Established in 2003, O’Connor Bowden has grown from humble beginnings into one of Manchester’s foremost independent residential property agents. We regard ourselves to be “One Stop Shop for Manchester’s Residential Investor Market”.
The company was founded by Alison O’Connor who, disillusioned by the poor service offered by local estate agents at the time, decided to form a company to manage her own properties and those of a like-minded group of investors.
By never forgetting the ethos that was so important in the early days, that company has become one of the largest and most successful Agents in the City. O’Connor Bowden operates a specialist residential property team in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter with departments specialising in Sales; Lettings; Corporate Lets; Property Management; Investment Property, Furnishings and Building Management. We manage hundreds of City Centre apartments in some of Manchester’s most desirable and iconic buildings throughout the City.
• Director-lead Team with over 30 years’ experience in Manchester City Centre
• Valuations and market appraisals: No underletting or valuing with O’Connor Bowden
• Competitive letting and management fees
• Marketing intelligence: helping you to understand the lettings/sales markets in Manchester City Centre
• High profile internet marketing
• Professional Tenants and corporate lets
• Third party, professional tenant referencing
• Compliant tenancy and inventory documents
• Deposit registration and management – we register exclusively with the Deposit Protection Service (DPS)
• Let Only or comprehensive property management service
• Scheduling of responsive and planning maintenance works
• Proven rent arrears and void control systems
• Landlord Insurance including Rental Guarantee and Tenancy Legal Protection options
• Furniture designed specifically for the rental market
• Energy Performance Certificate Management (EPC)
• Electrical and Gas Safety Inspection Management
Sales / Lettings Teams
We have dedicated Sales and Lettings Teams, stripped of administrative functions so all property negotiators can solely concentrate on marketing, advertising and promoting property for sale or to let. Maximum media, internet exposure, e-marketing and social media activities ensures our quality properties are always directed towards 1,000s of quality buyers and tenants each year.
Property Management Teams
Our professional Property Management Department provides operational support on all routine daily compliance and management tasks relating to property and tenancy management. Each of our Property Portfolio Administrators manages a dedicated property portfolio to ensure continual support service to our Landlords and Tenants. By using the very best property sales and management software, operating to exacting quality control systems and delivering the highest levels of customer service, the property management and maintenance of all of our client’s properties is to the highest of standards.
Client Service Teams
Our Client Services Team provides effective communication to Landlords on all sales negotiations and progression and on letting marketing and referencing processes. We also deliver comprehensive financial management support for all managed properties.
Estate Agency Services
Our Estate Agency offices in City Centre promote and sell apartments for homeowners and investors in Manchester.
Corporate Lets are a major part of our business with 100’s of high spec apartments often let to companies and business executives.
Investment Property Services
O’Connor Bowden Investment Property services departments is headed by Directors Alison O’Connor and Stephen Bowden and we offer investment property and support services throughout the Northwest to individual and corporate investor clients.
Our services include; Off-plan investment sales, distressed property sales and asset management, property and development sourcing, management of refurbishment projects.
In addition to selling and sourcing property O’Connor Bowden provide a range of professional and strategic support services to help landlords and institutions make decisions informed decisions on acquisitions and disposal opportunities. Our services include; Asset Management, Valuation, Feasibility Studies, Investment Property Business Plans, Market Appraisals and Market Intelligence Reports.
The overwhelming majority of apartments offered to let in Manchester city centre are furnished. Many city apartments and suburban houses provided for Corporate Let are fully furnished with most conceivable household items.
Since the outset, O’Connor Bowden has been instrumental in arranging a full range of furniture packs for new property. As times progresses, many properties require individual items replacing and upgrading.
Our Furnishings department can assist with the replacement of one item to the furnishing of an entire property.
• Estate Agency services
• Property Sales
• Letting Services
• Professional Property Management
• Corporate Lets
• Accommodation Management
• Building Management
• Investment Property Services
• Investment Property & Portfolio Advice & Support Services
• Off Plan Property Investment Sales
• Furniture & Furnishing Packages
If you would like to discuss your requirements, please contact Alison O’Connor on 0161 833 3880 or 07702 649623; or CLICK HERE to email Alison O’Connor.