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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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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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How to prepare your house for a viewing

05 February 2018

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 a prospective buyer interested in viewing your...


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Houses for sale

Things to consider when selling your home

05 February 2018

Selling your home is not an everyday activity and can be stressful unless you are properly prepared. It pays to take good advice from an experienced estate agent before you embark on the process. Making sure you take advice from a good mortgage advisor and have a good local solicitor...


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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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Christmas Opening Hours

21 December 2017

Before we set our out-of-offices for the Christmas break, we wanted to give you a break-down of when we’ll be in the office over the next couple of weeks. We’re only taking a short break over the festive period to make sure that we’re on hand to help with anything...


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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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A guide to mortgages

07 December 2017

Buying a house can be one of the most stressful times in your life and if you’re a first-time buyer, you’ll more than likely have a lot of questions to ask. We spoke to our Mortgage Advisor, Chris, about how mortgages work and what you need to consider before committing...


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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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