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    Large Centrally located office * Over 37 years experience * Salford Quays Property Specialists * Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) * Member of the Residential Landlords Association (RLA)  and members of the Deposit Protection Service. Our City Centre Branch is located in a superb position on Clippers Quay, Salford Quays, M50 3XP. Our aim is to offer all our clients and prospective purchasers and.tenants a high degree of personal and individual service.
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    I have been in the residential estates agency business since 1978 and to date I have specialised in selling and letting properties in all corners of the Greater Manchester area.

    In 1982 I qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and over the last 17 years have been specialising in the Selling, Letting and Management of properties in the City Centre, Salford Quays and surrounding residential areas.

    Our City Centre branch is located in a superb position on Clippers Quay, Salford Quays, M50 3XP. Our aim is to offer all our clients and perspective purchasers/tenants a high degree of personal and individual service. The Sales Team who support my branch offer expertise, experience and total dedication to teh office, clients and customers alike.

    As the Director of the business you can expect to see me carrying out all Market Appraisals for Residential Sales and Lettings and I can be regularly seen carrying out the actual day to day work in accompanying perspective clients and viewers to see our portfolio of properties. I have a particularly hands-on approach as the Director of the company providing professional guidance and expertise to all perspective viewers.

    Feel sure that once I have appraised your property you will notice the difference between ourselves and the competition and I look forward to seeing/reporting to you in due course.

    Regards,

    Lawrence Copeland

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    Lawrence Copeland himself is a Chartered Surveyor Estate Agent with over 30 years experience in the residential Estate Agency business covering the City Centre, Salford Quays, Salford, Hulme, Sport City, Sale, Altrincham, Timperley, Urmston, Flixton, Davyhulme, Stretford, Old Trafford, Whalley Range, Chorlton, Didsbury, Fallowfield, Levenshulme, Eccles, Swinton, Worsley, Pendlebury, New Broughton, Crumpsall, Prestwich, Whitefield, Middleton, Blackley, Moston, Droylesden, Ashton-u-Lyne and Gorton. 

    We offer our clients a unique marketing opportunity to reach a wider audience advertising their properties for sale and to let from the capital of the North.  For further details of our services available please go to www.lawrencecopeland.com

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    Residential Lettings

    If you're thinking about renting out your own home or a property that you own, it's often the case that the most cost-effective and time-efficient solution is to hand over the letting and management process to experience letting and management agents with an in-depth knowledge of home rentals.

    The question is, though - who can you trust to look after your tenancy on your behalf and be certain that your property and your interests will be properly looked after?

    Lawrence Copeland can provide you with that very reassurance. Based in Manchester City centre we are a well established home letting and management company and have built an enviable reputation for being a friendly, approachable and utterly reliable company which always acts for the benefit of its client.

    Some estate agents offer a pressurised approach Lawrence Copeland Estate Agents pride ourselves in offering professional and constructive marketing advice. During the appraisal we will give you advice on the present market conditions relating to lettings, we will provide you with comparable evidence based on achieved lets and other relevant factors.

    We will give you realistic advice with regard to suggested asking prices however the final decision on the relevant asking price will inevitably be yours.

    The market appraisal will take approximately 30-60 minutes depending on the size of the property and full details will be taken together with measurements so that if you decide to proceed we can move quickly.

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    Letting Your Property

    Our comprehensive advertising campaign will include photographs and window displays. There is a weekly updated bulletin produced in-house. Our website www.lawrencecopeland.com and www.rightmove.co.uk provides you the customer and potential applicants with the widest coverage from the UK's largest property internet site reaching all corners of the country, indeed the world! We will provide our clients with an accompanied viewing service (optional).

    The branch itself has a dynamic frontage with maximum display for all our customers.

    Feel sure that once we have appraised your property you will notice the difference between ourselves and the competition and we look forward to seeing/reporting to you in due course

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    How we will market your Property

    Our success in the letting of properties is due to the extensive advertising and marketing service we offer our landlords. Every property is made available through our office, on our web site. Our computerised system enables our negotiators immediate details on all our properties so that we can match a suitable property to the applicant's requirements.

    After discussing specific requirements with prospective tenants arrangements to view appropriate properties are made. All prospective tenants will view properties with one of our experienced viewing agents.

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    Inventory and Schedule of condition

    Before tenants move in we will prepare a detailed inventory and a detailed schedule of condition with photographs.

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    Tenants Information
    REPAIR INFORMATION
    Welcome to your new home we have put together some information for you should you need to contact us regarding repairs or out of hours repair/emergency services that are available to you. 

    HOW TO ORDER A REPAIR 

    If your property needs a repair, in the first instance please contact our office on 0161 834 1010 asking for property management if need be leave a message with your name, property address and contact number. Most repairs are paid for by the landlord, we will always let you know if there is a charge. You can report a repair over the phone, by e-mail reception@lawrencecopeland.com or in person by visiting our office. We will need to know as much information as possible about the repair, how to contact you during the day and when we can make an appointment if need be. 

    Some repairs are not the responsibility of Lawrence Copeland Estate agents, but may be the responsibility of the block management company or if the property is a new build property it may still be under warranty, this meaning the repair will be the responsibility of the contractors who built the property. However in the first instance report the repair to our property maintenance department on 0161 834 1010. 

    If the repairs that need to be carried out are covered on an insurance policy we may need to get 2 estimates and submit them to the insurance company before any works can be instructed. However if the problem is an emergency we will approach the landlord and ask them to cover the cost of the repair. 

    Please be aware if the repair needed is the responsibility of one of the above, we have no control of the timescale in which the repair will be carried out but we will endeavor to get it rectified as soon as possible. 

    If you need to report an emergency repair when our office is closed before 9:30a.m and after 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and before 10:00 am and after 4:00 pm Saturdays. You can ring one of our contractors on the relevant numbers listed. The emergency repairs service is for situations when there is a danger to you or others, or if it is likely that considerable damage will be caused to the property by not acting straight away. Our contractors will only attend repairs out of hours which are a genuine emergency. Any repairs that are reported as an emergency but then when the property is attended, it is found not to be an emergency the cost will be bourn by you the tenant.

    What happens after I have reported my repair? 

    Firstly we need to seek permission from your landlord to send out a contractor if the repair is an emergency and we are unable to contact the landlord it will be at our director's discretion to instruct a contractor to attend. 

    We will need to make an appointment with you for either for the repair to be carried out or inspected. If we need to gain access to your home to carry out the repair, we will ensure it is made at a convenient time for you or we can provide our contractors with keys for your property. If the works are extensive or necessary parts need to be ordered further visit may be required to complete the repair. 

    TYPE OF REPAIRS 

    We will carry out your repairs as efficiently as possible. There are four different priorities for repairs and we will inform you which priority your repair comes under: 1) Emergencies
    • Gas escapes.
    • Electrical faults (if hazardous).
    • Major leaks or bursts.
    • Broken glazing is responded to as an emergency but the window may have to be boarded in the first instance while glass is cut or new units are made.

    2) Priority repairs (Within three days) • Loss of heating and hot water (In winter time) • Boiler Failure (Once the pilot light has been checked by the tenant) • Shower repairs where there is no other means of bathing 3) Urgent repairs (Within 7 days)

    • Minor leaks to any plumbing appliance/fitting.
    • Faulty taps (not including dripping taps)
    • Minor electrical repairs (such as immersion heaters and thermostats).
    • Overflows running from toilets or tanks (ball valves).
    • Broken glazing.
    • Repairs to external doors and locks where there is no security risk.

    4) Normal Repairs (within 15-20 days) These are jobs that will be completed within 15-20 working days from when they are reported. These are jobs that are not of an urgent nature, but if left too long would harm the building or might cause safety problems. Examples are:
    • Loose taps.
    • Loose toilet bowl.
    • Broken light fittings
    • Shower repairs
    • Broken extractor fan
    The list above is by no way exhausted it is meant as a guide and we will endeavor to get all repairs carried out as soon as possible. 

    What type of repairs are the TENANTS responsibility? 

    Some small repairs may be your responsibility. This will apply if damage has been caused by neglect. The damage may have been caused by yourself, a member of your household, your pets or visitors to your home. If a repair has been caused by vandalism you must report it to the Police and note the crime reference number before you report the repair to our office. If a repair is your responsibility you can arrange for the work to be completed yourself, or ask us to arrange for the work to be done and recharged to you. Tenant's responsibilities include: ·

    - Keeping all drains and pipes within the property clear, should they become blocked tenants should arrange for them to be unblocked.
    - Changing of light bulbs within the property. 
    - Replacing smoke alarm batteries. 
    - The replacement of tap washers. 
    - The bleeding of radiators. 
    - Replacing Fuses. 

    Common Problems within properties which we will expect the tenant to check before we call a contractor out. 

    Check fuses in electrical items including any extension leads. Check fuses in any fused wall sockets. Some ovens have a manual and automatic setting (timed) if the oven will not come on please ensure you check it is not switched to automatic, as if it's found to switched to automatic when the engineer attends you will be responsible for paying the invoice. If your heating and or hot water are not working the first thing to check is that the pilot light on the boiler is lit (gas boilers only). If not follow the instructions on the boiler or your user manual before reporting the problem. If any of the electrics within the property trip off you must check that all trip switches on the fuse board are switched to the on position. If the electric trips off when you switch a switch on or when you plug something in switch the switch back off or unplug the item that has been plugged in and then switch the trip switch back on if this stays on then what ever was plugged in or switched on has a fault. If it's a light change the bulb, if its an electrical item check the fuse and if it's a fused wall switch change the fuse. 

    DEALING WITH CONDENSATION 

    There is always some moisture in the air, even if you cannot see it. If air gets cold, it cannot hold all the moisture produced by everyday activities and some of this moisture appears as tiny droplets of water, most noticeable on windows on a cold morning. This is condensation. It can also bee seen on mirrors when you have a bath or shower, and on cold surfaces such as tiles or cold walls. Condensation occurs in cold weather, even when the weather is dry. It doesn't leave a 'tidemark' round its edges on walls. If there is a 'tidemark; this dampness might have another cause, such as water leaking into your home from a plumbing fault, loose roof tiles or rising damp. Look for condensation in your home. It can appear on or near windows, in corners and, in or behind wardrobes and cupboards. Condensation forms on cold surfaces and places where there is little movement of air. Problems that can be caused by excessive condensation Dampness caused by excessive condensation can lead to mould growth on walls and furniture, mildew on clothes and other fabrics and the rotting of wooden window frames. Also, damp humid conditions provide an environment in which house dust mites can easily multiply. The presence of mould and dust mites can make existing respiratory conditions such as asthma and bronchitis worse. First steps against condensation You will need to take proper steps to deal with condensation, but meanwhile there are some simple things you should do straight away . ¿ Dry your windows and windowsills every morning, as well as surfaces in the kitchen or bathroom that have become wet. Wring out the cloth rather than drying it on a radiator. First steps against mould growth First treat the mould already in your home, then deal with the basic problem of condensation to stop mould reappearing. To kill and remove mould, wipe down or spray walls and window frames with a fungicidal wash that carries a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) 'approval number', and ensure that you follow the instructions for its safe use. These fungicidal washes are often available at local supermarkets. Dry-clean mildewed clothes, and shampoo carpets. Do not try to remove mould by using a brush or vacuum cleaner. After treatment, redecorate using good quality fungicidal paint and a fungicidal resistant wall paper paste to help prevent mould recurring. The effect of fungicidal or anti-condensation paint in destroyed if covered with ordinary paint or wallpaper. But remember: the only lasting cure for severe mould is to get rid of the dampness. What causes condensation? There are four main factors that cause condensation:- ¿ Too much moisture being produced in your home. ¿ Not enough ventilation. ¿ Cold surfaces ¿ The temperature of your home Too much moisture being produced in your home Our everday activities add extra moisture to the air inside our homes. Even our breathing adds some moisture. One person asleep adds ½ pint of water to the air overnight and at twice that rate when active during the day. To give you some idea as to how much extra water this could be in a day here are some examples: 2 people at home for 16 hours 3 pints A bath or shower 2 pints Drying clothes indoors 9 pints Cooking and use of a kettle 6 pints Washing dishes 2 pints Bottles gas heater (8 hours use) 4 pints Total moisture added in one day 26 pints or 14.8 litres What can you do? ¿ Hang your washing outside to dry if at all possible, or hang it in the bathroom with the door closed and a window slightly open or extractor fan on. Don't be tempted to put it on radiators or in front of a radiant heater. ¿ If you use a tumble drier, make sure it is vented to the outside or that it is of the new condensing type. ¿ Always cook with pan lids on, and turn the heat down once the water has boiled. Only use the minimum amount of water for cooking vegetables. ¿ When filling your bath, run the cold water first then add the hot - it will reduce the steam by 90% which leads to condensation. ¿ Try to avoid use of bottled gas heaters; they produce about 8 pints of moisture from an average-sized gas cylinder. (Tenancy Agreements may not allow the use of this type of heater). ¿ Don't use your gas cooker to heat your kitchen as it produces moisture when burning gas. (You might notice your windows misting over. Ventilation of the Home Ventilation can help to reduce condensation by removing moist air from your home and replacing it with drier air from outside ¿ Help to reduce condensation that has built up overnight by opening to the first notch a small window downstairs. (They should be on opposite sides of the house, or diagonally opposite if you live in a flat). At the same time, open the interior room doors, this will allow drier air to circulate throughout your home. This should be carried out for 30 minutes each day. Note: Make sure that accessible windows will not cause a security problem - remember to close windows when you go out. ¿ Ventilate your kitchen when cooking, washing up or washing by hand. Use your cooker extractor hood or extractor fan or open a window. ¿ Ventilate your kitchen and bathroom for about 20 minutes after use by opening a small window. Use an extractor fan if possible. ¿ Ventilate your bedroom by leaving a window slightly open at night, or use trickle ventilators if fitted. (But again, remember your security). ¿ Reduce the risk of mildew on clothes and other stored items, by allowing air to circulate round them ¿ Remove 'false' wardrobe backs or drill breather holes in them ¿ Place furniture on blocks to allow air to circulate underneath. ¿ Keep a small gap between large pieces of furniture and the walls, and where possible place wardrobes and furniture against internal walls ¿ Pull shelves away from backs of wardrobes and cupboards ¿ Never overfill wardrobes and cupboards as it restricts air circulation Cold surfaces in your home Condensation forms more easily on cold surfaces in the home, for example on walls and ceilings. In many cases, those surfaces can be made warmer by improving insulation and draught proofing. Insulation and draft proofing will also help keep the whole house warmer and will cut your fuel bills. When the whole house is warmer, condensation becomes less likely. Loft and wall insulation are the most effective forms of insulation. If you install any draught proofing, observe the following guidance: ¿ Do not draft proof rooms with a condensation problem, or where there is a heater or cooker that burns gas or solid fuel ¿ Do not block permanent ventilators or airbricks installed for heating or heating appliances ¿ Do not draught proof bathroom or kitchen windows The temperature of your home Warm air holds more moisture than cooler air which is more likely to deposit droplets of condensation round your home. Heating one room to a high level and leaving other rooms cold makes condensation worse in the unheated rooms. It is better to have a medium-to-low level of heat throughout the house. Keeping the heating on at low all day in cold weather will help to control condensation. ¿ If you have a heating system such as under-floor electric but are afraid to use it because you've been told it is expensive to run, please contact the Energy Saving Trust for an advice guide on how to control your system on FREEPHONE 0800 512 012. You might find it costs less to run than you expect or have experienced in the past. ¿ If you don't have heating in every room, you could keep the doors of unheated rooms open to allow some heat into them. ¿ To add extra heat to rooms without any form of heating it is better to use electric heaters, for example oil-filled radiators or panel heaters, on a low setting. Don't use portable bottled gas heaters in homes suffering with condensation as they give out a lot of moisture whilst in use. Contrary to popular belief, it is cheaper to heat a room with on-peak electricity than by bottled gas heaters. ¿ If you have a freezer, it is a good idea to put it in a space suffering from condensation, as the heat from the motor should help to keep condensation at bay. ¿ Be careful not to 'over-ventilate' your home when it is cold, it causes the temperature to drop and makes condensation more likely. It will also increase your heating costs.
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Meet Our Team
  • Introduction

    Lawrence Copeland Town & City Estate Agents offer a personal, friendly approach to both customers and clients, boasting 123 years combined experience in selling, letting and property management in Manchester City Centre, Salford Quays and the surrounding suburbs.
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    Lawrence Copeland FRICS  FNAEA
    Director/Chartered Surveyor -
    Offering an extremely personal and hands on approach carrying out all Market Appraisals, professional photography, accompanied viewings himself. Lawrence started in Estate Agency in 1978 and has over 38 years experience in the business.
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    Andrea Lavelle - Sales Manager
    Andrea has worked alongside Lawrence Copeland for approximately 20 years providing a comprehensive and experienced knowledge of sales negotiation on properties through the City Center, Salford Quays and surrounding suburbs.
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    Mandy Pieterse - Senior Lettings Negotiator
    With nine years of lettings experience, Mandy has covered all aspects within the industry; customer service being her top priority and she enjoys business development.
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    Rebecca Ashcroft - Property Management Manager
    8 years experience in lettings and property management. A very efficient member of staff with experience and knowledge of landlord and tenant legislation, procedures, referencing and deposit protection.
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    Luke Walsh - Sales & Lettings Co-ordinator 
    With 6 years experience in both sales, lettings and property management, a local lad who also heads up our IT & marketing department.
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    Laura Forth - Accounts Department
    Laura is a highly motivated and experienced member of staff who has worked alongside Lawrence Copeland for 17 years having dealt with both sales and lettings and property management but now heads up our accounts department making sure all our customers and clients are kept up to date.
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    Sally Dodd - Secretary
    Sally is a highly experienced Secretary/PA who provides excellent administration back up for Lawrence and the team.
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    Julie Sobutta - Viewing Agent/Inventory Clarke
    Julie has worked within the property industry for some years conducting EPCs, Inventories, Check-In and Check-Out reports. Julie has a keen eye for details and enjoys matching the ideal person to our available properties.
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    Mike Bowen - Viewing Agent/Inventory Clarke
    Mike has worked for Lawrence Copeland Estate Agents for approximately 5 years and has previous experience with United Utilities.
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    Jonathan Jarrett - Sales & Lettings Assistant
    A not so local lad who is also a Chemistry student at the University; he's sure to find a property which will give you a great reaction!
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    M50 3XP

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    Buying: 0161 468 0247  Local call rate
    Letting: 0161 468 0224  Local call rate

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    Lawrence Copeland  (Town & City Centre), Manchesterbranch details

    * Covering City Centre, Salford Quays and suburbs
    * Over 37 years experience
    * Salford Quays Property Specialists
    * Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
    * Member of the Residential Landlords Association (RLA)

    Our Salford Quays Branch is located in a superb position. Our aim is to offer all our clients and prospective purchasers and.tenants a high degree of personal and individual service.

    Lawrence Copeland himself is a Chartered Surveyor Estate Agent with over 30 years experience in the residential Estate Agency business covering the City Centre * Salford Quays * Salford * Hulme * Sport City * Sale * Altrincham * Timperley * Urmston * Flixton * Davyhulme * Stretford * Old Trafford * Whalley Range * Chorlton * Didsbury * Fallowfield * Levenshulme * Eccles * Swinton * Worsley * Pendlebury * New Broughton * Crumpsall * Prestwich * Whitefield * Middleton * Blackley * Moston * Droylsden * Ashton-U- Lyne * Gorton

    We offer our clients a unique marketing opportunity to reach a wider audience advertising their properties for sale and to let from the capital of the North.

    For further details of our services available please go to www.lawrencecopeland.com.

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    Buying: 0161 468 0247  Local call rate
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