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Advice for Leicester Landlords on Tenants with Pets

Should tenants be allowed to keep pets in rental properties? It’s a thorny subject that is back in the spotlight after an MP called for landlords to be more flexible on the issue. Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell argues that preventing tenants from being with their beloved pet companion is cruel and discriminatory. “For most people,...

Leicester First-time Buyers are Being Locked Out of the Leicester Property Market – Rents Have Risen by 5.3%

With the banks reducing the number of low deposit mortgages (i.e. deposit of 10% and below) since Covid-19 hit in the spring, this has meant that the number of Leicester first-time buyers has been decreasing quickly, meaning many of those would-be Leicester buyers wanting to make the first step on the Leicester property ladder will stay in...

The Documents that Leicester Landlords Must Have

First-time landlords often make the rookie mistake of underestimating the amount of paperwork involved in letting a property. Many assume that once the ink dries on a tenancy agreement, they’ve got the paperwork sorted – but nothing could be further from the truth. Record-keeping is an integral part of a landlord’s duties and falls into...

Each Leicester landlord could be hit by a £28,505 bill

...and the 5 ways on how all Leicester landlords can escape the worst of the coronavirus downturn on their Leicester rental property. With the second lockdown starting on the 5th November 2020, does this mean Leicester landlords can wave goodbye to their Leicester buy-to-let investment and see it go up in smoke on the bonfire...

An Evictions Update for Leicester Landlords

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced a ban on bailiffs carrying out eviction enforcement during the lockdown in all but the most serious of cases. While the courts are continuing to hear eviction cases, under the new rules announced last week as England returned to lockdown, bailiff enforcement action cannot be implemented until January 11,...

Reasons Tenants Rent

According to The Property Academy Tenant Survey 2020, just over half of tenants rent because they can’t afford to buy and almost half rent to suit their lifestyle. Stepping onto the property ladder is hard and Covid-19 has added to this with stricter lending criteria. However, not everyone wants to buy, 14% of tenants do...

Leicester Community News

Avenue Primary School – Your local Clarendon Park School

Avenue Primary School – Your local Clarendon Park School   We recently visited Avenue Primary School and got a chance to meet with the head teacher Mrs Kandola to gain an insight into what it is like being a school head teacher, as well as being involved in the local community and also what is…

Fantastic Local Clarendon Park Independent Business

Christopher James Deli – Fantastic Local Clarendon Park Independent Business   We recently visited Simon Fairey, the owner of Christopher James Deli on Queens Road in Clarendon Park to gain an insight into what it is like to be a local business owner and involved in the Clarendon Park community.  

Loros Twilight Walk April 2018

Loros Twilight Walk April 2018 We are proud to be supporting Loros in their annual Twilight Walk on Saturday 14th April 2018 We are joined by Laura from Loros to find out more about the Biggest Girls Night Out In Leicester  

What is it like to Live & Work in Oadby?

Oadby Town Centre – Chestnuts Coffee Shop   We recently visited Chestnuts Coffee Shop to find out more about the local Oadby business and why Oadby is such a popular town for people to move to and be a part of the local community.  

Buy to let deal of the week

Francis Street, Stoneygate – Buy to Let Deal of the Week

Stoneygate Buy to Let Deal of the Week

Top 20 Streets

No. 8 Coverdale Road – Top 20 Streets in Wigston

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No. 9 – Top 20 Streets in Wigston – Bilsdale Road

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No. 8 – Top 20 Streets in Oadby – The Spinney

No. 9 – Top 20 Streets in Oadby – The Fairway

No. 10 – Top 20 Streets in Oadby – Quickthorns

No. 11 – Top 20 Streets in Oadby – The Avenue

First Time Buyer

First Time Buyer? 4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

When you take out your first mortgage, as with any financial product, you’ll have to go through a credit check. It’s normal to feel apprehensive about this process, as let’s face it, few of us have perfect credit. That’s why it’s worth trying to improve your credit score, if possible, in the months before you...

7 Steps to Becoming a Residential landlord in Leicester

There are a number of reasons people become residential landlords. Often, it’s because someone wants to do more with their savings and sees property as a sound investment with a regular income. It might also be that a person becomes an accidental landlord after inheriting a property or moving into a house with a partner....

7 Easy Ways to Save a Deposit For Your First Home in Leicester

Lots of people dream of no longer living with their parents or throwing money at their landlord every month and instead buying their own home in Leicester. However, one of the things that often stands in the way of first time buyers is raising a deposit. The average house price in the UK is just...

Jargon Free Advice for First-Time Buyers in Leicester

Do you remember when you rode a bike without support for the first time? Or when you learned to swim? And who can forget the moment when the driving examiner turns and says ‘congratulations, you’ve passed.’ You also never forget your first love or the first home you buy. That’s why at Leicester Property Blog...

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