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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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Nov 14,2017
Minithumbup
Lisa Aspinall
By: 'S Williams'
Nov 14,2017
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Very please with the service from this agent. Lisa our sales negotiator was excellent as our chain fell apart twice. With regular communication with Lisa & my buyer the sale went through. I cannot praise Lisa enough as throughout the sale she was the only estate agent in the chain of 4 who was proactive in terms of chasing solicitors and providing updates. Many thanks....
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Fees slightly above some of the other agents who came round but service was far superior as we found out in a fragile chain when work needed to be done!
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Nov 13,2017
Minithumbup
Lisa Aspinall
By: 'Elizabeth Clarke'
Nov 13,2017
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Lisa was working at the top end of our chain, if it wasn't for Lisa things wouldnt have happened as quickly and smoothly as they did. She was very proactive, helpful & proffesional and helped to progress things where you would normally be trying to speak to solicitors direct. I would highly recommend Lisa & can't thank her enough for the help she has provided. I would 100% use Lisa & Phillip James if we ever move in the future....
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Nov 07,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'SarahWM'
Nov 07,2017
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I booked a viewing for a rental property I was interested in, however this turned out to be more of an open viewing (which I wasn't told about) as another person was looking at the property at the same time. Sophie was showing the flat, although mostly stood in one spot whilst we looked round ourselves. After deciding I wanted to let the property I asked if I could put in an application/offer for the flat. Sophie advised I couldn't make an offer with her verbally, but not to con...
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The fee's are higher than a lot of other agents in the area.
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Nov 02,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'M V Linden'
Nov 02,2017
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I had a family member view a flat in Reddish for me with this company and it looked really promising. Then I saw the fees - absolutely ridiculous. I'm moving as a single person (full time job, perfect references) and they wanted £345! Twice what any other agent is asking. For some reason their fees scale with property value. Why does it cost more to credit check someone renting a property for £700 than £500? Trick question, it doesn't. They just think they can get awa...
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Exorbitant.
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Oct 08,2017
Minithumbup
Lisa Aspinall
By: 'F Yates'
Oct 08,2017
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Excellent service. Nothing was too much trouble and Lisa kept us up-to-date at every stage and was the perfect interface between ours and the buyers solicitors....
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Fees were very competitive
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Sep 28,2017
Minithumbup
Christine Bamforth
Sophie
By: 'Mark & Sue'
Sep 28,2017
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Christine was very helpful in guiding us through the process at the start and answering all of our questions. Sophie has helped us towards the end of the purchase process, chasing solicitors and other estate agents to ensure that the sale of our house and the purchase went through on the date that everyone wanted...
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The fees were acceptable and well earned
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Sep 27,2017
Minithumbup
Claire Payne
Lisa Aspinall
By: 'Shirley Hall'
Sep 27,2017
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Both Claire and Amy were excellent at booking in veiwers and following up with feedback, in fact the whole team in the office were very friendly and helpful. Once the sale was going through Lisa took over and kept us updated and informed on every detail right down to completion. Big thanks for the excellent service....
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The fees were very competitive.
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Sep 25,2017
Minithumbup
Lisa Aspinall
By: 'Kirsty19'
Sep 25,2017
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Professional, prompt, caring, approachable, efficient and patient. I would certainly recommend Philip James to family and friends and would like to thank Lisa Aspinall for all her hard work dealing the completion of my property....
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Sep 20,2017
Minithumbup
Franca Carbone
Lisa Aspinall
By: 'Lorraine'
Sep 20,2017
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I used PJW to sell my home for the second time. I found the staff to be helpful and very efficient dealing with any query. They marketed my property swiftly & it sold within days of viewings. They dealt with my buyer & my solicitor and ensured the sale went through as quickly as possible and always answered my queries within the day of raising them....
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The fees were probably a little higher than I would of liked to pay, they are expensive compared to new on-line Estate Agents. However, personal service comes at a price and it was worth paying that extra to ensure a first class service.
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Sep 18,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'EchoBase'
Sep 18,2017
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I provided evidence several times that myself and my former flamate had paid the Council Tax, Water and Electric bills. But this staff member was asking too much. The contract stipulated they wanted every little bit of paperwork for no good reason. It's now been 2 months and we don't have the £1,000 deposit back and I am considering legal action. Repairs took weeks to attend too and staff were very unhelpful, to the point of arrogance....
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Far too expensive, purely to make as much money as possible to the point of greed
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By: Theodor
Nov 03, 2017
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I've had a very similar experience. I moved out 8 months ago and still no deposit in sight. They required letters from all utilities asking for far and beyond the normal. I've given up on ever seeing my deposit again. Staff do not care at all about clients.... ...
Aug 30,2017
Minithumbup
Danielle Beswick
By: 'Laura'
Aug 30,2017
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Danielle always provided help very quickly and efficiently. She is the best agent I came across and I am very grateful for her work as she really helped me to sort out my rent during difficult times....
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Aug 02,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'May'
Aug 02,2017
5 people found
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We were letting a student property from phillip james and it was bad from the get go. Extremely rude staff, one staff member was confrontational towards us when we voiced our concerns. Once we were living in property, we never could get hold of them. So many unanswered emails. I thought they were behaving this way because we were students and a lot of estate agents are disrespectful towards students but from reading other reviews its clear that phillip james is extremely unprofessional and unhel...
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Too expensive.
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Jul 13,2017
Minithumbup
Lisa Aspinall
Franca Carbone
By: 'Peter'
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
By: 'Natalie'
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
By: 'HappySeller'
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
By: 'Terry & Louisa Li'
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
By: 'N. Farrell'
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
By: 'Christine Hume'
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
By: 'Mr Patel'
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 24,2017
Minithumbup
Neil Ryder
By: 'Sami-Jo Harris'
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
By: 'Sophisa'
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
By: 'Carl'
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
By: 'Katrina Moore'
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
By: 'CathB'
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
By: 'Liam C'
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
By: 'Sarah'
Jan 09,2017
4 people found
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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
By: 'OHA'
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
By: 'Bobby Moore'
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
By: 'Asthma sufferer :('
Nov 30,2016
3 people found
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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
By: 'ldee2511'
Nov 15,2016
6 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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