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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.

Student Letting Agent of the Year launch ‘The List’…

It was another busy start to December for our Student Letting team down in St Clements, as The List was launched on 1st December. A big day for us and a big day for student accommodation in Oxford even if we say so ourselves! Preparation for the big day actually starts about three months previously…

In September, we start our ‘groundwork’ by reviewing rents and contacting landlords to discuss every property. Over the next two months The List is proof-read and property descriptions and photographs are updated online. The List is signed-off in November, and delivered in time for our 1st December launch.

Despite discouraging queuing in such cold temperatures, students are always keen to be the first through our doors to have their choice of property. We have let 46 properties in the first week, but the hard work doesn’t end with the release of The List – it continues into the New Year. The three weeks following the launch are very busy with viewings and administration. Just imagine the amount of paperwork in referencing three/four/five+ people per property!

We take basic references for the students (from their tutor and current landlord) but obviously they do not have the employer reference which would normally be taken for a tenant. Instead, each tenant has a guarantor and, importantly, we take financial references for each of their guarantors.

Find out why we are the Sunday Times Student Letting Agent of the Year

If you are looking for student accommodation in Oxford please call us on 01865 260111