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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

What happens if there is a property emergency out-of-hours?

We make sure that a member of our staff is ‘on call’ for each of our offices at all times. Tenants have the out-of-hours emergency number on a card which they receive upon moving in.

Managing faults in rental properties

The rule is all faults should be repaired quickly, as a landlord you need to communicate with your tenants and agent to address issues as they arise.

How can I find the best contractors?

Good contractors are essential if you want to fix problems quickly and effectively, and keep your tenants happy.

How often should you inspect a rental property?

As a rule we inspect properties at least twice yearly for Investor service clients, and three times for Home-Owner service level. In addition, we like to meet each landlord at their property once a year for their peace of mind,and …
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5 ways to help control the expenditure on a rental property

The simple answer is to trust your agent, however we realise it’s not always as easy as that. So until we at Finders Keepers have earned your trust, here are some other solutions:

Transferring utility accounts when new tenants move in

Making sure the utilities have been transferred into the new tenant’s name is a simple but often overlooked process.

Do I really need the property professionally cleaned before and after tenancies?

At Finders Keepers, our standard is ‘hotel clean’ and we would always recommend professional cleaning before and after tenancies.