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Trends in Residential Property

There can be little doubt that the reality of the systemic undersupply of residential property in the UK has changed the landscape of Tenure for the foreseeable future. That this change seems set to continue is heartening for investment landlords, but the increasing political interest in the sector has brought uncertainties to play that will…

oxford Boom in East Oxford makes it one of the Top 10 buy-to-let hotspots in the UK

Oxford was recently identified as one of the Top 10 buy-to-let hotspots in the UK by an HSBC Industry report. Throughout 2012 and the first quarter of 2013 the Oxford property market stood relatively still. In the past 18 months the market has picked up out performing most of the country outside of London. If…

Oxford, UK. 06th July, 2014. Performers at the Cowley Road Carnival, Oxford, UK © Stanislav Halcin/Alamy Live News And Oxford’s coolest road is…

So it turns out Cowley Road is officially the 8th coolest street in the UK according to The Telegraph! Of course, we knew this already. We’ve really noticed a boom in East Oxford over the past 18 months. Property values in certain streets around the Cowley Road have increased by up to 50 per cent…

AXA Landlords. Are you putting yourself at risk?

AXA have recently conducted a study into tenants, and are concerned that landlords are putting themselves at risk. Having looked into the research, AXA have found the following surprising statistics 26% of tenants pay their rent late (equivalent to 2,158,000 tenants nationwide). One in 10 tenants admits to having done a moonlight flit to avoid…

world cup logo How has the World Cup and summer holidays affected the UK property market?

In the midst of interest rate rises, summer holidays and World Cup celebrations, the UK has seen sudden drop in house prices for the first time this year. Falling on average 0.8% in the past month alone, the average house that was worth £272,275 in June would now be worth £270,159. Geographically, the biggest decline…