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Category Archives: Renting

Five Tips to Avoid a House of Horrors…

In this spooktacular article, we look at five things you want to avoid when selling your home. This infamous five will have prospective buyers fleeing your property as quickly as if they bumped into Freddy Kruger in your bathroom! But fear not as we have a treat for you this Halloween and we’ll show you […]

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Chorley Property Blog – Chorley’s ‘Generation Rent’ to Become ‘Generation Buy’?

Boris Johnson has attracted both praise and horror in equal measure with a new plan for 95% mortgages to help beleaguered first time buyers to get on the property ladder, but would that expose UK taxpayers to too much risk? In this article I discuss the implications of what that would mean both nationally and […]

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How not to Lose Sleep over Selling Your House

Buying or selling a property can sometimes be stressful. It can even cause you sleepless nights. At Forbes Estate Agents we do all we can to insulate our clients from any unnecessary stress. Our years of successful experience in helping people to move homes means there’s hardly anything we’ve not come across and dealt with […]

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Chorley Property Blog: Powered by Forbes – The ‘Trapped Landlords’ of Chorley

Going into lockdown in March, the Government proclaimed a ban on tenant evictions, pledging that no tenant in a private rented home, who had lost their wages due to Covid-19 would be kicked out of their private rented home until the late summer. Fast forward to August and the press were being briefed as late […]

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You’ve finally moved house… but what’s next?

So you’ve got the keys and moved the boxes into your new home? The day you have been waiting for has finally arrived, but what’s next? As well as planning your house decoration projects and maybe even a house- warming, we have created a list of quick and easy after moving house essential tasks whether […]

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Chorley property blog: Nimbyism in Chorley is Dead – Long Live the Planning Permission Rule Changes:

How will this affect the 45,973 Chorley Property Owners? The 1st July 1948 heralded a new dawn in how property was built, as the Town & Country Planning Act 1947 came into force, meaning no property could be built without the say so of the local authority. Now, Boris Johnson has announced a substantial change […]

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What’s Next for the Chorley Property Market?

There is no doubt that Coronavirus will have an effect on the Local Property Market, but just how? The ensuing economic challenges are going to impact the Chorley (and UK) property market, yet no one knows the real answer. The newspapers eulogise different opinions, but that’s all they are – opinions and everybody’s got a […]

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Chorley Property Blog, powered by Forbes – Chorley Home Buyers & Landlords Set to Save £716,730 in Stamp Duty over the Next Nine Months

The British are infatuated with owning their own property and politicians know that. Margaret Thatcher used it as a vote winner in 1979 when she allowed council house tenants to buy their own home. Coming to the present day, Boris Johnson’s Conservative government have anxieties that the Brits have not been buying nearly enough homes […]

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Chorley Property News – The Chorley post lockdown property market.

What we have learned in the first month? From talking to most of the Chorley estate and letting agents and our own findings, it might surprise many of you that new enquiries from homebuyers, tenants, landlords and home sellers have been at record levels since lockdown was lifted from the property market in mid-May. There […]

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Chorley Property Blog- Are Buy to Let Landlords to Blame for Chorley’s Housing Crisis?

Isn’t it funny that nobody boasts they are a buy to let landlord anymore? Roll the clock back to the early millennium and you couldn’t go to the local golf club or shop at a Tesco without someone dropping buy to let into the conversation as easily and as often as the weather. Yet now, […]

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