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How the Tenant Fee Ban impacts landlords and tenants in Chester

11 July 2019

All rental properties in England will be impacted by the new Tenant Fees Act, which came into force on 1st June 2019 — here’s what the tenant fee ban means for landlords and tenants in Chester. What is the Tenant Fees Act? The Tenant Fees Act 2019 is a ban...

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How landlords can easily switch letting agents in the middle of a tenancy

02 July 2019

Changing letting agents in the middle of a tenancy is a really straightforward process for landlords. There’s a common misconception that you need to wait until your tenant contract has come to an end to appoint a new agent, but this is not the case. At Matthews of Chester, we...

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8 tips on how to get your student accommodation deposit back at the end of the tenancy

07 May 2019

For many students at Chester University, one of the biggest headaches is managing your finances and making sure you have enough to live off when you’re not going to be receiving much income.  Renting student accommodation will require you to put down a deposit, usually around one month’s rent in...

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Do I need an EPC Certificate when letting my property?

26 April 2019

There’s a lot of important tasks to do when letting or selling your property. And organising an energy performance certificate (EPC) should be a priority. If you are selling, letting or building a property in the UK, you musthave an EPC certificate. With energy costs rising, it’s one of the...

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When is the best time to start looking for student accommodation in Chester?

26 March 2019

Whether you have just been offered a place at Chester University, The Hammond or Cheshire College, or you are in your first and second year as a student, finding suitable student accommodation will always need to be on your radar. No sooner than you’ve settled in your new university halls,...

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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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Buy to let in Chester

23 February 2018

What is buy-to-let, who is for and how does it work? As the leading independent estate agent in the area we have significant experience in buy to let in Chester and the surrounding area. In this article we discuss what it is, who is it for, how it works and...

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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 can I get my Landlord to return my deposit?

28 December 2017

How long does a landlord have to return a deposit? 10 Days is the maximum time that a landlord has to return your deposit once you have both agreed how much you will get back. Make sure your agent or landlord has a note of your contact details, forwarding address...

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