December 4, 2017

Leicester homes sell 20 days faster than UK average

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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?

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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 […]

November 6, 2017

Crucial considerations when deciding how much to let your property for

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How much should you let your property for?   For new landlords or landlords who are looking for new tenants, how much rent you charge can make the difference between an extremely profitable letting or a property losing money by remaining vacant. When looking at how much rent you should charge, there are certain crucial […]

October 31, 2017

How to choose the right lettings agent

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It is common for landlords to use a letting agent in some capacity. Regardless of if it is for a single rental property or a large portfolio, an experienced letting agency can prove invaluable to making a success of your lettings. Finding tenants is perhaps what we are known for most, but the better agents […]

October 27, 2017

What to do if your property isn’t selling

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We’re all well aware just how stressful selling a home can be. There is a lot to think about and sellers want the process to go as smoothly and as fast as possible. With every passing month the concern rises and before you know it, it can be half a year or even over a […]