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£478,662 – ‘Wood’ You Pay That For a Leicester Semi-Detached House?

The value of an average Leicester semi-detached house has increased in value by £13,976 in the last 12 months, an increase in value of 6.19%. Yet the costs of building a Leicester home have shot up even more in the last 12 months, meaning the price of Leicester new homes and any building works you do to your Leicester home in the coming months and years could be a lot higher. The British house...

Is Your Money Safe? A Simple Safeguarding Tip for Leicester’s Landlords and Tenants

In this two-minute read, we explain why your letting agent should be part of a client money protection (CMP) scheme. The lettings sector used to be the Wild West of the property market, with a small group of unscrupulous agents giving the industry a bad name. Thankfully, the introduction of stricter regulations in recent years has sent many cowboy agents riding off into the sunset. But no industry...

Deposit Disputes: How Leicester Landlords Can Avoid the Most Common Cause of Conflict

In this three-minute read, we look at how Leicester landlords can protect themselves from getting caught up in the most common cause of end-of-tenancy disputes. When a tenancy comes to an end, one issue more than any other causes disagreements. And it’s not holes in walls or missing rent payments that take the number one spot. According to recent data* cleaning is the most common cause of...

How to Protect Yourself from Bogus Landlords

In this three-minute read, we explain how renters can avoid getting ripped off by fake landlords. Renters in Leicester should be on their guard against fraudsters using Covid-19 as a cover to swindle people out of their hard-earned cash. Rental fraud is not a new scam – Action Fraud, the UK’s reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime, has been warning about it for years. However, we’re...

It’s Children’s Mental Health Week in Leicester

We show our support for a vitally important project which comes with Royal approval. Children’s Mental Health Week (CMHW) is running from Monday 1 to Sunday 7 February. The project’s patron, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, launched the event with a special video message. The Duchess is a passionate supporter of children’s mental health and spoke about the importance of young people expressing their...

How Leicester is Affected by Yesterday’s Stamp Duty Debate

They rarely agree about anything, but MPs from different parties were singing from the same hymn sheet during yesterday's virtual House of Commons debate around extending the Stamp Duty holiday. The debate was triggered by an online public petition that wants to see a six-month extension to the existing deadline of 31 March. And nearly every MP who spoke during the 70-minute discussion favoured adding at...

It’s Feelgood Friday: Time to Focus on a Little Bit of Good News…For A Change

In this two-minute read, we share three short stories to make you smile. We may be in the middle of a winter lockdown, but there are still plenty of reasons to be cheerful. Here are a few upbeat stories from around the world to lift your mood. Animal adoptions on trackA campaign to promote animal adoptions has been a hit with Moscow commuters. Thirteen of the city's animal shelters joined forces to...

Leasehold Reforms: What You Should Know about the Government’s Changes

In this three-minute read, we look at England’s new leasehold reform package. What will the new leasehold reforms, announced last week, deliver for leasehold property owners in LEICESTER? Here’s what we know so far. Now, ‘leasehold reform’ may not be the sexiest of subject matters, but if you are one of the 4.3 million people in England who owns a leasehold property, don’t doze off as these...

Businesses in Leicester Encourage to Help Keep Local Children Learning

A local estate agency has bought 120 computer tablets for schoolchildren affected by the latest lockdown. Knightsbridge Estate Agents, which has three offices across Leicester, were compelled to help after hearing news reports, many local children do not have access to laptops or tablets. This means they cannot easily access online lessons which educational experts fear will hinder their...

NEWSFLASH – Lockdown Update for home movers in Leicester

The Prime Minister announced at 8pm this last night that people in England will be going back into lockdown tomorrow following a surge in Coronavirus cases. The tighter restrictions include schools shutting until the February half-term for most pupils. People must now work from home if they can, and only essential shops can remain open. Which leads us to how these new measures will affect people wanting...

10 Resolutions People in Leicester are Making in 2021

We look to share some resolution ideas to bring some hope in 2021. 99.9 per cent of us cannot wait to see the back of 2020. And what better time to draw a line under this ‘unprecedented’ year than the opportunity to welcome in a new year. And one which brings new hope. Below are 10 of the most common resolutions people have made over the past five years, according to polling website You.Gov....

Making the Switch: Changing Estate Agents in Leicester – How to Choose Wisely

Choosing the right estate agent in Leicester is key to you being happy when you come to selling your home.Moving home is a stressful time, and we won’t lie – it can be hectic. There are so many things to do, so many plans to make, and then there’s the number crunching to do.It can be a tough time, even though you know that at the end of it you’ll be starting a new chapter in a new home with your...

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