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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.

Category Archives: Govt policy & legislation

Oxford Parkway Update

Oxford Parkway – Credit Chiltern Railways The Oxford to London collaboration is well under way with the shell of the new train station building now finished. Oxford Parkway is to be completed at Water Eaton, adjacent to the existing Park & …
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Autumn Statement – Stamp Duty Overhaul

In the most eye-catching move of the autumn statement Chancellor George Osborne has announced a complete shake-up of what he described as a “badly designed tax on aspiration”.

Property Intelligence 2014

Set at the heart of the city at the Saïd Business School, a crowd of more than 150 existing clients and local investors were welcomed yesterday evening to Property Intelligence 2014. Aiming to provide insight, the event took a look …
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Gas Safety Week

With winter fast approaching and Gas Safety Week taking place from the 15th to the 21st of September, we met with Gas Safe registered engineer Steve Sparta to quiz him on his extensive knowledge of gas safety in rental properties.

Dry But Important – The 2015 Election Policy Battle

We can’t deny that articles about rental policy are dry (cue jokes about curing insomnia) but they are important as the Private Rental Sector (PRS) is growing. The May 2015 election is looming and politicians are jockeying for votes. We …
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Green Deal updates

Changes to the government’s Green Deal cashback scheme have been announced to help more households drive down fuel bills and reduce carbon emissions. The scheme helps people install energy efficiency measures by providing them with money back on the contributions …
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The Mortgage Market Review and the PRS

The new Mortgage Market Review came into effect on 26th April. This is a thorough review of the mortgage market which started 5 years ago and aimed to reform the market, ensuring it works better for consumers. The reforms mean …
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