Founded by Daryl Hamer and Claire Schofield in 2008, the Millbrooke brand is one of the most respected lettings & property management agencies in Manchester.

What makes us different

The lettings industry has grown at an incredible rate over the past 10 years and its now more important than ever to ensure you are placing your rental property in the hands of a professional team. It doesn't matter if you are a first time landlord or have an existing portfolio of properties, The benefits of having a successful, knowledgeable and experienced team of professionals looking after you is invaluable.

Instructing a dedicated letting agent to let and potentially manage your property is a shrewd move. You will have expert knowledge on hand 24 hours a day 7 days a week via My Area. My area is a dedicated section within our website that all our clients have access to. You will find answers to frequently asked questions, the latest industry news, regulation changes and operational details on the service we are offering. Furthermore, we will put your property on the countries leading property portals including Rightmove, Zoopla and Prime Location. Your property will get exposure to thousands of potential tenants in all the right places.

 

Professional Photography

One of the main aspects of ensuring your property is attractive and stands out from the rest is the photography. In our opinion we are one of the best in the area when it comes to professional photography. By instructing Millbrooke your property will benefit from a comprehensive set of professional wide-angle photographs. When visiting the property to take the photographs we will ask you to ensure the property is presented as best as possible and that all lights are working. Once our photographer has the shots he needs they will be tuned and edited to give maximum impact. Why not take a look at a few examples by clicking the button below...

 

peace of mind

Lettings and property management is a complex process and requires a great level of industry knowledge to ensure accuracy. By instructing Millbrooke to manage your property will indeed give you peace of mind and freedom to enjoy the money generated by your property. Millbrooke will act as the primary point of contact on our fully managed service and handle all issues raised during the tenancy giving you peace of mind. Our lettings team have a combined 23 years experience in the industry, making us the ideal choice if you are looking for a successful agent with a proven track record. We can also provide advice on the legal aspects of letting including insurances, compliance certification and non-resident landlords.

 

Achieving the best price

As an investment it is of huge importance that your property is let quickly, efficiently and at the highest rental value. Each time we are seeking a new tenant our property consultant will evaluate rental values in local areas, the property itself and the marketing materials being used. We can therefore ensure you as the landlord benefit from a speedy let and the highest price. On average from a property going live to having an applicant secured is just 13 days. However, in most instances in the current market we are finding this to be even quicker.

 

A local OPERATION

Many of the larger sales and letting agents and national chains use central management teams to handle the ongoing management of the property once let. This can in turn feel like you are being passed from pillar to past and often lacks the personal touch. At Millbrooke we are dedicated to lettings and management. Our attention is not divided between sales and lettings and all our team are office based in Worsley. We do of course welcome you to come in and meet us wherever possible.

 

Our Team

We're head and shoulders above the rest!

 

daryl hamer | partner

Daryl is the ‘nitpicker enthusiast’ of our team and nothing gets past him in the form of any mistakes! His eye for detail is second to none and his ability to create and produce marketing would rival any professional in that field! Daryl’s background initially came from retail management which transitioned perfectly into lettings and property management. With over 10 years experience his knowledge is exceptional. Labelling Daryl a perfectionist in business would be rather fitting. He is a great asset to the business and the relationship he builds with clients has kept reoccurring business alive and kicking since the first day we opened. He is a lover of all things property, an avid DIYer, keen traveller and a pretty good shot when he’s out clay shooting! He recently welcomed the arrival of his first born who occasionally graces our office with his presence! They do say to start them young! 

claire morgan | partner

A self-confessed coffee lover - you will usually find Claire at her desk getting excited over new business ideas guzzling lattes by the dozen! Property and business are her main passions. She's a keen show jumper and equestrian enthusiast, has a love for travel especially those off the beaten track places. She has recently just started learning how to fly and enjoys anything that involves exciting and one off experiences! Claire had the initial brainstorm for Millbrooke whilst working in a number of estate agencies and becoming shocked by the lack of care and due diligence. Back in 2008 at just 23 years old, she set out on a mission teaming up with fellow business partner Daryl to create the Millbrooke brand. She wanted to offer something a little different, reliable and refreshing in a sometimes shady and untrustworthy industry. With over 13 years’ experience there is not much she hasn’t seen in this game!   

JADE LOUGHREY | head coordinator 

Jade is the back bone of the business for organisation, professionalism and care whilst keeping everything running smoothly. She has successfully gained her Level 2 in property services alongside her existing degree in Journalism. To utilise Jades qualifications and great skill set, she was recently appointed brand development & marketing executive alongside her usual duties. She also plays a key role in looking after the team whilst working closely with both company partners. She is a number one hit with all our customers who cannot say enough great feedback of her! She's always consistent, organised, articulate, reliable….. we could go on but we think you get the picture!  

If you ever catch Jade down her local, or you happen to bob into the office for a coffee be sure to ask about her amazing travels! She lived in Australia for two years gaining a ton of life experience and travel memories, even herding cattle on a quad bike in the outback! She also got chance to visit many more amazing countries along the way including a stay in Fiji! Jade is wholeheartedly passionate about Millbrooke and loves her teammates dearly! She's a joy to work with and we predict big things of her at Millbrooke! 

karen edward| Lettings Negotiator 

Karen was effectively head hunted some time ago from an associate company connected to Millbrooke. The timing wasn't right back then, but fast forward to 2018 and we managed to get her on our team!  She came to us with a wealth of administration skills, especially in property maintenance gaining over 9 years specific experience. She has been recruited to look after this area in the business for us as her knowledge and ability to keep customers up to speed and oversee the completion of maintenance work is exceptional. Karen is bubbly, caring and very reliable. She's an asset to our team and really makes the extra effort to ensure our clients are looked after. She ensures clients are provided with fair prices for any work to be carried out. She loves a good concert and enjoys trips around the Great British countryside. 

Lina Oprisnyk | Apprentice lettings negotiator 

How do we begin to describe Lina? She sure is a wonderful, warm and a super trustworthy member of our team. She has a cracking sense of humour and will always do her best to help any person in need. She's super polite and professional and brings some great ideas to the table. She hails from the Bolton area and has a keen interest in cooking and travel - taking regular trips to Italy, where the lucky lady has family! Lina is currently undergoing her apprenticeship in business admin with great results to date. She is a treasured member of our team who gets on with everyone she meets. 

KAREN DONE | part time lettings negotiator 

We love Karen for many reasons but the main ones are her ability to really listen and care. She's professional and honest and will always take the time to listen and understand someones needs. We must say, at the risk of embarrassing her slightly she always looks immaculate and well presented! She is business minded coming from a business background and understands how important customers are to us. She enjoys travel and recently visited the very beautiful Croatia. She's a local lady hailing from South Swinton and has great knowledge of the local areas. 

could this be you? 

Although we are not always actively recruiting, we do like potential team members to get in touch and send their CV in to us if they feel they could offer something special to us as a company. We believe in looking after our staff and we're always looking at creative ideas suggested by our team. If you think you could add something special to our team then please don't be shy, feel free to send your CV to Claire Morgan via email at claire@millbrookelettings.com. 

 

Associates & Contractors

plumbing & electrics

Mike
Electrician

Rob
PAT Testing

Brendan
Plumber & Gas Engineer

Chris
Plumber & Gas Engineer

Steve
New Appliances & Repairs

property Maintenance

Mike
Handyman

Harry
Handyman

Wayne
Locks & Access

Chris
Gardens & Landscaping

Stuart
Roofing & Repairs

Carpets & cleaning

Pat
Carpets & Flooring

Tony
Carpet & Upholstery Shampoo Cleaning

Bronya
Carpet & Upholstery Dry Cleaning

Hayley
End of Tenancy Cleaning

legal & compliance

UKtenantdata
Referencing, Credit Checking & Immigration

Rent Guardian
Legal Expenses & Rental Guarantee + Buildings & Contents Insurance

Ian
Energy Performance Certificates

Richard
Legal Advice & Support

Ever wondered how we chose our name?

Photo by eucyln/iStock / Getty Images
Photo by eucyln/iStock / Getty Images
 
 

Back in 2008 when we set up shop as young (we miss that word!) entrepreneurs we wanted to name the company something a little different and away from the standard ‘surname & sons.’  Due to the founding directors of the company being Boothstown born and bred, we wanted to think of a name that pulled something together from the very history of Boothstown village itself.

When looking into Boothstown’s history we discovered there used to be a small successful cotton mill owned & built by a Mr Smith located by Stirrup Brook in 1812. This immediately grabbed our attention as although other cotton Mills were opened from 1891 which were much larger, we were more interested in the story of the very first cotton mill to open in the area as like us, we were the first business of it’s kind in the immediate area of Boothstown. Fast forward to 2008 and we are proud as ever to say we are the first and only lettings & management company in Boothstown to this day. Although a few estate agents have opened the odd time in the area over the years, they have either closed after a short time of trading or chose to move out the area. We remained in Boothstown as we felt we were and are, advocates of the area. We were drawn to the story of Mr Smith and his cotton Mill located on Stirrup brook we came up with many different names by combining words and phrases together connected to this story. We chose the name ‘Millbrooke’ after much thought and felt it had staying power. You never know we could have ended up being called Cottonbrook Lettings! We’re sure you agree it doesn’t quite have the same ring to it!

When you think of Boothstown we want our customers and clients to envisage our name choosing story and the fact that we represent all things Boothstown and not just as a local business, but as the first of its kind in the area solely managing residential lettings. We embrace Boothstown’s heritage and encourage our customers and clients alike to do so too. We are in a very fortunate position that due to our location and easy access to many other connecting local areas, our portfolio of properties has grown not just in the immediate area but in all the connecting areas from Astley, Tyldesley, Atherton, Monton, Worsley and many other part’s of Salford! We feel it’s quite an achievement that our clients prefer a local business wherever the property may be located, as apposed to one of the many corporate, faceless companies that tend to be more central to Salford.