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Finding the best student accommodation in Chester

06 February 2019

Chester is a fantastic city to spend your university days. Not only is it packed with history, it also offers great high street shopping with an abundance of cosy pubs, elegant bars and glamorous clubs to choose from. The city was named as the second best place to live in...


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Chester Property

January Chester Property Market Update

21 January 2019

Clouds may be gathering over the UK political scene, but Chester remains in the eye of the storm as far as the property market is concerned.  In this video, Alex Horne, Senior Valuer at Matthews of Chester comments on the current property market activity levels, and explains why now (especially...


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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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Leasehold reform

How the proposed reform of leasehold legislation could affect your leasehold property

21 December 2018

Reform of the leasehold system is long overdue. An overhaul is needed to make things fairer for leaseholders and to put an end to onerous ground rents.  In this article, we explain what the proposed reforms are and how they might affect those purchasing leasehold property in the future. Freehold...


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buying property over Christmas

5 things to consider when buying property over Christmas

06 December 2018

The Christmas period can be hectic enough without the added stress of moving home. With Christmas cards to write, presents to wrap and a house move at the same time – it’s enough to bring anyone into meltdown. With this in mind, we’ve put together our top five things that...


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House sale

Choosing a Chester Estate Agent: Why the one with the lowest fees is not always the best

22 November 2018

Choosing an estate agent to sell your property in Chester is an important decision. After all, your home is likely to be one of the biggest assets you will ever trade. With so many estate agents to choose from, including traditional high street estate agents, online, and those offering a...


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Students in Houseshare

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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Lettings

Why buying a property could be your smartest move

07 March 2018

There’s no doubt that buying a property sounds a bit daunting and a big responsibility. For some, buying a property seems like a distant dream and a big commitment you may not be prepared for right now. Whatever stage of your life, buying a property could, in fact, be your...


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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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