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Montrose Properties - West Didsbury
20 a Lapwing Lane, Manchester, M20 2WS
Established in 1981, the humble beginnings of Montrose Properties began in the front lounge of a semi detached house on Fog Lane, and borrowed its name from the leafy Montrose Avenue in West Didsbury, where the first property on the books was located.
Soon to be re-located to, what is still our current location, the old florist shop on the corner of Lapwing Lane and Clyde Road, Montrose steadily grew its portfolio of affordable flats and bedsits and an increasing amount of student accommodation.
Over the years, in which was classed in the early days as a relatively deprived area, came an upturn. Many of the large period type properties of Clyde and Old Lansdowne Road that were once bedsits were re-developed into smart apartments and the introduction and investment of the small independent shops and bars, made West Didsbury one of the most popular locations to live in Manchester. With this came further expansion for us.
We fast outgrew our tiny shop premises and expanded into the neighbouring property to increase our office back room space. Although the retail office is a modern and pleasant place to do business, it remains largely unchanged. Not being part of the main high street has its advantages, as customer parking is invaluable.
Montrose is 100% owned by husband and wife team, Robert and Jennifer Wildblood who are involved on a daily basis. Jen has worked for the company since she was a teenager in the 80’s and Rob since 1991, purchasing the business from the retiring owners in 1996. Being Landlords themselves for many years, they understand the needs and pressures involved and are keen to stress the importance of the company being able to offer a friendly, professional service with a mind to treat the property they manage for others as their own.
Having a strong team is important. Ben Smith has been our loyal general manager since 1994 and is also a Landlord. Along with a low staff turnover from a range of backgrounds this adds up to a wealth of experience.
We are judged not just by how efficiently we can let and manage properties, but how quickly and effectively we can carry out repair works. Our On Line Reporting software not only helps speeds up repair times, but is an essential date and time stamped record of notifications to help us keep on improving our service.
We see ourselves as the bond between landlord and tenant and provide a service to an essential part of people’s lives. Not only is it full of legislation and legal requirements, it’s dealing with peoples’ homes.
Being part of the community is important to us and being involved in local funding, sponsorship and charities fundamentally helps the local area to be an attractive place to be.
We may not be part of a multi branch chain or large franchise, but we are a stable, local business providing excellent, more personal service to landlords, tenants and local contractors which benefits all.
Most recent properties to rent
£625 pcm (£144 pw) Tenancy info
Great sized one bedroom ground floor flat close to the centre of Withington and Didsbury villages. Good sized lounge, kitchen with fridge freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. Modern fitted bathroom with shower over bath. The property has ample built in storage and comes with double glazing...8 0Recently added
£995 pcm (£230 pw) Tenancy info
Stunning apartment situated on the top floor of a prestigious development in the heart of West Didsbury. This property offers a very high standard of accommodation with two double bedrooms, an open plan lounge/kitchen/diner with laminate flooring throughout and integrated appliances including...12 0Recently added
£695 pcm (£160 pw) Tenancy info
Great sized first floor flat in a prime location close to the centre of West Didsbury. Large living room with bay window, double bedroom, modern fitted kitchen with fridge freezer and bathroom with shower over bath. Property comes with gas central heating and off road parking.7 0Recently added
£750 pcm (£173 pw) Tenancy info
This excellent apartment in a modern development comes with two double bedrooms and third spare bedroom/study. The property comes with a large entrance hall, lounge/dining room, fully fitted kitchen with intergrated oven, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and fitted dishwasher. The master Bedroom has...7 0Recently added
£695 pcm (£160 pw) Tenancy info
Excellent one bedroom apartment on the ground floor of a converted period semi−detached house in the heart of West Didsbury.The apartment has recently been refurbished with a new kitchen, bathroom and neutral decor. Comprising a good sized lounge, double bedroom, kitchen with white goods and...7 0
£1,400 pcm (£323 pw) Tenancy info
Good sized four bedroom terraced house in the heart of Fallowfield. The property has been newly renovated throughout including a brand new fitted kitchen with appliances, brand new bathroom with walk in shower, four bedrooms and a rear courtyard garden. NEWLY DECORATED throughout. Rent is for the...10 0