August 23, 2016

First time buyers undeterred by Brexit

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As a whole, buyers in the UK were untroubled in the lead up to the EU referendum vote, according to the latest monthly report form the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA). Demand for housing increased in June whilst the number of properties on the market and the amount of sales remained stable. In particular […]

August 23, 2016

Livestock Movement Regulations

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Keepers of cattle, sheep, goats and pigs will be relieved to hear that the regulations concerning livestock movements are being simplified. Defra announced that from 27 July 2016, they will be implementing these simplifications, and the changes are expected to be completed by summer 2017. New 10 mile rule Under this new rule, farmers will be allowed to […]

August 12, 2016

No Brexit effect on house prices in July

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It was expected that the result of the EU referendum would have a knock on effect in the housing market. But new figures from the latest House Price Index from Nationwide show that house prices remained steady in July. In the first month of data following June’s Brexit vote, it has been found that monthly […]

August 5, 2016

Why Leicester is a growing choice for property

Why Leicester is a growing choice

It was found earlier in the year that average rental rates in the East Midlands had grown by 8.5 per cent from the previous year – the highest rise in the UK. A significant factor in this was Leicester’s contribution to the growth. With demand in the area also driving up asking prices, we’re asking […]

July 27, 2016

Andrew Granger support Ride and Stride 2016

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The Bishop of Leicester was joined by a group of supporters and staff from Andrew Granger Estate Agency at the official launch of Ride and Stride for Churches 2016 at St Ursula’s Chapel at Wyggestons in Leicester. Ride and Stride is an annual, national £1 million fundraising event to support churches and chapels across the […]

July 26, 2016

UK commercial property returns continue to grow

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The returns and rental values of commercial property in the UK continued to grow in June, according to the latest index report. The CBRE Monthly Index found that despite the uncertainty around the build-up and result of the EU referendum, rents grew by 0.2 per cent in June – the same amount of growth seen […]

July 20, 2016

New UK housing confirmed following Brexit

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After the vote to leave the EU, UK Housing Minister Brandon Lewis and Communities Secretary Greg Clark have reconfirmed that new homes in the UK are still a top priority for the government. At a meeting with the Home Builders Federation, who are responsible for building around 80 per cent of new homes in England […]

July 16, 2016

Over half of UK developers plan to increase housing construction

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More than 50 per cent of developers and builders are planning to increase housing work over the next year, according to a new survey report by Knight Frank. 56 per cent of respondents said that they were planning to recruit a greater number of skilled workers in the next three years. To boost development numbers […]

July 14, 2016

August Hedge Cutting? Apply for your derogation early

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To be able to cut hedges in August, Basic Payment Scheme claimants must apply for a derogation in order to avoid breaching cross compliance requirement GAEC 7a Boundaries. Applications must be made on paper or by email to the Rural Payments Agency (RPA), which has set itself a 15 working day response target and you […]

July 2, 2016

Residential mortgages unlikely to be affected by Brexit

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Mortgages for housing in the UK are unlikely to be affected by the decision to leave the European Union, according to finance commentators. In the short term, the industry’s attention has been focused on interest rates and the impact that Brexit will have on mortgage costs. The property market is set to maintain demand by […]