May 6, 2018

Should you sell your home or rent it out?

Moving in to a new flat

When you come to leave your current home that you have outgrown, selling up is, of course, the most popular option for homeowners. However, with the rental market booming in many areas of the UK, renting it out may prove to be a more financially beneficial option. If you rent out the house out rather […]

April 26, 2018

Retirement plans: property vs pension

Piggy bank for retirement savings

According to The Economist one in 30 adults in Britain is a landlord.  Usually, landlords will have bought their second property using personal savings, inheritance or a buy-to-let mortgage.  The reason why they chose to buy a second property is often as an investment for the future. In fact, buying a property is the most […]

November 28, 2017

Right to rent: what landlords need to know

Letting agent leicestershire house keyring

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 6, 2017

Landlords: 7 benefits of using a letting agent

Letting Agents signs

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?

Landlord Law

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

let your property

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 11, 2016

Tips for visiting a show home

Estate agent showing young couple round house

For buyers looking for a new build property, the journey will often begin with a visit to a show home – this is the most important part of the process. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your show home viewing: Willing to compromise? Before you go, write down a list […]

October 19, 2015

Avoid getting hoodwinked by a house from hell – The importance of a house survey

“Earlier this year the Telegraph reported the horrifying tale of a couple whose £500,000 dream home turned into a nightmare. The couple had relied upon the mortgage provider’s property valuation and did not commission a building survey of their own. They quickly realised they had bought the house from hell. The property needed much more […]

October 15, 2015

Demand for farmland in East Midlands still strong despite reports of slowdown

East midlands farmland demand The strong demand for farmland in the East Midlands so far in 2015 and the steady increase in prices looks set to continue despite reports of a slowdown nationwide. Our rural team here at Andrew Granger & Co say there is no evidence of demand letting up in the region despite […]

September 25, 2015

Using an Agent – Equestrian Property

There are many issues that can be anticipated and avoided when leasing or selling equestrian property, with the issues being as varied as the properties themselves! Andrew Granger & Co Rural surveyor, Adam Jaeban explains how our new Country Home and Equestrian brand will be helping those selling, buying or leasing equestrian properties. “As people’s […]