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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

The Housing Minister’s first speech

So Grant Shapps made his maiden public speech last night at RICS (the surveyor’s trade body). The speech seems to be long on rhetoric but short on detail. Perhaps that is inevitable at this stage. Some thoughts:

CGT and the private rental sector

This issue has been covered a lot and we have been keen to dive in. Quite simply, we believe that it might be short term gain for the Government but long term pain for society as a whole. The reason …
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HMO Legislation & Oxford rental properties

FK Adviceline: Letting to Sharers The Government has been concerned about the creation of ‘student ghettos’ recently dubbed ‘studentification’ of parts of student towns and cities. Following a consultation, the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) in 2009 have …
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