March 24, 2018

What additional extras would tenants be willing to pay more for?

As the population of renters continues to grow and the average age for first-time buyers surpasses 30, renting is becoming an ever-stable option for young families and professionals. Content with renting for longer periods, landlords must keep a close eye on the needs of their tenants and their requirements. Happy tenants equal longer tenancies. A […]

March 19, 2018

Moving to Loughborough – what to expect

So, you’re thinking of moving to Loughborough. The Leicestershire market town is to the north of Leicestershire and is the largest settlement outside of Leicester itself. A top-ranked university, bustling high street, strong industry and community, it’s no wonder that you’re considering a move to the market town but what can you expect when moving […]

March 9, 2018

Top 5 Leicestershire properties to rent

Looking for somewhere new to rent in Leicestershire? With the rental market so rife, there is plenty on the market for renters. Although searching for potential properties can be a nice chore, having some recommendations on extra special properties to look out for can be welcomed. Scroll down and you’ll find our top 5 rental […]

March 4, 2018

How can the UK increase the number of first time buyers?

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Although recent figures show a rise in the number of first-time buyers, it is still widely believed that much more can be done. Theresa May has recently said that young people and first-time buyers were “right to be angry” due to buying a house without financial help from their parents proving ever difficult. The prime minister pointed […]

February 23, 2018

First time buyer event in Market Harborough

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We’re pleased to announce that in conjunction with Market Harborough Building Society, Andrew Granger & Co are hosting a special first time buyer event on Saturday 17th March. The drop-in event will take place at The Three Swans Hotel on Market Harborough high street between 9am and 4pm. The event is free to attend and […]

February 5, 2018

A guide to expenses landlords can claim

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Have you ever wondered what can and cannot be claimed for, as a landlord?  Or are you just unsure following changes in tax allowances for landlords? Even if it’s just to sanity check, we have put together a comprehensive list of the things that landlords are usually able to claim expenses for, as well as […]

February 5, 2018

Ways your tenant can legally challenge you

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In January 2018, a Bill to enable tenants to take legal action against all types of landlords (for tenancies under seven years) who do not maintain rental properties that are fit for human habitation, was taken to Parliament. It is anticipated that the Bill will be approved and so soon, tenants are likely to be […]

February 5, 2018

How to stand out as a landlord

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It’s well known that the key to a lucrative letting is to have your property let out at all times.  However, that is easier said than done. Many would say that the best types of tenants are those that stay for a long time, as they almost guarantee a reliable income. Finding these tenants can […]

January 16, 2018

Checklist for moving out of a rental property

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So, the time has come for you to move out of your rental property. Perhaps you’ve saved enough money to put a deposit on a house, have outgrown your current residence or are embarking on a stay in another part of the country. Whatever your reason for leaving your rental property, there are some handy […]

January 7, 2018

What were the main changes to the property market in 2017?

UK street properties

Like most years, the property market saw plenty of change in 2017. Politics continued to dominate the headlines and, in turn, had an effect on areas of the property market. The General Election, the aftermath and the continued discussions over Brexit all loomed over the property market. Here, we outline all of the main changes […]