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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

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.

The tide is turning…

We went through the doldrums across the summer with a general shortage of stock of rental property. Over the last few weeks the tide has definitely turned and the phones have been red hot with people ringing up with houses …
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HMO Licensing

Some of you might have read or heard the news today about HMO Licensing in Oxford. We have just finished talking to the BBC to explain our view, which is simply this: – We have spent 38+ years working hard …
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New HMO licence requirements in Oxford

On 22/7/10 Oxford City Council announced that all HMOs in Oxford will require an HMO ‘additional licence’ from 25/10/10 or else face a fine up to £20,000.   This is big news.

Letting agent legislation: only 590 MPs left to convince…

A familiar message emanating from FK Towers is the need to grab the industry and shake it violently so that all the unethical practitioners and landlords are put in bright sunlight. The industry is defined thus: The barriers to entry …
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The importance of having an electrical safety report

Our landlord in South Africa was delighted to receive confirmation that her insurance company has forwarded money for ‘loss of rent’ and ‘emergency repairs’ following the unfortunate fire at her property. The fire, which rendered the house uninhabitable, was caused by the …
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