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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.


71 properties let in 4 Days…The List is launched!


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This December we set a new record for letting 71 properties in 4 days! How did we achieve this? On the 3rd December we launched the List, a booklet of properties available for student rental for the academic year 2014-15. The student letting team were greeted a queue of students many of whom had camped over night outside our offices on St Clements Road. (We try to emphasise that there are plenty of properties available for those that need them and queuing overnight is unnecessary; however students are often keen to catch their dream property early on.)

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Prior to launch day a lot of work goes into preparing and arranging properties for rental. We pride ourselves in the quality of properties we are able to offer students. Establishing close relationships with landlords mean we are able to ensure properties are kept in top condition and any refurbishments are achieved in a timely manner with the help of our building and maintenance team Bricks and Mortar. This means that the properties we offer are the best and most desirable in Oxford and we are able maximise our landlord’s investments.

Launch day is always a busy time for the student letting office. From opening time to closing, the team saw 90 groups of students (ranging in size from two to nine people)! There are currently viewings going on back to back. We have now let about 45% of The List. The hard work will continue over the next few weeks as properties are let and into the New Year as the references are taken for each applicant.

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Although we no longer have tenants queuing overnight, we still have applicants coming through the door and we are still looking for more property. If you are interested in renting out your property, or investing in a student letting investment in Oxford, contact Simon Tyrrell on 01865 260111.

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