November 13, 2018

Leicester holds on to top 10 spot in ‘best cities to live and work’

Leicester cathedral

The PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 2018 Good Growth for Cities Index has again ranked Leicester as one of the best cities to live and work in the whole of the UK. The East Midlands city’s rank as 10th best puts it ahead of its Midlands neighbours Birmingham, Nottingham and Derby and also London. How is it judged? […]

October 9, 2018

East Midlands house prices continue to rise

A traditional English cottage

The latest figures released by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) show that house prices are still strong in the East Midlands. This positive performance comes as part of a varying national picture, with house prices also strong in Yorkshire, the North West and Humberside, but still downbeat in London and across the South […]

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 […]

September 22, 2016

East Midland’s asking prices rise in September

east midlands house asking prices

Asking prices across the UK increased by 0.7 per cent in September after falling two per cent in the previous two months according to the latest index figures. The Rightmove data revealed that seven of the ten UK regions recorded a rise in asking prices or a standstill. This is compared to eight of ten […]

January 21, 2016

Current Vacancy- Town Planner

Vacancy for town planner We are looking for an enthusiastic town planner to join our multi-disciplined practice operating in the East Midlands and East Anglia, assisting with a broad range of planning projects. The successful candidate will be self-assured and confident and expect to work within the Planning team and directly with clients, quickly forming […]

December 3, 2015

Country Towns – Best of Both Worlds

Country towns are quickly becoming the favoured destination of house-hunters, as a gateway to the capital for London commuters and as a best-of-both-worlds location for those craving a rounded experience of British life.  Leicestershire’s historic county towns offer the beauty of rural scenery as well as easy access to urban amenities, and unlike comparable towns […]

October 28, 2015

Businesses invited to learn how to cut their energy expenditure this winter

We are delighted to be hosting the first ever Harborough Energy Summit at The Angel Hotel next Tuesday, 3rd November, at The Angel Hotel. Northamptonshire and Leicestershire businesses, home owners and landlords are all invited to the event to learn how to save money on their energy bills. The Summit, which is part of the […]

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 […]

July 28, 2015

50 new homes next to golf course planned in West Northants development area

New homes in Northamptonshire We have submitted plans for 50 new homes in Staverton, Northamptonshire, adjacent to Staverton Park Golf Course. Our Planning & Development team worked closely with Staverton Parish Council and the local primary school before submitting the application, which includes allocating land to facilitate the school expansion. Our Planning experts at our […]

August 12, 2014

East Midlands commercial market review

For commercial property in Leicestershire, 2014 has proven to be a very positive year. The market has grown without becoming unmanageable; something that has busted several “booms” that we’ve seen labelled as recoveries in recent years. This growth has been especially noticed in the East Midlands, where here at Andrew Granger & Co we perform the […]