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Philip James is one of Greater Manchester’s largest independent chains of estate agents. Every year we sell over £100 million worth of homes and manage over £400 million worth of rental p Read full description...Philip James is one of Greater Manchester’s largest independent chains of estate agents. Every year we sell over £100 million worth of homes and manage over £400 million worth of rental property.

Our dedicated, 55-strong team – which includes some of the industry’s most experienced and respected sales, lettings and financial professionals – is committed to providing a first class service to our customer base.
 
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Jul 13,2017
Minithumbup
Lisa Aspinall
Franca Carbone
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Jul 13,2017
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We had advertised through another agent for over a year with only a couple of viewings . Franca came in and we had so much interest. Lisa was also great to deal with.Always returning our calls on all occasions. They are a great team....
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Good value considering all the effort that went into the sale
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Jul 12,2017
Minithumbup
Lisa Aspinall
James Armitage
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Jul 12,2017
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Lisa and James worked really hard in securing the sale of our property. It was a very stressful time and with two buyers backing out we were desperate for a quick third sale. James managed to secure this and with the full teams efforts, we finally completed!...
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Fees are reasonable.
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Jul 09,2017
Minithumbup
Mark diamond
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Jul 09,2017
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When selling my flat I asked a few estate agents for quotes and valuations. I found Philip James to be the most professional and impressive. I am delighted I selected them to proceed with the sale. While ultimately not the most straightforward sale, they assisted with finding a purchaser really efficiently (and twice over), and kept in regular contact which gave great peace of mind. I was really impressed with the overall service and would highly recommend for anyone looking to sell their prop...
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Competitive
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Jun 23,2017
Minithumbup
Mark diamond
Libby Nobbs
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Jun 23,2017
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To anyone wanting an honest opinion of any Estate Agents in Manchester, read on. We have used Philip James Manchester (Deansgate) before for renting an apartment and also buying. This time round we contacted them to help us sell as my wife and I wanted something outside of Manchester for a little change. As PJ Manchester gave us such a good impression the first time, we didn't even hesitate to get in touch with them again. Libby was our contact last time so we spoke to her to start off everythin...
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Good
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May 10,2017
Minithumbup
Libby Nobbs
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May 10,2017
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It was a pleasure dealing with Libby and I found her to be very efficient and pragmatic. She understood the 'big picture' nature of everything and appreciated the frustration that can often arise with chains of conveyancing. When solicitors and other agents were not as helpful or communicative, it was refreshing to deal with an agent that sent swift replies, got back to you when stated and passed messages along. Overall it really helped to facilitate a tricky completion and I would not hesitat...
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Feb 20,2017
Minithumbup
Lisa Aspinall
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Feb 20,2017
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Lisa Aspinall is extremely efficient and is always helpful and police She always kept us advised throughout the selling and purchasing of both properties...
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Good
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Jan 30,2017
Minithumbup
Kate Farmer
Monika Chomova
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Jan 30,2017
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Good agent who know what they're doing. Happy use them again when my property comes up for let. Kate and Monika were excellent....
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Fees fine
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Jan 27,2017
Minithumbup
Monika Chomova
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Jan 27,2017
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I have just had tenants move into my house. I'm s first time landlord and dealt with Monika throughout. She was lovely and really helped the whole process...
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Good
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Jan 26,2017
Minithumbup
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Jan 26,2017
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Philip James have let my student property this year and I found the service level to be great! I have used other local agents in the past but rate Philip James the most....
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Fair for market
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Jan 24,2017
Minithumbup
Neil Ryder
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Jan 24,2017
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Me and my partner collected keys to our new flat at the weekend after a very quick turn around. The original property we were taking (with a different agent) ended up being sold and we found ourselves with a very limited window to find somewhere to move to. We explained our situation to Neil and he managed to show us some suitable properties straight away. Once we decided which property we wanted, Neil explained everything to us. We took all of our documents in the next day and he got what he ...
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We didn't find any problem with the fees. Everything was explained before we paid a penny and there were no hidden extras.
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Jan 14,2017
Minithumbdown
Jemma Donnelly
Jemma Donnelly
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Jan 14,2017
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I repeatedly been telling anyone from Philip James that I work nights and sleep during the day so should they need to contact me let it be no earlier than 3 pm. Couple of times this week I could hear a slight knocking on my door while asleep but didn't think much of it and stayed in bed. Today I received an email saying: Pete, the engineer has attempted several times over this week to access the property, but each time the door was locked from the inside with the key in the lock. He tried knock...
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definitely expected better "value for money"
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Jan 14,2017
Minithumbup
Sophie Woodhead
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Jan 14,2017
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I have been searching for a property for over a month but kept losing out. I must have used every agent in south Manchester and can honetsly say I found Sophie from Philip james to be far and away the most professional I came across. I didn't ens up letting a flat from them but they will be be my first port of call if I look in the future...
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Seemed to be the same as other agents
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Jan 12,2017
Minithumbup
Harry Pettener
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Jan 12,2017
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When dealing with Harry he was a very helpful and knowledgeable chap. I went to view an apartment with Philip James, after seeing the apartment, speaking to Harry along with visiting them in branch i was impressed. Helpful, friendly and fair....
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No problem when they are this good!
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Jan 12,2017
Minithumbup
Amy Reeves
Libby Nobbs
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Jan 12,2017
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I first came across Philip James when I was house hunting in Manchester last summer. During my search I dealt with a number of estate agents in Manchester, all of whom, in my view, fell very short of the mark when it came to customer service. One evening my son and I came across a house which was being marketed by Philip James and my son told me to make contact with them as in his view 'they are really professional'. He wasn't wrong. From the first phone call I made the service I have receive...
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The fees quoted to me for letting are very competitive
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Jan 09,2017
Minithumbup
Libby Nobbs
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Jan 09,2017
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First class service from the staff in the branch, properties they showed me were very good, nice part of the city. Showed me properties i wanted in areas i liked. Libby was very easy to deal with too....
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Fees were fine,
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Jan 09,2017
Minithumbdown
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Jan 09,2017
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Shocking service! i had a viewing booked for the weekend 7th Jan @ 14:30. - no one turned up, i called the branch only to be told i had been sent a txt message cancelling the viewing? i had no txt or follow up phone call and no chance to rebook , I emailed Naomi Thomas straight away to advise of the next steps and how annoyed i was. I had changed my day around to fit in that viewing. I have had no response from Naomi or anyone else. Not even a apology....
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Dec 20,2016
Minithumbup
Marc Cox
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Dec 20,2016
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Very professional and swift to take photographs and get property on the market. Very pleased with the whole process; friendly and efficient....
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Comparable with other agents
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Dec 12,2016
Minithumbup
Rob Cuffe
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Dec 12,2016
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Philip James have done a great job finding me tenants for my 4 apartments in the city centre. From my first meeting with Rob Cuffe to negotiating the lets with Jemma and Harry everything has been so easy to do. All the information I was given was clear and easy to understand. I will be recommending Philip James and the team in City Centre to my friends. Great Work, Well Done :-)...
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Nov 30,2016
Minithumbdown
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Nov 30,2016
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Absolutely awful for student renters. Our house is damp and mouldy it literally made me ill for months. We have no working fire alarm and no back gate!! We contacted the office regularly but did not receive any assistance for month. Do not trust Kate Farmer or Dan Smith they are both liars. Do not rent from here unless you want to get asthma from a mouldy house :/...
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BAD
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Nov 15,2016
Minithumbdown
mia bowers
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Nov 15,2016
5 people found
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The agency were super unhelpful, I arranged a viewing and no one turned up so I called to check and they stated that the person had contacted us by phone and email to advise they were going to be showing the property 15 minutes earlier. We had no phone calls, no emails, no texts, absolutely nothing. And the woman on the phone was extremely rude and unpleasant. Didn't want to help and made it a horrible experience for us. We will not be using this service, and I would recommend going to a differe...
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Oct 22,2016
Minithumbdown
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Oct 22,2016
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AVOID THIS COMPANY AT ALL COSTS! - Absolutely appalling customer service from this company. Happy to take your rent (which was paid on time, every time for my 5 year tenancy) but not interested in anything else. I have just been charged £30 the refund of a standing order which went out after I moved out and to top it off they're sending me a cheque! This gives you an idea of the kind of profit hungry, faceless company they are. Complained numerous times about things that were wrong wi...
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Verging on the obsurd
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Oct 13,2016
Minithumbup
Julie Williams
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Oct 13,2016
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Recently purchased a house from Philip James and liasesd with Julie Williams and the team, they was all professional and kept us informed regular...
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Very reasonable
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Oct 11,2016
Minithumbup
Marc Cox
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Oct 11,2016
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Marc is an excellent ambassador for Philip James - he's responsive, informative & patient. He was available to discuss my property and provided an excellent service all round....
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Competitive
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Oct 06,2016
Minithumbup
Kate Farmer
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Oct 06,2016
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I am in the process of moving out of my flat and a new tenant is taking up the remainder of my tenancy with my previous flatmate. Kate has been a great help, organising the entire changeover, and has been really friendly and approachable throughout. I have found her to be very proactive and organised and it's made the process as smooth as it possibly can be. I would recommend using Philip James for the way they have handled the changeover and I would particularly like to thank Kate for all h...
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The agent's fees are market standard.
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Sep 15,2016
Minithumbup
Kate Farmer
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Sep 15,2016
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The team at Withington have been great. Kate has been excellent and an integral part of moving into our new home. Her attention to detail, professionalism and willingness to execute all elements of settling into a new home is second to none. Of real note is Kate's ability to go over and above and has made the move so exciting. I thoroughly recommend Kate in any capacity....
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Aug 12,2016
Minithumbup
Jemma Donnelly
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Aug 12,2016
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Jemma provided excellent service when organising refurbishments in between tenants. Great communication and rapid updates during the move out process....
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Aug 03,2016
Minithumbup
Franca Carbone
Lisa Aspinall
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Aug 03,2016
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From start to finish, Franca & Lisa displayed total professionalism. They kept us well informed at every stage of the selling process. The property was sold within a fortnight of it going on the market. I will highly recommend Philip James to all my family and friends....
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Excellent - very good value for money.
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Aug 03,2016
Minithumbdown
Sophie
Danielle Beswick
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Aug 03,2016
9 people found
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Rude, incompetent, rip off company. Absolutely terrible customer service throughout 2 year tenancy. Each new person moving in also experienced the disorganisation and ill manners of this company. AVOID...
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Extremely high for extremely little work
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Jul 31,2016
Minithumbup
Lisa Aspinall
Franca Carbone
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Jul 31,2016
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My first point of contact was with Franca Carbone. I contacted her regarding viewing a property I had seen on Rightmove. She worked very quickly in getting me an appointment and I was viewing by the next day. Lisa Aspinall then took over from Franca and dealt with us purchasing the property. She was very professional but friendly and made us feel like nothing was too much trouble and like we were the only clients she was dealing with, even though we know this isn't the case. Any queries or quest...
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Jul 31,2016
Minithumbup
tony rigby
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Jul 31,2016
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We had great service - after a quick and accurate valuation, the house was on the market and sold, over asking price, within the week!...
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Very competitive
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