November 6, 2017

Landlords: 7 benefits of using a letting agent

Letting Agents

Whether you are a new landlord or one who has previously let out a property, there comes a time when it’s worthwhile considering “Would all of this be easier with a letting agent?”. Often, the answer is a straight yes, but other considerations such as cost and time then come into play.  Perhaps you have […]

November 6, 2017

Crucial considerations when deciding how much to let your property for

let your property

For new landlords or landlords who are looking for new tenants, how much rent you charge can make the difference between an extremely profitable letting or a property losing money by remaining vacant. When looking at how much rent you should charge, there are certain crucial considerations to take into account to avoid under or […]

September 10, 2017

Boom for lettings in Loughborough

Loughborough team

We’re pleased to see that our Loughborough branch has experienced one of their busiest periods for rental property over the summer with demand rising consistently. The lettings department in Loughborough recorded their highest number of rental contracts in June and the trend has continued throughout the summer with the agency reporting that any new rental […]

August 17, 2017

Top tips for letting your property out to new tenants

Exchanging keys new tenants

You don’t need us to tell you how to be a good landlord, especially if you’ve had tenants happily rent a property from you before. However, one thing that we have found can happen is that landlords who have had happy tenants before grow complacent when those tenants move out.  Gone is the need to […]

July 26, 2017

Should I put my rent up?

Closeup Of Contract Of House Sale Ready To Be Signed

According to the Your Move buy to let index, rent prices across England and Wales rose by 1.6% between May and June, making rental costs around 2% higher than at the same time last year at an average of £827 per month across the UK.   News like this can often prompt landlords to send letters […]

June 23, 2017

Letting agent fees confirmed to be banned

Open Door With Keys, Key In Keyhole

In the Government’s Housing White Paper earlier this year, it was announced that letting agent fees to tenants will be banned “as soon as parliamentary time allows”. More than six months after the original announcement, this, amongst other policies, has been confirmed by the Queen in her 2017 speech. Charging administrative fees to tenants for moving […]

April 12, 2017

Should your let be furnished or unfurnished?

Interior Of Living Room With Sofa Over Brick Wall 3D Rendering

Once a buyer has successfully bought a buy-to-let property or made the necessary adjustments needed to rent the property out, one of the first questions they will be faced with is whether to leave the property unfurnished or provide renters with furniture that’s already in place. It’s a decision that can be affected by both […]

February 7, 2017

Andrew Granger first choice for landlords in Market Harborough

house to let - reduce tenancy void periods

We’re pleased to announce that Andrew Granger & Co oversaw the most lettings for landlords in the Market Harborough area in January. Statistics provided by Rightmove Intel show that our Market Harborough lettings estate agents came first out of six other estate agencies in the area. The data shows that between the 23rd and 29th […]

January 23, 2017

How Easy is it to be Added to the Rogue Landlord List?

Open Door With Keys, Key In Keyhole

The Government has launched a new public consultation to try to crack down on rogue landlords, as part of the Housing and Planning Act 2016.  The consultation involves plans for enforcing banning orders, stopping landlords from managing or letting properties if they commit regular or serious offences against tenants. Commenting on the reasons behind banning […]

January 16, 2017

Rising House Prices in Leicestershire

House prices in Leicestershire

Impacts of rising house prices on landlords The Office for National Statistics (ONS) House Price Index: Oct 2016 demonstrates that UK average house prices have risen by 6.9% in the year to October 2016. This is good and bad news for landlords.  Good in terms of knowing that your investment is more than likely worth […]