Lettings Services


At the turn of the century, Manchester’s City Centre rental market was a very different marketplace than it is today. Apart from the comparatively small number of apartments available, there were very few Letting Agents specialising in City Living, with apartments for rent often promoted ineffectively by suburban estate agents. Disillusioned with poor results and service, in 2003, Alison O’Connor launched a lettings agency with a strong emphasis on the Internet and corporate marketing. Whilst the City Living market remains quite unique when compared with the mainstream market, O’Connor Bowden has now grown into one of Manchester City Centre’s foremost independent Letting Agents. We have a dedicated Lettings Team, stripped of unnecessary administrative duties, so our team can solely focus on letting your City Centre apartment. Maximum media exposure, and internet and social media advertising ensure 1,000’s of quality tenancy enquiries are received each year from professionals and corporate tenants. We let and manage hundreds of City Centre apartments from studios to penthouses, many in Manchester’s most desirable Developments. Corporate lettings have always been a major part of our business high-specified apartments are often let to companies and business executives. Invest in the heart of Manchester with O’Connor Bowden, the City living specialist: “The One-Stop-Shop” for City living in Manchester.

  • Rental Valuation

    Our rental assessments are based on years of experience, knowledge and comparable evidence.

    You can compare your property with similar apartments let by us and receive useful advice on specification, fixtures and repairs.

    Is your property underlet?

    Click here to book your valuation today

  • City Centre Specialists

    We have been letting property in Manchester City Centre for over 15 years.

    We fully understand rental values, tenancy terms, the risks and rewards available to Investors, from the seasonal market variations through to the resident status of student, professional and corporate tenants.

  • Internet Marketing

    Nearly all property is let through the internet via websites and property portals. Our highly-optimised website and advertisement of property portals ensure your property is available to the whole of the market.

  • Social Media Advertising

    With more and more property being let through Social Media, our Social Media advertising presence on Facebook and Twitter promotes your property to devoted subscribers waiting for our posts and alerts.

  • Video & Photography Imagery

    Look at our property advertisements.
    To capture interest and make sure your property stands out from the rest, we only use high-resolution photographs and arrange a video presentation of your property

  • Property Alerts

    Property alerts are sent to registered applicants via email, social media and text. We give applicants the opportunity to view your property during the daytime, evening and weekend.

  • Professional Tenants

    We specifically target tenants who are career-minded professionals, employed in the city centre.

  • Corporate Lets

    Corporate Lets have always been a major part of our business since conception. Our robust relationships with key employers ensure continual demand for corporate lets and executive referrals.

Set up by Landlords for Landlords

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 specializing 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.

Get In Contact

    • O’Connor Bowden Manchester City Centre

    • Ground Floor, Oxid House
    • 78 Newton Street
    • Manchester, M1 1AL
    • 01618333820
    • enquiries@oconnorbowden.co.uk
    • O’Connor Bowden Greater Manchester & Cheshire

    • Bank Chambers
    • 1 Compstall Road, Romiley
    • Stockport, SK6 4BT
    • 01618080010
    • info@oconnorbowden.co.uk


    Just a brief note to say thank you for your professionalism, advice and sometimes great patience in working with us to ensure both properties were finally got over the line.
    At times we wondered if we would ever be successful, but you managed it! Again thanks and regards.

    Mr & Mrs S