August 13, 2019

Andrew Granger & Co Ltd sponsors Leicestershire Ride+Stride event

Andrew Granger & Co Ltd has sponsored the upcoming Leicestershire Ride+Stride event by £500, for the sixth year in a row. The popular national event, which takes place across the county on Saturday 14 September, raises crucial funds towards the repair and upkeep of the region’s historic churches. Participants are encouraged to visit as many […]

July 23, 2019

Buy-to-let is still the investors choice

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Following a recent survey of over 5,000 buy-to-let investors, we were very interested to read that research has found that 73%* of those asked, considered the rental sector to be the best, least volatile long-term investment. Given that the buy-to-let investors surveyed by Benham and Reeves were asked about everything from the confidence in the […]

May 28, 2019

30 years of change in the rental sector

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The rental industry has undergone a massive period of change over the last 30 years. Some of the more recent changes such as the Tenant Fees Act can seem negative from the landlord’s perspective, but they are aimed at ensuring the protection of both parties and regulating an industry that has been exploited by a […]

February 27, 2019

Private landlords required to join new complaints resolution service

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In another legislative change to the lettings industry, private landlords will soon be legally obliged to join a housing complaints redress scheme for the first time. The new housing complaints resolution service for the entire housing market was announced by Communities Secretary James Brokenshire at the end of January. Private landlords who fail to honour […]

February 26, 2019

Government survey shows most tenancies end amicably

The results of the government’s Private Landlord Survey 2018 were published on January 31st. This survey, commissioned by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, is the largest ever published and the first of its kind in eight years. A trend towards longer tenancies There is much in the way of interesting data to […]

February 26, 2019

What will the Tenant Fees Act 2019 mean for landlords?

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The Tenant Fees Bill received Royal Assent on February 12th, meaning it has completed its journey through Parliament and has now passed into law as the Tenant Fees Act 2019. Since the plans were first unveiled by the chancellor Philip Hammond in the 2016 Autumn Statement, the Act has been a hot topic within the […]

September 25, 2018

Looking to evict a tenant – issuing a Section 21

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As a landlord, you may at some point wish to evict a tenant or tenants. There are a range of reasons for this: you might wish to sell the property, to occupy it yourself or just to be rid of undesirable tenants. Inevitably as a landlord, some tenants will be better than others. Using a […]

September 9, 2018

The Tenant Fees Bill explained

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First mooted by Chancellor Phillip Hammond in 2016 as part of the Autumn Statement, the Tenant Fees Bill has been a long time in the pipeline, giving landlords and letting agents plenty of time to prepare for the possible changes.  Having passed its third reading in parliament in September with just a few minor amendments, […]

August 19, 2018

Do you need an HMO licence?

As a landlord, there are various rules and regulations that must be followed by otherwise fines and penalties are a certainty. For those who rent a property to numerous occupiers, an HMO license should be familiar. What is a House in Multiple Occupation? A House in Multiple Occupation (HMO), is a property shared by three […]

July 31, 2018

How to sell a property with tenants in it

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Owning a property for rental purposes can be a great source of income but there does come a time when landlords want to sell the property and maybe get out of the landlord game. Whilst selling your own personal residence can be quite straightforward, if you want to sell a property with tenants in situ, […]