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Check out the latest Oxford property market news here. We'll scour the press and make sure the most relevant news stories appear here for you to digest. This is our way of helping you to stay on top of recent trends without having to look too far - we've done the hard work for you!

C3/C4 Update

It is my understanding, having spoken with the principal planning officer yesterday afternoon, that should the Article 4 directive secure approval in August 2011, the date by which you must have established use as C4 would be February 24th 2012.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Is the (Oxford) market going to fall further?

A number of recent publications from economic think tanks and respected industry commentators are suggesting that there will be further adjustment in property values over the next few years.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Importance of Inventories

With the average deposit figure now standing at £2,172, according to data from the Association of Residential Letting Agents the provision of inventories is more important than ever in the private rental sector.

Thursday, May 05, 2011
Posted in: Landlords Tenants

PM Emergency Service

Our Property Management team are on hand 24 hours and 7 days a week, including the bank holidays.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Posted in: Landlords Tenants

Good Service

A recent survey of over 500 landlords carried out by insurance provider Endsleigh has found that residential landlords are overwhelmingly satisfied with the service they receive from their letting agent and find them an invaluable resource.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Posted in: Landlords

Latest C4/C3 news

Oxford City Council, together with Milton Keynes and Northampton Councils have failed to overturn the amendment to the Planning directive concerning C4 usage that Shapps and Pickles introduced earlier this year.

Friday, April 15, 2011

A Reluctant Landlord Guide

Recent research carried out by ARLA has shown that 34% of member offices surveyed saw an increase in the number of properties coming onto the market because they couldn't be sold.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

HMO Licensing

I attended the landlord forum at the town hall last week, where Joe McManners and Ian Wright explained the how the extension of the licensing scheme would be rolled out, and took questions from the floor on issues that were pertinent to landlords and points that needed clarification.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Posted in: Landlords Tenants

Students choose Virtual Queuing

Overnight queuing is a thing of the past for student applicants at College and County.

Friday, November 26, 2010
Posted in: Tenants

Is it Damp, or is it Condensation?

When we think of properties we hear so much about “Location, Location, Location” however when you find that desired property and you are living in it, it’s important to consider some of the practicalities of living in your home and in particular “Ventilation, Ventilation, Ventilation”! It has been determined that the last 12 month period has been the worst nationwide for occupants reporting “damp” in their properties.

Thursday, October 21, 2010
Posted in: Tenants

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