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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

Could ‘F’ and ‘G’ rated homes be banned?

  Chris Huhne MP is in the news quite a lot at the moment, most of it not regarding something potentially quite important for landlords: the Green Deal.

An HMO update after meeting with Oxford City Council

We went to a meeting with Oxford City Council yesterday about HMOs. There was no major news as such since most developments were announced before Xmas, but here are some notes:

The new Localism Bill

You may have read quite a bit about the new Localism Bill over the past few months. First, some background: It has been relatively high profile since in July 2010 the new coalition Government ripped the South East Plan and …
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Two stories illustrating the need for regulation

Flick through this blog and you’ll find several pieces arguing that the letting industry needs to be regulated.

New legislation ahead: compulsory insulation

A story appears today in the Telegraph stating that Chris Huhne is going to pass legislation to make it compulsory for landlords to pay to install insulation in their properties.

HMO Licensing – an update

HMO Licensing –  A step closer to clarification In the spirit of being ‘in it all together’, we would like to keep you up to speed with updates as they happen regarding additional HMO Licensing across Oxford. Recently we laid …
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The Comprehensive Spending Review an Oxfordshire Letting Agent’s view

The Comprehensive Spending Review has been comprehensively reviewed by journalists and analysts, and no doubt you have been reading, watching and listening.