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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.


Finders Keepers’ Frank Webster Wins Outstanding Contribution Award – Lettings Agency of the Year Awards 2016

Letting agent of the year outstanding contribution award 2016 Frank Webster

31 years ago Finders Keepers learned about a promising young man who was working as a negotiator for an estate agent in Oxford.
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Damage caused by tenants

Damage caused by tenants

Have you ever seen a tenant completely ruin a property? A worrying question most landlords have initially.
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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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