Property For Sale: Sharks Players Not Included!

A would-be homeowner gets more than he bargained for when viewing an apartment occupied by Premiership Rugby superstars Faf de Klerk, Rob du Preez, and Arron Reed A balcony with a skyline view, spacious open plan living room, two modern bathrooms... and three international rugby...


Students - Simplify your utilities with Huddle

homes4u have partnered up with Huddle to offer one of the cheapest bills inclusive packages in the area. Huddle can supply you with Gas, Electricity, Water, TV Licence and Wi-Fi at extremely competitive rates. Each tenant is only responsible for their share of the bills, and...


Sale Sharks vs Northampton Saints 24th November

On 24th November 2018 we sponsored the Sale Sharks vs Northampton Saints games at the A J Bell Stadium. Guests at the hospitality suites were treated to homes4u goodies and outside the stadium we ran a competition for the fans.  We filled one of our cars up with balloons...


Festive opening hours 2018

It's Christmas time at HO HO HO homes4u and we would like to wish everyone seasons greetings. below you will find details of our holiday opening hours and our emergency out of hours contact for managed tenants.       If you are a tenant in one of our managed...


November 2018 Property Market Update

Christmas is almost here and as we move forward into the festive period, we look back at what’s happened in the property market for sales. Check out our market update video below for the latest stats from Rightmove's November house price index. If you are thinking about...


Legal ruling on HMO licensing requirements in England

An HMO landlord in Richmond upon Thames has recently won a case against his local council that could have a big impact on the industry – specifically on how much councils charge for licences. Credit: Mortgage Advice Bureau The landlord, a Mr Gaskin, had applied to the...


October 2018 Property Market Update

As we move into the last few months of the year, we take a look at what’s happening in the property market for sales and rentals. Check out our market update video below for the latest stats from Rightmove's October house price index and Q3 rental index.   If you are...


Reasons You Should Move To Fallowfield

Students, can't decide where to live? Here are our top reasons you should move to Fallowfield. Contact Us - City.Rentals@homes4u.co.uk 0161 236 0202, SouthManchester.Rentals@homes4u.co.uk 0161 448 0090...


Where to watch the fireworks in Manchester

The sky across Manchester will light up again as the city celebrates bonfire night this November. With dozens of events taking place across the area we have put together a list of our top picks you need to visit. NEWTON HEATH Brookdale Park’s fireworks display starts at 7...


What to do for Halloween in Manchester

Get your Halloween costumes ready as that spooky time of year we call Halloween is almost here! Manchester is going all out this year; from re-enactments of classic horror films to a Halloween ball we have put together a list of Manchester's best Halloween events. Halloween in...


Zero Deposit Partnership

homes4u are the first Independent agent in Greater Manchester to partner with Zero Deposit to offer a new, more affordable way of renting. The scheme launched at the start of the year and is a fully regulated deposit guarantee scheme backed by Zoopla property group. Paying a...


What Is A Guarantor?

When a Landlord agrees to accept a tenant into his or her property, they are taking a risk that the tenant will pay the rent for the duration of the tenancy period, look after the property, and move-out when agreed. Landlords understandably want to takes steps to minimise the...


Maggie’s Manchester Culture Crawl 2018

On Friday 28 th September we took part in the Maggie’s Manchester Culture Crawl 2018. This September marked the third annual Culture Crawl and the largest yet with over 300 walkers marching the 10km evening walk in support of friends and family who have been affected by...


Tenant Tips - Appliances

Appliances do more work than you realize and their condition can deteriorate over time. We will show you how to correctly clean and maintain some of the appliances you may find around your property...


University of Manchester Cycling Club 17/18 Charity Roundup

Over the last academic year, we are once again, proud to have been able to support Maggie’s Manchester, a charity that provides well-being support for cancer patients. As a club we repeated our yearly 24-hour static cycle fundraiser outside the student’s union...


When you know you’ve found the home for you

Finding the ‘one’ can take some time and it is normal to have fears of making the wrong decision when deciding on a home to buy. Most first time buyers wonder how they will know when they have found the right home for them. Here are the top signs to help you know when...


Adding A Touch Of Luxury To Your Home

Treating yourself to a bit of luxury in the home can become expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. By adding some slight changes to your home, you can make it feel luxurious without breaking the bank. Add a spot of greenery Bringing the outdoors inside with some beautiful...


Clearing 2018: Coming to Manchester

Well done, you got the results and are coming to Manchester. We may be biased but you’ve chosen the best city! But what makes Manchester the greatest city in the UK? We have compiled a list of our top five reasons why. (We warn you, you may not want to leave!) The...


Clarkesville View – New Development North Manchester

Its been a busy launch at Clarkesville View with four plots reserved in just 48 hours. The development, of 44 homes, has been thoughtfully designed with first time buyers and families in mind. We now have just a few three bedroom homes available for reservation at discounted...


Tips For Designing The Perfect Kitchen Space

Whether your kitchen is a little out of date or you're looking to build one from the ground up, follow our top tips to design the perfect kitchen space. Set A Budget Make sure to be realistic with your budget, find out the best areas to save and where to invest. Whilst it can...


Should You Live Alone Or With A Roommate?

The answer to this question is all down to your own personal preference and what fits your circumstances at the time of renting. If you’re looking for a little help deciding, take a look at some of the top reasons people choose one way over the other. Reasons to live alone...


New development focus Clarkesville View

We are pleased to announce the launch of Clarkesville View, a new development of 44, three and four bedroom homes. The properties have been designed specifically with the needs of families and first time buyers in mind. Features include high quality contemporary finishes...


Go Green - Cheap Ways To Be Eco-Friendly

It’s time to go green! Being eco-friendly is not only good for the environment but also your bank account too. Let's get frugal as we look at nine cheap ways you can be eco-friendly. Cut Down On Food Waste An estimated 1.9million ton of food is wasted by the food industry...


Questions You Should Be Asking Your Estate Agent On A Viewing

We understand viewings can be stressful and sometimes it is hard to think of the right questions to ask. To make things easier we have put together our top questions you should be asking your estate agent on a viewing. How long has the property been on the market? This should...


Tax Changes Affecting Landlords In 2018

While there haven’t been any recent tax announcements that could affect landlords, there are some changes taking effect this tax year that you should be aware of. Increase in the personal allowance The personal allowance has increased for this tax year by £350...


homes4u does Wine Wednesday

Fancy a drink on us for Wine Wednesday? From 25 th July, then on the last Wednesday of each month, come along to our flagship Deansgate Branch, take a look around and enjoy a glass of wine. The event will take place from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at our Deansgate branch where drinks and...


Win a Signed Sale Shark’s Shirt

We have teamed up with our partners at Sale Sharks to give you the chance to win a home shirt signed by the whole team! For your chance to win, simply tell us who the mystery Shark is looking for a new home in our brand new Deansgate branch! Is it number 1, 2, 3, or 4&hellip...


The Best Cycle Routes in Greater Manchester

From urban inner city routes to scenic countryside, there is something for all tastes when it comes to cycle routes in Greater Manchester and Cheshire. We asked our partners at the University of Manchester Cycling Club to head out and send us some footage of their favourite...


The Importance of a Compliance Officer

At homes4u we are continually looking at ways we can add value to our services for both our existing and new clients. One way we have looked to do this has been with the creation of a dedicated Compliance Officer role as part of our Property Management team. Since we created the...


Fundraising Quiz Night

On Friday 1st June our team got together for our annual quiz night with all proceeds going to our partner charity Maggie's Manchester. Every team did exceptionally well, but only one could come out as top dog. As everyone took their seats the theme of the quiz was announced 'pop...


Moving out - 'Give It Don't Bin It'

The award winning ‘Give it Don’t Bin It’ campaign is back and in the spotlight. Coming up to moving out time, do you really want to keep your old bedding, hoover or pots and pans? Before you bin it could someone else use it? The scheme, supported by both...


We Are Now Half Way to Our Fundraising Target

What a lovely message of support from  Maggie's Manchester , over halfway to our 2018 fundraising target...


What To Consider When Buying A Rental Property

Our South Manchester Lettings Manager Antony Waring shares his top tips you should consider when purchasing a rental property...


GDPR  Privacy Policy Update

homes4u group ltd commit to providing our clients with a high level of service throughout our relationship. We use the personal information you share with us to add value to our services and with the aim of making your experience even better. We take the issue of...


Sale Sharks Training Day

On Sunday 20th May we took part in the Great Manchester 10km run in support of our partner charity Maggie's Manchester. To make sure we were fully prepared, we decided to ask our partners at The Sale Sharks to help us get in to shape and this was the result...


homes4u Run the Great Manchester 10K

Well done to our team on finishing the Manchester 10k, you all did a fantastic job despite the tough conditions. We are now sitting at a total raised of £1410, that's 56% of our annual goal on Just Giving.  Thanks again to  The Sale Sharks  for helping us...


Visiting Arcade Club – Europe’s Largest Free Play Arcade

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Arcade Club for the very first time. It is a place I had wanted to visit for a couple of months but I never got round to it. With its 250+ collection, it is officially Europe’s largest free play arcade. If you love playing video games...


Maggie’s Manchester shortlisted for North West Building of the Decade

We are excited to announce that our partner charity, Maggie’s Manchester has been shortlisted for the BBC North West Tonight People’s Choice Building of the Decade. The building, by renowned architect, Lord Norman Foster is set in a peaceful gardens designed by...


Balls to That Mental health awareness session

We were honoured to welcome  Craig Monaghan ,  and Jack Leech to our South Manchester branch this week from The Sale Sharks Community Trust. Craig took the time to talk to the entire homes4u team about his experiences in Afghanistan and his subsequent...


What Cooking Do You Have Planned This May Bank Holiday?

Greater Manchester is looking to ditch the rain in favour of a sunny bank holiday Monday. It’s time to get the beers and lawn chairs out and ask the all important question “Fancy having a barbecue?” It’s coming up to a bank holiday and that means tons of...


Packing Your Home to Move

I believe packing is an activity that few people look forward to. If that inevitable day is on the horizon, why not use our top five packing tips when moving home! Create an inventory Creating an inventory is a great way to keep track of all your belongings and make sure that...


Social Media Competition Winner

Our Belfast social media competition winners came down to Deansgate this week to collect their prize and check out our new high-tech branch. We launched the social media competition on our 28 th anniversary to celebrate the opening of our new branch, opposite the Hilton hotel...


Take a 360 Tour of our Deansgate branch

Take a 360 degree tour around our new Deansgate branch from the comfort of your sofa. Our aim is to create a relaxed environment that puts customers at ease during their search for a new home. The latest in agency technology creates an interactive experience, tailored to...


homes4u Go Indoor Karting

We all headed over to Daytona last week for a spot of indoor karting. Split into teams of two or three, we took part in the  endurance challenge, a race to see how many laps our teams could complete in one hour. After the chequered flag, all you could hear was the sound of...


Colour Up Your Living Space - 6 Flowery Solutions for A Boring Living Room

Flowers are blooming, birds are singing, and your living room is… well… still the same.  If your space is still suffering through winter with heavy blankets abound and dark colours galore, read on for some simple and fun tips to spruce things up just in time...


How to get a mortgage when you're single

If you’re buying a home on one salary, either as a one income family or as a single applicant you may think your options are limited. Whilst you may need to work harder to get the finances you need in place, with planning preparations you’ll put yourself in the best...


EPC Changes 2018

From April 2018, private non-domestic (and domestic) landlords must ensure that properties they rent in England and Wales have a minimum EPC rating of E before granting a tenancy. This means Landlords with a rating below the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) will no...


UoMCC Cycle the Height of Mount Everest

On 26 th March 2018, our partners at the University of Manchester’s Cycling Club headed over to the Peak District to attempt the ‘Everest Challenge’. Two individual riders and a relay team of three, set to biking up Peaslows, a one mile hill with a 10% gradient...


Deansgate branch now open

We are pleased to announce that our Deansgate branch, opposite the Hilton is now open. The new branch has been designed to enhance the customer experience and create a relaxing environment for house hunters. On Wednesday 21st we celebrated at our launch party. Guests came along...


Lowry Costume Ball Raises 16k for Maggie’s

After the great success of its inaugural ball last year, on 10 th March the Lowry Hotel once again played host to a Grand Costume ball in aid of Maggie’s Centres Manchester. Over 100 people attended and the ball helped to raise 16k for Maggie’s . Supported by media...


5 Tips to Transform Your Balcony Into a Relaxing Retreat

When you live, work and play in the city, it can be important to have a calming space to get away from the daily grind of urban life. So, if you’re lucky enough to have a small outside area like a balcony, then you’ll want to do everything you can to spruce it up and...


Win a Belfast city break for two

To celebrate the grand opening of our exciting flagship Deansgate Branch, we are offering you the chance to win a two night Belfast city break for two! Why Belfast? Well, not only does our Owner and Managing Director hail from the emerald Isle, we are also celebrating our 28 th...


Ways to Save Money This Easter

Easter doesn’t have to break the bank. From last minute shopping to painting eggs on the cheep cheep! (get it? Okay…), Here are our top tips to saving money this Easter holiday! Last minute shopping If you’re not fussy about the specific type of eggs that you...


homes4u Welcome New Additions to the Team

With the unveiling of our exciting new flagship office on Deansgate now less than a month away, the homes4u team has been expanding. We would like to welcome the new additions to the team and introduce you to Steven, Mitesh, Katy, Martin and Qays. So without further ado, here...


Six Steps to Planning Your Housewarming Party

You've finally moved into your new home and are ready to invite over your friends. If it's your first time in a new home, you might be unsure of how to throw a housewarming party. Simply follow our six step guide to planning your housewarming party and it will be guaranteed to be...


homes4u Attend Latest Sale Sharks Business Club Event

On Wednesday 7 th February, we popped down to Innside on a school night for the latest Business Club event hosted by our partners, Sale Sharks. After some mingling with fellow partners, we turned our attention to the panel, including our player sponsor Tom Curry, and their...


When Will The Expansion of Selective Licensing Affect You?

In January 2018 , Manchester City Council announced the expansion of their Selective Licensing Scheme to Old Moat (Fallowfield). Landlords with properties in the area now only have up to 23rd April to complete ther applications. To help you understand we are running a free...


Five films so bad they're good

There are good movies and then there are also bad movies. But nothing compares to these masterpieces of all things terrible. Here is our list of five films so bad they're good. The Room (2003) “Oh hai, Mark!” Arguably the best worst film ever made, The Room is a...


January Property Market Update

With the help given to first-time buyers by the abolition of stamp duty for properties up to the value of £300,000 we are seeing higher demand for properties in that sector. First-time buyers are acting fast before the rising property prices overide any stamp duty savings...


Five ways to add comfort to your home

The January weather is in full swing with hail, snow and rain taking turns in trying to make your day miserable. Having a cozy and comfortable space in the home for you to wash all the stress away is essential. Here are five way to add comfort to your home. Light those LED...


Help to Buy isn't just for first time buyers

We are half way through the first month of the year and the famous January blues have well and truly hit. You need something to look forward to, whether it is a drink for all you committed Dry January followers, booking your next summer holiday or it could be as big as starting...


How to deal with noisy neighbours

The neighbour next door is continuously being noisy and you’ve finally had enough. Does this sound familiar?  Before you go storming over, think about how you should approach the situation first. UK adults lose 84.1 million hours of sleep every week due to noisy...


Five tips to give your home a fresh start this New Year

New Year, new you, new home. Okay, so a brand new home may not be on the cards, but there are many ways you can breathe new life into your home. Make it feel brand new without breaking the bank. Give your rooms a new layout Do you find yourself getting bored of your home’...