked Number One Buy to Let Prospect

Surprising nobody from the area, but perhaps catching a few people from outside of the North West unawares, Manchester has been ranked the number one Buy-to-let prospect by Simply Business. Taking into account criteria such as the average total rent, yield, house price growth, vacancies and the percentage of the [...]

By |January 25th, 2023|

TDS Issue EPC Guidance for Buy to Let Landlords

Under current Government proposals the legislation surrounding minimum EPC ratings is set to change in 2025. Currently the minimum rating for any tenanted property is an "E", however this is set to increase to a "C". We are already having conversations with a number of buy-to-let investors who are taking [...]

By |January 18th, 2023|

Levenshulme Investment Property 5-6% Return

On the 24th of September Edward Mellor brought to the market a well-presented, three-bedroom, mid-terrace property situated just off Broom Lane in Levenshulme. The house has been finished to an excellent standard throughout, and we feel that the property could achieve in the region of £1,000 per calendar month, giving [...]

By |September 27th, 2022|



This blog follows the property and buy to let market in Didsbury.  You’ll find insight, commentary and analysis that relates specifically to Didsbury, along with the latest investment deals from all agents in the area.


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I have a wealth of property experience around South Manchester and I am really passionate about Didsbury. If you have any property related matters, whether buying, selling or just curious about whats happening at this very moment in M20 and you are around the village just pop into my office, alternatively call or e-mail me:

0161 434 4311



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I have a strong passion for property, in particular the Lettings market. If you a question about lettings, potential rental returns and yields, and legal changes for landlords or anything else buy to let please get in touch.

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