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March 2019

LOROS Hospice Twilight Walk 2019 – How Knightsbridge are getting involved

We are pleased to announce that the Knightsbridge Chocolate Stall will be back again this year for the LOROS Hospice Twilight Walk. The LOROS Twilight Walk in a ladies only sponsored 10k walk, run or jog around Leicester City Centre during the evening on 6th April. For the 4th year, we will be giving away chocolate treats to the walkers as they start the final leg of the 10k walk, run, jog back to the...

Why you should put a ‘spring’ in your step?

Preparation is key when you’re looking to buy a house. There’s no point jumping into viewings if you haven’t got everything in place, as chances are you could miss out on the home of your choice.  Having a mortgage in principle doesn’t just show that you are in the best position when it comes to making an offer, but you will have a clear idea of what you can afford. Scrolling through the...

Why is the Leicester Property Market Bucking Brexit Blues?

Whether you are a Remainer or a Leaver there’s no getting away from the fact that Brexit is dragging on, and on, and on. The current uncertainty is causing many businesses deep concern and has hit the UK’s housing market in many areas. But how is Leicester bearing up? According to a report out today from prominent property website Zoopla, Leicester’s housing market has recorded the UK’s biggest...

Are you prepared for the trickiest part of selling your home?

1. You’ve made the decision to sell, and taken time to present your home beautifully for buyers.  Viewings have taken place and an offer has been made and joyfully accepted, you’re now home and dry – aren’t you?  Even though you will have gone through a whole host of emotions to get to this point, you’re now about to enter the trickiest part of your sale.  Before you start to panic, rest...

Home Ownership among Leicester young people has nearly halved in 20 years

The proportion of 25 to 34-year olds who own their home in Leicester has nearly halved in the last 20 years, so what does this mean for all the existing Leicester landlords and homeowners together with all those youngsters considering buying their first home?   Well, looking at the numbers in greater detail, in Leicester there has been a 41.8% proportional drop in the number of 25 to 34-year...

Leicester Property Market vs London Property Market

Anyone would think that national news, especially when it comes to talking about the property market, is just focused on London centric. In fact, over the last 5 years, the London property market has really manipulated the UK on averages to such an extent that many lenders like the Halifax and Nationwide publish two indices, a national one without London and one with.   Now it’s true the...

1000 Sales Per Week are Aided by Help to Buy…

On average 965 sales per week have been completed using Help to Buy across England and Wales during 2018 (to the end of September), according to data released by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and the Welsh Government. Over 160 properties are purchased each week with the aid of Help to Buy across the South East, double that recorded in Yorkshire and the Humber, and three times...

1 in 12 Landlords unaware of Legislative changes…

One in twelve landlords is unaware of a suite of legislative changes that occurred across the lettings industry in recent years, according to the findings of the English Private Landlord Survey 2018 published in January. Over 80% of landlords were aware of the additional 3% stamp duty burden for the purchase of a second home, with two-thirds having knowledge of the changes to mortgage tax relief and the...

Easter Colouring Competition – Can you help brighten up our offices?

‼️ WE NEED YOUR HELP... ‼️ The 🐇Easter Bunny🐇 has asked Knightsbridge to help find some helpers to help brighten up our offices this 🍫 Easter🍫, so we need your help... Do you know anyone that can help us decorate our Easter Egg colouring sheets so that we can display them in our office window over the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend from 19th April until Monday 22nd April? In return...

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