April 17, 2019

Why there’s never been a better time to live in Leicester

Leicester cathedral on a sunny day

It’s fair to say that as cities go, Leicester lacks the beauty of some places, but more than holds its own as a city with a vibrant community, cultural variety and strong sense of history. These are just some of the reasons why more and more people are recognising that this often overlooked gem of […]

April 9, 2019

Celebrating 30 years in the property industry

Andrew Granger estate agents, Market Harborough

To mark the 30th anniversary of Andrew Granger & Co, some of the company’s longest serving people talk about their time with the company and the changes that they have seen. Here, Andrew Granger who started it all in 1989 talks about his experiences over the last 30 years. The property industry has experienced turbulent […]

April 8, 2019

What do the new energy efficiency rules mean for landlords?

Graphic of a house next to EPC energy ratings chart

On April 1st, an amendment to the new energy efficiency regulations came into force for private landlords. Most landlords, including those whose properties are managed by Andrew Granger & Co, will already be fully compliant with their new legal obligations, due to the fact that it has been a requirement for properties rented out in […]

March 28, 2019

Why sellers need to price their house fairly in the face of Brexit

Houses on English residential street

A new report by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has revealed house prices are expected to fall by 0.3pc in the fourth quarter of 2019 as Brexit begins to impact the property market. The statistics were picked up by The Telegraph who wrote an article about the effects Brexit is having on the property market […]

March 26, 2019

Join us at the Bromwell Grove open day this Saturday

Bromwell Grove

Andrew Granger & Co is pleased to reveal an exciting new development of five highly individual detached homes on the fringes of Husbands Bosworth. Bromwell Grove is a stunning development of family homes currently under construction by Aspects Homes. Two of the five homes have already been reserved, so interested parties are encouraged to act […]

February 27, 2019

Private landlords required to join new complaints resolution service

Close up of hands in a business meeting

In another legislative change to the lettings industry, private landlords will soon be legally obliged to join a housing complaints redress scheme for the first time. The new housing complaints resolution service for the entire housing market was announced by Communities Secretary James Brokenshire at the end of January. Private landlords who fail to honour […]

February 27, 2019

First time buyer mortgages at their highest since 2006

Couple moving into new home

A new report by UK Finance, an umbrella organisation that represents over 250 companies engaged in mortgage lending, has shown that 2018 saw the highest number of first time buyer mortgages agreed in 12 years. Last year 370, 000 first time buyer mortgages were completed, which was 1.9% more than in 2017. The number of […]

February 26, 2019

Government survey shows most tenancies end amicably

The results of the government’s Private Landlord Survey 2018 were published on January 31st. This survey, commissioned by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, is the largest ever published and the first of its kind in eight years. A trend towards longer tenancies There is much in the way of interesting data to […]

February 26, 2019

What will the Tenant Fees Act 2019 mean for landlords?

Rolled up newsletter with headline - Changes Coming in 2019

The Tenant Fees Bill received Royal Assent on February 12th, meaning it has completed its journey through Parliament and has now passed into law as the Tenant Fees Act 2019. Since the plans were first unveiled by the chancellor Philip Hammond in the 2016 Autumn Statement, the Act has been a hot topic within the […]