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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

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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One of the more magnificent flats to rent in Abingdon

The team at Finders Keepers Abingdon office is experiencing what can best be described as a tidal wave of demand from applicants wanting flats to rent in Abingdon. This is not unusual, given the usual busy summer season and the exciting …
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A quarter of two halves starts the historic year

The Oxfordshire letting market has had a good if unspectacular start to a year which will be defined domestically by the Olympics and Queen’s Jubilee. These have been trends felt across our eight letting and property management offices in Quarter …
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HMOs on BBC Oxford

On Monday 30th January Frank Webster, Director, appeared no BBC Radio Oxford to discuss the new HMO Licensing in Oxford. You can listen again by clicking here (Frank Webster was on around 1 hour and 10 minutes into the show), …
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Proper Portfolio Management

Many people talk about ‘portfolio management’, but at Finders Keepers we have been delivering robust Property Portfolio Management services to private residential landlords, commercial developers and institutional landlords throughout Oxfordshire for decades and particularly for Oxford rental properties. Our activity …
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Two ways to say ‘Thank you’

They say that there is no such thing as a selfless act. To be truly selfless, the deed must have no effect on the ‘actor’. In 2011, we carried out two ‘acts’ which might not seem selfish on the face …
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