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Number of New Landlords Increasing Despite Challenging Market

With regulation tightening on the private rented sector, rising costs of compliance and increased tax legislation, it's no wonder why private landlords are exiting the market or selling at least one investment property. However,...
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What Do Minimum Room Sizes Mean For Low Income Tenants?

In 2015, it was reported that the government were looking to introduce national UK minimum room sizes which details the minimum bedroom size in private rented properties. The reasons for this would have been...
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What’s The Average Rent in Leicester?

Average rent in the UK rose by 1.2% in February 2018 compared to the same month a year ago; the average monthly rent now stands at £906 a month whilst rents in London have...

Advice For New Landlords

Being a landlord can seem daunting and it's easy to fall into one of several pitfalls open to new landlords. We wanted to share with you some advice for new landlords. Leicester Property Insight...

Everything You Need To Know About Being A Landlord In Leicester

Ever wondered how to be a landlord? Becoming a landlord in Leicester can be a fantastic opportunity; you'll benefit from the additional income, the long-term security of owning a second property and control over your investment....
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9 Things To Consider BEFORE You Invest In Property

Want to know how to invest in property? We're going to cover the nine of the things you need to consider before you invest in property. Investment Strategy When investing in property, your strategy is above...
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Renting To Tenants With Pets

When it comes to renting your property to tenants with pets, there's a lot of considerations and risks to bear in mind and whilst most landlords flat out refuse pets, there's no reason why...

Where To Start A Business In 2019

Payment Sense, a leading merchant services provider throughout Europe, has placed Leicester in the top five cities to start a business in the UK today. The report focuses on Leicester's history in textiles and shoe manufacturing...
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Belgrave and Rushey Mead, Leicester

Belgrave and Rushey Mead have benefitted from a lot of investment from local businesses and organisations which has translated into increasing property prices, as such, it's a fantastic location to live or invest in...
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Lowest Recorded Levels of Air Pollution in Leicester

Air pollution in the city has reached its lowest levels since air quality recording began over 20 years ago, according to Leicester City Council's own monitoring information. Figures collected from five monitoring station across Leicester...
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Landlord Energy Tax: £3’500 Cost Cap Announced for MEES

Last year, minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) came into force requiring landlords to ensure their energy efficiency rating is E or above for all property let after the law came into force; it doesn't...
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Leicester Cash Cow Consultation: Selective Licensing Proposals

It has been revealed that selective licensing schemes have really turned into a lottery for local authorities up and down the country with little to no evidence to suggest that they improve the local...
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Labour Desperate as Political Competition Heats Up Ahead of Local Elections

Local Labour councillors and MP, Keith Vaz, alongside City Mayor, Peter Soulsby have been accused of desperation after Belgrave residents receive four identical "Labour in Rushey Mead" leaflets in the space of a week,...

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