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Monthly Archives: September 2022

Landlords – Are your tenancy agreements compliant with section 47 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987?

Landlord and Tenant Act 1987, section 47 states any written demand for rent or other monies payable to the landlord under the Assured Shorthold Tenancy (or other relevant tenancy) must have the landlord’s address and not that of the agent. That means if you are a landlord, your home address, registered office or your usual […]


Chorley, Leyland & Preston House Prices Ought to be Falling…

– these are the reasons they are not. Looking at the newspapers with their doom and gloom headlines, you would think that the local property market (and the British property market) would be on its knees. Yet ring some estate agents for a viewing or free valuation, and if you can get an appointment within […]



The Chancellor has announced this morning a cut to the Stamp Duty tax in England and Northern Ireland. Stamp Duty is paid by the buyer of any property and can cost thousands of pounds. This is a permanent cut to the Stamp Duty threshold of how much a property has to cost before stamp duty […]


Should I give my agent a set of keys for viewings?

Should I give my agent a set of keys for viewings? If you’re hoping to sell your property in a quick time then handing over the keys to your agent could prove very beneficial. Responsive In the age of the internet and 24 access, people have become impatient and can often expect to view a […]



Looking for a home or thinking of moving? There are many things to consider when purchasing a new property; the location, the style of the property (older, newer, bungalow, flat or house) number of bedrooms, reception rooms and bathrooms, the garaging and parking, the garden and, of course, the price you’re prepared to pay. After […]


Autumn – The Most Important Selling Season?

It’s the 1st calendar day of Autumn today which some would say is the most important selling season of the year…and we agree. Why…because September and October are much busier months of the year for homebuyers than November and December. So, Winter Is Really Coming and it is important to secure a buyer before then. […]


Chorley & Leyland Property Blog – Tenants’ Spiralling Energy Bills are About to Become Landlords’ Problem

As gas and electric bills rocket for local tenants, landlords who do not start to make energy efficiency upgrades face lengthy void periods and will have to discount their rents. This is irrespective of the Government’s plans to change the rules on renting properties with low Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) ratings. Until six months ago, […]


Chorley & Leyland Property Blog – What’s the Difference Between a Flat and an Apartment?

What’s the Difference Between a Flat and an Apartment in Chorley & Leyland? “An apartment is over £100 grand and a flat under £100k”, said my friend. Joking aside, there is no difference, call it what you will, the humble apartment/flat has served Chorley & Leyland well over the years. The average sale price of […]