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Category Archives: Buy to let

Chorley & Leyland Property Blog – Chorley & Leyland Property Market to Crash in 2022?

  According to some newspapers and pundits, the property market boom could soon be over with the increasing interest rates and inflation.   In this article, I share the 3 fundamental economic reasons why things are different to the last property market crash.   The insider’s way to find out if there will be a […]

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Thinking of selling your home? Then it’s time to take control of your clutter…

First impressions make a huge impact when it comes to selling your home so one that’s clear of clutter is sure to strike the right chord with potential buyers. Just imagine yourself walking into a home to find piles of shoes clogging up the hallway or stacks of junk on the bedside table – it […]

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Chorley & Leyland Property Blog – Chorley & Leyland Homeownership Rockets by 798 Homes in the Last 5 Years

The local housing market over the last five years has behaved oddly. Local house prices are 33.1% higher than in 2017, even though during those five years, the British economy had the uncertainty of Brexit and the massive fall in GDP during the pandemic. Yet, a less observed trend is that the net number of […]

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Chorley & Leyland Property Blog – 82% Drop in Local Council Houses in the Last 40 Years

In 1981, 17.1% of properties in Chorley & Leyland were council houses. Today, that figure stands at 3.1%, a proportional drop of 82%. Why has the number of council houses dropped so much in those 40 years? How has that changed the dynamics of the local property market in those 40 years? The ability of […]

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HAPPY EASTER

HAPPY EASTER! Tonnes of chocolates, loads of bunnies and piles of hot cross buns. That’s right folks unless you’ve been on holiday to the moon for a few months you’ll know it’s Easter. A time for enjoying family traditions. And in many cases probably putting on a few pounds over the long weekend. Some Easter […]

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The Landlord Compliance Health Check – Are you compliant?

ATTENTION LANDLORDS Reports that one of the most prominent Estate Agents in the UK had allowed its landlords to open to fines of between £9million and £30million in the last few weeks. This is because they allegedly failed to send some paperwork to their tenants when their tenancy started. This has had many landlords picking […]

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Chorley & Leyland Property Blog – Why Are There So Few Local Homes For Sale?

28% drop in the number of properties for sale in Chorley and Leyland in the last 12 months. 232 local homes have sold (stc) in the last three months alone, taking the time from the ‘for sale board’ going up to sale agreed to a median of 27 days. The £100k to £200k price range […]

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Add value to your property with these home improvement ideas!

If you’re looking to take the next step up on the property ladder but are struggling with jumping up to the next price bracket it could be time to consider making changes to your current property to increase its value.  Here’s Forbes Estate Agents 7 ways guide on how you can add thousands to your […]

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Don’t stand for Estate Agent excuses!

“I couldn’t hand in my assignment today because the dog ate my homework.” “The train to Preston is cancelled due to the wrong kind of snow falling.” “I can’t make it into work today boss because a ghost in my house has kept me all night.” Excuses, excuses, excuses. That last one was taken from […]

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The Chorley & Leyland Property Blog – The Future of the Buy-To-Let Market in 2022

The headlines … Local rents up by 9.5% in the last 12 months Local house prices up 11.7% in the last 12 months Landlords helped by ultra-low mortgage rates and a stamp duty holiday Yet, some landlords are anxious about a possible end to no fault evictions New EPC rules could cost landlords £10,000+ per […]

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