October 24, 2018

End in sight for unfair new build leaseholds

First time buyers property ladder location

This October, the Communities Secretary James Brokenshire launched a government consultation aimed at ending the practice by some developers of selling houses on a leasehold rather than freehold basis in order to benefit financially from what many people judge to be excessive and unfair ground rents. What is a leasehold? Many UK flats are sold […]

October 24, 2018

Market Harborough’s lettings department wins gold at British Property Awards

Andrew Granger Market Harborough office

Once again, our lettings department has been commended for the service it offers landlords and tenants in Market Harborough, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. The Market Harborough lettings office has been awarded gold at the British Property Awards, the only agency in the Harborough region to receive the award. As part of the judging process for the […]

October 9, 2018

East Midlands house prices continue to rise

A traditional English cottage

The latest figures released by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) show that house prices are still strong in the East Midlands. This positive performance comes as part of a varying national picture, with house prices also strong in Yorkshire, the North West and Humberside, but still downbeat in London and across the South […]

October 9, 2018

Help to buy declared a huge success

Keys in home door

It’s a universally-agreed fact that buying a first home is a challenge for most people in 2018. However, a new report by the Home Builders Federation (HBF) has found that the government’s Help to Buy scheme has helped around 246, 000 buyers get on the property ladder, prompting the HBF’s executive chairman Stuart Baseley to […]

September 27, 2018

Income from farm property: Andrew Granger & Co at the Leicester Business Festival

Farm at sunset

Andrew Granger & Co’s Joint Managing Director, Rupert Harrison will be joining an expert panel at the upcoming Leicester Business Festival at a seminar for farmers and horticulturists entitled How Healthy are you and your Business? Making farming pay in 2018 In the challenging economic circumstances that all UK farmers face, letting out surplus buildings […]

September 27, 2018

Four frugal years to buy a first home

Coins and a clock

Recent research by Post Office Money carried out on 1000 people who have recently bought their first property has shown that it takes first time buyers an average of four years to save a deposit for their first home. Exactly how long it takes to amass enough money to get on the property ladder varies […]

September 25, 2018

Looking to evict a tenant – issuing a Section 21

Couple evicted from flat by landlord

As a landlord, you may at some point wish to evict a tenant or tenants. There are a range of reasons for this: you might wish to sell the property, to occupy it yourself or just to be rid of undesirable tenants. Inevitably as a landlord, some tenants will be better than others. Using a […]

September 17, 2018

Andrew Granger & Co commended for ‘great local knowledge and a high standard of customer service’

Andrew Granger Market Harborough office

At Andrew Granger & Co we aim to offer our landlords the highest levels of service so we are always delighted to hear from happy customers. Here Mark, who has several rental properties in Market Harborough, explains his experience of working with our lettings department. “My properties have never been empty since letting them with […]

September 9, 2018

The Tenant Fees Bill explained

first time buyers reaches

First mooted by Chancellor Phillip Hammond in 2016 as part of the Autumn Statement, the Tenant Fees Bill has been a long time in the pipeline, giving landlords and letting agents plenty of time to prepare for the possible changes.  Having passed its third reading in parliament in September with just a few minor amendments, […]

August 25, 2018

Come and see us at the Leicestershire County Show

As usual, the Andrew Granger & Co team will be at the annual Leicestershire County Show over August bank holiday weekend. The event gives us the opportunity to see some familiar face who might have made the move with us recently as well as answer questions and queries any movers-to-be might have. If you’re attending […]