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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.


Letting effectively come hell or high water


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Despite the recent torrential rainfall and rising water levels the team at Finders Keepers persisted in helping our clients find ideal tenants for their properties around Oxfordshire. 32 properties were let last week alone, with 11 of these going on the first viewing. A fantastic result considering the traffic chaos and road closures caused by the recent floods; not to mention some very happy landlords.

Our success stories range from a recently converted apartment to country houses. Two applications were made on the same day for a family home on a popular road in Abingdon. The house in photo 1 is beautifully proportioned and has been newly renovated by an existing landlord. The tenants are a family relocating from Germany.

A newly renovated apartment well located in Oxford (photo 2) was let to a gentleman relocating from the US for work. The property was only on the market for 2 days before we let it. A fantastic quality property, ideal for a young professional new to Oxfordshire.
Photo 3 is a converted apartment in the former stables of a private estate let to a professional couple on the first viewing. This couple had emphasised a preference for character, which this property had plenty of. The applicants were keen not to lose out and quickly put in an offer.

Photo 4 was let to a couple with 2 children who liked the easy access to the city centre and the proximity to local schools. After viewing numerous properties they quickly secured this North Oxford house, having established a clear idea of what they wanted. The property was a surrender and the landlord was pleased with how quickly we found new tenants.

A well presented double bedroom house with it own dressing area shown in photo 5 was relisted last week. Following three back-to-back viewings on Friday all three applicants contacted our office in Witney early Saturday morning to express their interest. Eventually after a difficult decision made by the landlord, the property was let to a web developer who liked the property’s location on a popular development and the easy access to the A40.

New Year is often a time for resolutions and a fresh start; this can mean relocation. We have many good applicants registered with us at the moment, and we have a great network across Oxfordshire so if you’re looking for a tenant give us a call on 01865 311011.