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You asked for a testimonial once the house sit was completed so in one word, 'fantastic'! The sitter was amazing caring for our cats and garden, and the house was cleaner when we got back than when we left. We actually decided to give her a little payment as a thank you. Will be telling friends of your service. Thanks again. Margaret

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Sara and I had 1 "house-sitting job" (in Cardiff) for 10 days, we had a fantastic time. It offered us a great opportunity to meet and talk to some excellently different people. We found this such an exciting challenge, we may arrange to return to UK or another continent where there maybe similar opportunities available to "house-sit". Thank you. Tony & Sara

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House Sitting in Manchester

Manchester is a metropolitan borough in England with a population of approximately 498,000 while Greater Manchester Urban Area is home to around 2.2 million people. The city has come a long way in terms of economy and culture since the first century when people settled there. The industrialization of the area led to accelerated growth in Manchester early in the nineteenth century. Today, the city is noted for various areas including sports, media, engineering, science and culture.

Manchester is the city where an atom was split for the first time, the first stored-program computer was developed and the world's first railway station was built. Given its popularity, the city is the third most popular as a tourist destination in the UK after London and Edinburgh. Today the thriving businesses in Manchester make sure that the residents of the city lead comfortable, productive and enjoyable lives. The availability of a diverse range of products and services has attracted immigrants from different parts of the world to Manchester. The 2001 census showed that out of the total population, 15% were foreign born, 81% were white, 9.1% were Asian, 4.5% were Black, 62% were Christian and 9.1% were Muslim. The population has access to education of all levels. There are schools in various localities including Collyhurst, Burnage, Newton Heath, Gorton, Levenshulme and Ardwick and the two universities in the city include University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University. Transportation facilities include Manchester Airport, UK's 3rd busiest airport and Manchester Metrolink, which will be the largest tram system in the state after the completion of its expansion. Other businesses that make Manchester a city full of life for its residents include those in the entertainment industry, since dance, opera and theatre are very popular among the locals as well as the tourists.




One of the facilities that the people of Manchester especially value is the one rendered by house sitters. Yes, there are various reasons due to which property in Manchester and its adjoining areas is left vacant by its owners. While some owners may feel the need to go on long tours and vacations, others might want to live in one of the many properties they own. Regardless of why a certain property is left vacant for a long time period, one thing remains constant - the need for house sitting by a registered house sitter. House sitters quite often house sit for free in exchange for the facilities of your house that you allow them to use. Some of the duties that house sitters will do for you including pet sitting, cleaning the pool, redirecting mail, paying the utility bills, making arrangements for the protection of the house in case of bad weather, maintaining the garden and most importantly keeping the house safe from intruders especially at night.

Hence, when you are in need of someone experienced for house care, get in touch with a house sitting agency that provides clients with house sitters. Post a homeowner advert on one of these house sitting websites and hopefully within a few hours of your request, an experienced house sitter will have contacted you and you can start your planning.

 
*FREE: House sitting is usually free, for both sitter and house owner, although this is completely up to the individuals. There are usually some costs that need to be covered by either the sitter or the house owner e.g. electricity, phone usage, vet fees etc. How these costs are handled needs to be agreed before the sit begins. House sitters pay a single annual membership fee, while house owners pay nothing to advertise their house or to contact sitters.