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About us...
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    Cowell-Norford are outstanding Estate Agents with a highly motivated team of local people with unrivalled local knowledge. We employ exceptional people who do exceptional things every day. We are a family owned and run business operating for over 40 years in the Rochdale Borough, specialising in some of the most desirable areas, such as Norden and Bamford. Our goal has always been to provide the best possible service for our clients and 95% of our customers rated our service as outstanding.
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    Cowell Norford can offer you an excellent service from some of the best staff in the business. We have 3 offices, all backed up with the resources, knowledge and experience of the Region's No.1 specialist letting agency.
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    Whether you are a professional Landlord with a portfolio of properties, a first time Investor starting a new venture or simply looking to rent your own home our honest approach and expert advice will enable you to enjoy the rewards of successfully letting your property - whilst avoiding the pitfalls.

    By choosing to market your property with Cowell Norford, you will have peace of mind knowing that your property is being marketed and managed by our dedicated Lettings team, comprising experienced, ARLA trained staff. We pride ourselves on our professional service and efficient accounting procedures, and offer a fully integrated service across the region. Our 'one-stop-shop' approach often begins with the search for your ideal buy-to-let property, then arranging the best possible mortgage and insurance deal, to sourcing the perfect tenants and managing the tenancy with the choice of one of our tailored management packages.

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LANDLORDS & INVESTORS
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    We're here to make Landlords' lives easier.
    Whether you are a professional Landlord with a portfolio of properties, a first time Investor starting a new venture or simply looking to rent your own home our honest approach and expert advice will enable you to enjoy the rewards of successfully letting your property - whilst avoiding the pitfalls.

    By choosing to market your property with Cowell Norford, you will have peace of mind knowing that your property is being marketed and managed by our dedicated Lettings team, comprising experienced, ARLA trained staff. We pride ourselves on our professional service and efficient accounting procedures, and offer a fully integrated service across the region. Our 'one-stop-shop' approach often begins with the search for your ideal buy-to-let property, then arranging the best possible mortgage and insurance deal, to sourcing the perfect tenants and managing the tenancy with the choice of one of our tailored management packages.

    The Three Tier Lettings Service

    You may want us to assist in the early stages of your let: to advise, to market and secure the perfect tenant, take care of all preparatory paperwork and deposits - allowing you to manage the tenancy yourself thereafter.

    PREMIER MANAGED
    SERVICE
    RENT & DEPOSIT
    SERVICE
    PORTFOLIO
    SERVICE

    Many clients prefer us to manage the entire Letting process on their behalf, including: regular property visits providing an insight of the property condition including colour photographs and advisory maintenance, organising and supervising maintenance and repairs, using our select handpicked contractor panel whilst also providing 24hrs emergency cover. We will also oversee payment of bills and deducting them from the rental. This service releases you from your direct involvement with your tenants and gives peace of mind knowing that your investment is in the safe hands of our experienced Property Managers.

    By offering these three levels of service: Portfolio, Rent & Deposit and Premier Managed Services, we are confident there is a service that is right for both you and your rental property.

    Our dedicated Property Management team are here to help, whilst offering you a personal, but highly professional service, the team will assist you throughout the whole tenancy from the start to the end, including negotiating the deposit release. Our state-of-the-art Property Management software enables us to concentrate on the efficient management of your property. With constantly changing legislation, you can be assured that at Cowell Norford, we stay alert and informed.

    Strict practices and procedures for health and safety are in place to protect you, your property and your tenant - and we make it a priority to keep abreast of the rules. We are here to advise, guide and help you understand changes in regulations and law and explain what they mean to you as a Landlord. Failure to comply with these laws can in some circumstances, lead to custodial prison sentences and substantial fines.

    Cowell Norford are proud to be members of ARLA, The Association of Residential Letting Agents. ARLA was formed in 1981 and is the only professional body that is solely concerned with the self-regulation of letting agents and actively promotes the highest standards across every aspect of residential lettings and management in the Private Rented Sector.

    All Lettings staff within Cowell Norford completes ARLA training, to ensure that we meet their stringent criteria and uphold their codes of practice.

    If you would like to receive more information about the products and services that our Letting team can provide, please feel free to contact Deb 01706 865 477 or email deb@cowell-norford.co.uk

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    INVESTORS
    Property investments have enabled many people to increase their net worth and allowed them to achieve their financial goals a lot faster than they had ever imagined. Most money makers and Property Investors, believe it or not, started with little or no money at all! So it goes to show that making money is not just a dream, but a reality which is available to almost everyone. 

    The fact is that investing in property is one of the most powerful ways to build and preserve wealth. It does not matter who you are, where you live or where you come from, the main difference between this and other investment opportunities, is that it really works. Over time, property will always increase in value, and if you buy wisely you always make your money on the purchase, not on the sale. So it goes to show, that making money is not just a dream, if you seek the correct advice and education from professionals, making money can become a reality, which is available to everyone.

    Why is property such a good choice for many Investors?    Property Investment has certainly caught people's imagination over the last few decades creating thousands of wealthy individuals. Many Investors have built substantial property portfolios; using one property to finance the next and have not only benefitted from large increases in property prices, but also a monthly income from each property let. This has allowed some to buy holiday homes abroad or to contribute to a pension.

    You only have to look at the historical trend in house prices to see that on average they have doubled every 10 years. Considering this point, imagine how much money could be made on a small portfolio of just 2 or 3 houses, especially considering that the house will be let and it will not only cover the financial payments, but also provide you with an on-going monthly passive income. Where would you be now if you had invested in property 10 years ago?

    The shortage in homes which we face is because of a number of factors including Migration into the UK is significant in affecting demand along with an increased prevalence of people living alone, creating a smaller average household size.

    The rate of house building in the UK is not keeping pace with demand. In 2005, 193,000 new houses were built. Although this is the highest for 15 years, it is still only 3/4 of the number that the government's independent report estimated would be required each year to bring house price inflation down to 1%. The current shortfall is around 120,000 new homes per annum according to the 2003 Barker Report; by 2021 the Halifax Building Society predicts that the shortfall will reach 400,000 per annum. In simple terms the demand for property is far outweighing supply, keeping prices high. All positive evidence for future investment in property.

    Can a Property Investment be the wrong choice?   

    Impossible and history proves that! However, if handled badly by the Investor without the correct advice and planning, it can! Too many inexperienced Investors do not factor in mortgage rate increases, true rental values and often leverage their investment too much and too often, in order to buy more property. You make your money on a property when you buy, not when you sell!

    Why is now the best opportunity to become a successful Investor?   

    In recent years with the global unrest in the economy, bad news in the media and banks being more reluctant to give finance, it has been seen as a good time to invest. We adapt to the economic markets, the local property markets and the strategies which work at any given time. At the present time the demand for affordable rental accommodation has never been so high and rental prices continue to increase. The main change in 2014 has been the number of buyers. This has almost doubled in certain areas, while the number of houses coming to the market is similar to 2013. This means you have to ensure you are working with the right strategies and looking for the right properties. It is crucial to get this right as prices are starting to rise, mortgage lending is becoming easier and interest rates are still low. There has never been a better time to find the correct investments and we can help you do this

    What can we do for you...   
    By joining our community you will have access to our professional advisors at Cowell Norford who can do the following for you;
      • Advise you on the right areas to investSource the right properties
      • Project Manage the operation
      • Assist with the right Financial Advice including funding and tax planning
      • Refurbish the property - Make it Ready
      • Carry out Gas and all safety checks
      • Furnish the property
      • Find suitable Tenants
      • Access to our dedicated Property Management team
      • We are governed by the Property Ombudsman and ARLA and have properly trained staff and a huge team who are always ready to assist
      • 24 hour Maintenance service once tenants are moved in
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    TENANTS

    Here at Cowell Norford we strive to offer the best possible services around to ensure that the process for our tenants are the best they can be.

    From day one we discuss everything that you need to know before, during and after your tenancy and with Cowell Norford we will offer additional services to aid this experience.

    We have a dedicated, experienced property management team that are there to answer all you questions, whether that be maintenance or issues surrounding the property, rent or other payments and renewals to extend your stay. We strongly believe in the work we do here at Cowell Norford and feel it is important that we offer all our tenants a professional service.

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    RENTING
    Our emphasis on building long-term relationships with tenants is what sets Cowell Norford apart from other estate agents. We care not only about matching you with a property that ticks all your boxes now, but about helping you find your next home too.

    We appreciate that choosing a new home is a big step so when you rent a property through Cowell Norford we take time to understand your needs (paying particular attention to your travel requirements and lifestyle), acquaint you with the local area and accompany you to every viewing. Our relationship doesn't end once you've found your home. We will contact you once you've moved in to check you're happy and keep in touch throughout your tenancy. In short, we're with you every step of the way.

    Widest Choice of Properties

    Visit us first and save time trawling through dozens of other Agents' sites.

    Friendly, Experienced Staff

    Most of our staff have been with the Company for many years and have a vast knowledge of the local Lettings market, amenities, transport, schools, etc. They can help you shortlist potential properties to view and take some stress out of your search.

    Flexible Viewings

    We'll try to work around your existing plans wherever possible and can guide you around the area in our fleet of company vehicles to help you avoid getting lost when trying to find properties!

    Specialist Letting Agents

    It's what we do every day so you get our full attention - not just a Lettings person or department tagged on to an Estate Agency.

    Quality Accommodation

    All our properties comply with the latest legislation and are inspected regularly. We specialize in professional and executive property from £400 to £2000pcm.

    Top Tips When Looking To Rent
    • Always use an ARLA registered agent for your peace of mind.
    • Ask for personal recommendations from friends, family and colleagues at work.
    • Check that the Agent is protecting your deposit - ask for details. This is now a legal requirement.
    • Make sure staff are welcoming and helpful - this will be important during your tenancy.

    If you have viewed one of our properties and now wish to formally apply, please click here to download an application form.

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Meet our team
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    IF YOU NEED US, WE'RE HERE
    For over 40 years Cowell & Norford have been advising customers on property related matter, enabling you to make the right property decision for your circumstances.

    Building on our reputation for delivering first class customer service, you can now submit any questions that you have direct to the relevant expert who will be happy to help. We will answer your query as quickly, and in as much detail, as possible. Simply hand pick one of our experts and submit the form below.

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    Michael Cowell - Partner
    Michael Cowell has a strong track record in the residential and commercial property investment sectors, assisting both experienced and first time investors to develop clearly defined growth based business plans. He has helped a large number of clients establish successful property companies over the last 30 years .
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    Debbie Barnes - Lettings Manager
    Deb joined the company in 2007 after coming from an Optical background and has never looked back since .. She enjoys the diversity of the job and the challenges & rewards each day brings. In her spare time she loves baking cupcakes & walking her dog .
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    Natalie Borg - Lettings Administrator
    I have worked in lettings and management for 13 years and am highly experienced in all aspects. I pride myself in delivering a high standard of service and will go the extra mile whenever necessary to ensure a smooth, stress free process for our clients, both landlords and tenants alike.
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    Kirsten Tracz - Lettings Negotiator
    I have been with in the industry for three years starting off as an apprentice and working my way up to Lettings Negotiator. I have lived in the area my whole life and there for my experience and knowledge of areas here allows me to ensure my customers are getting the correct properties fitting their criteria. I love every aspect of my job and feel content once I have managed to help someone move into their perfect home. I will always deliver the best customer care possible, I am an energetic person and I love speaking with people and providing high standards of customer service.
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    Chris Brearley - Property Management
    I have been working in the estate agent business since the start of 2016 and I can safely say I am enjoying every minute of it. Having worked in both the Sales and Lettings departments I have gained a great amount of knowledge and experience within the business in such a short space of time. I have also lived in Rochdale all my life and therefore know a great deal about the area which I feel is very important, especially when you have a client that has a specific criteria. Working with the public is something I have done for over 6 years and providing the best customer service is something I have consistently done to the best of my ability as I believe there is nothing better than customer satisfaction.
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    Where we're active

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    Current Properties

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    Note: Markers represent the centre of postcodes, not exact locations

    Find us

    106 Yorkshire Street,
    Rochdale,
    OL16 1JY

    Telephone us

    Buying: 01706 566110  Local call rate
    Letting: 01706 566109  Local call rate

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    Testimonials from Landlords

    • Landlord Testimonial

      services has been first class
      Claude Welvaert
      "I have been with Cowell & Norford many years and I am pleased to report that their services has been first class and I would recommend this company to any landlords that have properties to let and maintain."
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      Kirsten very helpful
      Val"Having never rented a property before. I have nothing to compare with, but, I found Kirsten very helpful with all the questions I asked, and the viewings I requested. She certainly provided me with lots of of other properties that matched my criteria also"
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      Natalie cares ... excellent service
      MikeMike"Natalie has taken out all the hard work involved with renting a property and liaising with tenants on my behalf. I feel I can trust Natalie with any outstanding issues as she always takes it upon herself to follow up any ongoing issues, keeping me updated on a regular basis. It is clear Natalie cares about delivering an excellent service and meeting the needs of both myself and the tenants. Natalie is professional and reliable, always endeavours to answer my questions and provide the advice I need. Natalie has made my experience with Cowell Norford a very positive one."

    Testimonials from Tenants

    • Tenant Testimonial

      professional and helpful
      "I am a guarantor for my daughters property and I had to report a fault on her boiler I dealt with Natalie who was very professional and courteous. It was a absolute pleasure to deal with her she kept us informed of every conversation with the maintenance process and asked me to do the same if I hadn't heard anything. I only wish everyone I dealt with was as professional and helpful as her. Thank you so much."
    • Tenant Testimonial

      extra mile
      Susan Kenyon"I would like to thank all the Lettings team at Rochdale Branch of Cowell & Norford. They have supported me through my move and all have gone that extra mile to help me. I feel they need to know how appreciated they all are and what a good job they do. Debbie, Natalie, Steph and Molly have been in touch regularly to update me on issues regarding my move. A big thank you to you all."
    • Tenant Testimonial

      very helpful and efficient
      Alsion W"I have used Cowell & Norford for about 10 years. I have always found the staff members who I deal with to be very helpful and efficient in responding to any queries that I have about the property or tenants."
    • Tenant Testimonial

      utter professionalism and experience
      Graham A"I recently dealt with Natalie who resolved a particularly problematic issue with utter professionalism and expedience. A real credit to the Cowell & Norford team. Highly recommended."
    • Tenant Testimonial

      Clear and informative throughout
      JB"Debbie was very efficient dealing with a tenancy related repair. Clear and informative throughout! Debbie also offered advice about their services and discussed how pro active they are for the landlord and tenant."
    • Tenant Testimonial

      polite, professional and very approachable
      Maria B"Kirsten was polite, professional and very approachable. I was anxious to get into the property so called up several times but she never made me feel like a nuisance and was happy to keep me updated with my application process."
    • Tenant Testimonial

      pleasure dealing with Natalie
      caroline "It has been a pleasure dealing with Natalie. So customer focused. I can approach Natalie, at any time we have great rapore which is fabulous. She endeavours to sort out any issues I have (personal or otherwise) a pleasure to know her xx"
    • Tenant Testimonial

      very impressed with the service
      Gemma"Been a landlord myself I've dealt with different agencies and so far I would highly reccommend them. Now that I live in Manchester I'm renting a property myself and I must say that this has been an easy process. Kirsten is keeping my up to date every step of the way with updates with my upcoming rental. So far I've been very impressed with the service and can't wait to move in on December. Kirsten is very polite and knowledgable and knows exactly what step the process is up to. Thank you for making this easy."
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    Serious about selling or letting.......so are we!
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      About Us...
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      We opened our doors nearly 40 years ago and have widely been regarded as the areas leading and most respected independent property sales and lettings business, with a strong emphasis on great service and impressive results.
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      Our expertise and our service
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      Our local knowledge and expertise is undeniable. Over the years we have challenged tradition to improve the way our industry operates in reposnse to our customers needs.

      We are proactive, innovation is at the heart of every area of our business. We are absolutely committed to delivering an exceptional service that exceeds the expectation of our clients. Our customer service questionnaire consistently show that 97% of our customers rated our service as outstanding and would be happy to recommend us to friends and family. A record we are very proud of.
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      Our strategy and our select brand
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      We believe in strong marketing strategies and maximum exposure whilst offering competitive fees. We offer a complete spectrum of services, if its about property - we can help!

      Our select brand leads the way in showcasing large or highly individual homes. Properties are often presented with video footage including drone images creating a unique perspective, professional photography, individual property microwebsites and many other unique and high quality marketing tools.

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      Our Promise
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      We will work timelessly on your behalf to exceed your expectations of our service and our abilities. These are our principles, they are at the heart of everything we do.
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    GUIDE TO SELLING
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      FACT- we sell more houses locally than any other agent
      Everything we do is dedicated to finding the right buyer and achieving the best price for your property.

      We have specialised in selling residential property locally for nearly 40 years. Our staff are meticulous, highly professional and well-trained, with a thorough understanding of the property market in their local area.

      When it comes to selling your home, there are three vital ingredients: great service, great marketing and great people!
      • Market leading agency with prominent multi office coverage
      • Family-owned & independent
      • Customer service excellence
      • Qualified team of professionals
      • Complete bespoke marketing campaign
      • Highly effective open house viewings
      • Promotion on Twitter and Facebook, as well as local press advertising
      • Monthly newsletters distributed to homes across 2 boroughs
      • Access to buyers relocating to the area through our relocation department

      We know that your property is important to you and, as a customer focused company, it's important to us too. Our experience and the service we provide enable us to achieve the highest price in the marketplace for you.

      Be confident, you really are dealing with the best.

      Contact us today for a free, no obligation valuation by calling your local office or registering now!

      Modern lives are very busy and particularly in family homes the constant influx of things in to the home can alter the sense of space within your home. We can advise on general de-cluttering, storage, maintenance, property upgrading, probate or even a full property renovation. Our aim is to sell your property for the best price possible within the current market and of course to share our knowledge.

      We believe that the standard of presentation of a property is a significant factor in how appealing a potential buyer finds a property, when they view on-line and in person. There is no doubt that if a potential buyer takes the time to view a property in person it must tick many of their boxes, after all they will have seen a floor plan, numerous photographs and know the asking price. At this stage they are looking for the property to 'feel right'. We aim to work hand in hand with our vendors to ensure your property appeals to as many potential buyers as we can so that we can sale agree your home within a comfortable time frame.

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    GUIDE TO BUYING
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      With the recent upsurge of new property onto the market generally, Cowell Norford are pleased and proud to present perhaps our widest and best selection of properties for sale.

      This wide selection, coupled with record low interest rates makes this an unprecedented opportunity for the discerning buyer.

      If you are new to the area come and see us, we are only too pleased to help. We will guide and assist you in the careful selection of area, amenities, facilities, from schooling to golf clubs.

      We have many years experience of the local market and are pleased to share this with you.

      Remember too, we have very close associations with other similar like minded professionals across the region. If we can't find your dream property for you then we certainly know a man that can and for those perhaps with more specific requirements, looking for a needle in a haystack, we are always prepared to go that extra mile. Ask for our Special Buyer Service. A committed concierge service, which we will tailor to your requirements.

      Our award winning service, reputation and dedicated team remain at your service.

      The buying process

      Buying property can be a daunting process, so we have designed this guide to help you through the stages of buying your new home.

      1.Register

      Let us know your interest in buying a property by calling in to see us to discuss your requirements; phoning us on 01706 863 490; or registering online via our registration form.

      We will send you details of all properties that match your needs, and keep you updated of any new instructions we receive that we think you'll like. Remember we are here to offer advice on any aspect of the properties, so if there's anything at all that you'd like to know, just ask!

      3.Finance

      It's important at this stage to make sure your finances are in place, including the amount of your mortgage which you can have agreed in principle even without a specific property in mind. Cowell-Norford Financial Services can search the whole of the mortgage market to find the best mortgage for you; call 01706 863 473, or register online to arrange a consultation

      4.View

      We can arrange viewings at times to suit you, including evenings and weekends. This will ensure that you can spend enough time looking around and ask any questions. To arrange a viewing call 01706 863 490 or request a call back button on the right hand side.

      5.Make an Offer

      Once you've found your ideal property, we will put forward your offer to the seller. We know that prompt communication between all parties is vital at this stage, so we work hard to keep everyone informed as quickly as possible.

      6.Instruct a Solicitor

      You need a specialist solicitor to deal with the legal side of buying a property. Cowell-Norford has relationships with some excellent local solicitors, so we will be pleased to recommend a solicitor for you.

      7.Sale Agreed

      On acceptance of your offer several steps need to take place. Firstly your solicitor should be instructed to proceed with the purchase of your property; at this stage they will arrange for local searches to be carried out on the property to ensure that you are aware of everything about it before you complete the sale. Your mortgage application also needs to be made in full, which includes the mortgage company instructing a survey on the property. On receipt of an acceptable survey and application, the mortgage company will produce a mortgage offer.

      8.Exchange of Contracts

      Once the results of the local searches are received, your solicitor will draw up a contract to be signed by you and the seller of the property. Once these contracts have been completed and "exchanged" you are now legally committed to the purchase of the property.

      9. Completion

      This normally takes place a few days or weeks after Exchange of Contracts and is the date when you are legally the owner of the property. You can now move in and enjoy your new home!

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    INVESTOR OPPORTUNITIES
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      Why Invest?
      Property investments have enabled many people to increase their net worth and allowed them to achieve their financial goals a lot faster than they had ever imagined. Most money makers and Property Investors, believe it or not, started with little or no money at all! So it goes to show that making money is not just a dream, but a reality which is available to almost everyone.

      The fact is that investing in property is one of the most powerful ways to build and preserve wealth. It does not matter who you are, where you live or where you come from, the main difference between this and other investment opportunities, is that it really works. Over time, property will always increase in value, and if you buy wisely you always make your money on the purchase, not on the sale. So it goes to show, that making money is not just a dream, if you seek the correct advice and education from professionals, making money can become a reality, which is available to everyone.

      Why is property such a good choice for many Investors?

      Property Investment has certainly caught people's imagination over the last few decades creating thousands of wealthy individuals. Many Investors have built substantial property portfolios; using one property to finance the next and have not only benefitted from large increases in property prices, but also a monthly income from each property let. This has allowed some to buy holiday homes abroad or to contribute to a pension.

      You only have to look at the historical trend in house prices to see that on average they have doubled every 10 years. Considering this point, imagine how much money could be made on a small portfolio of just 2 or 3 houses, especially considering that the house will be let and it will not only cover the financial payments, but also provide you with an on-going monthly passive income. Where would you be now if you had invested in property 10 years ago?

      The shortage in homes which we face is because of a number of factors including Migration into the UK is significant in affecting demand along with an increased prevalence of people living alone, creating a smaller average household size.

      The rate of house building in the UK is not keeping pace with demand. In 2005, 193,000 new houses were built. Although this is the highest for 15 years, it is still only 3/4 of the number that the government's independent report estimated would be required each year to bring house price inflation down to 1%. The current shortfall is around 120,000 new homes per annum according to the 2003 Barker Report; by 2021 the Halifax Building Society predicts that the shortfall will reach 400,000 per annum. In simple terms the demand for property is far outweighing supply, keeping prices high. All positive evidence for future investment in property.

      Can a Property Investment be the wrong choice?

      Impossible and history proves that! However, if handled badly by the Investor without the correct advice and planning, it can! Too many inexperienced Investors do not factor in mortgage rate increases, true rental values and often leverage their investment too much and too often, in order to buy more property. You make your money on a property when you buy, not when you sell!

      Why is now the best opportunity to become a successful Investor?

      In recent years with the global unrest in the economy, bad news in the media and banks being more reluctant to give finance, it has been seen as a good time to invest. We adapt to the economic markets, the local property markets and the strategies which work at any given time. At the present time the demand for affordable rental accommodation has never been so high and rental prices continue to increase. The main change in 2014 has been the number of buyers. This has almost doubled in certain areas, while the number of houses coming to the market is similar to 2013. This means you have to ensure you are working with the right strategies and looking for the right properties. It is crucial to get this right as prices are starting to rise, mortgage lending is becoming easier and interest rates are still low. There has never been a better time to find the correct investments and we can help you do this.

      What can we do for you...

      By joining our community you will have access to our professional advisors at Cowell Norford who can do the following for you;

      • Advise you on the right areas to invest
      • Source the right properties
      • Project Manage the operation
      • Assist with the right Financial Advice including funding and tax planning
      • Refurbish the property - Make it Ready
      • Carry out Gas and all safety checks
      • Furnish the property
      • Find suitable Tenants
      • Access to our dedicated Property Management team
      • We are governed by the Property Ombudsman and ARLA and have properly trained staff and a huge team who are always ready to assist
      • 24 hour Maintenance service once tenants are moved in

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    Welcome to the Rochdale office
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      If you need us, we're here...

      For over 40 years Cowell & Norford have been advising customers on property related matter, enabling you to make the right property decision for your circumstances.

      Building on our reputation for delivering first class customer service, you can now submit any questions that you have direct to the relevant expert who will be happy to help. We will answer your query as quickly, and in as much detail, as possible. Simply hand pick one of our experts and submit the form below.

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      Michael Cowell - Partner
      Michael Cowell has a strong track record in the residential and commercial property investment sectors, assisting both experienced and first time investors to develop clearly defined growth based business plans. He has helped a large number of clients establish successful property companies over the last 30 years .
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      Danielle Magiera - Senior Sales Negotiator
      I have been a senior sales negotiator at Cowell-Norford for 3 years and have gained invaluable experience and benefitted from extensive ongoing training. I have been able to work in different areas of the business to broaden my knowledge and give me the skills needed to perform my role to the best of my ability . I am extremely lucky to enjoy my job and interact with so many different people on a daily basis.
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      Hayley Wilkinson - Branch Manager
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      James Allwork - Mortgage Services
      I am an Independent Whole of Market Mortgage advisor meaning i have no ties to any lender and offer impartial and unbiased advice when choosing the right mortgage for my clients. On a personal level I am a highly committed and enthusiastic individual with over 18 years' experience in the Financial Services Industry. I consider myself to be Self-motivated, honest and very reliable. I have experience at dealing with all levels of Financial Advice and aim to offer a personal service and a desire to build long term relationships with all clients.
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      Kevin M Aspin - Chartered Surveyor
      I am a Chartered Surveyor and RICS Registered Valuer with over 35 years experience in commercial/residential property industry. With a wealth of knowledge in the areas of valuation (all aspects), lease advisory (renewals/rent reviews), property development and statutory valuation including a specialism in Compulsory Purchase and Compensation. In addition to being a practising surveyor I am also the Programme Director for the BSc and MSc Programmes in Real Estate at the University of Salford.
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      Find us

      106 Yorkshire Street,
      Rochdale,
      OL16 1JY

      Telephone us

      Buying: 01706 566110  Local call rate
      Letting: 01706 566109  Local call rate

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      Testimonials from Sellers

      • Seller Testimonial

        offer above asking price within 2 weeks
        Artur
        "I chose to use Cowell Norford as Danielle promised a first class service. And she delivered. I have secured an offer above asking price within 2 weeks and look forward to the sale progressing. I would happily use them again, they have helped me each step of the way even down to the mortgage. Superb start to finish."
      • Seller Testimonial

        great to work with
        Muhammed
        "Danielle has been great to work with, regularly keeping me up to date and easy to get hold of. Highly recommended."
      • Seller Testimonial

        Everything was done to perfection
        Lubna Shaheen
        "I was extremely satisfied with all the help I received from Jonathan Upton. A very helpful and friendly person. Everything was done to perfection. Will definitely deal with Jonathan in the near future."
      • Seller Testimonial

        absolutely amazing!
        Natalie
        "Danielle has been absolutely amazing! With two difficult Solicitors on either side of the dale, she's been extremely helpful and supportive with helping me purchase my property. If it wasn't for Danielle's help I'd have been completely stuck. Not to mention how friendly and polite she is. I really can't thank her enough."
      • Seller Testimonial

        customer service is A*!!!
        Daniel W
        "Very professional service I have sold 2 houses with this estate agent and there quality and customer service is A*!!! really would recommend them!!"
      • Seller Testimonial

        incredibly impressed
        Alistair
        "I have been incredibly impressed by the support I've received from Cowell and Norford. Danielle Magiera has been faultless in her efficiency and promptness of reply. Moving home is an incredibly challenging time, having a friendly voice on the end of the phone who is prepared to do what they can to help is priceless. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Cowell and Norford, and if you can deal with Danielle you will be very pleased I'm sure."
      • Seller Testimonial

        proactive and responsive
        Peter
        "We switched agents to Cowell and Norford and so pleased we did. They were so much more proactive and responsive. Danielle was tremendous in her enthusiasm and determination to get a buyer. A very professional lady .Also thanks to Rebecca , Kirsten and Hayley who were also excellent."

      Testimonials from Buyers

      • Buyer Testimonial

        gone the extra mile
        Steph"Thank you so much for all the help you have given me this past week. You really have gone the extra mile to help me get into my new home as quickly as possible."
      • Buyer Testimonial

        fantastic and very very helpful
        Clive
        "We will pick our keys up from Cowell & Norford on Friday, the whole process has been superbly handled by Dannielle, we tried to obtain a mortgage via another well know provider however they let us down and Dannielle recommended James at Rochdale branch, he sorted it for us and now we look forward to moving into our new home, the whole team at Cowell have been fantastic and very very helpful, I would recommend them to anyone buying or selling."
      • Buyer Testimonial

        was impressed
        Cheryl Bayley
        "Very proactive. When I sent off for a viewing for the property, she actively emailed more properties that matched my criteria which I was impressed with!! Most estate agents barely get back to you, or not bother at all. She was very helpful and made me feel confidant in the way she was dealing with my application."
      • Buyer Testimonial

        helpful and professional service
        ST
        "Danielle provided a very helpful and professional service, in respect of the viewings, making/negotiating the offer and following up well until completion. Timely, efficient, a pleasure to deal with."
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        We are proactive; innovation is at the heart of every area of our business. We are absolutely committed to delivering an exceptional service that exceeds the expectation of our clients. Our customer service questionnaire consistently show that 97% of our customers rated our service as outstanding and would be happy to recommend us to friends and family. A RECORD WE ARE VERY PROUD OF!

      Find Us

      Branch address

      106 Yorkshire Street,
      Rochdale,
      OL16 1JY

      Get in touch

      Buying: 01706 566110  Local call rate
      Letting: 01706 566109  Local call rate
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      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Cowell & Norford, Rochdale . Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Cowell & Norford, Rochdale . Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Cowell & Norford, Rochdale . Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

      *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

      Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

      Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Cowell & Norford, Rochdale on 01706 860444.