June 24, 2016

The effect on the rural economy following Brexit

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So today we know the result of the referendum but, from a rural perspective the result is probably the only certainty that we have. The stock and currency markets are understandably reacting to the news with some volatility but where does the rural economy stand? Land Prices There is little current correlation between land prices […]

June 14, 2016

Buyers and sellers prefer a personable estate agent

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At Andrew Granger we are well aware that customer service is everything. New research by a property software firm has shown that this is especially true for estate agents with 82 per cent of consumers preferring to work with a personable estate agent who can manage the whole process. The research found that customers are […]

June 8, 2016

Commercial property lending sees renewed confidence in UK

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It seems that confidence has returned to the commercial property lending market in the UK as new loan originations hit a post crisis high. The first increase in outstanding loan books has been identified since 2008, new figures show. £53.7 billion loan originations were made in 2015 amassing a total outstanding debt at the end […]

May 31, 2016

Asking prices continue to rise across the UK

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A new report has found that housing prices in all parts of the UK have increased in May, continuing with a rising trend shown in March. In May, England and Wales have already seen a rise of 0.8% and Scotland an increase by 0.7% according to the latest index. These monthly figures have supported the total year […]

May 27, 2016

Andrew Granger & Co support future entrepreneurial talent at Loughborough University based awards ceremony

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Kevin Skipworth from the Leicester Andrew Granger office was delighted to play a part in an important initiative held at Loughborough University in April. The Young Enterprise Company of the Year Competition recognises future entrepreneurial talent from across the UK in a series of events. The annual competition sees students run a genuine company for […]

May 22, 2016

Housing transactions to increase by over 20% in 2020

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The number of property transactions in the UK could rise by over a fifth by 2020 – reaching close to 1.5 million sales, according to new research. Last year the total transaction figures reached 1.23 million. To reach the 1.49 million sales in 2020, the forecasted rise of 21.1 per cent is based on econometric […]

May 16, 2016

Tackling the housing shortage

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A brand new housing scheme will see 45,000 builders trained by 2019 in order to tackle the UK housing shortage. This £2.7m initiative was announced by the Construction Industry Training Board and Home Builders Federation. The latest figures show that 181,000 new homes were built last year up 25% year on year with the largest companies increasing their output […]

May 8, 2016

Buy-to-let tops asset classes

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Supported by record low mortgage borrowing rates, high tenant demand and increasing rents, there are thousands more people now turning to residential property as a means of supplementing their income. The latest Property Partner Residential Market Index shows that residential lettings continue to outperform other major asset classes offering greater returns than from investment in shares, bonds or cash. Figures […]

April 27, 2016

First time buyers grow UK housing market

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The UK housing market has had a healthy growth in March according to research by a valuations firm. Most notably, this boost was driven by a surge in first-time buyer activity with the latest figures showing that the number of valuations for this demographic rose by 41% from February and 15% compared to March last […]

April 23, 2016

Changes to the Model Clauses affecting Agricultural Holdings Act (1986) tenancies

When a farm is let out, it is important that the landlord and tenant’s repairing obligations are clearly set out. For most Agricultural Holdings Act tenancies the repairing obligations are set out in the statutory regulations known as the ‘Model Clauses’. In some cases, the Model Clauses also form part of Farm Business Tenancy (Agricultural […]