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Spotlight on Macclesfield

As we move around the country in our popular Spotlight series, this month we will take a look at the Cheshire market town of Macclesfield. Once the worlds largest producer of silk, Macclesfield lies just 20 miles south of Manchester.

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Christmas Craft Ideas

Were not too far away from the festive season and thoughts will be turning to getting the decorations out and putting up the tree. Rather than simply putting up shop bought decorations, why not, this year, make some yourself.

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Decent Homes Standard for the Private Rented Sector

Recently, the Government announced that it was going to open up consultations on the introduction of a decent homes standard to the private rented sector.

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Do Landlords Need to register with the ICO?

Data protection is a hot topic these days and ensuring that someones personal data is safely used and stored is very important for businesses, but it is also important for a landlord, even if they only have one property.

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Stamp Duty Reduction

Stamp duty, or as it is properly known Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is a tax that the purchaser of a property pays to the Government when buying a property. The amount paid is graded according to the value of the property and for the most expensive properties on the market can run into tens of thousands of pounds.

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Top Halloween home decorating tips

It is the scariest time of the year, All Hallows Eve, or as we more often refer to it, Halloween! Time for trick or treating, scary costumes and fun spooky parties.

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Spotlight on Chester

As part of our popular spotlight on series, this month we will take a look at the Cathedral City of Chester

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New Guidance for Part A of the Material Information for Residential Properties

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House prices fall for the first time this year

House prices have been increasing month on month since the end of the pandemic and for a while there seemed to be no end in sight. This changed in August 2022, when the property market saw the first drop in prices this year and we will take a look at this drop and try to understand why it occurred.

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Dont forget to Deregister Tenant Deposits

It is a legal requirement that a rental deposit is registered with a government approved tenancy deposit scheme within 30 days of the deposit being paid. Getting a deposit registered isnt normally an issue as it forms part and parcel of the check-in and upfront payment process.

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