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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Nov 15,2016
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Aug 03,2016
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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
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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
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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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Jul 25,2016
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Jul 25,2016
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From the initial property viewing through to the moving in date Jemma was on hand to answer any questions and ensure everything went smoothly. If you are looking for property in Manchester, I would highly recommend the Philip James Partnership, and Jemma's outstanding customer service....
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Jul 22,2016
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Jul 22,2016
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Lisa was very helpful and supportive throughout the sale and purchase of our property and I would definately recommend this Estage Agents....
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The fees were very competative
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Jul 22,2016
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Jul 22,2016
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Can't thank Lisa enough she made my life so easy for me always keeping the ball rolling. Every time i answered the phone i knew she had a update for me of how things have progressed. I wouldn't have my property if it wasn't for Lisa she was always so patient and helpful. All i can say is i recommend Lisa very highly and I'm sure anyone who has Lisa on there side will be as happy as i am....
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Amazing i can't thank you enough
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Jul 20,2016
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Jul 20,2016
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I was sceptical about going with a high street agent being in digital myself and had checked out all the high street rivals as well as the online firms. I am so glad I went for the traditional route. The sale was easy and probably would have been the same whoever we went with, but the progression and chain management was amazing. I never realised how important this was having never been in a chain before. Rob helped on a near daily basis and was on top of every detail. Thanks all!...
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Fee was great value for money in the end- although I didn't know how good it was at the time!
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Jul 17,2016
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Jul 17,2016
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Along with the rest of the team, I found Julie fully understood the enormity of the task I had undertaken in selling the family home after 40 years in residence. Explanations were given clearly and patiently and I felt supported at all times....
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The fees were very competitive and contributed to my decision to use the firm.
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Jul 16,2016
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Jul 16,2016
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I would firstly like to thank Franca for the quick response and help when I first made contact. I was then passed to Lisa who dealt with the purchase from start to finish and I can't thank you enough for your help and promp response with any questions or queries I had along the way. You made the experience a lot easier for me and my husband. Thank you xx...
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Jul 14,2016
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Jul 14,2016
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I bought a derelict (somewhat to my surprise )flat in Manchester at auction . This was my first purchase up North.Philip James were excellent in every respect in helping me remedy the situation. Rob Cuffe advised me on the strategy and inherent values. How much it was worth as was, how much in a finished state , how much to refurb and what it could rent for. All his predictions turned out to be spot on. Dan Smith advised me on builder selection and works specification, negotiated a reasonable...
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Reasonable for all the effort put in.
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Jul 14,2016
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I have been using Philip James Partnership for 12 years and I have found them to be superbly efficient. Rob Cuffe letting manager has a great handle on the Manchester property market and has organised my lettings with a minimum of fuss....
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Good
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Jul 13,2016
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Jul 13,2016
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Lisa handled our sale after sales negotiations had been agreed. What I liked about Phillip James as oppose to other agents is that they have a department dedicated to this phase of the sale. Lisa was easily contactable, on the occasion she was not available her colleague Julie was up to date on our sale. As we were about to exchange the person at the bottom of the chain started to be difficult causing everyone delays. Lisa helped advise on how to deal with this and put up with my many phone cal...
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Good and fair
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Jul 12,2016
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Jul 12,2016
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clear plan from the start. staff accessible if there are questions needed answering. everything came as planned. staff were quick to respond to problems with electrical items in the property and rectified it in a timely manner. keys are handed over at agency office rather than apartment itself. would have preferred keys to be handed over on the property itself so that any issues or immediate problems can be identified on the spot - noted there's 7 days to inform any problem otherwise....
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Price's slightly higher than most other agents, but given that everything turned out as planned, wouldn't mind paying this.
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