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Choosing a buy-to-let property in Chester

Choosing a buy-to-let property in Chester that will appeal to tenants

11 January 2019

Choosing the right investment property is key if you want to minimise rental voids and secure a good rent. A good buy-to-let investment is one with low maintenance and strong tenant demand so it’s important to understand what makes the best buy-to-let properties in Chester before starting your property search....


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The benefits of renting a private house share as a Chester University student

15 November 2018

Whether you’ve just been offered a place at Chester University or are looking ahead to next year, one of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make is choosing which student accommodation best suits your needs.  From halls of residence and privately-run blocks right through to private house shares, it is...


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What is buy-to-let, who is for and how does it work?

23 February 2018

What is buy-to-let? If you’re considering property investment in Chester, buy-to-let is a tangible investment offering you the opportunity to purchase a residential property with the intention to let it out, rather than living in it yourself. Buying a property to let is effectively like running a business. You need...


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Preparing a house for viewing

Preparing a house for Viewing

05 February 2018

How to prepare your house for viewing As we discussed in our previous post, making sure you are well prepared before putting your house on the market will make the process as stress free as possible. Marketing your property is key, but it’s only half the battle. Once you have...


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How to get your deposit back with no dispute

28 December 2017

Overview: All deposits paid from April 2007 onwards must be placed in a tenancy deposit protection (TDP) scheme. The schemes available are:   Deposit Protection Service (DPS) MyDeposits Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS)   Matthew’s use the DPS which means we send your deposit off to them for safekeeping. A deposit...


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5 low cost ways to keep your student accommodation secure over Christmas

15 December 2017

Snow has fallen, streets are lit up and your email inbox is full of offers and new products. It can only mean one thing – Christmas is almost here. That also means it’s time to head home for the holidays; to ditch the vodka and takeaways for hot chocolate and...


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The Christmas Housing Market

06 December 2017

The residential property market at this time of year generally quietens down due to sellers and buyers directing their thoughts towards getting ready for Christmas, attending various festive functions and arranging to see family and friends. Few people want the hassle of tidying for photographers and viewings over Christmas so...


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Student Property

5 things to consider when viewing a house share or student accommodation

30 November 2017

Viewing a house share – what to look for. From making new friends, Freshers week and your first assignments to finding your bearings around your accommodation and campus, your first semester at university can be hectic. On top of that, you’ll soon need to start thinking about choosing your housemates...


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Moving into your new student home

04 September 2017

Whether you’re a new or returning student this year, moving into student halls or rented accommodation can be a little overwhelming. The move from home to halls is an adjustment while you get used to cleaning, cooking, and washing for yourself, and the move from halls to rented houses or...


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Renting

The Rise of the ‘Renty-Somethings’

12 January 2017

A recent policy paper issued by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) with recommendations for the rental sector in England, highlighted the ‘flat-line’ of owner occupation since the recession of 2007/2008, the decline of the Local Authority rental sector and the dramatic increase of those renting from private landlords...


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