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 […]

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 18, 2016

Asking prices up across England, bar London

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The latest index report has shown that asking prices in England and Wales have reached record highs. An upward surge in the housing market is continuing to increase the price of property with the average property up 0.8 per cent, reaching a new high of £310,471. As well as prices, high demand is also affecting […]

June 14, 2016

Buyers and sellers prefer a personable estate agent

personable estate agent

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 […]