September 9, 2019

Are you looking for a valuation of your property that unlocks its full financial potential?

A house valuation became a much bigger project for Andrew Granger & Co when Peter Buckingham, the director of sales at the Market Harborough office went to value a property in Desborough, Northamptonshire. When Peter visited the property, he felt the plot that the property stood on offered planning potential, so the Andrew Granger & […]

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 […]

July 6, 2018

Why farmland owners must get planning permission before selling

UK farmland

Farmland is continuing its upwards trajectory in value. With a widely reported housing shortage and pressures on councils and developers to do something about it, there perhaps hasn’t been a better time to sell farmland. In Leicestershire, council bosses have been told that 150,000 new homes need to be built in Leicestershire by 2050. Some […]

November 10, 2017

180,000 extra homes to come to Leicestershire by 2050

180,000 extra homes to come to Leicestershire by 2050

Leicestershire’s population is continuing to increase and it is now estimated that over one million live in the county. Figures released by the city council project found that in Leicester, the population is expected to grow by 12 per cent over the next decade-and-a-half. To meet future housing demand, officials have suggested that more than […]

October 4, 2016

Trio of new housing initiatives announced

new housing initiatives

Details have been announced of new initiatives to help boost the number of homes being built. New housing initiatives A £3bn Home Building Fund will provide loans to small building companies and fund infrastructure to kick-start construction. The pot will help more than 25,000 new homes to be built by 2020 and 225,000 in the […]

April 2, 2015

Changes to Affordable Housing Requirements

We handle many planning applications for landowners on small to medium sites but in recent years the affordable housing requirements (either by direct provision or financial contribution) have increasingly affected the viability of these smaller schemes. In a significant move to free up the planning system, the Government has announced that, for sites of 10 […]

March 27, 2015

Free marketing appraisal

Towards the end of last year we received an increased number of enquiries into bare and equipped land available to buy and let across the region and we believe that these sorts of rural property transactions will be on the increase again this year. In our experience, land is being fought over by developers and […]

April 28, 2014

Free advice at Farmers Forum

We invite all farmers and landowners to a free event in Melton Mowbray to find out about a range of subjects, including the new Single Farm Payment. Farmers’ Forum at Brooksby Hall Conference Centre on Wednesday April 30 is run by rural property experts Andrew Granger & Co with chartered accountants Newby Castleman and Fishers […]

April 15, 2014

Co-op sell off will do little to ease land shortage

The surprise news that the Co-operative Group was to sell off Britain’s biggest farm business sent shockwaves through the market but long term the disposal of 15 farms from Scotland to Kent will do little to ease the UK’s land shortage, forecasts Andrew Granger & Co’s rural development specialist Rupert Harrison. “It will have an effect, particularly […]

April 10, 2014

Support for farmers during a stressful time of year

The sun is setting, the wind is whistling through the farm buildings, but it’s going to be a long night for Anne Robinson and daughter Sally. We visit Grange Farm in the middle of lambing season – an incredibly intense few weeks. The Robinsons are 28 days into a round the clock routine of delivering, […]