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Seven Ways Leicester Landlords Can Ace Property Inspections

Inspections are a key part of managing a tenancy so it’s imperative that landlords get them right. Here are some top tips to ensure landlords don’t miss a thing. A two-minute read. We’ve all heard the horror stories about nightmare tenants who trash a rental property, leaving the landlord up to their neck in repair bills and legal costs. Or maintenance issues that were left and became problematic....

Easy Ways Leicester Residents Can Support Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July: Do Your Bit to Help the Planet   It’s time to turn the tide on single-use plastics going to landfill or winding up in our oceans and waterways. A three-minute read. The world is drowning in plastic, and here are some statistics to prove it. The UK gets through more than two million tonnes of plastic packaging a year.1 A whopping 500 billion plastic bags are used around...

The Interior Styles That Could Add £10k to the Price of Your Leicester Home

This two-minute read explains how to nail the must-have looks that could push up the price of your home. Here at Knightsbridge Estate Agents, we’ve been telling our clients for years to ditch the clutter and get the décor spot on to secure a top sale. Well now a survey has proved us right! The study* found that two in five buyers look for a property that matches their own personal taste in interiors....

Four Ways Leicester Landlords Can Find Top Tenants

Top Tips for Finding the Best Tenants The secret to a smooth-running tenancy is good tenants. Here’s how to find them. A two-minute read. There are few guarantees in life, but we promise you this: let your property to a bad tenant, and your job as a landlord will get much more complicated. Expect to be out of pocket (due to missed rent payments and damage to your property) and stressed (dealing with...

Don’t Try This at Home: Three of the Dumbest TikTok DIY Hacks

The DIY hacks you see on TikTok may be entertaining to watch, but they can also be dumb and even downright dangerous. TikTok is awash with amateur handymen and women dishing out tips, but just how practical and accurate is this advice? When confused.com asked an expert handyman to rate the quality of DIY videos on TikTok, he deemed 39% of the content to be ‘rubbish’ or ‘poor’. Meanwhile,...

How to Make Families Fall in Love with Your Leicester Home

This two-minute read looks at how to ensure your home appeals to buyers looking for a family home. When it comes to devising a marketing strategy to sell your home, the first step is establishing your target buyer. For example, if you’re selling a slick, minimalist penthouse studio, there’s no prizes for guessing that your target will be young professional buyers. But if it’s a house or garden...

Legal Responsibilities: A Guide for Leicester Landlords 

This two-minute read explains how landlords can navigate their way through an ever-growing list of rules and regulations. There’s one rookie mistake that many first-time landlords make when they invest in property – and it can cost them dearly further down the track. While most newbie landlords mull over the obvious financial stuff – like rental income, repairs, mortgage costs and tax – they...

Clever Gadgets Leicester Homeowners Need to Know about

Save time and stress by investing in these four gadgets for your home. A three-minute read.  The world’s richest entrepreneurs may be obsessed with building fancy spaceships, but we’re more interested in tech that makes everyday life easier. Thankfully, there is an array of useful new household gadgets on the market. Here are four of the best. Robo-mop With iRobot’s Braava Jet M6, you’ll never...

How to Market Your LEICESTER Home to Downsizers

What do downsizers, a growing force in the housing market, want? Check out this two-minute read to find out. Downsizers are emerging as increasingly influential players in the property market, with a growing number of over-55s selling up and buying less expensive properties. Last year, 181,000 people downsized* – the highest number in five years (source: Hamptons, 2021). Why downsizers are...

The Truth Behind Rent-to-Rent Schemes in Leicester

In this two-minute read, we look at why you should be cautious of rent-to-rent schemes and how they could be less profitable in the long run. Less rental income While you might be tempted to enter one of these contracts, often, the way the business offering you the R2R option can be profitable is to offer you less than the typical market rate. By offering you a lower rate for a fixed term, the...

DIY Kitchen Hacks for Leicester Homeowners

Discover how to make your kitchen look fresh and modern without spending a fortune in this two-minute read.   Smartening up your kitchen is an excellent way to wow buyers and add value. If you can’t afford a full-scale high-end refurbishment, try these cost-saving DIY tips.   Before you start When we’re emotionally attached to a property, we often gloss over its flaws. But it’s...

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