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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…

Pantone Xmas ball 165 Christmas Message from College and County

A year of consolidation for College and County; after a period of rapid growth, we have had to adjust systems to ensure clients experience the same personalised service that they were used to when we were a little smaller. Some new staff have brought fresh eyes to how things should be done…….which is all very…

HouseMoney-Acknowledge-Images-of-Money-on-Flickr Stamp Duty Changes; Implications for Investors

On the face of it, the changes to SDLT in yesterdays Autumn Statement will be good news for all buyers of property under £925k and this should have benefits for clients looking to invest in Oxford. Sadly, however in such a hot market, it is likely that sellers will simply add the differential to the…

_72961798_3 Oxford Parkway Station and potential investment opportunities in Kidlington

Soon to be opening in the summer of 2015 is a new rail link connecting Oxford and London Marylebone in just under an hour – the first rail link to be built in Oxford for over 80 years! A recently demolished site just off the A34 and A44 (between Kidlington and Oxford) will be home…