Working smart with social media

Today social media is an essential part of any business, with 317 million people actively using Twitter and 1.71 billion monthly Facebook users. With around 2.3 billion social media users worldwide covering a variety of platforms including Snapchat, LinkedIn and Instagram, harnessing the power of social media is key if you are looking to grow…
Read more

Consultation on ban on fees to start in March/April

The Government The Government has announced that the consultation on banning letting agent’s fees to tenants will take place in March/April 2017. The announcement came during a debate in the House of Lords this week where Baroness Grender, who introduced the Renters’ Rights Bill, asked about the “steps to implement a ban on lettings fees announced…
Read more

2017 House Price Index & Rental Trends – from Rightmove

For more in-depth insights and information specific to your area go to: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/news/house-price-index/ Sales Opportunity for first-time buyers 2017 has started steady with 0.4% (+£1,086) rise in the price of property coming to market, similar to the 0.5% rise recorded in January 2016 Encouraging early signs of home-mover activity, with visits to Rightmove since Boxing…
Read more

Make the most out of a property viewing

Buying your home is likely to be the biggest purchase you will make, yet often you will only view it once or twice before deciding to buy it. Therefore, it is essential that you are as fully informed as possible before proceeding to make an offer on a property. Key considerations before making an offer…
Read more

Landlords – Are your properties winter ready?

Don’t wait for an emergency call from your tenants before addressing problems with your rental property. Prevention is always better than a cure with property repairs! Inside your house Insulation is key. Pipes that lead outside need insulating as do cold areas of the house such as roof spaces, basements, cellars and out buildings. If…
Read more

Investment in Leicester

Two significant developments in Leicester are set to increase visitors, potential investors, new businesses and jobs to the area: Old Town revamp A £3.7 million revamp of some of Leicester’s most historic streets is due to commence in the New Year. Planned around Millstone Lane, Wycliffe Street, Greyfriars conservation area, Applegate, Peacock Lane, Hotel Street…
Read more

What improves property value?

You can present your home in its best condition, well decorated, clutter free, smelling nicely with good lighting but what else could affect the value of your property?   Living near a supermarket Recent research from Lloyds Bank has revealed that living near a supermarket could typically add £22,000 to the value of a home….
Read more

Autumn Statement – Tenant Fees in England

The government has decided to ban tenant fees in a bid to make renting more affordable. The question is will it have the desired effect or is it just another headline grabbing publicity stunt? Housing Minister Gavin Barwell MP said in a tweet just a few weeks ago that a ban was a “Bad idea –…
Read more

Talking about Open Houses

  Holding an Open House when selling your home is a normal occurrence in the USA and has been happening there for decades, however it is not such a common practice in the UK.   What can we take from the USA experience? Viewers will be people at every stage of the home-buying process, from…
Read more