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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

Does Higher Quality Mean Quicker Lets?

A fantastic case study showing investing in your property can improve the overall quality, secure a quick let and increase rental income.

Is it better to let your property furnished or unfurnished?

Furnishing is a major difference between sales and letting with over 95% of properties for sale1 furnished by the seller, who is motivated to make the house look great. The buyer accepts that the property is to be sold unfurnished …
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Do I really need a deposit?

In brief a deposit is a sum of money paid by the tenant as a security against potential damage or unpaid rent.

How do you reference potential tenants?

With new legislation coming into action proper tenant referencing is now more important than ever for landlords.

Why is my house not letting?

If there isn’t much interest, what can I do? If you are struggling to rent out your house and it is sitting lonely and unloved on the market, there is a reason for it.

What is the best length for a tenancy agreement?

In theory, you could issue a tenancy for any period of time as a tenancy agreement is a contract between the landlord and the tenant. Under current legislation, both sides need to agree to the terms of the agreement.

Should I rent my property to sharers?

In many cities there is a demand for rented houses or flats from groups of friends who are planning to share. The sharers are usually young professionals aged between 25 and 40.