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Are You a Landlord or a Property Investor in Leicester?

What’s the difference between a landlord and a property investor? Aren’t they the same thing? Does one rent out properties and the other sell them on? If these questions have got you scratching your head, read on.   Long term vs short term Keeping it simple, a landlord makes a regular income from renting properties to tenants. They are responsible for maintaining and managing the...

Houseplants: How to Create a Green Sanctuary in Your Leicester Home

Houseplants add colour and freshness to work and living spaces – and deliver a host of health benefits. As this week is Houseplant Week UK, let’s look at the do’s and don’ts of cultivating indoor plants.   Reasons to green your scene If you take good care of your houseplants, they’ll look great all year round. Even in the depths of winter – when the trees are depressingly bare...

Simple Ways to Save Money on Your Energy Bills

Householders were hit with budget-busting energy price hikes in 2021 – a trend that looks set to continue well into the new year. Here are some ways to claw back some cash on your heating bills and help the environment at the same time. Small steps Individually these measures offer modest gains but put them together, and you’ll notice the benefits. Use energy-efficient light bulbs....

Selling Your Leicester Property Due to a Divorce

A survey of 2,000 Brits found that there’s only one thing more stressful than getting divorced – and that’s moving home.* Spare a thought then for people who sell their home when their long-term relationship ends. They find themselves dealing with two of life’s most challenging moments at the same time. Here are some property-related tips to help people navigate such a scenario.  Get good...

Four New Year’s Resolutions Landlords Will Love

It’s 2022. A new year, new hopes, and a new focus on getting rid of old ways of doing things that are holding us back. And landlords are not immune to wanting a fresh start. January always sees us have plenty of enquiries from landlords keen to improve the way they do things. Below are four resolutions we can help landlords make, but more importantly, keep.  To make more money This one is a...

Multigenerational Living – The New Housing Trend in Leicester

Remember when you were younger and you couldn’t wait to move out of your parents’ house, rent your own place and live independently? Well, times are a-changin', and being an adult with your own bills, mortgage payments, and countless other expenses has lost its charm for many. In fact, more and more people are going back to their roots, moving in with their parents, in-laws, or other family members...

What Resolutions Are People Making for 2022?

According to data analytics firm YouGov, at the end of 2020, around a fifth of the adult population in the UK made New Year’s resolutions. And this year promises to be no different as some of us vow to make a positive change to our lives in 2022. YouGov states that women (23%) are more likely to make New Year’s resolutions than men (15%). The ten most popular things people want to tackle are,...

Want a Trouble-Free Festive Break? Use a Letting Agent

Being a landlord is not a nine-to-five job. You can’t just switch on your out-of-office and mute your WhatsApp messages because you fancy a break. Well actually, you can – if you have a good letting agent working for you. Here are four ways an agent can help you through the silly season. Stress-free holidays As a landlord, you have a duty of care to your tenant. This means you never know...

Thanks to All of Leicester’s Christmas Heroes

It’s the night before Christmas, and excitement is reaching fever pitch among children (and adults, some of our team included). But let’s also spare a thought and share some gratitude for the people, around one million of them across the UK, who work on December 25th. While you’re tucking into the turkey or munching away on your seasonal veg, it can be easy to forget that it’s another working...

Nightmare Before Christmas: A Cautionary Tale for Landlords

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. That was until Mum and Dad, joint owners of a rental property, received a panicked phone call from their tenant.    What was the matter? In a highly charged conversation, the tenant explained that a pipe had burst and was causing severe water damage. The problem needs to be...

Left It Late? Check Out These Ideas for Christmas Gifts in Leicester

A conversation among our team recently made us realise that with just over a week to go before Christmas Day, most of us still had people to buy gifts for. So, if you’re in the same situation and need some late/last-minute present inspiration, check out these 15 ideas. For Her To pamper – a spa day at a local beauty salon. To relax – a luxuriously scented candle (look at Jo Malone if...

What to Do Before Selling a Buy-To-Let in Leicester

If you’re a landlord looking to downsize your property portfolio, you may be thinking about selling one or more of your buy-to-let properties. This process isn’t always as straightforward as a regular property sale, so we’ve pulled together some FAQs to think about.   Who should I sell my property to? To sell to another landlord, keep it simple. Make sure the property is clean,...

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