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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

Do I need an HMO licence for Oxfordshire property?

What is an HMO? An HMO is a tenanted House in Multiple Occupation. This means that there are more than three occupants who make up two or more ‘households’.

North Oxford Roadworks Update

The planned roadworks on the Banbury Road and Woodstock Road to improve the Cutteslowe and Wolvercote roundabouts are now well under way. The work started on July 21st and is expected to continue for 16 months. Oxfordshire County Council and …
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What rental yield can I achieve on my property?

‘Rental yield’ is probably the most important measurement in residential investment property. It is an indication of the level of return on an investment and is calculated by expressing a year’s rental income as a percentage of how much the …
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Will letting my property affect my mortgage?

In short: Yes, if you decide to let your home and you have a normal residential mortgage, you must let your lender know. If you let the property without telling your lender, you are potentially in breach of contract. This …
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How can I increase the value of my property?

Although there are no guarantees, there are numerous ways to improve your property, which should increase its value. Some of the more expensive (but very effective) alterations include converting the loft into a usable room or adding a conservatory to …
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What the 2015 Summer Budget means for Residential Landlords

Penny Bowen from Shaw Gibbs has put together an interesting article on the recent changes in the latest budget and how they affect landlords http://www.shawgibbs.com/ There were three announcements in the Summer Budget affecting owners of buy to let (BTL) …
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What makes a good investment property?

First, do some homework. Investing in property is usually about capital growth, so you want to choose a property where you expect prices to increase. You can also add value to the property by converting the loft, building an extension …
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