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Genesis Estates are very reliable and honest. They know what matters and what i require as a landlord as my personal property manager Mr Tony King is a landlord himself. I would recommend Genesis Estates to any landlords as they know what we want. They have always been very straight with me and i am glad to be in this relationship.

Joseph Finnley - August 2015
Genesis are kind hearted, generous, helpful and lovely people who are always happy to help .

Mr Jake Long - March 2015
Overall, I'm very very happy with service they provided.

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Tenants
1. Do your research
Spend plenty of time investigating the area. The advantage of renting is that you can move when your tenancy is up, but don't think too short-term – make sure this is the area you want to live in. If you have children, make sure you look into the local schools and not just the nearest one – you may not be guaranteed a place. The best way to get a feel for an area is to visit and have a look yourself in person.
2. Use the whole rental market
Don't just walk into the high street estate agents. Large firms can have a wide range of properties, but check out property management agencies and private landlords too, and make sure you are not paying over the odds.

A good place to search for independent agents online is listing websites. Loot.co.uk covers the whole of the UK and has thousands of properties to rent. In London, Gumtree.com can also be a useful place to look.
3. Take your time viewing properties
Looking around rental properties can be a bit of a whistle stop tour, but if you find somewhere you like, don't just give it a ten minute once over. Check everything carefully. Does it have central heating, a washing machine, dishwasher, decent fridge and freezer, furnished or unfurnished? What are the showers like? Are the windows in good condition? These can all be forgotten in the heat of the moment. Make a checklist to take with you when viewing properties you really like.
4. Ask the agent about their fees
Before you make an offer, quiz the agent about fees for references and credit checks. Sadly ramping up fees is a sharp practice that started in the cut-throat lettings market in certain areas of major cities in the UK.

For example, a credit reference should only cost around £30 to £40 – yet some unscrupulous agents hit potential tenants with a bill of £100. Avoiding firms that charge high fees is the only way to try and put a stop to this. If they cook up expenses at the start, it's also likely they will try and cash in on your deposit when you move out.
5. Choose flatmates carefully
If you are looking at renting with others, choose who you live with carefully. It's unlikely most people will end up with a celebrity housemate, good or bad, but little things can make the difference between harmony and torment. Money is the most common cause of dispute. Make sure you work out your budget and how bills will be paid.
6. Haggle over price
Whether you are dealing with an agent or a landlord, it's important to remember you hold the upper hand. They want to rent out the property, and if it is empty when you view, they will be eager to get someone in as soon as possible. Make an offer below the rent being asked for. Typically it is possible to get £20 per month or £5 per week discount, or maybe more. It doesn't sound like much but every pound saved is another one in your pocket.
7. Make sure you set up direct debits or payments properly
Being a tenant who doesn't pay on time is the best way to ensure your landlord or agent won't go out of their way to help you. Getting all the finances sorted properly and having the deposit, first month's rent and subsequent rent arrive on time will mean that you are immediately onside with the people you need to call if the plumbing goes or you want a new oven.
8. Do a full inventory
Don't be tempted to skip through the inventory and move in as soon as you can. If you don't go through everything with a fine-toothed comb, then you are leaving yourself open to cash being taken from your deposit. It's not just furniture and contents that need checking, note if carpets and curtains have been steam-cleaned and check the soft furnishings' condition. In the first few days of moving in, take a note of all the problems you spot and let the agent or landlord know, preferably in a letter or email then you have a copy should things go wrong.
9. Tell your agent or landlord if there are problems
Landlords are not psychic. You may know that the central heating has stopped working and grumble about it, but unless someone tells them they don’t know work needs doing. Don't be shy in reporting any difficulties, having fixed at no cost to you is one of the privileges of being a tenant. A good landlord will also appreciate knowing if something needs doing – after all, its their investment you live in.
 
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We have pleasant, helpful and experienced staff that will go above and beyond to ensure that the experience of finding, viewing and securing a property to rent goes as smoothly as possible. We offer both furnished and unfurnished accommodation in most areas of Manchester. We are always clear with you, and there are no hidden charges.
 
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