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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.


Monthly Archives: January 2012

Highs and lows in property management

What a week in Banbury with lots of property management highs, but also some lows. It really has been frantic with all sorts of issues to deal with; some mundane, others more unusual. From rats chewing through washing machine hoses …
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The first agent to list and the first agent to LET!

We have been looking forward to the first completions on the new-build development, Kingsmere, in Bicester for some time. Knowing we have quality applicants looking for property of a high standard to rent in Bicester, we were delighted to be instructed …
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Proper Portfolio Management

Many people talk about ‘portfolio management’, but at Finders Keepers we have been delivering robust Property Portfolio Management services to private residential landlords, commercial developers and institutional landlords throughout Oxfordshire for decades and particularly for Oxford rental properties. Our activity …
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Two ways to say ‘Thank you’

They say that there is no such thing as a selfless act. To be truly selfless, the deed must have no effect on the ‘actor’. In 2011, we carried out two ‘acts’ which might not seem selfish on the face …
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BOB Air Ambulance – Charity of the Year 2011

A shocking fact to start: the Air Ambulance receives no Central Government or National Lottery funding. Everything they need to meet the annual running costs of £2.8m (for equipment, fuel, salaries, insurance etc.) comes from the public in the form …
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Who is buying what?

We live in interesting times. Another mortgage famine is probably on the way; house price predictions are mixed, to say the least; stocks and pensions have become a rollercoaster ride – whole countries appear to be hovering on the brink …
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Our new Brand Identity in eight steps

  1. The case for change Like a property which had seen a lot of tenants but little investment, our logo looked tired, if not exhausted. The 3-dimensional design was a relic of the late 1990s. The dark green colour …
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