City Office, Manchester, M4
4.2/5, 79 reviews
81% recommended
100% sales valuation accuracy
100% sales fee satisfaction
97% lettings valuation accuracy
82% lettings fee satisfaction
O'Connor Bowden - Your One Stop Shop for Manchester Property

“Thank you so much....”

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Feb 13,2020
Minithumbup
Alison
Leighton
By: 'Bernice Tanners'
Feb 13,2020
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After a not so positive experience with another agency, O'Connor Bowden came highly recommended by a colleague. What was an extremely stressful time selling my property due to other circumstances, Alison and her team were superb from beginning to end. Their time, effort and support they gave my family will never be forgotten at what was a really stressful time - I can't thank you enough.
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Address

OConnor Bowden
Ground Floor, Oxid House, 78 Newton Street
Manchester
Lancashire
M4 4AL
0161 833 3820

Performance statistics
Services Valuation Accuracy Fees Satisfaction Min Price of property reviewed Max Price of property reviewed
Sales 100% 100% £174,500 £289,000
Lettings 97% 82% £550 £1,300
Review statistics
From Landlords From Tenants From Vendors From Buyers Other
34 1 24 13 4 1 1 0 1 0
Areas covered
  • M4
  • M1
  • M3
  • M5
  • M15
Services offered
  • Sales
  • Lettings
  • Block Management
  • Surveys
  • Conveyancing
  • Mortgage Advice
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“Oustanding Service from an organised and efficient Lettings and Management Agent...”

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Aug 13,2020
Minithumbup
Alison
Leighton
By: 'Bemi Odunlami'
Aug 13,2020
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The service I've received from O Connor Bowden to date has been outstanding. I needed a property management agent for a new build property in central Manchester and wanted to be as hands-off as possible. Alison, Leighton and Emma have been professional and highly communicative. ...
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“Delighted with their service!...”

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May 18,2020
Minithumbup
Alison
Leighton
By: 'Susie Hall'
May 18,2020
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This is the second property I have let in the last eighteen months through O’Connor Bowden and I have been delighted with their service, support and attention to detail. Their service was such that they had let my apartment within days of it being ...
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“Thank you so much....”

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Feb 13,2020
Minithumbup
Alison
Leighton
By: 'Bernice Tanners'
Feb 13,2020
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After a not so positive experience with another agency, O'Connor Bowden came highly recommended by a colleague. What was an extremely stressful time selling my property due to other circumstances, Alison and her team were superb from beginning to end. Their time, effort and support ...
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“To be avoided!...”

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Feb 08,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Dan'
Feb 08,2019
2 people found
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Extremely useless and very unprofessional. Never willing to help and take weeks to reply to a simple message. They also tried to scam us by trying to keep our deposit which luckily the Deposit Protection Service saw right through them and they didn't get a ...
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“Would recommend...”

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Jan 20,2019
Minithumbup
Alison
By: 'Eddie Goggins'
Jan 20,2019
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OCB looked after my property for 14 years for management and let. They have just recently sold it. I would highly recommend....
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“Great service...”

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Jan 17,2019
Minithumbup
Michael
By: 'Jonny B'
Jan 17,2019
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I found the Michael to be polite and professional. Michael was prompt for appointments and when responding to queries. He was also very knowledgeable about the area. Would recommend using their services....
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“Wonderful service and communication...”

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Jan 15,2019
Minithumbup
Alison
Jordan
By: 'Julia Greaves'
Jan 15,2019
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O'connor Bowden have been exceptional over the nearly 10 years they looked after my flat. All the staff I've spoken to over the years have been wonderful. Most recently I've been through the process of selling the flat and Alison in particular has been very professional, ...
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Wonderful
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“Exceeded expectations...”

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Jan 14,2019
Minithumbup
Leighton
Leighton
By: 'Andrea Longton'
Jan 14,2019
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Alison and Leighton dealt with me when they took over my property from other Agents. They were friendly and provided great advice - even got my rent arrears paid. Alison would often speak to me after hours....
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Great
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“Great experience...”

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Jan 12,2019
Minithumbup
Michael
Jordan
By: 'Kimmy Lui'
Jan 12,2019
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Rented my apartment with O'Connor Bowden and Jordan was my first point of contact. She was friendly and very amicable in helping me find my apartment. Michael did the viewings and again was very friendly and nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Both helped ...
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Great
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“Very disorganised and lacks professionalism...”

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Dec 17,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Yin Mon Aungyi'
Dec 17,2018
1 people found
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The initial 3-4 years of managing my apartment was ok although there were times when rental income was late. The last 3 years have been abysmal service. I have had multiple issues with their service including ignoring email correspondence and having to chase the rental income ...
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Very expensive for the poor quality service
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Jan 10, 2019
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Dear Mrs Mon, We refer to your recent review and offer the following response. Rental Arrears The Tenancy you refer to was between 2014 - 2016. The Tenancy fell into arrears due to a repair issue with the balcony door and the delay in fitting a new door which left the apartment not secure. The tenants refused to pay full rental until the disrepair issue had been resolved. You authorised the repair and sent funds, the repair was then carried out. O'Connor Bowden, took reasonable ...

“Very efficient...”

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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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“Great service...”

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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 duplex ...
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Reasonable
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“Worst agency ever...”

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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...”

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Jul 26,2018
Minithumbdown
Jordan
Demi
By: 'Tinatseyi'
Jul 26,2018
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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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Comment on agent fees
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...”

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Jun 27,2018
Minithumbup
Leighton
Alison
By: 'Oliver'
Jun 27,2018
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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!...”

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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 with ...
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Good
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“Limited voids!...”

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Jun 25,2018
Minithumbup
Emma
Alison
By: 'Jenny'
Jun 25,2018
0 people found
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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!...”

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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...”

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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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“Maintenance Issues Resolved...”

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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 there and ...
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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...”

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Jun 19,2018
Minithumbup
Alison
Leighton
By: 'Sanderson65'
Jun 19,2018
0 people found
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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 always ...
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Good
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“Great Service...”

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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...”

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Jun 15,2018
Minithumbup
Leighton
By: 'Gordon Wilson'
Jun 15,2018
0 people found
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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...”

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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...”

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Jun 15,2018
Minithumbup
Alison
By: 'Diana Hyde'
Jun 15,2018
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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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