Property Market News

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...

Lockdown Update for Landlords and Tenants in Leicester

We look at what the announcement on Saturday by Prime Minister Boris Johnson means to landlords and tenants in Leicester. The writing has been on the wall for several days now, but on Saturday we received confirmation that England will go into lockdown from Thursday, November 5 until at least December 2. So, how will...

What will happen to the value of your Leicester home next year?

What will a no deal Brexit on the horizon, the end of the stamp duty holiday in March, mortgage payment holidays coming to an end, unemployment set to rise after furlough and ongoing on/off coronavirus restrictions do to the Leicester property market and the value of your Leicester home? In the late spring of 2020,...

Leicester House Prices 2021 – What will happen to the value of your Leicester home next year?

What will a no deal Brexit on the horizon, the end of the stamp duty holiday in March, mortgage payment holidays coming to an end, unemployment set to rise after furlough and ongoing on/off coronavirus restrictions do to the Leicester property market and the value of your Leicester home? In the late spring of 2020,...

What four things are terrifying landlords in Leicester?

We look at what ghoulish goings-on are keeping landlords up at night—a Halloween Week Special. There are many different fears we all have in life. There’s the fear of scary clowns like the one made infamous by the horror classic It. Or more everyday things like fear of failure, of missing out or missing the...

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