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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

Who maintains the garden in a rental property?

Outside space can be a real selling point for a property, however maintaining the garden can cause problems.

Can the landlord store their stuff in a property during a tenancy?

In short yes, after all they do own the property but the details must be made clear and included in the tenancy agreement.

The Evolution of Residential Property Investment

Despite additional levy’s on landlords in the most recent budgets, disappointing stock-market performance over recent times, along with poor returns on pensions & other investments, more and more people are still looking to invest in Residential Property as part of …
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Gas and electrical safety requirements for rental properties

Gas Safety Checks are the most important item of compliance and should be taken extremely seriously.

What do I need to do to prepare my property for letting?

The amount of work will vary depending on the condition of the property. Everything needs to be in good repair and working order. To take two examples at opposite extremes:

If I accept an offer, is the tenancy guaranteed?

Most people agree that the property sales process is badly designed in England: either party can pull out at any time up to the exchange of contracts.

Can I furnish a rental property more cheaply myself with flat-pack furniture?

Unless you have plenty of free time, like DIY and are very good at it, stay clear of the temptations of flat-pack or other cheap furniture.