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12314369_1072732596084088_2500841444126428236_o Merry Christmas from College and County

It has been another busy December for College and County, and all the staff team are looking forward to some well-deserved rest over the Christmas period. Looking forward into 2016 we want to encourage suggestions and feedback on your experiences dealing with College and County, Please do contact any member of the team to discuss…

tds_logo_2 Continued Increase In Deposit Disputes

The 2014 TDS Review showed that cleaning was yet again the most common cause of deposit dispute for the fourth year running with damages coming in at a close second. The report also shows that there has been a big increase in the number of disputes adjudicated which was an all-time high of over 9000…

download Green Party Launch their Housing Policy

The Green Party have chosen Oxford to launch their policy document on Housing last night. Courtesy of the BBC, I have had a preview……. and whilst there are some un-deliverable aspects of the document, there has clearly been some recognition that simply building more houses will not, on it’s own, solve the housing crisis. Among…

fag-packet “Back of a Fag Packet Policy”?

One of the less publicised proposals of what has been a broadly welcomed budget is one to remove impediments to subletting. The relevant paragraph is on page 51 of the budget document: “Support for the sharing economy 1.193 The government wants to ensure that Britain is the global centre for the sharing economy, enabling individuals…

Housing-Manifesto-Button_478x345 Housing Manifesto 2015

NAEA and ARLA launched the 2015 Housing Manifesto at the third consecutive NAEA conference, ‘Agents of Change’ on Tuesday 23rd February 2015. The three key points that came out of the manifesto are discussed below in greater detail: Supply vs Demand: the primary concern in the manifesto being “tenant demand vastly outstrips housing supply in…