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What ‘No Sale – No Fee’ Really Means…

Traditional full service estate agents like ourselves seem to have stopped using the phrase “No sale, No fee”, and this has allowed DIY online-only agents to gain a piece of the market. So here is a little reminder of what “No sale, No fee” means as far as we are concerned. At Forbes Estate Agents, […]


Chorley & Leyland Property Blog – The Shifting Chorley & Leyland Property Market…

  The Local property market is on the verge of a ‘tipping point’. The rate of house price growth has started to ease with a reduction in the number of properties that will sell in the coming 12 to 18 months. Yet, rising interest rates and the cost-of-living issues won’t knock everybody out of the […]



Should you buy now or wait for the bargains? Many commentators believe we have seen the peak of the local property market. So, should savvy bargain hunters wait for house prices to fall? Or could postponing your house buying for any anticipated house price drop be a costly mistake? Over the last two years, the […]


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 […]


Chorley & Leyland Property Blog – 1 in 59 homes are sitting empty in the Chorley & Leyland area

906 homes in the Chorley & Leyland area are empty, which represents 1 in 59 homes. 576 of those have been empty for more than six months and are worth £123million. Why are those properties standing empty and deteriorating and why could that become an issue for the whole of the local area? A couple […]


ATTENTION LANDLORDS… The Chorley & Leyland Landlord’s Compliance Health Check are you compliant?

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 days. This is because they allegedly failed to send some paperwork to their tenants when their tenancy started. This has had many landlords picking up the […]


Chorley & Leyland Property Blog: People’s Addiction to Their Spare Bedrooms

The Housing Minister, Chris Pincher, has suggested older homeowners are “rattling around” in their homes as they are too big for them. He implied they are selfish and should sell up and move to a retirement home when he spoke to a committee in the House of Lords. He stated that many British homes are […]


Chorley and Leyland Property Blog- The Effect of Rising Inflation on Local House Prices

House prices tend to rise with inflation, so with UK annual inflation hitting 4.2% last week, that’s good news, isn’t it? Yes and no – let me explain what it means for homeowners. The year-on-year cost of living rose by 4.2% in October, its highest rate in almost a decade. This jump in prices (inflation), […]