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Leicester House Prices Ought to be Falling – these are the reasons they are not.

Looking at the newspapers with their doom and gloom headlines, you would think that the Leicester property market (and the British property market) would be on its knees. Yet ring some Leicester estate agents for a viewing or free valuation, and if you can get an appointment within a week to ten days, you are...

Leicester OAPs are Getting Jobs and Downsizing Properties to Beat the Cost-of-Living Crisis

Leicester OAP retirees have to make tough choices with the onset of the cost-of-living crisis. Growing inflation, unpredictable financial markets and the high cost of living mean many former retired Leicester people are returning to work in what has been dubbed the ‘great unretirement’. Some are even bringing forward their downsizing house move. Looking at...

Leicester Tenants’ Spiralling Energy Bills are About to Become Leicester Landlords’ Problem

As gas and electric bills rocket for Leicester tenants, Leicester landlords who do not start to make energy efficiency upgrades face lengthy void periods and will have to discount their rents. This is irrespective of the Government's plans to change the rules on renting properties with low Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) ratings. Until six months...

Why Aren’t Liz and Rishi Courting Leicester’s Generation Rent?

With the cost-of-living crisis beginning to hit, the 20 and 30-somethings of Leicester urgently need the help and support of the Government to help them get on the property ladder. For the last few weeks, we have listened to the debates and hustings of Liz and Rishi. Between them, they have told us how they...

What’s the Difference Between a Flat and an Apartment in Leicester?

"An apartment is over £100 grand and a flat under £100k", said my friend. Joking aside, there is no difference, call it what you will, the humble apartment/flat has served Leicester well over the years. The average sale price of an apartment in Leicester in 2021 was £156,980, making it an excellent first-time buyer purchase...

Leicester’s ‘Generation Stuck’ and Their £14bn Tied-up Equity

The predicament of the Leicester 20 to 30 year olds who rent and their inability to get onto the housing ladder is often discussed in the press. There are 4.43m properties in the UK that are still in the private rented sector (compared to 2.13m in 2002). This group of people in their 20s and...

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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