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Residents, businesses and landlords with properties in Leicester’s Clarendon Park area are being asked for their views on a potential revamp of the popular Queens Road shopping street.

Leicester City Council is considering a range of possible improvements as part of a citywide programme of investment to help local businesses recover from the effects of the pandemic and the disruption it caused.

So, you’re a private landlord with a property, perhaps managed by a lettings agency, and you’re ready to add to the fold and begin to expand your portfolio. You might even be well-versed in being a multiple-property landlord, but you’re not sure on the next step to diversify your stock.

Leicester is a thriving, melting pot of student life thanks to its two big universities – De Montfort University and University of Leicester.

As you’d expect, quality student accommodation is a hot commodity, especially for those students preparing for their first experiences of private accommodation, saying goodbye to the convenience student halls.

We all like to be kept in the know and that's doubly so for landlords in a private rental sector where knowing what’s what is paramount. But in a constantly changing sector staying informed and understanding it is easier said than done.

A recent industry survey has revealed just how hard it can be for self-managed landlords across the UK to keep up, with results showing that around a quarter of landlords are left confused by the specifics.

The government finally unveiled its Levelling-Up white paper recently and we got to see more specifics of its overall aim to increase prosperity and quality of living in the country.

What’s clear is that the private rental market is set for a major shake-up in the coming months and years. 

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