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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.


Category Archives: The Letting Market and our unique Quarterly Reports

A busy market but let’s talk realistically about rents

A 24% rent increase in our lets in Quarter 2 compared to last year seems to reinforce recent press reports of rapidly escalating rents. But this is only one perspective; certainly it is not the whole picture. So do not …
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Five years on and the rental market is in good health

It is hard to believe that it is now five years since the financial turmoil of 2008, so how far have we travelled? We have seen public sector layoffs, tax increases, benefit cuts and reductions in local government spending, yet …
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February at Finders Keepers

February is normally a quiet month for letting after the New Year buzz. Here at Finders Keepers we have produced some solid results, negotiating an Oscar winning total of 364 new tenancies. These included 169 new lets and 195 tenancy …
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13 trends for 2013

It’s a New Year, we’re excited about the opportunities ahead and here are some views / trends on the rental market in Oxfordshire and its associated driving forces for 2013. Contact us to discuss your next home or tenant and …
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Turning Frowns Upside Down – the Oxfordshire Letting Market Q3 report

The dominant trends of Q2 – demand for the midmarket, lots of renewing tenancies, surprisingly poor references – continued into Q3. Selected highlights drawn from eight pure letting and property management offices for July, August and September across Oxfordshire include:

The north/south divide and “quality property cheap”

The Oxfordshire letting market in Quarter 2 managed not to sink in either the rain or Jubilee celebrations. Let’s hope we can say the same for the Olympic period. While applicant (those looking for property to rent in Oxford) registrations …
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100% compulsory licensing in Newham – the sign of things to come?

Big news today. The London borough of Newham is introducing compulsory licensing for all private sector landlords from 1st January 2013 according to reports in industry publication Letting Agent Today. Could this become part of the Oxford letting market? It …
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