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Nov 21 2019
It’s the situation every landlord and tenant dreads.An ongoing dispute over a deposit.It causes stress, is time consuming and can be expensive – for both sides.A report which came out recently showed that disputes over deposits were at th ... read full article

May 31 2019

12 Things Every Landlord Must Know

We serve landlords and tenants across South Manchester and take enormously pride in our reputation for looking after our clients.During those 40 years running a lettings and property management agency there’s not much we haven’t experienc ... read full article

Apr 30 2019
Legionella is a hot topic in the lettings industry now and a subject many landlords will be anxiously Googling for more information about.But what is it? Well Legionella is the bacteria which causes the potentially lethal Legionnaires’ disease. ... read full article

Mar 31 2019
When letting a property a landlord has two really big decisions to make.Both these key choices can have huge implications on their health, wealth and quality of life.It’s really no exaggeration to say that if a landlord chooses the wrong lettin ... read full article

Feb 28 2019
We are proud of being experts on the local property market in Manchester.We are equally proud of keeping a focussed eye on any changes to laws and legislation which may affect our clients.One such change has been the recent Government decision, which ... read full article

Dec 22 2017

Singing Ringing Tree

A recent adventure took us to the hills of the Pennines in Burnley, Lancashire. Just a 55-minute drive north from the Fallowfield office through the city centre, Cheetham Hill, Prestwich and beyond to Bury and finally the Pennines in Blackburn. The j ... read full article

Oct 25 2017

What's On: Bonfire Night 2017

That time of year is nearly upon us again. As the clocks go back at the end of October and we enter into the penultimate month of the year our attentions begin switch to all things Christmassy.An annual celebration in Great Britain takes place every ... read full article

Oct 10 2017

A word from our intern - Chris

Once the initial relief of finishing your last exam has subsided a feeling of trepidation over the much fabled ‘next step’ is often the next emotion to take over, that was certainly the case in my final year of University. Having studied ... read full article

Oct 4 2017
We here at Around Town Flats always endeavour to improve our services and we are delighted to announce that we have recently been recognised by the Best Estate Agent Guide; an independent third party report conducted by industry experts the Property ... read full article

From personal experience, being mid-20s, most of my media consumption is based online and therefore broadband speed is certainly a consideration when moving house. When looking at rental properties in the countryside, fulfilling a desire to move out ... read full article

Jul 31 2017

Crime - the unfortunate facts

According to the Telegraph we’re all guilty of minor crimes that many of us commit on a daily basis… I’m looking at you! These micro crimes include things such as eating or drinking (non-alcoholic of course) whilst driving, downloa ... read full article

Jul 11 2017
So… lets it break it down.The UK housing market comprised roughly 28.1 million residential properties in 2014. Moreover the UK has typically been an owner occupier market peaking with 70.9% of the market being owner occupiers in 2003 but this ... read full article

Jun 23 2017

Heritage Building Conversion

When looking at heritage buildings there are often a lot of different dialogues about how they should be preserved. Sometimes conversion is the best thing to give somewhere a new lease of life but often different agencies have varying ideas on what m ... read full article

May 31 2017

Public Transport and the Changing City

During the Industrial Revolution, city configuration changed. Previously, artisanal craft neighbourhoods were situated within the city walls but based around the outside of an elite centre. The elite centre was populated by the wealthy and higher cla ... read full article

May 15 2017

Manchester's Urban Sprawl

Urbanisation or urban sprawl is the process where an ever increasing percentage of a country’s population migrate to economic hubs, mostly towns and cities, leading to the spread of residential development over rural land. This culminates in a ... read full article

Apr 24 2017

Holey Moley Look at those Potholes

Did you know there is a pothole reporting tool on the council website?No?Well, looking at the number of potholes plaguing Manchester at the moment, it appears you are not alone. But, if a pothole is reported the council will inspect it within 5 worki ... read full article

Apr 14 2017

Public Transport and the Manchester MetroLink

London is renowned for its world famous tube and the notorious tube map. This is not the only British city with an underground rail network, a notable example being the Clockwork Orange in Glasgow. Underground systems appear to be the vestige of capi ... read full article

Apr 10 2017

The University of Manchester Campus Masterplan

The University Masterplan!I’m sure many of you have already noticed some of the significant alterations around the University of Manchester campus – particularly on Oxford Road with the demolition of the branded bridge near Blackwell&rsqu ... read full article

Mar 6 2017
International Women’s day is 8th March.Manchester, in celebration of this day, is having a whole month of celebration – The Manchester International Women’s Festival. There will be a range of activities and events across the city th ... read full article

Feb 28 2017

The Great British Spring Clean

Sometimes just tidying your bedroom or house can seem like a mammoth task. Nevertheless the Great British Spring Clean is grabbing the bull by the horns and getting people and communities together to clean up Britain by clearing the litter blighting ... read full article

Feb 21 2017

The Manchester Bee

The bumble bee that can be seen on bollards, litter bins and planters is well known as being the symbol for Manchester. Here’s a little snippet of history as to why that is…In fact it goes right back to the 19th Century. In 1842, towards ... read full article

Jan 23 2017

Find the Dream Student House - Top 5 Tips

Some of you may be totally clued up to the student property search tips and dilemmas but for the rest of the world, including us back in the day, searching for your first, second or even third student house can be filled with fear, trepidation and a ... read full article

Jan 6 2017
Did you know that the most common pub name in Britain is the ‘Red Lion’?It’s not hard to believe, when so many pubs include the word ‘Lion’ in their name. Although it’s easy to disregard as you probably only stop and think about a pub name if it is p ... read full article

Dec 12 2016

Fallowfield's Toast Rack

Plans to convert Fallowfield’s brutalist landmark into space age flats has been approved by the city council.The Toast Rack was built in 1960, designed by architect Leonard Cecil Howitt. The site will be remembered by generations of Manchester ... read full article

Nov 7 2016
As you may have spotted over the last few months, the works at the south Manchester site of the former Orange Grove pub in Fallowfield have begun. Once apopular student pub, the Orange Grove has been demolished and plans have been approved by the cou ... read full article

Jan 22 2016
Working for Around Town Flats has essentially allowed me to ‘test drive’ my future career To those of you who have just graduated from university; listen in. I have spent the last 12 months as an intern in the Lettings Team here at Around Town Flats. ... read full article

A look to the year ahead

With a doff of one’s hat to 2014 the team at Around Town Flats is greeting 2015 with open arms and a stolid belief that our new year’s resolutions will be kept this year. This new year also welcomes in our new look website and with that our new blog. ... read full article

A word from our intern - Katherine

Just a tea-maid or time well spent – a year as an intern?! Internships are sometimes seen as a year misspent; grabbing tea for higher ups, underpaid and overworked. I can safely say this has not been the case at Around Town Flats. I mean I do make t ... read full article

I hope these are useful words of wisdomAnybody reading this who is nearing the end of their University life or who has recently graduated, I hope these are useful words of wisdom. A few weeks before graduating from Manchester University, I started a ... read full article

A question that fills many a final year student with dread. Whilst by no means a given, in my experience this is particularly prominent amongst those who study non-vocational degrees such as History or English. Such degrees, save for those who choose ... read full article

Cleaning Guide

When our tenants move in to properties they expect a property with everything in working order, looking good and certainly very clean. With this in mind we go to great efforts to ensure we check and clean everything between tenancies. At the start of ... read full article

My Dearest Autumn, I understand my sombre friend that you seem to be here so fleetingly. The last drops of summer sun appear to fade towards the end of September and you grace us with your presence for about a month before the first fledgling frosts ... read full article

Defeating condensation damp

Condensation damp is an inadvertent increasing problem in modern housing. The many improvements we have all implemented to reduce heat loss from buildings (double glazing, insulation) combined with a reduction in ventilation and more recently reduced ... read full article

Happy Housemate Guide

Perfect characteristics for a new housemate differ from person to person. One person’s dirty noisy slob is another’s dreamy roomy.Around Town Flats have compiled a few questions to ask yourself and a list of important criteria to think ab ... read full article

Money Saving Tips for the New Year

Money Saving Tips for the New YearDuring the Christmas Holidays, it is the norm to wipe out your bank account and max out your credit cards buying presents and paying for all the delicious dinners. This leaves most of us financially crippled in the N ... read full article

Moving Out Made Easy

Moving Out Made EasyMoving out can be a very stressful and time consuming process. The secret to success, as always, is planning! To minimise the stress involved, we have put together a guide to make moving more organised, less stressful and maybe, d ... read full article


Being residents of Manchester, we are all too familiar with the 200% likelihood of rain throughout the year. And we all know how annoying it can be when you’re looking forward to doing something fun on the weekend and it starts pouring down with rain ... read full article

Victoria Baths

Victoria Baths is a Grade II* listed building, situated in the Chorlton-upon-Medlock area of Manchester. The Baths opened to the public in 1906 and cost £59,144 to build. Manchester City Council closed the baths in 1993. Ever since then, the Friends ... read full article

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