November 15, 2017

Negotiation tactics for buying at the right place

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If you’re on a budget, every pound counts when buying a property. It’s obvious, all buyers want to get the best possible value for the amount being paid. To achieve this, negotiation with the seller is key. Buyers can be apprehensive about the negotiation process, but without doing it you’re potentially missing out on thousands […]

November 10, 2017

180,000 extra homes to come to Leicestershire by 2050

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Leicestershire’s population is continuing to increase and it is now estimated that over one million live in the county. Figures released by the city council project found that in Leicester, the population is expected to grow by 12 per cent over the next decade-and-a-half. To meet future housing demand, officials have suggested that more than […]

November 6, 2017

Landlords: 7 benefits of using a letting agent

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Whether you are a new landlord or one who has previously let out a property, there comes a time when it’s worthwhile considering “Would all of this be easier with a letting agent?”. Often, the answer is a straight yes, but other considerations such as cost and time then come into play.  Perhaps you have […]

November 6, 2017

Landlords: is your letting legal?

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Lettings expert Jill Griffiths describes how landlords can leave themselves open to risk by failing to ensure that every legal consideration has been taken into account and actioned before tenants occupy a property. Are you legally allowed to rent your property? In order to legally rent out your property, you may need express written permission […]

November 6, 2017

Crucial considerations when deciding how much to let your property for

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For new landlords or landlords who are looking for new tenants, how much rent you charge can make the difference between an extremely profitable letting or a property losing money by remaining vacant. When looking at how much rent you should charge, there are certain crucial considerations to take into account to avoid under or […]

October 31, 2017

How to choose the right lettings agent

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It is common for landlords to use a letting agent in some capacity. Regardless of if it is for a single rental property or a large portfolio, an experienced letting agency can prove invaluable to making a success of your lettings. Finding tenants is perhaps what we are known for most, but the better agents […]

October 27, 2017

What to do if your property isn’t selling

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We’re all well aware just how stressful selling a home can be. There is a lot to think about and sellers want the process to go as smoothly and as fast as possible. With every passing month the concern rises and before you know it, it can be half a year or even over a […]

October 24, 2017

Andrew Granger & Co named best residential sales agency in Market Harborough

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The largest mystery shopping review ever undertaken by the property industry has ranked our Market Harborough branch in the UK’s top five per cent for residential sales! The study The Best Estate Agent Guide, published in September, uses points scored during data analysis and mystery shopping exercises to identify the best agency branches in the […]

October 17, 2017

Don’t judge a house by the décor

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When viewing a property, there are a number of must-haves and things that you look out for. It’s natural. You might want a large kitchen, a certain number of bedrooms or a bay window perhaps. Some of these things are important and it would be a problem or costly addition should the property doesn’t have […]

October 10, 2017

Saying goodbye to our longest serving employee

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Andrew Granger & Co colleagues gathered in Market Harborough on Wednesday 20th September to raise a toast to Margaret, our longest serving employee who has announced her retirement after a staggering 28 years. Margaret was one of the original seven employees that worked at St Mary’s Road when we first launched in 1989. In the […]