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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

HMOs on BBC Oxford

On Monday 30th January Frank Webster, Director, appeared no BBC Radio Oxford to discuss the new HMO Licensing in Oxford. You can listen again by clicking here (Frank Webster was on around 1 hour and 10 minutes into the show), …
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Changes to HMOs in Oxford – an update

Frank Webster, Director, appeared on BBC Oxford’s Drive Time show yesterday to comment on the latest┬ánews regarding Houses in Multiple Occupancy. You can listen again until 16th August, or alternatively you can read more below.

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.