January 16, 2018

Checklist for moving out of a rental property

So, the time has come for you to move out of your rental property. Perhaps you’ve saved enough money to put a deposit on a house, have outgrown your current residence or are embarking on a stay in another part of the country. Whatever your reason for leaving your rental property, there are some handy […]

January 7, 2018

What were the main changes to the property market in 2017?

Like most years, the property market saw plenty of change in 2017. Politics continued to dominate the headlines and, in turn, had an effect on areas of the property market. The General Election, the aftermath and the continued discussions over Brexit all loomed over the property market. Here, we outline all of the main changes […]

December 14, 2017

Benefits of selling your home around Christmas

With plenty of things to think about and plan through the festive season, whilst it’s meant to be an enjoyable season, it can quickly turn into a stressful time of year. With so much going on, few consider adding to the happenings by putting their home up for sale. Although not the most popular time […]

December 4, 2017

Leicester homes sell 20 days faster than UK average

House prices in Leicestershire

The annual City Rate of Sale report from Post Office Money has been revealed and show that homes in Leicester average just 76 days on the market before a buyer is found. The report, which is compiled in conjunction with the Centre for Economics and Business Research, analyses the average time a property remains on […]

November 28, 2017

Right to rent: what landlords need to know

Letting agent leicestershire

Right to Rent has been in place for over a year now but there still may be aspects of the scheme that residential landlords may not be aware of. They may not know of the scheme at all. What is right to rent? Immigration is a hot topic and Right to Rent is a scheme […]

November 20, 2017

Is it wise to buy a renovation home?

Happy young couple moving in new house

Most homes that are purchased will need some form of renovation work. It’s extremely unlikely that, as a buyer, you find the perfect property to move into that requires absolutely no touching up to get it the way you like. In this post, we’re not talking about a touch of paint. We’ll be focusing on […]

November 15, 2017

Negotiation tactics for buying at the right place

first time buyers brexit

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

180,000 extra homes to come to Leicestershire by 2050

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

Letting Agents

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?

Landlord Law

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 […]