Landlord Rent Guarantee

As a landlord there is often the worry that a tenant may fall behind in rent payments. Would you be able to still meet your financial obligations if they do? Landlord rent guarantee can give you piece of mind and as a part of our management service, homes4u can provide a Rent...


Importance of Rental Property Inventory Checks

The introduction of the Tenant Fees Act has changed the way many landlords run their business. Landlords are now limited in the fees they can charge, leading many landlords to remove certain services or to question if they need to offer the service. The Act prohibits landlords...


6 Massive Reasons Landlords Need Property Management Services

Being a landlord is a challenging role, and it is understandable why many professionals look for assistance. If you are a landlord, you may want to provide a personal service to tenants, or you may be worried about the costs associated with using a property management service...


Why Landlords Should Reference Tenants and Guarantors

The standard of tenant you have in your rental property impacts how straightforward being a landlord is. When you have a dependable tenant who pays rent on time and who cares for your rental property, you have less work to do. If you have a tenant who doesn’t pay each month...


Go Orange for Maggies

On Friday 8th November our teams went outrageously orange for Maggie's our partner charity. From rocking an orange shirt to going full on head to toe the, offices were certainly bright today!       ...


Sale Sharks players are bait in Halloween horror

Sale Sharks’ first team players get the shock of their lives filming promotional video for club sponsor homes4u. Four first team players from Sale Sharks Rugby Club, an empty theatre, and Halloween props. The result? A video that’s more likely to have you crying...


Are To Let Boards Necessary?

At homes4u we are leading the way by no longer putting up to let boards in areas of high rental population. Traditionally To Let boards have been a staple for Letting Agents, but with the majority of renters now finding their next home online, are they really necessary...


Importance of Accurate Valuations When Selling Your Home

Selling your home can be a trying task, as there are so many factors which impact on the sales process. At homes4u, we are pleased to say we have helped many Greater Manchester vendors sell their home, and we aim to ensure you make an informed decision. The importance of accurate...


Exciting new developments at Clarkesville View!

We have been on site this week at Clarkesville View in Crumpsall. It’s fantastic to see the new homes taking shape as work continues. The first new home owners will be moving in later this year having taken advantage of early reservation offers. There are now limited plots...


Rental Trends - Q2 (April - July 2019)

Are people looking to move earlier than usual? Check out our rental trends update video below for the latest insight from Rightmove's rental trends tracker. Got a property to let or sell? Discover the value of your home in an instant by visiting https://valuation.homes4u.co.uk...


Are you up to date with the latest regulations?

It is becoming more and more challenging for landlords to keep up to date with the ever-changing set of rules and regulations governing our sector. We thought it would be useful to recap the most recent changes and detail of what’s next for the industry. New Homes (...


Free Zoopla Property Valuation Report powered by Hometrack

We have recently teamed up with Zoopla to launch a new initiative. From 1 st August we can provide you with a free Zoopla Property Valuation Report powered by Hometrack on all property appraisals. This exclusive report uses a unique valuation methodology built by Hometrack...


Interview with Angela Daniel, Cancer Support Specialist at Maggie's Manchester

We sat down with Angela Daniel, Cancer Support Specialist at  Maggie's Manchester  to learn more about her role within Maggie's and how the Centre supports its visitors. Angela: My name is Angela Daniel. I'm one of the cancer support specialists here at Maggie’s...


Get Your Goodie Bag Today!

If you are moving in with homes4u this summer make sure you pick up one of our Tenant Goodie bags with your keys! Each of the bags contains goodies and vouchers from our partners including  Vimto, The Gym, Trek bikes, Huddle Chibo and Dough Jo...


Top Tips For Buying Art For Your Home

Moving into a new home is a really exciting time. The artwork you choose to display can have a real impact on the atmosphere of the space and can make it distinctively yours. That’s why we asked Catherine Hay, co-founder and co-director at our partners over at Saul Hay...


We Did It! Rough Runner 2019

On Sunday 16th June we took on the Rough Runner in an effort to reach our fundraising goal for Maggie's Manchester.  We came away with a few bumps and bruises, but everyone gave it their all and we couldn't be more proud! Check out a few of the photos taken on the day...


Case Study: Increasing Return on Investment

We identified a property for one of an existing portfolio landlord which we believed was not reaching its maximum ROI (return on investment) potential. Got a property to let or sell? Discover the value of your home in an instant by visiting  https://valuation.homes4u.co.uk...


Grand Member's Competition at Northernden Golf Club

On 15 th May 2019 we headed to Northernden golf club to take part in a grand member’s competition.  The event, with prizes sponsored by homes4u, was an overwhelming success with fantastic play from all club members. With clear skies, 100 members in attendance and some...


The Tenant Fee Ban - How Does It Affect You?

The Tenant fee ban became law on 1 st June and will impact all assured short hold tenancies or license to occupy contracts signed on or after 1st June 2019. Tenant fees are already banned in Scotland and a ban is due for Wales in September 2019. The Act will apply to both...


homes4u host live music event to celebrate anniversary.

In April, our flagship store on the busy corner of Deansgate and Liverpool Road in Manchester city centre turned one year old. To celebrate our anniversary, we invited Sofar Sounds along to host some live music. As a company that has been around since 1990, we have never been...


The Great Manchester Run 2019

On the 19th May 2019 we took part in the Great Manchester run, raising £635 towards our fundraising goal. The day was filled with laughs, personal bests and sore legs. The 10km run started on Portland Street, and continued down towards Old Trafford and then back towards...


The Importance of Having a Damp and Timber Survey

When you are looking to purchase a new property, part of the process is that you may be asked by your mortgage provider to have a damp and timber survey carried out. This is often required for older buildings where the properties tend to be vulnerable to damp and timber decay...


Property Market Update - April 2019

Check out our market update video below for the latest stats from Rightmove's April UK House Price Index. Got a property to let or sell? Discover the value of your home in an instant by visiting  https://valuation.homes4u.co.uk...


Is This The End of Section 21?

On the 15 th April 2019, secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, James Brokenshire, announced that the Government is proposing to abolish section 21. The plans have been proposed to give tenants more security in their home and to end so called ‘non...


Meet the Sales Team

Our dedicated sales advisors are highly experienced in selling a wide variety of property, from city apartments to suburban homes, new developments to investment properties. Learn more about the individuals that make up our Sales team and get to know them on a personal level...


The Importance of Property Tours

Did you know that YouTube is the second most popular website in the world with Facebook coming in number 2, Twitter 7 and Instagram 10. If you are looking to sell or let your house would you want to take advantage of this? Of course, it sounds like a no brainer but how? One way...


Property Market Update - March 2019

Check out our market update video below for the latest stats from Rightmove's March UK House Price Index. Got a property to let or sell? Discover the value of your home in an instant by visiting  https://valuation.homes4u.co.uk...


homes4u announces an exciting new partnership with LIFT-Mortgages

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with Lift Mortgages who aim to to give you an unrivalled service and stress-free experience. Want to know more about what lift have to offer? Hear more from the team themselves. LIFT-Mortgages – helping you reach new...


Sale Sharks Stars Sing Baby Shark in Carpool Karaoke

To celebrate a two-year renewal of our partnership with the Premiership Rugby side Sale Sharks, we decided to organise a little sing-along! They're usually better known for their performances on the rugby pitch, but we decided to film Sale Sharks players Denny Solomona, Johnny...


Property Market Update - February 2019

Check out our market update video below for the latest stats from Rightmove's February UK House Price Index. Got a property to let or sell? Discover the value of your home in an instant by visiting  https://valuation.homes4u.co.uk...


Area Guide - Altrincham

Altrincham is a popular and affluent commuter town, just eight miles south west of Manchester City Centre and 10 miles east of Warrington. Contact Us -  click to email us  0161 236 0202,  click to email us  0161 448 0090...


Property Market Update - January 2019

New Year, New Home? If one of your new year resolutions is to move home, it is a good idea to look into where the market is. Check out our market update video below for the latest stats from Rightmove and the Land Registry UK House Price Index. Got a property to let or sell...


Maggies Grand costume ball

It's time to get your glad rags on and help raise money for Maggie’s cancer Centre at a Grand Costume Ball. Now in its third year, The Lowry Hotel will once again be playing host, supported by media partner Didsbury Magazine. With a dress code of 'Historic and...


New Years Resolutions 2019

It's that time of the year that we are all making resolutions. Some of the most popular are getting into the gym, saving more/spending less or moving home. We hope that we can help stick to one or more of your resolutions.   Getting into the gym If getting fit for...