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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.


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 to fences blowing down in the wind and leaking overflows…the list goes on.

One tenant has a faulty Rayburn which needs a new part. We sent someone to look at it as quickly as we could, but unfortunately the part which is on order means a delay to the repair (one which isĀ out of our hands). We wish we could speed things up for the tenant who is very frustrated, but some things are out of our control despite our best efforts.

An elderly neighbour of a newly started tenancy has been in touch to report that he thinks our new tenant is causing a fire risk as he has stored his moving boxes in the garage! He wishes to remain anonymous…

Last week we also met with a happy Landlord of a substantial period property in town. He visited on Friday for the first time in several years and we are glad to report he is delighted with the condition of the house.

These issues, and more besides, have been dealt with along with our property maintenance inspections, check-ins for new tenancies starting and check-outs for tenancies ending….it makes such a difference being local to the property you’re managing.

This is part of the mission for us. We strive to be the best letting agent in Banbury and tackling such issues are par for the course.

We look forward to a new week and wonder what’s in store!