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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.


Countdown to MEES: will your property be lettable in April 2018?

 

The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) were introduced in March 2015 with the aim of improving the energy efficiency of privately rented properties. From 1st April 2018 all buildings in England or Wales will need to have a rating of A-E on their Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) before they can be rented
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Care and communication lead to great service

Care and communication in great service

We pride ourselves on the focus our letting team puts on getting to know our applicants. It helps us to match the right tenant with the right property; something which would be a challenge without really understanding your applicants’ requirements. Our Banbury team recently worked with a couple who were moving to the area and were absolutely delighted with the service we provided:
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Inspector Morse Walking Tour

Inspector Morse Walking Tour

Thankfully we had a break in the rain this week for our fourth client event on Thursday 18th May. 38 people gathered at Martyrs’ Memorial where St Giles’, Magdalen Street and Beaumont Street meet. We split into two groups and set off on our Morse Walking Tours, led by expert guides who know Morse – and Oxford – like the back of their hands.
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Success Letting Family Homes

success letting family homes

Letting is a very seasonal industry and over the years we have seen trends form, such as a quiet December followed by an extremely busy January and prime family home letting time being from around Easter until the Summer holidays.


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Are you sleeping on a goldmine?

Basement and studio apartments

What do you picture when you think about a landlord? Do you imagine a multi-millionaire with several properties across the country, if not the world? Of course, some landlords do own multiple properties, some of them have one investment and some of them have just decided to let out an annexe or basement apartment adjoining their own home. We help all types of clients to become successful landlords.
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Changes and Challenges for Landlords

Changes and challenges for landlords guest blog post by Ying Tan

Ying Tan is founder and director of The Buy to Let Business. In this guest blog post he discusses the recent and future changes facing landlords.
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Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards – MEES

Rental property minimum energy efficiency standards MEES new

It’s important for all landlords to note that from 1st April 2018 there will be a requirement for any properties rented out in the private rented sector to normally have a minimum energy performance rating of E on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).
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