A guide to renting in Manchester

A guide to renting in Manchester

Manchester City Centre is a great place to live, with plenty going on and lots to see. If you’re thinking of renting in Manchester, you’ll definitely want to check out this guide. 

We’ll be letting you know more about the rental market in Manchester and what kinds of things you can expect from living there. 

A bit about Manchester 

Manchester is a city in the UK and is often referred to as the ‘Northern Powerhouse’. Many young people move to Manchester after finishing education, or even to continue learning there. 

Manchester is a big city with space for everyone, not just those wanting to study. Over the years, it has become a popular location for families too. It is estimated that around 552,000 people live in the City of Manchester, making it a very popular spot. 

What is the Manchester rental market like? 

Renting has become more popular for many different types of people, thanks to its many benefits. Read our blogs on the benefits of renting and the rise in demand for rental properties

Manchester has continued to be a popular rental spot in the UK, with around 69,403 people currently renting privately. In Manchester, purpose built flats are the second most common type of property, with semi-detached houses coming in first. Read our blog on houses vs apartments to see which one would be best for you. 

Where are the best places to rent in Manchester? 

The best places to rent in Manchester will depend on what kind of thing you are looking for. For example, you’re more likely to find flats in the centre and houses a little further out. Salford has been named a popular spot for young professionals to live. 

Here are some popular places to rent in Manchester 

  • Northern Quarter 
  • Ancoats 
  • Salford 
  • Castlefield 
  • Deansgate
  • Altrincham 
  • Tameside 

Before choosing a place to live, you should visit and check out the surrounding area. This will definitely help you to make an informed decision. Read our blog on what to look for when viewing a rental property

What is there to do in Manchester? 

Manchester is full of exciting places to visit and there’s often events taking place to keep you entertained. Here are some of the most popular things to do in and around Manchester. 

  • Tour the Etihad 
  • Tour Old Trafford 
  • Enjoy the Manchester Cathedral 
  • Explore the Royal Exchange Theatre 
  • Take on the ‘Alcotraz Manchester’ experience 
  • Enjoy the Crystal Maze experience 
  • Visit The Spirit of Manchester Distillery 
  • Enjoy the Manchester Art Gallery

You can also check out many of these impressive museums. 

  • Science and Industry Museum 
  • National Football Museum 
  • Manchester Museum 
  • People’s History Museum 
  • Greater Manchester Police Museum 

This is such a small list compared to what you can enjoy when living in Manchester. 

What to think about when choosing somewhere to live

These tips should help to make your property search a more simple experience. 

  • Ensure that you read property listings in detail 
  • Find out how much monthly rent, holding deposit and security deposit you need to pay 
  • Look into the council tax bands for suitable properties
  • Find the best deals for utility bills
  • Check out the local amenities
  • Ensure that you have access to the inventory report
  • Ask about maintenance responsibilities

Is Manchester a good place to live? 

Manchester is a great place to live for people of all ages. There is so much going on and you’ll never be stuck with nothing to do!

As a property management company in Manchester, we can help you to find the perfect rental property. We work with a range of landlords with apartments to rent in the area and are always on hand to offer tenant advice. 

We will ensure that communication is clear throughout the rental process, from the tenancy agreement to when you decide to leave. All deposits are covered by an approved deposit protection scheme. 

Check out this stunning property that we have listed in Manchester. This modern apartment is fully furnished with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and is available to rent for just £2000.00 per month. This luxury apartment offers breath-taking views across Manchester as well as a garden space which is perfect for relaxing. Contact us to find out more about this property.

We hope this guide to renting in Manchester has been helpful. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions at all, we are more than happy to help. 

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