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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

More C3 C4 developments

It seems it is the season for Judicial Reviews.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Energy efficiency in the PRS

We have been contacted by a Brookes masters student, who is exploring strategies for improving energy efficiency in the Private Rented Sector.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Posted in: Landlords

Let to Rent

In an uncertain property market, ‘let to rent’ may be the most sensible method of moving home, says Mark Crampton Smith of College and County letting agents.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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

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