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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: July 2013

What’s the hold up?

When you discover that you have no hot water in your rental property, a couple of days’ wait can feel like a lifetime, especially if you have small children. Unfortunately, even immediate action can mean a delay in fixing the …
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CSC misses an opportunity to fully regulate letting agencies

As you know we’ve been following the Commons Select Committee investigation into the Private Rental Sector. It has just released its report and you can find the link here. If you’re pushed for time you could go straight to the …
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A busy market but let’s talk realistically about rents

A 24% rent increase in our lets in Quarter 2 compared to last year seems to reinforce recent press reports of rapidly escalating rents. But this is only one perspective; certainly it is not the whole picture. So do not …
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Days Out: Cowley Road Carnival and Oxfordshire Festival of Nature

Last weekend’s weather was perfect to enjoy the Cowley Road Carnival which meant that there was no reason not to enjoy the fun, sun and festivities. It appears that Oxford was out in full force to enjoy the colourful displays, …
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Oxfordshire Property Seminar

On Wednesday 3rd July 50 of our clients joined us at Oxford’s Town Hall for a seminar where we could update them on the latest information from Parliament and what tenants expect from a rental property in 2013. The highlight …
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Recommended reading for our clients

This is the first in an occasional series of ‘Recommended reading’ lists. These will be links to articles or websites which we think would be good for our clients to read. We don’t want you to think of this as …
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