TIME TO THINK OF THE FUTURE?

TIME TO THINK OF THE FUTURE?

Somerville Refined Senior Living - Festive Open Day - Leicester - Saturday, 14 December 2019 from 10am to 6pm Assisted living at Somerville is the ideal environment for seniors to enjoy livin…

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Is your house ready to go on to the market in time for rightmoves busiest time!?

Is your house ready to go on to the market in time for rightmoves busiest time!?

A recent Rightmove stat has said that thier traffic increased by 231% between Christmas Day and January 2nd last year! This is an incredible increase, put down to many people being off work en…

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RIGHT TO BUILD DAY - 30th October 2019

RIGHT TO BUILD DAY - 30th October 2019

England's first ever Right to Build Day takes place on 30th October 2019. This is the single most important day in the history of those building or commi…

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Tenant's Guide: Autumn & Winter Property Checklist

Tenant's Guide: Autumn & Winter Property Checklist

Making sure your property is ready for winter means you’ll be able to keep the warmth in, save money and protect your home too. When the autumn months roll by, make sure you prepare for …

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Houses near green space have increased asking prices

Houses near green space have increased asking prices

A recent case study found if your property is near some form of green space the likely hood is the price will increase. Living next to green spaces such as parks, allotments, golf courses and …

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Gate House to rent in Downton Abbey style Estate!!!

Gate House to rent in Downton Abbey style Estate!!!

The Gate House is a delightful three bedroom cottage which has been totally renovated and offers stylish living in a unique location on the Quenby Hall Estate with views over the rolling East …

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James Sellicks raises money for Leicestershire Cares with a 25 mile bike ride!

James Sellicks raises money for Leicestershire Cares with a 25 mile bike ride!

Emma Jones, Henry Burgess, Charles Beretta and Jonathan Cameron raised nearly £700 for the charity Leicestershire Cares. The 25 mile route started from Cafe Ventoux in Tugby and circle…

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Monopolies rags to riches, Old Kent Road!

Monopolies rags to riches, Old Kent Road!

Interesting London stories............................ It's one of our nations favourite board games, Monopoly and it is the £60 “dud square” which is at the heart o…

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Protect your property from fraud

Protect your property from fraud

If a property is rented or empty and someone decides to fraudulently mortgage the property, the notification of this will be sent by HM Land Registry directly to the property and the landlord …

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Electrical safety within the private rented sector (PRS)

Electrical safety within the private rented sector (PRS)

A landlord is required by law to ensure: • that the electrical installation in the property is safe when the tenancy begins • that the electrical installation is maintained…

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 ARLA Propertymark Protected

ARLA Propertymark Protected

We have recently become a member of ARLA Propertymark, choosing to be regulated. What does this mean to you as a landlord/ Tenant? ARLA Propertymark is independently regulated to unsure we wor…

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Are House Prices Rising This Summer?

Are House Prices Rising This Summer?

House prices are set to jump this summer based on deals that have already been agreed, it has been forecast. Conveyancing comparison website Reallymoving has analysed property price informa…

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The Finest Garden that James has seen?

The Finest Garden that James has seen?

A fantastic house and without doubt the finest gardens James has seen in 30 years. This remarkable village home, offers over 8,000 sq ft of accommodation including 2 guest cottages, superb ind…

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Think about flooding before it happens

Think about flooding before it happens

It may be dry now but as we saw last week, when it rains, it pours!  Did you know there is an app that you can download from the apple/ play store that will alert you to flood warnings…

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Ten years to the day, where has the time gone!?

Ten years to the day, where has the time gone!?

Here at James Sellicks, we came across this picture, which was taken ten years ago today! We were raising money for breast cancer, hence the very pink attire! I am proud to say, all but one m…

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Are Flats out of fashion with first-time buyers?

Are Flats out of fashion with first-time buyers?

First-time buyers are bypassing flats and moving straight into houses - leading to a fall in the cost of apartments, official figures suggest. The cost of a typical apartment or maisonette in …

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How to know if you have damp and timber issues occurring in your property?

How to know if you have damp and timber issues occurring in your property?

If you’re buying or selling a house the last thing you want to read in a surveyors report is that there are damp and timber problems. Having timber and damp issues can be a real problem …

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House prices rise in the Midlands and North of England

House prices rise in the Midlands and North of England

A robust property market in the midlands and the north of England have helped push up the national average price of a newly marketed property by 0.3pc, according to Rightmove’s latest me…

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New Permitted Development Rights

New Permitted Development Rights

  So what are permitted development rights? Permitted development rights (PDRs) are rights to make certain changes to a building without the need to apply for planning permission. …

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Need to Know More About The Tenant Fee Ban?

Need to Know More About The Tenant Fee Ban?

Tenant Fee Ban: The Tenant fee Ban was first introduced to the public as a Bill after discussions with Parliament in May 2018 and was passed into law on 12th February 2019. The proposal wa…

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Buyers Return to the Housing Market in April

Buyers Return to the Housing Market in April

James Sellicks saw a surge in sales through April across all three of our offices and it seems this was seen across the country with several articles stating the same for house sales and a ris…

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Looking for a property to let in Oadby?

Looking for a property to let in Oadby?

Brooks House was originally constructed in the mid 19th Century for WE Hutchinson a former director of the Midland railway. This Victorian property has been sympathetically developed in 2013 t…

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Perfectly located flat in the centre of Kibworth

Perfectly located flat in the centre of Kibworth

A deceptively spacious and immaculately presented three bedroom first floor flat located in the heart of Kibworth Harcourt.Kibworth is a thriving south Leicestershire village, renowned for the…

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House Prices Rise in East Midlands

House Prices Rise in East Midlands

Although house prices have fallen 2.5 per cent in London over the past year they have risen in some regions. Homes coming to market this month in the East Midlands, Wales, the West and and …

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Notable rise in the number of over 65s investing in buy-to-let

Notable rise in the number of over 65s investing in buy-to-let

There has been an increase in the number of older people investing in the buy-to-let sector, fresh figures show. Commercial Trust has seen borrowers aged between 65 and 75 increase their sh…

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 What is Legionella and how is this contracted?

What is Legionella and how is this contracted?

Legionella is the bacteria which causes legionnaires' disease, this bacteria flourishes in air conditioning and central heating systems, legionaries’ disease is usually caused by inh…

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The hoarding is up at Rose Yard and Crown House, Kibworth!

The hoarding is up at Rose Yard and Crown House, Kibworth!

#TeamSellicks are excited to see the hoarding for the development in Kibworth has gone up around the site. Things are moving forward with estimated completion to be around January 2020.  …

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Do houses that are

Do houses that are "staged" sell faster?

The trade body for ‘home stagers’ says that properties that have been dressed sell three times faster than those that have not. The Home Staging Association UK & Ireland has…

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Leicester Mercury's Show Apartment Of The Month

Leicester Mercury's Show Apartment Of The Month

James Sellicks is proud to offer the only private rental assisted - living development in the Midlands and featured on the Leicester Mercury as Show Apartment of The Month.  1. Choose …

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Fewer homes earn more than owners?

Fewer homes earn more than owners?

Analysis suggests that the proportion of homes earning more than their owners is shrinking as house price growth continues to slow. Halifax says the average rise in house prices over the last …

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Open Day, This Saturday At Pine View, Curzon Road, Birstall

Open Day, This Saturday At Pine View, Curzon Road, Birstall

Please come and join Anne and Jonathan from the James Sellicks Leicester office at this stunning gated development of just five properties, all finished to an incredibly high standard. All th…

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Stylish contemporary living in the heart of Kibworth

Stylish contemporary living in the heart of Kibworth

A unique new development of eighteen 1,2 & 3 bedroom homes. Buy a stunning new home with Help to Buy, only 5% deposit. Key Features Popular Village Location High Specif…

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Are You Compromising When Buying a Home?

Are You Compromising When Buying a Home?

A quarter of people who compromised on location when buying their current home later regretted their decision, according to a new survey. Overall one in five buyers revealed that they compr…

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Refined Senior Living in Leicester City Centre

Refined Senior Living in Leicester City Centre

James Sellicks Lettings are proud to be the letting agents for Somerville, refined senior living in the heart of Leicester on Grosvenor Gate. These luxury apartments will b…

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Shortage of Two-Bed Properties for Retirees?

Shortage of Two-Bed Properties for Retirees?

Retirees are being trapped in big houses they don’t want and prevented from downsizing because of a drastic shortage of two-bedroom houses, retirement experts Responsible Life has found.…

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Halifax Publish Incorrect House Price Data

Halifax Publish Incorrect House Price Data

Statisticians at Halifax were embarrassed after publishing incorrect data suggesting that house prices had risen by more than 3 per cent in the three months to March. The lender spotted the…

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How You Can Prepare for Your Moving Day in Leicester

How You Can Prepare for Your Moving Day in Leicester

Anyone who’s been there understands the stress that comes with moving house. Uprooting your home and family life can understandably feel overwhelming, but as long as you stay organised i…

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Leicester boasts the highest house price growth in the UK

Leicester boasts the highest house price growth in the UK

The Brexit cloud appears to be lifting from the housing market, after prices grew in every city in Britain for the first time in almost four years.  Prices increased by an average of 2.8%…

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Earth Hour #Connect2Earth

Earth Hour #Connect2Earth

#TeamSellicks are joining in on Earth Hour tomorrow Saturday 30th March where organisation and individuals around the world will be taking part by switching off non-essential lighting between …

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Apartment Living in Leicester

Apartment Living in Leicester

Apartment living has seen a lot over the past 10 years, with popularity rising, falling and rising again to be one of the most popular ways of living in today's society. Leicester is a per…

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Feature Property: Great Bowden

Feature Property: Great Bowden

We have a fantastic new opportunity in Great Bowden. This truly unique property offers the unusual; in both the design and layout which has been ingenuously created to take best a…

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Properties with potential - Leicestershire Houses in need of renovation

Properties with potential - Leicestershire Houses in need of renovation

Dreaming of renovating a home to your own specifications? Ranging from full-scale renovations and mega-projects to a lick of paint and some TLC, James Sellicks Estate Agents markets some hidde…

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Fitness for Human Habitation Act 2018

Fitness for Human Habitation Act 2018

The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 received Royal Assent on 20 December 2018 and came into force on 20 March 2019. Basically the act will make sure that rented hous…

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Feature Property : Longbreach Road Kibworth

Feature Property : Longbreach Road Kibworth

A beautifully and immaculately presented four bedroom detached house, with great proportions, located in the ever popular south Leicestershire village of Kibworth. Kibworth is a thriving so…

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Home Insurance - Listed Buildings

Home Insurance - Listed Buildings

We would like to take this opportunity to highlight the growing problem of underinsurance; an issue that can hurt at any stage of a claim. Your home insurance premiums and any subsequent cl…

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Has there been a Brexit property crash?

Has there been a Brexit property crash?

We have noticed that the stock market has been pummelled a few times since the referendum in 2016, especially housebuilders’ shares. As we sailed through to the end of 2018, housing s…

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Which street names are the most popular for home buyers?

Which street names are the most popular for home buyers?

New data released has shown that there is value in a good street name and reveals which are the best to live on when it comes to attracting a buyer. Using data from the Land Registry to com…

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Finding The Perfect Tenant For Your Leicestershire Property

Finding The Perfect Tenant For Your Leicestershire Property

The only time that Landlords are totally in the driving seat with regard to their Tenant is before the property has been rented to them. Once the Tenant has moved in, Landlord options for deal…

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Landlord Advice - Apartments in Leicestershire

Landlord Advice - Apartments in Leicestershire

When considering an apartment as an investment property the highest cost is likely to be your Mortgage, however, we would also suggest it is worth for you to consider the following: Insu…

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Living with Bats in Leicestershire

Living with Bats in Leicestershire

Bats are amazing animals that are important to ecosystems in the UK and worldwide. There are 18 species of bat in the UK, all of which are protected under UK and European law. As natural roost…

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James Sellicks Lettings New Repair Reporting System

James Sellicks Lettings New Repair Reporting System

James Sellicks Lettings has a commitment to resolve issues quickly and reliably.  We have a new online reporting system for urgent and routine repairs. Our online system helps us to r…

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Do you live in one of the 50 best places in Britain? Rutland Comes Third.

Do you live in one of the 50 best places in Britain? Rutland Comes Third.

The Daily Mail have reported on the top 50 best places to live in Britain. They look at several factors including high employment levels, a low crime rate, strong exam results, smaller primary…

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Letting fees to be banned from June

Letting fees to be banned from June

The introduction of a ban on fees charged by landlords and letting agents look set to finally come into force on 1 June this year, the government announced yesterday. Following yesterday&…

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Spotlight on Leicester's Granby Street

Spotlight on Leicester's Granby Street

Leicester’s Granby Street Conservation Area stretches from Gallowtree Gate in the North West to London Road in the south east and includes some of the side roads. It was designated on 21…

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Feature Property : High Street Kibworth

Feature Property : High Street Kibworth

#TeamSellicks Feature Property Of The Week This fantastic hidden gem, a beautiful and sympathetically renovated detached Victorian cottage which offers a wealth of charm and cha…

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The New Year with James Sellicks Estate Agents

The New Year with James Sellicks Estate Agents

Thinking of selling your house in 2019? James Sellicks Estate Agents have some of the best property professionals in Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland throughout our three offices. …

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Happy Christmas from #TeamSellicks

Happy Christmas from #TeamSellicks

We have had a brilliant year supporting all our clients sell and buy houses of their dreams. We want to help more people in 2019 so if you have a property to sell, contact us here 

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What is the most expensive street in Leicestershire?

What is the most expensive street in Leicestershire?

Nestled in one of the Leicestershire villages is apparently one of the most expensive streets in the country. Property website Zoopla lists one of our county's roads as one of the priciest…

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What are the 10 biggest turn-offs for home buyers?

What are the 10 biggest turn-offs for home buyers?

Thank you to The Guild of Property Professionals for this really useful article When it comes to selling your property, making a good first impression is imperative. Our Guild agents share …

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How to Sort Out Your Garden for Winter

How to Sort Out Your Garden for Winter

Now that winter is drawing in and the nights are getting colder, it’s time to think about protecting your garden over the colder months. It can seem like there is little point in fuss…

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Where Not to Plant Trees Leicestershire!

Where Not to Plant Trees Leicestershire!

Thank you from Shire Surveyors for this handy sugggestion on where not to plant trees in your front garden.  The larger a tree is the greater it’s water requirement will be and t…

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Property prices in the UK edged up 0.3% in November

Property prices in the UK edged up 0.3% in November

Property prices in the UK edged up 0.3% in November. Looking forward, much will depend on how broader economic conditions evolve, according to Robert Gardner, Nationwide’s chief economi…

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Benefits Of Using A Leicestershire Letting Agent

Benefits Of Using A Leicestershire Letting Agent

Can I afford an agent? Can I manage without one? Using an agent is not as expensive as you might think and what it costs you in ££, saves you in time and worry. Agents are espe…

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Estate agents top list of the most stressed professionals

Estate agents top list of the most stressed professionals

Feeling the strain at work? You’re not alone – estate agents endure the most stress at work ahead of broadcasters and police officers, according to a new survey of UK professionals…

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Has Your Living Room Shrunk?

Has Your Living Room Shrunk?

New-builds of today include a lounge that is typically around 32% smaller than a property built in the 1970s Research by LABC Warranty (who provide warranties for new-build homes) state t…

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New Development Site now launched in Blaston Leicestershire

New Development Site now launched in Blaston Leicestershire

An exciting opportunity to acquire a development site as a whole of just over 2.5 acres consisting of existing farm buildings and a farmhouse with planning consent for five separate plots, sit…

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James Sellicks Letting Winter Newsletter 2018

James Sellicks Letting Winter Newsletter 2018

Before it gets too cold, now is an ideal time to prepare the garden for the winter season.Complete a general garden tidy up, mow lawns, trim hedges, cut back shrubs and rake up fallen leaves.A…

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5 things that can sabotage a property sale

5 things that can sabotage a property sale

Buying or selling a home isn’t always a straightforward process but here are five of the most common issues and what you can do about them.House hunters claim that buying or selling a ho…

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Our most-viewed sales properties in October: Market Harborough Branch

Our most-viewed sales properties in October: Market Harborough Branch

October’s roundup of most-clicked properties is a collection of the interesting scope of properties the Market Harborough James Sellicks branch has to offer including a large Grade II li…

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James Sellicks Lettings have won The British Property Award for Leicester (LE1)

James Sellicks Lettings have won The British Property Award for Leicester (LE1)

#TeamSellicks are excited to announce that James Sellicks Lettings have won The British Property Award for Leicester (LE1) We have been shortlisted for a number of national awards wh…

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What's next for the residential UK land market?

What's next for the residential UK land market?

At a recent roundtable in London, lender Avamore Capital and data platform LandInsight brought together a handful of developers and agents to debate the big issues affecting the residential la…

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Property Focus: Evington LE5

Property Focus: Evington LE5

Uppingham Road, Evington, LeicesterEntrance hallstudytwo reception roomsdining kitchenutility/spice kitchenseven bedroomsfour bathroomslarge driveway & double garageattractive lawned garde…

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Where Are House Prices Rising The Fastest?

Where Are House Prices Rising The Fastest?

House prices are rising the fastest in the East Midlands, increasing by 6.5% in the year to August, according to official statistics. Wales also showed a significant rise - up by 6.2% over th…

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Advice: How To Handle Viewings

Advice: How To Handle Viewings

As your property goes on the market, make sure your property is prepared and speak to your agent to agree how and when you are able to do viewings. A full-service agent will normally offer acc…

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Market Harborough, Leicestershire — 7th best places to live in the Midlands 2018

Market Harborough, Leicestershire — 7th best places to live in the Midlands 2018

Back in March, Market Harborough was named at the 7th best place to live in the Midlands in the knowledgeable Sunday Times Best Places to Live Guide 2018.   At #TeamSellicks we love an…

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Open Viewings For Arden Way, Market Harborough

Open Viewings For Arden Way, Market Harborough

*OPEN VIEWING SATURDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER *11AM - 12 NOON* Arden Way Market Harborough Fancy a renovation? James Sellicks Estate Agents has a three bedroom south facing semi-detached house locat…

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Landlord Guide and Advice: What Do Renters Look For?

Landlord Guide and Advice: What Do Renters Look For?

We understand that people become landlords for a number of different reasons; whether you have inherited a property, wish to retain an interest in the area, help with your pension fund or to b…

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Can Homes Have Nine Lives?

Can Homes Have Nine Lives?

One of our properties has been featured in a Mail on Sunday article for homes or properties that have many lives or different uses throughout history. Our feature was the unique Grade II List…

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It's All In The Detail

It's All In The Detail

These photographs illustrate the pride Victorian tradesmen had in the quality of their workmanship.They are not from particularly grand properties, but “standard” terraced houses i…

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Architectural Interests In Leicester

Architectural Interests In Leicester

Walking up Market Street from Horsefair Street you will see at the top a most unusual building for Leicester. It’s half timbered Tudor appearance is more reminiscent of Chester or Shrews…

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Castle Lane Great Easton Open Day! - Last Plot Remaining

Castle Lane Great Easton Open Day! - Last Plot Remaining

CASTLE LANE GREAT EASTON OPEN DAY 15TH SEPTEMBER 10AM ONWARDS WITH ONLY PLOT 1 AVAILABLE An exclusive collection of stunning properties designed & built by award winning developers Langt…

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Welcome to #teamsellicks Naomi Ellwood!

Welcome to #teamsellicks Naomi Ellwood!

Naomi Ellwood has joined James Sellicks Group as part of the New Home development team and as Marketing Coordinator. Naomi has a Master's Degree in Real Estate and 4 years' experience in the …

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Market Street, Leicester city centre

Market Street, Leicester city centre

Leicester is a large East Midlands city which developed on the back of industrialisation during the Victorian era. Walking along most of the streets in the city centre you might think you c…

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Hidden Dangers

Hidden Dangers

Often when surveying a property there are limitations on what we can, and more importantly can’t see. One area of concern is often the roof condition, in particular hidden gulleys or ele…

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A warm welcome to Sam McDonald!

A warm welcome to Sam McDonald!

Sam McDonald has joined the James Sellicks Group as one of their General Practice Surveyors and the Business Development Manager for the group. Sam is a member of the Royal Institute of Charte…

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The London and Country Property Show

The London and Country Property Show

What an exciting day. Polly and Rita travelled to London Olympia to represent James Sellicks Estate Agents at our first London And Country Property Show.  Armed with brochures and i…

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Buy-To-Let Landlords

Buy-To-Let Landlords

General Data Protection Regulation - Buy-To-Let Landlords By 25th May 2018 all landlords need to ensure their business is compliant with GDPR. It does not matter how many properties you let,…

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Removals

Removals

Moving your home to a new one can be a daunting task and choosing the right removal company to help with the physical and mental organisation can really help to reduce the stress, after all, t…

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COMPETITION TIME!

COMPETITION TIME!

Your chance to win a luxury Easter Hamper on us by Otters Fine Foods of Oakham. TO ENTER: Simply post a photograph on social media (Instagram, Facebook or Twitter) using the hashtag #SpringHa…

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HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT HOUSEWARMING COCKTAIL

HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT HOUSEWARMING COCKTAIL

Before joining #TeamSellicks, Barney Dewhirst had his own pop-up bar. He says you can never go wrong with a simple and easy Mojito (if made correctly that is!) – here he shares his perfe…

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Leah Hutchins

Leah Hutchins

Hi my name is Leah. I joined James Sellicks Estate Agents in October 2017 as part of the lettings team. I absolutely love working at James Sellicks, all the staff are friendly and welcoming.…

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What should you do if your water pipes have frozen?

What should you do if your water pipes have frozen?

Frozen water pipes can burst and cause major problems if they aren't dealt with straight away. The first sign of a frozen blockage will be if you turn on the tap and no water - or just a tric…

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To celebrate our move into London

To celebrate our move into London

Instruct our agency in March and we will exhibit your property at the London and Country Property Show in Olympia on 17th April 2018 and include a free advert in ‘Acquire’ magazine…

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Great service at James Sellicks

Great service at James Sellicks

This week I have received a review from the vendor of Phoenix Square, a stunning two bedroom, two bathroom apartment. Phoenix Square is truly unique building set in the heart of Leicester's v…

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Local sponsorship to help purchase defibrillators

Local sponsorship to help purchase defibrillators

We were very proud to have sponsored the above concert last weekend in Medbourne Church for a very good cause which was enjoyed by all! The concert featured JANETTE MONROE , who  is one …

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New Surveyor joins our team……Jonathan Headley BSc MRICS

New Surveyor joins our team……Jonathan Headley BSc MRICS

Shire Surveyors are delighted to announce that Jonathan Headley has joined our successful and established company. Jonathan Headley BSc MRICS qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1989.  …

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Your permitted development rights

Your permitted development rights

Many people assume that projects like building an extension, porch or loft conversion will require planning permission. But that is not always the case. You can complete all these types of sch…

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How to rent - The checklist for renting in England

How to rent - The checklist for renting in England

Assured shorthold tenanciesWhen you enter an assured shorthold tenancy (the most common type) you are entering into a contractual arrangement. This gives you some important rights but also som…

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Clearing the clutter? Can you help Age UK at the same time?

Clearing the clutter? Can you help Age UK at the same time?

We are appealing on behalf of Age UK Leicestershire to anyone who has any items of furniture or bric-a-brac they no longer want to please get in touch as soon as possible.   Age UK Lei…

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Valuation Matters

Valuation Matters

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder they say. That certainly applies to buying a new home. Here we have a very interesting situation which poses a number of questions. The view to the front…

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Hambleton's

Hambleton's "Wines of the Moment"

Admit it. It’s a profession to envy and one most of us fancy ourselves experts in already. However, Dominique Baduel, the sommelier of Hambleton Hall proves it’s a little trickier …

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What a year 2017 has been!

What a year 2017 has been!

This year we are proud to be celebrating a huge milestone, our 20th Anniversary! We have had lots of milestones this year; from the launch our new website, starting our dedicated first t…

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First Moves - Market Harborough Late Night Shopping

First Moves - Market Harborough Late Night Shopping

As you may know we have launched a First Moves department here at James Sellicks which is a department dedicated to helping first time buyers and sellers, offering a full service that guides y…

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Why winter is the new spring for the property market

Why winter is the new spring for the property market

With Christmas just around the corner, moving house may be the last thing on most people’s minds at this time of year. Conventionally most people think that spring is the busiest time of…

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Minimum Energy Standards for Rental Properties

Minimum Energy Standards for Rental Properties

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is required by law when a property is being rented.   As from the 1st April 2018 there will be a requirement for any properties rented out in the…

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The Renaissance of the Wood Burning Stove

The Renaissance of the Wood Burning Stove

Many things connected with home interiors comeback into fashion over time, however who would have thought the humble cast iron wood burning stove would make such a comeback in the 21st century…

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New property and development opportunity for sale by informal tender

New property and development opportunity for sale by informal tender

Exciting news from our Market Harborough Office this week!   Launched to the market this week is a rare opportunity to acquire a substantial family home ripe for renovation and redevelo…

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Villages

Villages

Recent housing market surveys, unsurprisingly, reveal that many homebuyers express the desire to move to a village.   The most common reasons for this include neighbourhood safety, prox…

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Condensation

Condensation

Condensation in residential property can be a recurring problem, particularly where warm moist air is generated in areas like kitchens and bathrooms, which then penetrates to colder parts of t…

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The responsibilities of both the landlord and the tenant.

The responsibilities of both the landlord and the tenant.

Landlord and Tenant repairing obligations The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 sets out the rights and responsibilities of both the landlord and the tenant. The Landlord and Tenant Act came …

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Complexities in purchasing leasehold properties

Complexities in purchasing leasehold properties

In recent years the purchase of leasehold properties has become problematic due to lease terms, inflation of ground rents and poor management; because of this, I decided to put together a list…

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20th Anniversary

20th Anniversary

The arrival 22 years ago of my new boss in his shiny suit and white socks was a life-changing moment for me. My previous company was owned by a bank and it was clear that their primary focus w…

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What can a new kitchen do for you?

What can a new kitchen do for you?

Deciding to add value to your home with a new kitchen is a big and often costly decision to make but is also a great way to increase your chances of selling your house.  One should vie…

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Listed Buildings

Listed Buildings

I must declare a conflict of interest at the outset, in that I have a fascination for old buildings and architecture and for over 30 years have only lived in Listed Buildings. An affinity with…

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Girl Guides

Girl Guides

Hi, I'm Frances and I am part of the Lettings team. I’ve been involved in Girlguiding since the age of 7 and wherever I go and whoever I have worked with, they all know how passio…

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Sales Progression

Sales Progression

Hi, I’m Abbie. I joined #TeamSellicks in early 2017 as a Sales Negotiator and I love my job! Particularly (and possibly a little unusually!) the sales progression side of things. To a…

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Selling through an estate agent or privately

Selling through an estate agent or privately

It is possible to sell your property privately, but there are significant risks attached. For most people, selling a home is the biggest and most important transaction they will ever make. Usi…

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Family comes first for 100 year old Patriarch

Family comes first for 100 year old Patriarch

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Kirsty. I handle the administration for the Leicester office, and have done so for the past 17 years. I tend to prefer a supporting backgrou…

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Leicesters beautiful industrial architecture rejuvenated into stunning city centre living

Leicesters beautiful industrial architecture rejuvenated into stunning city centre living

Over the past 20 years here at James Sellicks Estate Agents we have acted as consultants for a number of developer clients, advising on high specification developments with the majority being …

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Self-Storage Solutions

Self-Storage Solutions

When moving house people often need to use a storage facility, if they are going into rented, temporary accommodation or even downsizing. With many local storage facilities now available in th…

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Standing the test of time

Standing the test of time

Every now and then a surveyor comes across an architectural feature which probably contravenes every known principle of building construction. This happened to me in April 2017. It is …

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Introductory Guide to Buy to Let

Introductory Guide to Buy to Let

The James Sellicks Lettings Team is regularly asked advice about what makes an ideal rental property. People see that investing in property has paid dividends for many individuals, both in …

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Meet Minal

Meet Minal

Today I went for coffee with Minal Shah of Spearing Waite who I found to be outgoing and very personable. Having had no real direct contact with a solicitor before working in the property indu…

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Sellicks and Rainbows

Sellicks and Rainbows

Following our 2 year affiliation with the Quorn Classic Car Show hosted at The Manor House in aid of Rainbows Hospice it was decided that we would like to know a bit more about the fantastic w…

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Professional Staging to Sell

Professional Staging to Sell

  In the United States and Australia, prestigious homes are rarely brought to market without input from a professional Home Stager. This month we hear from Denise Cable from The Home Sty…

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How to prepare your home for sale

How to prepare your home for sale

How to prepare your home for sale When selling your property, first impressions are vital. It is so important that people remember your property for all the right reasons. With this is mi…

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How Clean Is Your House? A guest blog by our tenant M. Haffner (Kirby Muxloe)

How Clean Is Your House? A guest blog by our tenant M. Haffner (Kirby Muxloe)

When I was asked to write a blog for the James Sellicks website about cleaning I thought where do I start? Then I thought, I know! I’ll start with white vinegar! I use white vinegar by t…

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Rita Tailor and Anne Mann receive All Agents top award!

Rita Tailor and Anne Mann receive All Agents top award!

  There are few, if any, more rewarding achievements then members of my team achieving recognition for outstanding customer service. I have witnessed this first-hand over the last decade…

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Chartered Surveyors come across many and varied situations

Chartered Surveyors come across many and varied situations

A large, active wasps nest in a roof space. A  condemned boiler with and asbestos cement flue. Some initially puzzling situations. Look at the timbers in this roof space. It’s…

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4 Ways Overpricing Your Home Can Hurt Your Sale

4 Ways Overpricing Your Home Can Hurt Your Sale

The process of selling a house begins with setting the asking price for the property. Although it may seem like a good idea to start by setting a high price, “because all buyers are…

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Coming from America!

Coming from America!

We relocated from the Pacific Northwest in America to Queniborough, Leicestershire in October. We have a little girl (aged 2) called Eveleen and wanted to make the move to be closer to my husb…

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Dilly Ding Dilly Dong!

Dilly Ding Dilly Dong!

#TeamSellicks are honoured to be offering for sale Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester home! After leading The Foxes to the greatest triumph in the Club’s 133-year history to be crowned c…

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The power of the humble

The power of the humble "For Sale" board

I’m often asked if “For Sale” boards are still of any use in the modern online world we live in? My answer is absolutely yes! Your home may well be the house that has attr…

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Do you remember 1987?

Do you remember 1987?

It was the year that “Iron Lady” Margaret Thatcher hand-bagged her way back to re-election for her third term, making her the UK’s longest continuous serving Prime Minister; …

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"Time" once again for landmark Leicester building

James Sellicks are proud to have been instrumental in introducing Anicca Digital as the buyer of the former Cricketers’ Rest pub on the corner of the A50 on Abbey Gate, in Frog Island, i…

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Ashley Defilbrillator Project

Ashley Defilbrillator Project

On Sunday 19th March our Market Harborough office is proud to be sponsoring the Ashley Defibrillator Project. This event will see West End Encore perform songs form the musicals to include My…

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Work begins to develop the historic Queens Building!

Work begins to develop the historic Queens Building!

Work has today begun on the exciting development of fourteen, luxury two-bedroomed apartments and duplex penthouses in Leicester’s historic Queens Building, a grade II listed V…

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From school to the Estate!

From school to the Estate!

During the past year I have finished my school career, enjoyed an extended summer holiday and finally decided that it was time to kick off my gap year by getting a job. I was fortunate enough …

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Cyber Security

Cyber Security

With almost everybody nowadays owning a smartphone, tablet or computer, access to the internet is readily available and the dependence… With almost everybody nowadays owning a smartpho…

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THE RUTLAND NSPCC CAROL CONCERT

THE RUTLAND NSPCC CAROL CONCERT

On the 1st Day of Christmas (December 1st actually) the good citizens of Rutland took the opportunity to get into the Christmas mood in the beautiful Oakham parish church. We were royally ent…

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Congratulations Langton Homes

Congratulations Langton Homes

We would like to say a big congratulations to Langton Homes for their recent achievements. It comes of no surprise to us that they have just been awarded the bronze award for the best small ho…

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