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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.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Posted in: Landlords Tenants Other

Have Your Say

The government are "consulting" on what to do about rogue landlords.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Consultation on Licensing Scheme

Can you believe it is coming up to five years since the city introduced the additional licensing scheme?  They are holding a consultation at the Kassam stadium in July (see image) If you are thinking of going, I would be very happy to discuss a co-ordinated approach to some of the issues experienced by clients with renewals in particular.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Overseas Landlords get your property valued now! Capital Gains tax Loophole closed as of 6th April 2015

The British government is closing a tax loophole for overseas residents who will pay capital gains tax for the first from April 6, 2015 when they sell a home in the UK.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Posted in: Landlords Tenants

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.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Landlords fined for failing to repair property

It seems that there are more and more reports in the news of landlord’s being fined and even banned completely for ‘squalid conditions’ in their properties, lack of adherence to the required legal documentation to let a property and lack of required maintenance.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Green Party Launch their Housing Policy

The Green Party have chosen Oxford to launch their policy document on Housing last night.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

"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.

Friday, March 20, 2015
Posted in: Other

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.

Friday, March 06, 2015

Buy-to-let landlord? Don’t forget your January tax return

There’s more to being a landlord than collecting rental payments and deposits.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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