March 28, 2017

Should tenants carry out their own home improvements?

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Which tenants are most likely to carry out home improvements? In a recent article by Landlord Today, research by Plentific suggests that only 15% of people aged 18-34 spend over £500 on home improvements whilst renting, in comparison to 27% of people aged over 55.  Overall, tenants spending £500 or more on home improvements account […]

March 22, 2017

Can you be imprisoned for not improving your rental property?

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Are your tenants scared to complain? The Association of Rental Letting Agents (ARLA) reported in February that some private tenants would rather live in dangerously cold properties than contact their landlord to complain about issues such as a lack of energy efficient heating,  regular condensation or excessive damp and mould.  According to the article, in […]

March 18, 2017

Leicester city centre’s draw to large organisations

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Out of town business parks certainly have their place: they are often easy to access, close to motorways and have plenty of parking.  However, despite their appeal, more and more businesses are choosing to relocate or expand into city centre locations. Leicester is one city centre that has experienced rising demand for commercial space from […]

March 17, 2017

A day in the life: Jill Griffiths

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Jill Griffiths, who heads up the Andrew Granger lettings team reveals what she gets up to in a typical day. How does the day in the office start? The week usually starts with an 8.30am team meeting which lasts 30 minutes.  We run through diaries for the days ahead and make sure we have resources […]

March 16, 2017

Planning permission granted for 40 new houses in Little Bowden

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The demand for housing in the Harborough district has long been spoken about and it has shown little sign of slowing down. To meet the growing demand for property, Harborough council has a target of 475 homes to be built each year. The latest planning permission to be granted is on a greenfield site in […]

March 9, 2017

What would your Leicestershire property be worth if it was in London?

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Andrew Granger & Co is well known in Midlands with offices in Leicester, Loughborough and Market Harborough, but what is less well known is our Mayfair office that is used to promote Leicestershire properties in London. Compared to London prices, houses in Leicestershire are a bargain for families living in the South East looking to […]

March 3, 2017

Property valuations explained

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Whether you are buying or selling a property, the valuation is a key part of the process. Andrew Granger & Co is one of the leading independent firms of Chartered Surveyors in Leicestershire. Here’s what to expect when you’re undertaking a property valuation, the procedure and how you can ensure that your property is subject […]

February 27, 2017

What property you get for your money in London compared to Leicestershire

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The price of property in London is a frequent topic of conversation. House prices in the capital are the most expensive in the UK, and look set to stay that way.  Demand for property in the area is so high that prices have been driven up accordingly. However, the expense of buying and renting in […]

February 14, 2017

Over 100,000 new homes needed in Leicestershire by 2036

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Close to 120,000 new homes will need to be built in Leicester and Leicestershire in the next 20 years according to the latest Housing and Economic Development Needs Assessment (HEDNA). Local authorities and the Local Enterprise Partnership commissioned the HEDNA to guide housing planning decisions between 2011 and 2036. The assessment used a range of […]

February 12, 2017

Could you be incentivised to downsize your home?

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As part of the Government’s plan to fix the ‘broken house market’ is an interesting idea to free up housing by offering older home owners an incentive to downsize. In an effort to increase the much-needed supply of housing for first time buyers and families, the 2017 Housing White Paper discloses plans to make it […]