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OConnor Bowden

www.oconnorbowden.co.uk

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“Very efficient...”

Oct 11,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Graham Spellings'
Oct 11,2018
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Been with OCB for the last 4 years and they have been fab. Demi looks after my property and she has been very efficient when I have ever been in contact. They have moved to new offices and they have a sweetie stall and Prosecco! Worth ...
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Good
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“So quick!...”

Oct 09,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'TBryan'
Oct 09,2018
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Great agency, friendly staff and nice apartments. Moved to Manchester in September and we were all moved in by October. Thanks everyone, we love our new place!...
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Okay
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“Great service...”

Oct 05,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'M Cooper'
Oct 05,2018
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I have been renting with O'Connor Bowden for some time now and have never had any issues with the service we have received. Everyone has always been friendly, responsive and extremely helpful. We have been living in Connect House for 2 years and love our ...
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Reasonable
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“Great service...”

Oct 05,2018
Minithumbup
Jordan
By: 'Jemma Jones'
Oct 05,2018
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Just recently secured a property with O'Connor Bowden. Jordan was really patience with myself and my flat mate and answered all our questions and she was very knowledgable about the move-in process. Made the whole process seamless....
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Good
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“Off Plan Sale...”

Oct 04,2018
Minithumbup
Leighton
Alison
By: 'Jason Jefferson'
Oct 04,2018
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I have recently purchased a property at Oxid House in Manchester. Leighton & Alison were both on hand to deal with me from purchasing off plan, to completion, furnishing, letting the property and managing for me. I have just purchased another property in Manchester and ...
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Less than my previous agent with a much better service.
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“Oxid House...”

Oct 03,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Laura'
Oct 03,2018
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I had a great experience renting with O'Connor Bowden. I live in the new Oxid House development in the Northern Quarter and we are so happy with our apartment, the gym and the service we receive from all the staff there. Everyone including the ...
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Fair, everywhere seems pretty expensive to be fair!
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“Worst agency ever...”

Jul 31,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Anna'
Jul 31,2018
2 people found
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Had worst experience ever with this agency. Members of staff are disorganized. I am living in the Appartament for about 9 month, still did not solve problems at all! We were promised to make changes in first two weeks, already 9 month passed. Never replying for emails. ...
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Bad
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By: Leighton McMylor
Aug 14, 2018
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Dear Anna, Further to my response on the 2nd August 2018, I have not had any contact from you. As I unable to identify you or any tenancy related to this matter, I can only assume this is not a genuine review - I will ask as such for this to be removed. ...

“Poor assistance and communication with moving...”

Jul 26,2018
Minithumbdown
Jordan
Demi
By: 'Tinatseyi'
Jul 26,2018
0 people found
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Communication has been very poor since the very beginning of my time with O' Connor Bowden. Initially, there was a mix up with setting up an appointment for a viewing. The people I spoke with over the weekend gave me an appointment but they did ...
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Fair but would be worth it if the service was good.
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By: Leighton McMylor
Aug 11, 2018
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Thank you for taking time to review our services, it is positive to hear that you feel our fees are reasonable. We consistently review our fees to ensure they are lower than other City Centre Agents in Manchester and to offer you value for money. I am however naturally disappointed that you understand your experience to be of negative nature concerning the application and move-in processes. O'Connor Bowden, make clear prior to taking a holding deposit that the move-in date remains a prov ...

“Communicative...”

Jun 27,2018
Minithumbup
Leighton
Alison
By: 'Oliver'
Jun 27,2018
0 people found
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Clear, responsive and polite even when things get complicated. Conveniently located and willing to help. Promised a tenant within a month and delivered....
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Fees were clear and reflect pre-agreement
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“Love our new flat!...”

Jun 26,2018
Minithumbup
Jordan
Michael
By: 'JTilsly88'
Jun 26,2018
0 people found
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During our search for a new property, the O'Connor Bowden team were very friendly and helpful. From booking the original viewing to moving in and collecting the keys, each member of staff we dealt with was friendly, help and very professional. We were accommodated ...
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“Limited voids!...”

Jun 25,2018
Minithumbup
Emma
Alison
By: 'Jenny'
Jun 25,2018
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Alison and her Team have superbly managed the renewal of my tenancy several times from start to finish. Blending professionalism and customer service with a personal touch makes it a joy being her client. Due to her accuracy and timely organisation I have had limited ...
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Great
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“In safe hands!...”

Jun 24,2018
Minithumbup
Alison
Leighton
By: 'Andrew'
Jun 24,2018
0 people found
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I have just invested in a new build flat in Manchester, whilst living in London. Alison made regular visits to the site and gave me regular updates with a realistic view of when the development would complete. She was far more accurate than the estimates ...
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Competitive
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“Great service...”

Jun 23,2018
Minithumbup
Alison
Leighton
By: 'David C'
Jun 23,2018
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Had a great service from Alison and her Team at O'Connor Bowden through the years and I have always been dealt with, with great efficiently. I would highly recommend....
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Good
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“Maximum rent achieved...”

Jun 23,2018
Minithumbup
Leighton
Alison
By: 'Luke Briggs'
Jun 23,2018
0 people found
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Leighton at OCB found me great tenants in just a couple of weeks. Maximum rent was achieved. All dealings with the office have been positive and queries efficiently dealt with. Would highly recommend....
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Great
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“Maintenance Issues Resolved...”

Jun 21,2018
Minithumbup
Ethan
Emma
By: 'ConnectHouse'
Jun 21,2018
0 people found
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I was very pleased with my dealings with O'Connor Bowden. When our washing machine broke recently, I reported it to the O'Connor Bowden team and within 24 hours, we had a contractor at the door! Granted he advised he could not repair the machine ...
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As expected - we have found administration fees to be quite expensive everywhere in the city centre.
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“Manchester Lettings...”

Jun 19,2018
Minithumbup
Alison
Leighton
By: 'Sanderson65'
Jun 19,2018
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Alison O'Connor and her company have been managing two properties in Manchester that my husband and I own now for nearly 10 years. I have dealt with several members of staff over this time and admittedly some have been better than others. Although I have ...
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Good
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“Great Service...”

Jun 17,2018
Minithumbup
Alison
Leighton
By: 'LG'
Jun 17,2018
0 people found
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Very professional outfit offering great advice and first class service. I have dealt with Alison and also Leighton who have both been first class....
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These are good value for the service you get.
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“Great service...”

Jun 15,2018
Minithumbup
Leighton
By: 'Gordon Wilson'
Jun 15,2018
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I have been dealing with Leighton over the past few years as he manages my property. He provides great advice and has let my property with great rental increases and limited void periods. Very personable chap....
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Good
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“Great service...”

Jun 15,2018
Minithumbup
Emma
By: 'Anthony Simms'
Jun 15,2018
0 people found
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Emma looks after my property at OCB and she is friendly, professional and always reliable. She makes renting my flat an easy and personable process always keeping me informed and updated with a great attitude....
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Good
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“Great service...”

Jun 15,2018
Minithumbup
Alison
By: 'Diana Hyde'
Jun 15,2018
0 people found
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I have been with Alison since she set her business up. She strives to provide the best possible service and provides great investment advice - she will reply to emails out of office hours. I know that my investment is in very good hands. Highly ...
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Great
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“Honest advice...”

Jun 14,2018
Minithumbup
Michael
By: 'Jimmy H'
Jun 14,2018
0 people found
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Michael showed us a number of flats and he was very receptive to our needs. He communicated with us clearly and gave us invaluable, honest advice and guidance with the process of renting a flat. He is a great asset to the Company....
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Good
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“Excellence...”

Jun 14,2018
Minithumbup
Alison
By: 'Caroline Neale'
Jun 14,2018
0 people found
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Alison has acted on my behalf for the last 14 years and have just recently sold all my properties. Her advice has been invaluable over the years and nothing has ever been too much trouble. I would highly recommend Alison....
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Yes
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“Extensive knowledge...”

Jun 13,2018
Minithumbup
Alison
By: 'Gilly Pearson'
Jun 13,2018
0 people found
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Alison was extremely helpful and her extensive knowledge of the property market was impressive. It was also refreshing to deal with someone who listened to what we wanted. Alison was also very easy to get hold of, taking calls out of office hours on her ...
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Great well worth the money!
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“Excellent service...”

Jun 13,2018
Minithumbup
Alison
Leighton
By: 'Rachel Binns'
Jun 13,2018
0 people found
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I have had excellent service from the Manchester City Centre Brnach. I am a landlord have have had dealings with both Alison and Leighton and who rented out my properties for the last 10 years. Alison and Leighton are extremely professional and rented my portfolio extremely ...
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Excellent
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“Really Happy!...”

Jun 12,2018
Minithumbup
Caroline
By: 'CO'
Jun 12,2018
0 people found
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Overall a very smooth move in and we are very happy with our new flat. The Property Management Team at OConnor Bowden bent over backwards for us. It was very much appreciated....
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Great experience and fees were competitive
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“Fantastic!...”

Jun 12,2018
Minithumbup
Leighton
Emma
By: 'JonS'
Jun 12,2018
0 people found
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Customer service from the Property Management Team has been fantastic. When I moved into one of their properties they were all really friendly in the office and when I had trouble with my washing machine, they bent over backwards to help me as they had ...
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Great value
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“Nice check out...”

Jun 12,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'James'
Jun 12,2018
0 people found
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Leila handled by check out without fault and all issues that were raised were dealt with in a speedy manner. Great response to my emails....
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Great
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“Sound investment advice...”

Jun 12,2018
Minithumbup
Alison
Leighton
By: 'Alex'
Jun 12,2018
0 people found
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Alison has managed my portfolio of properties since 2005 and she has provided first class advice on my portfolio over the years and has assisted me in expanding it. She has been extremely knowledgable and has negotiated some great deals for me. I would have no ...
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Competitive in the market
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“Exceeded expectations...”

Jun 12,2018
Minithumbdown
Alison
Michael
By: 'Simon Clarke'
Jun 12,2018
0 people found
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Alison has managed my apartment for the last 11 years and I contacted her about selling it. I was very impressed about the efficiency and service, particularly that she had a sale agreed and a Memorandum if Sale done within 72 hours of the property being advertised ...
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Fantastic
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“Reliable service...”

Jun 12,2018
Minithumbup
Emma
By: 'Judy Bailey'
Jun 12,2018
0 people found
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Emma is friendly, professional and always reliable. She made renting my flat an easy and personable experience and always keeps me informed and updated with a great attitude....
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Great value
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Fees

New Tenancy
Tenancy Administration Fees £200.00 plus VAT per applicant, per application

Joint Applicants £300 plus VAT

Triple applicants £450 plus VAT

Guarantor £180.00 plus VAT per guarantor, per application
Holding Fees

Holding fee to secure a property that has not been viewed Six weeks rent plus VAT

Renewal of Tenancy
Extending an existing tenancy following expiry of fixed term £110 plus VAT

Additional tenant during the tenancy or at renewal stage £180 plus VAT

Payments (late payments/arrears/charges)
All rental payments made 7 or more days after due date will be subject to a 2% surcharge 2%

Non-payment of standing order/returned cheque/return of overpaid rent £25.00 plus VAT

Administration Charge (Weekly Recurring) £25.00 plus VAT

Letter/email fee for chasing unpaid rent £25.00 plus VAT

Property visit to chase payment £75.00 plus VAT

Case passed to legal advisor £30.00 plus VAT

Insurance and Security
To reimburse the landlord for any excess sum payable under the Landlord’s insurance policy for each and any claim on the Landlord’s policy resulting from any action or inaction on the part of the Tenant, in breach of the Tenancy Agreement. Max £250.00 plus VAT

End of Tenancy (Check Out Fees)
Admin fee for instructing cleaners after check out £42.00 plus VAT

Admin fee for instructing contractors to repair damage up to maxi um of £180 plus VAT

Admin fee for failing to cancel SO £25.00 plus VAT

Collection and forwarding of post if Tenant fails to re direct £25.00 plus VAT
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Complaints Procedure

We take complaints extremely seriously and if you feel the need to complain please email Our Operations Director, Leighton McMylor on leighton.mcmylor@oconnorbowden.co.uk and who will forward you a copy of our complaints form.
Last updated at 1:00 AM 01/01/1970 by

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