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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.


Wear and tear at the end of a tenancy

End of a tenancy wear and tear

Can I expect to receive my property back in the same condition?
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Replacing damaged or missing items in a rental property

Replacing damaged or missing items in a rental property

At the end of a tenancy, landlords may deduct money from the returnable deposit to cover damaged or missing items. But remember that you must stick to the strict rules laid down by the Government-backed deposit protection schemes. By law the deposit remains the property of the tenant.
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Selling a rental property – Considerations for landlords

Selling a rental property

If you want to sell your rental property, then you should start by asking yourself two questions.
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Landlord insurance, compliance and reputation.

Accidents and landlord insurance and reputation

How would a fire or accident affect my liability or reputation?

Our corporate and institutional clients ask about these issues a lot. Most letting markets are quite small ecosystems and landlords are aware that they carry certain responsibilities. Landlords want to know that risks are being mitigated.
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When can rental values change?

When can rental values change

Rent levels are close to the hearts of both landlords and tenants, who usually have different views on the subject. There are two main factors: legal requirements and market forces.
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Renting to students – do they damage properties?

Do students damage properties

If you let them, yes, but this can be said for anyone in a rental property.
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What happens if a tenant doesn’t move out at the end of a tenancy?

What happens if a tenant does not move out at the end of a tenancy

This has become a worryingly pertinent question in recent years and local authorities are struggling to provide social housing to those in need.
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