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Goverment Measures to Improve Energy Efficiency of PRS

As anticipated, the Government has announced plans to introduce measures that will place responsibility for improved energy efficiency of property in the Private Rental Sector on landlords.

Monday, May 16, 2011

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

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

More C3 C4 developments

It seems it is the season for Judicial Reviews.

Monday, October 11, 2010

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

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

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

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