August 19, 2018

Do you need an HMO licence?

As a landlord, there are various rules and regulations that must be followed by otherwise fines and penalties are a certainty. For those who rent a property to numerous occupiers, an HMO license should be familiar. What is a House in Multiple Occupation? A House in Multiple Occupation (HMO), is a property shared by three […]

August 13, 2018

East Midlands continues to buck national house price trend

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The latest house price statistics by the Office for National Statistics has revealed that the East Midlands is the best performing region with the highest house price growth over the past year. The region has been a consistent frontrunner in leading the UK’s house price growth and the latest statistics are welcome news for homeowners […]

August 8, 2018

Move into your new home by Christmas

We’re still in the midst of summer and reeling on the back off one of the hottest and longest heatwaves Britain has had in recent memory, but yes, Christmas is creeping into the thoughts of a few, especially homebuyers. Christmas is often used as a benchmark for home movers as a date that they want […]

July 31, 2018

How to sell a property with tenants in it

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Owning a property for rental purposes can be a great source of income but there does come a time when landlords want to sell the property and maybe get out of the landlord game. Whilst selling your own personal residence can be quite straightforward, if you want to sell a property with tenants in situ, […]

July 20, 2018

Market Harborough enjoys the Waitrose effect

  Recent research shows that properties close to a branch of Waitrose cost £43, 571 more than they did in 2014. Market Harborough is lucky enough to enjoy the benefits of the so-called Waitrose effect, but it’s more than just an upmarket supermarket that’s boosting house prices by attracting people to the town and its […]

July 15, 2018

What is putting buyers off bidding on your house?

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Are you becoming frustrated that your home isn’t selling as fast as you thought it would? When selling, it’s important to be aware of the biggest turn-offs for prospective buyers as you could be unintentionally deterring potential buyers from your property. Finding the right buyer takes time but the last thing you want to do […]

July 10, 2018

Market Harborough’s lettings team achieve trio of ARLA qualifications

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Three members of the lettings team at Andrew Granger’s Market Harborough office are celebrating passing their final exams to earn an important professional qualification from the Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA). Senior lettings administrator Andrew Peacock and Roisin Foster and Conor Jackson who are both senior lettings negotiators have gained the ARLA Propertymark qualification.  […]

July 6, 2018

Why farmland owners must get planning permission before selling

UK farmland

Farmland is continuing its upwards trajectory in value. With a widely reported housing shortage and pressures on councils and developers to do something about it, there perhaps hasn’t been a better time to sell farmland. In Leicestershire, council bosses have been told that 150,000 new homes need to be built in Leicestershire by 2050. Some […]

June 22, 2018

What would London’s first time buyer prices get you in Market Harborough?

London’s extravagant property market has long been a topic of conversation. Prices in the capital have soared in the past decade and this has led to young people and those older finding it ever more difficult to get a London-based home. As a result, renting has become more common and it is predicted that by […]

June 20, 2018

Tips for finding your dream home in Leicestershire

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It’s what we all want, isn’t it? Something that we’ve imagined living in from when we were young; our ideal, picturesque home. The beautiful thing about dream homes is that yours will be completely different from the next person’s. For yours, you might envisage an open plan whilst another’s must have a large, secluded garden […]