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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!

5 Springtime Tips for Weatherproofing Your Properties

Taking simple measures to protect your property from the elements now could prevent much bigger complications down the line.

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Posted in: Landlords

Electrical Safety in the Private Rented Sector

 Following the Housing and Planning Act 2016 which raised concerns over electrical safety in the PRS and pushed forwards by the Grenfell Tower tragedy in June 2017, new, tougher electrical safety standards are being discussed and considered by the government in order to reduce the risk of electric shocks or fires caused by electrical faults.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Posted in: Landlords

Formalisation of Minimum Bedroom Sizes in HMOs

Further to the consultation on Residential Property Licensing reforms, which closed a year ago this month, it now looks highly likely that during 2018 minimum room sizes will be introduced as an amendment of schedule 4 of the Housing Act 2004.

Thursday, January 04, 2018
Posted in: Landlords

The Oxford Landlord Survey 2017 Results

To gain a real insight into the current property market in Oxford, we at College and County created a Landlord and Investor survey and distributed this to 500 landlords across Oxford in order to gain a more accurate impression of how landlords feel about the current state of the market, Brexit and what may transpire in Oxford over the coming years.

Thursday, December 21, 2017
Posted in: Landlords

Seasons Greetings From College and County

As we move into 2018… Another year has flown by and it has been an eventful and busy year here at College and County.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Posted in: Landlords Tenants

Autumn Budget impact on Landlords

Autumn Budget impact on Landlords The autumn budget further underlines the government’s mission to reduce the number of properties in the private rented sector, and increase home ownership.

Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Posted in: Landlords

The Oxford Landlord and Investor Survey 2017

The Oxford Landlord and Investor Survey 2017  College and County are pleased to announce the release of the first bi-annual investors/Landlord Survey focusing solely on Oxford.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Reliance on property letting agents is on the up

In recent years, landlords’ use of an agent in property transactions remained consistent, rising by only 1% from 2014 to 2016 from 53% to 54%.

Thursday, June 08, 2017
Posted in: Landlords

Lettings business: Why an ethical approach always wins over chasing short term profit

The government’s promised ban on lettings fees to tenants is yet to get off the starting blocks, but it could hit lettings agencies hard if they are not prepared.

Friday, June 02, 2017

New property renovation service has quality at its core

A new service offers landlords a ‘one stop shop’ for improving their properties for the lettings market.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Posted in: Landlords

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