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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

Behind the Student Letting curtain

How do you win the Gold Student Letting Award for the UK?   A Q&A with Simon Tyrrell, Associate Director   Olympic Double Gold Medallist Dame Kelly Holmes (right) presents Simon Tyrrell and Julia Carraher centre left and centre right) …
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Three landlord-only events

“Rental sustainability: finally an answer” – October 13th   We are teaming up with the law firm Manches to explain how and why landlords can make their properties more environmentally friendly Experts will discuss tax incentives, the rationale for investment …
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Renewals the key factor as rents increase

The national news cycle has for three years been like EastEnders: a relentless yet compelling chain of negative narrative. At the time of writing we are experiencing, in no particular order; the ‘Death of the High Street’ (a); Greek and …
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Could ‘F’ and ‘G’ rated homes be banned?

  Chris Huhne MP is in the news quite a lot at the moment, most of it not regarding something potentially quite important for landlords: the Green Deal.

Quarter 1 – Oxfordshire Letting Market: Be positive but not naive

Society admires confidence but over-confidence can cause problems if a false picture of reality is conveyed or risks are not assessed properly. You could argue that the over-confidence of a handful of mortgage derivative traders created the financial whirlwind of …
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Are the buy-to-let headlines indicative?

You may have seen the bullish headlines about buy-to-let lending in the papers on Friday and over the weekend.

Mary Portas on estate agents

Around 25th October we took a phone call. The question was simple:  “Are you interested in being considered for Mary Portas’ new show about customer service?”