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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: November 2015

Gas and electrical safety requirements for rental properties

Gas Safety Checks are the most important item of compliance and should be taken extremely seriously.

High Demand for Smaller Properties Continuing Through the Autumn

Letting is a largely seasonal business and households tend to move primarily in the months of May to September – largely influenced by the academic year. However, we have noticed across our eight offices that demand has not dropped for …
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What do I need to do to prepare my property for letting?

The amount of work will vary depending on the condition of the property. Everything needs to be in good repair and working order. To take two examples at opposite extremes:

If I accept an offer, is the tenancy guaranteed?

Most people agree that the property sales process is badly designed in England: either party can pull out at any time up to the exchange of contracts.

Can I furnish a rental property more cheaply myself with flat-pack furniture?

Unless you have plenty of free time, like DIY and are very good at it, stay clear of the temptations of flat-pack or other cheap furniture.