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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

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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The Budget 2014 – Little to help the PRS

The Budget is good news for beer-drinking pensioners – and they deserve it – but it contains nothing of benefit for the Private Rental Sector. We keep hearing that housing stock standards in the PRS are too low but we …
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Capital Gains Tax for Landlords – FAQs

Critchleys is an accounting, financial planning and human resource consultancy firm in Oxfordshire. Here, Liz Higgins answers some frequently asked questions about Capital Gains Tax: What is Capital Gains Tax? Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is a tax on the chargeable …
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