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Chorley Property Blog, powered by Forbes – Labour Party’s U-turn on the £82,712,030 grab on Chorley landlord’s wallets

Well, with the General Election just over the horizon and having been asked by a number of Chorley homeowners and local buy to let landlords what the different main parties would do to the local property market, in this week’s article we focus on Labour’s contentious Right to Buy proposal for private tenants. Launched in […]

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Chorley Property Blog, Powered by Forbes – Are the Tory’s Selling Off the Final Part of the Family Silver? 2,202 Chorley Housing Association Households & the Right to Buy their Homes

In 1979, Margaret Thatcher was voted in on a Tory landslide with the ‘right to buy your own council house’ being a mainstay of Conservative policy. She encouraged people to buy their own their own council flats and houses, although it might interest you to know, that the council tenant right to buy idea was […]

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Chorley Property Blog, powered by Forbes – Chorley Property Values 1.8% Higher Year-on-Year

It seems that quite a few local homeowners and landlords have become acclimatised to living with the uncertainty of Brexit throughout most of 2019, as figures show many of them decided to get on with living life, started reinvesting their money into Chorley property and buying and selling their local homes and BTL investments. Land […]

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The Best Money Saving Apps for Homeowners

Technology can be a pain in the backside. When it goes wrong we all tend to get frustrated and stressed. Social media can be a drain on our time and attention. Does anyone really have the perfect lives portrayed by some on Facebook and instagram? But technology is certainly not all bad. In fact, it […]

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Chorley Property Blog, powered by Forbes – Is This the End of No-Fault Section 21 Evictions for the 4,558 Chorley Tenants?

In the late spring, the Government announced that they were planning to end no-fault evictions for tenants living in private rented accommodation. I have had a number of Chorley landlords contact me anxious that removing a tenant from their local buy-to-let property in the future had possibly become a lot more problematic. Yet, at the […]

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HOW TO AVOID A HOME INSURANCE HORROR SHOW!

Escaping an Insurance Nightmare on Your Street. In this two-minute read we look at how you can avoid scary problems with your home and buildings insurance. AND the essential items people regularly forget to cover. It’s scare season again and few things are more chilling than discovering your home isn’t correctly insured. Buildings and contents […]

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Chorley Property Blog, powered by Forbes – How long is an average Chorley property on the market for?

If you are either selling or buying a property in Chorley, there are a few reasons why it may be taking some time to sell your home or find that perfect place to call your new home. It may be taking longer than you thought to find a buyer for your home because of the current […]

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Is a For Sale Board really necessary to help sell my house?

You may need a traditional For Sale Board, here’s why – Our clients often ask us if a board will significantly improve their chances of selling, especially as the majority of (but not all) buyer’s source property online. Some sellers feel that a board is unnecessary, or they don’t want their neighbours to know they […]

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Chorley Property Blog, Powered by Forbes – The leasehold and ground rents scandal of Chorley

Freehold or Leasehold .. which is best? Well, when buying a property in the UK there are two main types of ownership – freehold and leasehold and, when boiled down, they mean the following… Freehold: The person who owns the freehold of a property owns the property and the land it stands on. Leasehold: As a […]

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How ‘Available’ is Your Estate Agent?

One thing the team here at Forbes Estate Agents has in common is that we’ve all bought and sold homes in the past. This means we have walked a mile in our clients’ shoes and can see our business from their moving home perspective. We were discussing this in our office this week. One of […]

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