Rent costs are rising all across the UK, particularly for properties in or near to city centres. The price to rent a home in Manchester is now among the highest in the region because of the increasing demand of people wanting to experience life in the city.
The average price of a one-bed flat or apartment is now £944 in the Manchester borough, according to Zoopla’s latest rental market report – which has become even less affordable amid the cost of living crisis.
As the demand for renting soars, we have found the cheapest one-bed properties currently up for rent in Manchester city center to see exactly what you can get for your money.
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Bracken House, Charles Street
This studio is the cheapest apartment currently up for rent in Manchester. The one-bedroom flat is in a prime city center location just off Oxford Road.
The apartment comes fully furnished and is ready for a tenant to move straight into. The open space consists of a double bed and mattress, wardrobe, drawers, sofa and TV, dining area, desk and chair and a kitchen area, as well as a separate bathroom.
The building also has a laundry room with a dryer, as well as a secure door entry system and CCTV cameras. It is priced £675 per month with bills not included, or £775 a month with bills included.
Estate agents Genesis City Ltd say: “These apartments have been designed to provide all modern conveniences to an exemplary finish and will enable you to move straight in and unpack your bags.”
Piccadilly Village, Great Ancoats Street
A one-bedroom apartment inside a brand-new development in Ancoats, between New Islington and the Northern Quarter, is also on the market for £698 a month.
Set in a great location for both students and young professionals, Piccadilly Village is within walking distance to all city center amenities whilst also being on the waterside, providing stunning views for its residents.
Designed to offer sustainable living, the modern, eco-friendly apartments come fully furnished with high-end appliances and sustainable technologies.
The layout for this particular flat is one bedroom, a kitchen and dining area with a separate bathroom.
There is also a utilities package that covers water, electricity, and superfast Wi-Fi for only £28 per week.
Bridgewater Street, Manchester
This apartment on Bridgwater Street in Deansgate is available to rent for £700 a month. The one-bedroom flat is located on the second floor building with Deansgate train station just a couple of minutes walk away.
The property comes unfurnished with a kitchen living area, one bedroom and one bathroom.
The location provides residents with all the added benefits of true city living as well as being close to the pretty St Johns Gardens and Castlefield Urban Heritage Park.
Blackfriars Road, Manchester
On the market for £730 per month is a studio apartment in Eagle House, just off Blackfriars Road. Estate agents describe this as a ‘premium city center location’ with a 12 minute walk to the Arndale center and a five minute walk to Salford Central train station.
The one-bed apartment has an open plan layout with a modern finish throughout. It comes fully furnished with a sofa, coffee table, Smart TV, double bed, bedside table and wardrobe, and it also benefits from a desk and study chair, perfect for working at home.
The fully-equipped kitchen comes with high-spec appliances including a fridge-freezer, oven, hob, microwave and washer-dryer. The en-suite has also been finished to a high standard with a heated towel rail, large wall mounted mirror and rainfall shower head. Internet is also included in the price.
Perfect for those who want to ’embrace city life’, the apartment is surrounded by shops, bars, restaurants and cafes.
Oxford Road, Hulme
On the popular and historic Oxford Road in the inner city area of Hulme is a one-bed flat up for rent for £750 a month.
An ideal space for students or professionals, the apartment block sits opposite Manchester Metropolitan University and is in a great spot to access all city center amenities.
Inside the furnished apartment is an open-plan living area with a fully fitted kitchen, dining area and lounge as well as one double bedroom and a bathroom.
Milliners Wharf, Munday Street
A recently decorated studio apartment has come up for rent in the Milliners Wharf development, with a rent cost of £760 a month.
Located in the New Islington area of Manchester City Centre, the one-bed property is perfectly positioned within walking distance to bars, restaurants and shops.
Up on the 7th floor, the apartment has a fitted kitchen with appliances such as fridge, freezer and dishwasher, a living area and bedroom which boasts floor to ceiling windows and a three-piece shower suite.
Isaac Way, Ancoats
Available to rent at the end of August is a well presented, ‘larger than average’ one bedroom apartment in Ancoats.
Located in the Advent development, the spacious flats boasts an entrance hallway, generously sized open plan living room with a private Juliet balcony, fully fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, a double bedroom and a bathroom with both a shower and a bath.
The apartment comes furnished and is up on the second floor. It is available to rent for £795 per month.
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