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Under the skin of the letting market

Here we share news and views on both the local letting market in & around Oxfordshire and all planned and recent legislation.


Changes and Challenges for Landlords

Changes and challenges for landlords guest blog post by Ying Tan

Ying Tan is founder and director of The Buy to Let Business. In this guest blog post he discusses the recent and future changes facing landlords.
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Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards – MEES

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It’s important for all landlords to note that from 1st April 2018 there will be a requirement for any properties rented out in the private rented sector to normally have a minimum energy performance rating of E on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).
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Succeeding in a slower market

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Both demand and supply have fallen in the first three months of 2017. This is a reaction to Government intervention on the supply side and Brexit on the demand side. However, our experienced and efficient team has let the same number of properties in the first quarter of 2017 as in 2016 and our average rent is up 2.6%. These are the key trends from Quarter 1 and our views on how to succeed.
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The early bird catches the worm

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At Finders Keepers we ‘live’ by three company values: expert, scrupulous and dynamic. Our expertise comes from decades of experience in letting Oxfordshire properties and our rigorous training.
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The UK’s Biggest Open House Event

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Finders Keepers is a part of this year’s Biggest Open House Event, which takes place on the 1st April 2017. The weekend will build on the success of last year’s Open House Event which resulted in more than 29,000 viewings of 6,000 properties across the country.
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Housing White Paper 2017 Fixing our broken housing market

Housing White Paper 2017

 

Housing White Paper 2017 – “Fixing our broken housing market” a summary by Frank Webster.

The Government’s White Paper* was eventually published on 7 February after months of delay. Speculation had been building over what the White Paper would hold. These are our thoughts and reflections having read the document in full:
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Success at Stratton Park

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In our recent market report we looked at 9 property trends for 2017 and predicted more demand for Bicester from buyers, investors and tenants.
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