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Help! My property is not selling…

Property not selling? Four reasons why and how to fix them: Your house has been on the market for a while but you don’t seem to be getting any offers. Do you drop the price? That’s not always the answer. Here are four helpful things you should investigate further before you even consider reducing the […]

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And so this is Christmas

We’re a musical bunch at Forbes Estates, or some of us like to think we are. This means we love a bit of carol singing and festive songs on loop in our office. Have you got your Christmas list ready? I don’t ask Santa for much, in fact, All I Want for Christmas is (A […]

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The Untold Story of Terraced Houses – The Preston & Chorley Property Blog

Call me old-fashioned and nostalgic, but I am fond of terraced houses. We have conducted some research that my fellow readers of the Preston & Chorley Property Market Blog will find intriguing! Architecturally speaking, the terraced or townhouse has been prevalent in the UK since the late 1600s. It involves a row of symmetrical houses […]

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Is that your best offer?

One of the recurring questions we at Forbes Estates get asked by people selling their homes with us is ‘Should I accept this offer?’ Depending on our response this is often followed with another question: “Ok then, so what’s an acceptable offer?” The truth is it depends on many factors. It is important to consider the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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HOME BUYERS GUIDE

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 […]

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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. […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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