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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!

Shapps sees sense on HMO planning?

The Communities and Local Government chief planner, Steve Quartermain, sent a letter to chief planning officers outlining the changes to permitted development in relation to changes between C3 and C4 usage.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Action Against Oxford City Council

In these times of increased litigation it would appear that a number of landlords from Oxford, together with BPF (British Property Federation) and ARLA (Association of Residential Letting agents) have joined forces to apply for judicial review of the proposals by the City to extend the licensing scheme for HMOs.

Monday, September 06, 2010
Posted in: Landlords

Pressure on Property Values

The Nationwide House Price Index reinforces what has been apparent in Oxford for the last few months.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Proposals for Licensing Passed....?

Oxford City Council's proposals for extending the licensing of HMOs (Houses of Multiple Occupation) have now been put to elected members in a 135 page document There is now some clarity about fees (table 4,5 and 6) and a proposed commencement date of 25th October 2010.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Posted in: Landlords

Successful Appeal Against New HMO Legislation

A recent planning appeal decision has, according to some commentators, further reduced the impact of the HMO planning instrument of 6th April.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Council Tax Register

As a Tenant you are responsible for setting up an account with the Council Tax section of your local council (Oxford City, Vale of White Horse, Cherwell or South Oxon in this area).

Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Posted in: Tenants

Top Agent Award Goes to College and County

College and County have been have been honoured at the prestigious Estate & Letting Agent Awards 2010 The Oxford based agency was recognised for its excellent customer service as voted for by their clients during the course of 2009.

Monday, April 19, 2010
Posted in: Landlords Tenants

Landlord Accreditation Scheme

An accreditation scheme has been launched by Oxford City Council  for Oxford landlords and letting agents.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Posted in: Landlords

Further Pressure Towards Register of Landlords?

There are strong forces at work in both Northern Ireland and Wales to introduce a range of control mechanisms for the private rented sector.

Monday, April 12, 2010
Posted in: Landlords

Planning Permission for HMOs

Oxford City council has released an initial response to the new instrument involving a further class of residential unit (let to more than 3 and less than 6 sharers) C4.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Posted in: Landlords

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