Market Harborough Estate Agency Expands Lettings Team To Meet Demand
Andrew Granger & Co has appointed two new members of staff to meet the growing demand for rental property in the Leicestershire region. Anna Eldridge and Conor Jackson joined the estate agency in September and October respectively. Chris Goodwin has also joined the Sales Department as a property valuer and sales negotiator, having spent five years working at Wright & Wright Estate Agents in Hinckley.
Anna will work alongside the rental applications team, verifying and validating rental applications. She lives locally and her previous roles have been in the hotel industry which has seen her work at Rushton Hall and the Macdonald Hotel Group in the past four years. In these roles Anna honed her organisational skills and eye for detail by organising a range of events, including weddings.
Conor joins the inspection department of the team. As part of their work as letting agents, Andrew Granger & Co prepare inventories and carry out inspections for landlords in-house. The six monthly inspections aim to minimise the number of disputes between tenants and landlords. Conor also lives locally and has worked in various Harborough based companies using his customer focused skills.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Anna, Conor and Chris to our team,” comments Jill Griffiths, Director of Residential Lettings at Andrew Granger & Co. “Although in the same department, Anna and Conor’s roles are very different and we’ve matched each of their skills to the roles. Anna will be working to ensure the right tenants are chosen and Conor will help to manage the properties portfolio to reduce the chance of disputes arising.
“The rental industry is showing no sign of slowing down so we’ve decided to expand the team to meet the workload. We have received more new instructions over the past two months than we have seen for a long time. In fact, we are often letting properties before they are advertised due to the increased demand in the town. Furthermore, with Londoners seeming to be growing frustrated with the increasing rents in the capital, commutable towns like Market Harborough are set to become an even greater draw for tenants.”
The latest index report shows that the average rent in England and Wales reached an all-time high of £846 in July, a growth of 5.2 per cent year on year. The July rental sector report from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) also showed that there were 184 rental properties on agents’ books, the highest level this year.
Andrew Granger & Co work with rural, residential, commercial properties in the Leicestershire and East Midlands area.