October 17, 2017

Don’t judge a house by the décor

Selling a home, decorations

Home decor when selling a house When viewing a property, there are a number of must-haves and things that you look out for. It’s natural. You might want a large kitchen, a certain number of bedrooms or a bay window perhaps. Some of these things are important and it would be a problem or costly […]

October 10, 2017

Saying goodbye to our longest serving employee

Andrew Granger leavers

Andrew Granger & Co colleagues gathered in Market Harborough on Wednesday 20th September to raise a toast to Margaret, our longest serving employee who has announced her retirement after a staggering 28 years. Estate Agency employee since 1989 Margaret was one of the original seven employees that worked at St Mary’s Road when we first […]

September 26, 2017

Guide to buying or renting a listed property

Listed property leicester

For those that desire a property rich with period features and heritage, then the possibility of living in a listed property can be something that few pass up on. Nearly half a million UK homeowners live in a listed home and benefit from the character and charm of the properties. Whilst owning a listed property […]

September 15, 2017

Top tips for becoming a landlord

tips for landlords leicester

Tips for first-time landlords Becoming a landlord can be one of the best decisions that some people make in their life. The added income, long-term security and investing in a property portfolio for many outweighs the time and effort that goes into making a success of their challenge. Good things don’t come without hard work […]

September 10, 2017

Boom for lettings in Loughborough

lettings in Loughborough

We’re pleased to see that our Loughborough branch has experienced one of their busiest periods for rental property over the summer with demand rising consistently. The lettings department in Loughborough recorded their highest number of rental contracts in June and the trend has continued throughout the summer with the agency reporting that any new rental […]

August 31, 2017

Leicester City Council earmarks hundreds of potential new housing sites

House prices in Leicestershire

The government’s current target is to build one million new homes by 2020. The pledge was made in 2015 and it has been claimed that just two years in, the government is behind schedule. Councils have been given their own individual targets to meet to support the housing strategy. In particular, Leicester City Council has […]

August 30, 2017

Andrew Granger & Co sponsor Leicestershire church fundraising event, again!

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Andrew Granger & Co have once again pledged to sponsor the Leicestershire Ride+Stride, an event that raises money for the ongoing repairs to Christian churches and chapels in the county. The 2017 Leicestershire Ride+Stride was launched at St Dionysius Church in Market Harborough on Tuesday 29th August. Jill Griffiths, residential lettings director at our Market Harborough […]

August 29, 2017

Should you use property as a retirement plan?

Retirement investment property

Retirement and investing in property   It’s been a long term debate: pension or property? Trends seem to suggest that there are a growing number of people favouring investment in property as a means of providing themselves with an income through their retirement. Upon retirement, the majority buy an annuity with their savings that provides […]

August 17, 2017

Top tips for letting your property out to new tenants

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You don’t need us to tell you how to be a good landlord, especially if you’ve had tenants happily rent a property from you before. However, one thing that we have found can happen is that landlords who have had happy tenants before grow complacent when those tenants move out.  Gone is the need to […]

August 12, 2017

Vetting for pets

Dog and man at home

According to a recent survey of 2,000 private renters, carried out for a pet insurance company, 27% of tenants have pets but not all of them admit this to their landlords. Most landlords who find out about their tenants owning a pet without telling them will not necessarily attempt to end a tenancy agreement based […]