October 20, 2016

Does Market Harborough have Britain’s best high street?

Great British High Street Market Harborough

We’re thrilled to hear the news that Market Harborough has been named as one of the country’s best high streets in the third annual Great British High Street competition. Market Harborough high street has been shortlisted alongside Bridgenorth and Hinckley as the top three Large Market Towns. This Large Market Town category has strong competition, […]

October 11, 2016

Tips for visiting a show home

Realtor Showing Young Couple Around Property For Sale

For buyers looking for a new build property, the journey will often begin with a visit to a show home – this is the most important part of the process. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your show home viewing: Willing to compromise? Before you go, write down a list […]

October 10, 2016

Judging at South Kilworth Riding Club

south kilworth riding club

Some of our Country Home and Equestrian team members took on a rather different role at the South Kilworth Riding Club Show last month (September) by acting as judges at the event. As one of the club’s sponsors, Andrew Granger & Co were invited to judge the ‘Fun Classes’ at the show which is held […]

October 9, 2016

Letting equestrian property

letting equestrian property

Letting property to equestrians can be a great way to generate income, attract investment into redundant buildings or ensure estate properties are occupied and looked after. But don’t rush into it; staying within the regulations is the key to protecting our client’s interest in the property as well as keeping them within the law. Houses with Land Currently, most residential property […]

October 4, 2016

Trio of new housing initiatives announced

new housing initiatives

Details have been announced of new initiatives to help boost the number of homes being built. New housing initiatives A £3bn Home Building Fund will provide loans to small building companies and fund infrastructure to kick-start construction. The pot will help more than 25,000 new homes to be built by 2020 and 225,000 in the […]

October 4, 2016

Land Registration

Land Registration

The aim of Land Registration is to provide a reliable record of information about ownership and interests affecting land and to simplify the transfer of interests in land. Land Registration is the process of registering ownership of land and property, or leasehold interests with a period of more than 7 years on a lease, with the Land Registry. You will have to […]

September 28, 2016

All-time high for average residential rents in England and Wales

average residential rates

The average rent in England and Wales reached an all-time high of £846 in July, growing 5.2 per cent year on year, according the latest index. It would be logical to assume that this growth mostly occurred earlier in the year, before the Brexit decision. However, this is far from the truth; there was a […]

September 22, 2016

East Midland’s asking prices rise in September

east midland's asking prices

Asking prices across the UK increased by 0.7 per cent in September after falling two per cent in the previous two months according to the latest index figures. The Rightmove data revealed that seven of the ten UK regions recorded a rise in asking prices or a standstill. This is compared to eight of ten […]

September 21, 2016

Business Rates Review

business rates review

Business Rates are levied on business properties. Whilst they do not normally apply to farm properties, some rural property portfolios can include workshops, rural offices etc. which are liable for business rates. The Valuation Office Agency are updating the rateable value of all business properties – this will come into effect from 1st April 2017. In October 2016 the draft rateable values will […]

September 16, 2016

Where to look when buying to let

guide to buy to letting

There are many reasons why one would want to be a landlord. Provided you have found suitable tenants, and perhaps a managing agent, the amount of legwork done by yourself is fairly minimal. It can be a very appealing venture but what properties should you look for? Where should you buy? Landlords make money through […]