Are you looking for a reliable letting agent to help manage your property?

Drake & Co specialise in student lettings and are constantly looking to expand our portfolio of properties.

We are proud to have won the 2019-2020 British Property Award for Letting Agent in the M12-M14.

Drake & Co has been in business since 1982, providing a range of comprehensive services to ensure that all our clients’ needs are met.

We know that deciding who to trust with your home or investment is one of the most difficult decisions any landlord can face. This can be especially daunting when considering and complying with legislation and licensing which are constantly changing.

Drake & Co offer a let only and full management service to put both landlord and tenants’ minds at ease, to make the process as efficient and stress free as possible.

Our experienced team of professionals are knowledgeable and dedicated to helping you maximise your rental income whilst minimising the stress that often comes with managing a property. Staff are ARLA qualified and happy to help with any enquires that you may have. We take pride in our commitment to customer service and strive to build a lasting relationship with our clients.

Both landlord and tenant(s) can feel secure knowing that we have long established and successful working relationships with a variety of contractors, to make sure your property is well maintained.

Drake & Co market properties using a variety of portals such as: Rightmove, Manchester Student Homes* and StuRents during each letting period.

Property Registration Form

Register your property with us by clicking the button and filling in the details. Alternatively, contact us at for more information.

Drake & Co offer a range of services to assist local landlords with all of their needs.

Our Let-Only Service includes:

  • Visiting the property to take new marketing images
  • Advertising the property on multiple platforms
  • Finding tenants and completing viewings at the property
  • Providing a Joint Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement and Guarantor Agreement
  • Collecting and chasing documents (application forms, IDs, Guarantor Agreements)
  • Collecting and chasing deposit payments

For Let-Only Clients, all documents and the deposit payment will be forwarded over to you, for your records and so that you can hold this in a government backed deposit protection scheme throughout the duration of the tenancy.

Let-Only Fees: A one off fee equivalent to 75% of one month’s rent (minimum £550) +VAT

Full Management will include the prior, plus:

  • Protecting tenants’ deposits in a government backed deposit scheme
  • Arranging maintenance at the property. Tenants have access to our online portal which is accessible 24/7, 365 days of the year
  • Collection of rents and chasing rent arrears until they are paid or an agreement is made
  • Providing a monthly statement and BACS payment for funds
  • Conducting Mid and End of Tenancy Inspections
  • Returning tenant deposits at the end of the tenancy and dealing with deposit disputes
  • Complaint handling. Complaints will be dealt with directly by Drake & Co, who always work toward defusing and resolving any issues before involving the Landlord
  • Working alongside Manchester City Council to tackle antisocial behaviour including waste and noise nuisance
  • Handling the tenancy turn-over, including key returns and key collections
  • Providing information and advice for current regulations
  • Assistance to make sure the property complies with current HMO regulations* (additional cost)

Management Fees: 12% +VAT of monthly rent received, plus £500 +VAT for securing a tenancy let

NOTE: Fees may be reduced if you have multiple properties, please contact us to discuss.

Contact us today for more information!