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Monthly Archives: August 2019

Chorley Property Blog, powered by Forbes – Chorley Homeowners can now build larger extensions without planning permission.

The need for more homes has always been one of the biggest issues with regard to the country’s housing crisis.  One of the main reasons for families wanting to move home is the need for more accommodation as their families grow and so in 2013 and 2015, the planning permission rules were relaxed to try […]

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Will the new Prime Minister reform stamp duty?

Forbes Estates Published by Paul Forbes · August 11 at 12:01 PM ·  * The new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has said he is considering stamp duty reform during his premiership * Changes to stamp duty can have a big impact on cooling or stimulating the level of activity in the UK housing market. Measures he has aired publicly […]

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Chorley Property Blog, Powered by Forbes – The Affordability of Buying a Property in Chorley

Looking back at the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landing a few months ago, it reminded me of the huge changes that have happened to Chorley and more specifically the local property market since WW2. Back in 1946, the average wage in Chorley was just over £5 a week and to buy an average car […]

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How to handle offers on your property – in Five Steps

Whenever people sell their homes with us at Forbes Estate Agents one of the questions which nearly always comes up from them is – How do I respond to offers? Below is our five point advice on what you need to consider when deciding whether it’s an offer too good to refuse. An accurately priced […]

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Chorley Property Blog, Powered by Forbes – Only 42.6% of Chorley Households are Eco-friendly

Improving the energy efficiency of Britain’s 27.2 million homes, which are responsible for more than a quarter of the country’s CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions, is seen as key to tackling the issues of climate change, fuel poverty and our country’s energy security. This is particularly important as in June the Government announced they […]

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