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How to find the best house shares in Chester

08 August 2019

How to find the best house shares in Chester We know that when you’re at university you’ve got a lot on your plate, so we’re here to take the worry out of finding the perfect house share in Chester. If you’re looking for a space in a shared house and...


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Selling your Chester property – five ways to make it look more spacious

26 July 2019

When it comes to house-hunting, size does matter. 40% of potential buyers say they’re put off by a lack of space. If you’re looking to sell your property but worry that the rooms are small, don’t fear. We have over 30 years of experience helping Chester homeowners to sell. Here...


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Tenant Fee Act

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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switch letting agents in the middle of a tenancy

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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First-Time Buyers Chester

Chester ranks third best city for First-Time Buyers

07 June 2019

With the cost of the average UK home now at around £227,869 (according to Halifax figures for October 2018) getting your foot on the property ladder can seem like an unachievable dream for many. However, according to MoneySuperMarket’s First-Time Buyer Index, the dream is easier to achieve in some places...


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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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Understanding Leasehold Arrangements in Chester: 3 Things You Should Know

26 April 2019

Are you looking to lease or have bought a new-build house on a leasehold basis? Leasehold arrangements are one of the more complex processes in the world of property, but the good news is, Matthews of Chester are experts in the matter and can guide you through the complexities. Usually,...


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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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Student Accommodation Chester

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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house sold in chester thank you

Another sale completed!

18 March 2019

Laura, one of our Sales Negotiators, received this lovely bunch of flowers from a vendor whose sale has recently completed. It’s always nice to receive a lovely thank-you like this 🙂  If you are selling a house in Chester please do not hesitate to get in touch we always put...


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