December 10, 2018

Get ready for the New Year market

Key in front door

‘Out with the old and in with the new’ is a phrase we hear a lot as we take down the Christmas decorations and begin to focus on what the year ahead is going to bring. If putting your house on the market is something on your agenda for 2019, now’s the time to think […]

November 13, 2018

Peter Buckingham highlights barriers to lending for unusual properties

windmill

This month, Peter Buckingham, Head of Sales at Andrew Granger & Co’s Market Harborough office contributes to an article on industry website www.thenegotiator.co.uk about the difficulties that can occur when trying to secure finance for unusual properties. Departing from tradition The popularity of property-based TV shows like Grand Designs and Property Ladder over the last […]

November 13, 2018

Why Market Harborough is the perfect place for families

Market Harborough

The bridge currently being built in Market Harborough from the Harborough arm of the Grand Union Canal to the Airfield Farm site that is earmarked for 924 homes, shops, a primary school, a hotel and recreation facilities is a sure sign of this East Midlands market town’s increasing popularity as a location for families to […]

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 […]