April 14, 2016

Tips for conducting a successful property viewing

tips for conducting a successful property viewing

Property viewings   The house viewing is the most important component of the house sale. It is also one of the hardest components to get right. To help you, we’ve compiled a list of areas you can work on when showing would-be buyers around your home: Preparation Make your home the best of its ability. […]

July 10, 2015

There’s a new way to find your next property online

New property search portal With more than 90% of buyers and tenants starting their property search on the internet, our web presence is very important to us. Earlier this year, January saw the launch of a major new property search portal: ‘onthemarket.com’. ‘onthemarket.com’ is the only portal to be endorsed by both the National Association […]

April 20, 2015

Does the smell of freshly baked bread really help to sell your house?

Dispelling property myths with good selling advice TV property gurus sometimes suggest that baking bread or cakes before an open house adds a homely aroma that seduces viewers into buying the property, but does this really work? There has been some research done in the US that casts doubt on the idea. Eric Spangenberg from […]

October 21, 2014

How to get all of your deposit back at the end of your tenancy

The issue of getting your deposit back at the end of a tenancy can often be quite difficult. In some cases you may have a good relationship with your landlord and there is little or no dispute about you getting the whole of your deposit back at the end of your stay. However, for many people […]

August 26, 2014

House selling tips from Andrew Granger & Co

Professional ‘House selling tips’   Selling your home can be a daunting prospect. The truth is most houses sell themselves, and yours can be one of them if you follow these useful tips from Andrew Granger & Co for preparing to sell, dealing with estate agents and showing potential buyers around. If The Price Is […]

July 29, 2014

How to understand CAP Reform #2

In the second part of our Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform series, we outline the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) entitlements and their usage. Much like the Single Payment Scheme (SPS) before it, you will need entitlements to claim BPS. These entitlements must be ‘activated’ against a minimum of 5 hectares of eligible land if you […]

July 1, 2014

How to reduce stress when selling your house

If you want your property transaction to go as smoothly as possible then call in the professionals. The true cost of moving home should always be counted in more than monetary terms. There is the cost of time and the emotional toll as well. Time is one of the key components to a successful sale. […]

March 25, 2014

How to spot a dishonest landlord

By Jill Griffiths, Head of Residential Lettings at Andrew Granger & Co  Despite popular opinion, it is rare to have a landlord who is dishonest. But, if they are, there are some telltale warning signs.  “Fake” landlords are usually operating without the support of an agent, as a private landlord. There are other things to […]

March 18, 2014

How to choose a survey for your new home

As a trusted firm of chartered surveyors in Leicestershire, Andrew Granger & Co know what homeowners need to look for before signing those all-important purchase papers. Getting your potential new home surveyed by an experienced surveyor is crucial in helping you decide whether or not to buy a property. Having an expert eye look over […]