Close

Please enter your Log-in details below:



Subscribe

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.


Success requires the ability to adapt

The rush for investors to buy before the stamp duty changes last year has made for a tricky year-on-year comparison for Quarter 2 evidenced by the amount lent for landlord property purchases, down by 79.5% between March 2016 and March this year(a). Although this has led at times to
Read the rest of this entry »

Let on the first viewing

At Finders Keepers we can proudly say that we let many properties on the first viewing thanks to hard work and careful matching, because our letting team is not paid on commission. We understand that finding the right tenant works out better in the long run; fewer property management problems from tenants who were unhappy from the start and hopefully fewer tenancies for the landlord as happy tenants tend to stay longer.


Read the rest of this entry »

Countdown to MEES: will your property be lettable in April 2018?

 

The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) were introduced in March 2015 with the aim of improving the energy efficiency of privately rented properties. From 1st April 2018 all buildings in England or Wales will need to have a rating of A-E on their Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) before they can be rented
Read the rest of this entry »

Care and communication lead to great service

Care and communication in great service

We pride ourselves on the focus our letting team puts on getting to know our applicants. It helps us to match the right tenant with the right property; something which would be a challenge without really understanding your applicants’ requirements. Our Banbury team recently worked with a couple who were moving to the area and were absolutely delighted with the service we provided:
Read the rest of this entry »

Inspector Morse Walking Tour

Inspector Morse Walking Tour

Thankfully we had a break in the rain this week for our fourth client event on Thursday 18th May. 38 people gathered at Martyrs’ Memorial where St Giles’, Magdalen Street and Beaumont Street meet. We split into two groups and set off on our Morse Walking Tours, led by expert guides who know Morse – and Oxford – like the back of their hands.
Read the rest of this entry »

Success Letting Family Homes

success letting family homes

Letting is a very seasonal industry and over the years we have seen trends form, such as a quiet December followed by an extremely busy January and prime family home letting time being from around Easter until the Summer holidays.


Read the rest of this entry »

Are you sleeping on a goldmine?

Basement and studio apartments

What do you picture when you think about a landlord? Do you imagine a multi-millionaire with several properties across the country, if not the world? Of course, some landlords do own multiple properties, some of them have one investment and some of them have just decided to let out an annexe or basement apartment adjoining their own home. We help all types of clients to become successful landlords.
Read the rest of this entry »