A Leicestershire estate agency is celebrating retaining its position as the most highly rated lettings agency in the Harborough region by national property website Rightmove.
The website’s quarterly statistics show that the lettings department at Andrew Granger & Co was once again ranked at number one for the first quarter of 2018, a position they held throughout 2017.
To achieve the top spot, Andrew Granger & Co had to have the highest number of lettings in the region; they also have the most properties available for rent in the area.
The Market Harborough branch of the company let a total of 200 properties in 2017, making it one of the largest independent agencies in Leicestershire.
“Rightmove is such a hugely influential website in the property industry so it is great to have their endorsement,” said Jill Griffiths, Head of Residential Lettings and also a partner at Andrew Granger & Co.
“We have a very experienced team here at our Market Harborough branch offering a highly professional service in what is a hugely competitive industry. We aim to maintain our number one position throughout 2018.”
Ms Griffiths also welcomed an announcement by the government that they intend to clamp down on poor letting practice by introducing fundamental changes to the industry, including a compulsory code of practice for letting agents.
“Unfortunately there is a small minority of unscrupulous landlords operating in the rental market and we are pleased to see the industry becoming more closely regulated,” she said.
“We have always operated to the highest industry standards as members of ARLA, which offers both tenants and landlords the guarantee of good practice and peace of mind. “
The East Midlands had the fastest rise in residential rents in the UK (February 2017 to 2018), growing by 2.24%, over three times the national average, according to the latest Landbay Rental Index.
“The price rise isn’t great news for tenants, but it does demonstrate that there is still a healthy market for buy to let and investment in rental properties, particularly in our prosperous local area,” said Ms Griffiths.