April 8, 2019

What do the new energy efficiency rules mean for landlords?

Graphic of a house next to EPC energy ratings chart

On April 1st, an amendment to the new energy efficiency regulations came into force for private landlords. Most landlords, including those whose properties are managed by Andrew Granger & Co, will already be fully compliant with their new legal obligations, due to the fact that it has been a requirement for properties rented out in […]

December 10, 2018

Where to buy a buy-to-let property in Leicestershire

Loughborough Town Hall

Many existing and aspiring buy-to-let landlords look to Leicester city centre when sourcing a suitable property to let out to tenants. While there’s no doubt that this is a sensible strategy that can provide a good ROI, a recent study by TotallyMoney has identified Loughborough as the top rental hotspot in Leicestershire. The smart money […]

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 […]

April 26, 2018

Is the BTL market still booming?

terraced houses buy to let

Following the restrictions made to mortgage interest relief in April 2017 on top of stamp duty surcharges for second homes, it’s easy to see why people may be put off making the leap to becoming a landlord. However, alongside additional outgoings, landlords are collectively charging more for rent.  According to the latest Landbay Rental Index, […]

September 16, 2016

Where to look when buying to let

guide to buy to letting

There are many reasons why one would want to be a landlord. Provided you have found suitable tenants, and perhaps a managing agent, the amount of legwork done by yourself is fairly minimal. It can be a very appealing venture but what properties should you look for? Where should you buy? Landlords make money through […]

May 8, 2016

Buy-to-let tops asset classes

asset classes

Supported by record low mortgage borrowing rates, high tenant demand and increasing rents, there are thousands more people now turning to residential property as a means of supplementing their income. The latest Property Partner Residential Market Index shows that residential lettings continue to outperform other major asset classes offering greater returns than from investment in shares, bonds or cash. Figures […]

March 17, 2016

UK landlords have healthy finances as fewer serious arrears are built-up

Landlord finances   Landlords in the UK private rented sector are becoming less likely to have tenants which suffer from a serious build-up of arrears, new research has found. With just 1.6% of landlords having tenancies in this position, the findings reverse the deteriorating trend throughout the earlier parts of 2015. There were 82,900 households […]

March 2, 2016

East Midlands tops tenant satisfaction survey

New research has found that tenants in the East Midlands have the highest satisfaction with their landlords in comparison with other regions in the UK. The survey, which was performed by the National Landlords Association (NLA) found that in total 83 per cent of East Midlands renters were satisfied with their landlord. Tenants in the […]

December 4, 2015

Commercial team helps bring micro pub to town

Loughborough’s first micro pub   The Needle & Pin, one of a new wave of micro pubs, will be opening in a converted electric shop. It may not be the biggest commercial property transaction we have ever undertaken but it has been exciting to work with pub owner Sean O’Neil as he introduces the first […]

July 7, 2015

BUY TO LET BOOM

House prices are still on the increase but it’s doing nothing to deter first time investors and existing landlords from buying property to let.  We’ve found that first-time investors and existing landlords are still buying properties to let across the whole of the East Midlands despite the ever-increasing house prices. We caught up with Residential Lettings Director, Jill Griffiths […]