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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.

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A suggestion of articles which may interest our clients

When can rental values change?

Rent levels are close to the hearts of both landlords and tenants, who usually have different views on the subject. There are two main factors: legal requirements and market forces.

Renting to students – do they damage properties?

If you let them, yes, but this can be said for anyone in a rental property.

What happens if a tenant doesn’t move out at the end of a tenancy?

This has become a worryingly pertinent question in recent years and local authorities are struggling to provide social housing to those in need.

Evicting tenants

There has been a lot of publicity in the national and trade media about evictions, they are always a flash point but they are actually quite rare.

What happens if my tenant sub-lets or has undisclosed pets?

Both would be breaches of covenants by the tenant as set out in the agreement. As with any breach, you or your agent should write to the tenant, remind them that they have broken the terms of their tenancy agreement, …
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What causes condensation and mould in rental properties?

In most cases condensation and mould build up is down to lifestyle rather than a problem with the property – always check if there has been a history of it before moving into a rental property.

Building works during a tenancy

As advice for landlords we strongly recommend doing any major work before the tenancy starts or between tenancies.