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