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 31, 2019

June sees surge in demand from renters

new renters sitting with boxes

New data from Rightmove has revealed that demand from tenants looking for a new property increased by 7% between May and June. The previous average rise for this period has been just 1% over the last few years. The figures suggest that the introduction of the new Tenant Fees Act, which became law on June […]

July 31, 2019

Andrew Granger & Co. welcomes new member to the team

chris beeby of andrew granger

Andrew Granger & Co. is pleased to announce an addition to our team. Experienced negotiator Chris Beeby will be joining our Market Harborough branch in the role of senior lettings negotiator. Chris began working in estate agency in Market Harborough in 1983 and has previously worked at Andrew Granger & Co for ten years between […]

July 23, 2019

Buy-to-let is still the investors choice

A traditional English cottage

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

Andrew Granger & Co 30 years logo

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

Close up of hands in a business meeting

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 […]

November 13, 2018

Why Market Harborough is the perfect place for families

Market Harborough

The bridge currently being built in Market Harborough from the Harborough arm of the Grand Union Canal to the Airfield Farm site that is earmarked for 924 homes, shops, a primary school, a hotel and recreation facilities is a sure sign of this East Midlands market town’s increasing popularity as a location for families to […]

October 24, 2018

Market Harborough’s lettings department wins gold at British Property Awards

Andrew Granger Market Harborough office

Once again, our lettings department has been commended for the service it offers landlords and tenants in Market Harborough, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. The Market Harborough lettings office has been awarded gold at the British Property Awards, the only agency in the Harborough region to receive the award. As part of the judging process for the […]

September 25, 2018

Looking to evict a tenant – issuing a Section 21

Couple evicted from flat by landlord

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 […]