WIth Greater Manchester home to four universities and Manchester city home to two, it’s easy to see how Manchester has so many options for students looking to rent. Whether you’re looking to rent on your own or with a large group of friends, it can be very confusing with such a huge amount of choice. So these are some of the best and most popular student letting agencies in Manchester – whatever you’re looking for this year.
Although on the smaller side of Manchester student lettings, Jupiter advertise houses in a variety of sizes and rental costs. Their website displays plenty of positive reviews for ease, convenience and their inclusive bills package. What is more reassuring is the occasional presence of 3 and 4 star reviews – no agency is perfect and it is good to see this honesty displayed so openly. Experience-wise, they have a expert team already ready to help with student housing queries.
Address: 246 Wilmslow Rd, Manchester, M14 6LD
Phone: 0161 425 8893
Email: contact form
MSH is an agency sponsored by five universities and higher education establishments in and around Manchester, including MMU and UoM. This means that they come with the added benefit of having been vetted by the university with trusted agents and landlords. They also offer advice for prospective and current tenants, as well as a landlord accreditation scheme that can help settle disputes and give you peace of mind when renting. They can signpost you to properties that meet a wide range of needs, including location and cost.
Address: 1-3 Ladybarn House, Moseley Rd, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6ND
Phone: 0161 275 7680
House Manchester deal with only three landlords, whose lifelong connections to Manchester are detailed on their website. The obvious bonus to this is landlords that know the student areas of Manchester (particularly Fallowfield) well and know what students want and need. They have been operating for 15 years and have all the experience of former UoM students. They list properties from between 1 and 10 beds, at a range of rental costs and without agency fees, which is admittedly rare for student letting agencies.
Address: 73 Ladybarn Lane, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6YL
Phone: 0161 220 6030
4. Drake and Co.
Another specialist in student lettings, Drake and Co. offer an impressive information page for prospective tenants, detailing many common questions that first-time renters have. They let houses and single rooms in central Manchester, easily accessible for both universities. Other services include an inclusive bills package, online maintenance requests and a guide on ‘how to rent’. You can view properties online and book further viewings for any that you like, and their agents are on hand to quickly answer any questions.
Address: Anson Parade, 161a Dickenson Rd, Manchester, M14 5HZ
Phone: 0161 224 2134
5. Student Haus
Increasingly common in the student rental market are letting agents that work entirely online. Student Haus is one such agent, specialising in HMO lettings for larger groups. You can contact them via their website or email with some criteria for your group and they will be in touch with houses that might be suited to your needs. Their website has a wealth of information about dealing with an online agent and, while it might sound daunting, it has the added bonus of being easily accessible and useable by students across a much greater area of Manchester than an office.
Address: Online Agent
Phone: 0161 509 5731
According to their website, Beech Properties specialise in ‘letting modern, energy-efficient properties’. They let houses in a variety of sizes (‘from high spec studio apartments to modern 9 bedroom houses’) throughout the year that are affordable, mostly recently renovated and in popular student areas. Their website features testimonials from past tenants, citing a helpful and responsive maintenance team and agency staff. If you’re planning to stay in Manchester after graduating, it might also be worth considering that Beech Properties let professional housing as well.
Address: 341 Great Western St, Manchester, M14 4AL
Phone: 0161 249 2888