LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

We are pleased to announce that following the government’s guidance on moving home during the coronavirus pandemic, our branches in England have now re-opened for pre-booked appointments, and our branches in Scotland in Wales will start re-opening their doors over the coming days. Health and safety remains our main priority, and in line with government’s advice, a number of strict measures have been put in place to protect our staff and customers. Visit our branch page to find contact details for your local office.

Oxford

04/08/2014

Taxman aggressively targeting BTL landlords

HM Revenue & Customs is aggressively targeting buy-to-let landlords in a bid to recoup an estimated £500 million in unpaid tax a year. The taxman will write to 40,000 landlords it suspects of avoiding tax on their buy-to-let investment over the next

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Oxford

28/07/2014

Monopoly in Oxford...how would you play?

A couple of local landlords and I were discussing the property market in Oxford, when the subject of risk against returns arose. All landlords are different in the way they play the property game. Some landlords prefer to accept a modest yield/return on

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Oxford

19/07/2014

New funding for Oxford city landlords announced

By 2018, all Oxford city landlords with property in the private rented sector will have to meet certain energy standards, so now is the time to get your house in order. A new and improved government Green Deal Cash back for all households and landlords

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Oxford

18/07/2014

Should you be buying in Southfield Park, Oxford

A few weeks ago, I discussed the differences in rent which could be achieved from properties in the villages around Oxford. I now turn my attention to the city, and in particular, Soutfield Park. It caught my attention. Typically, a 1 bed apartment in

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Oxford

02/07/2014

Are villages to the east of Oxford good BTL investments?

A landlord asked me whether the rental market to the east of Oxford is a good place to invest in so we did a little research with a focus on the villages of Horspath and Wheatley. There are some great properties available to rent for a tenant, from a

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Oxford

25/06/2014

Oxford Council to hunt down "beds in sheds"

More than 50 suspected illegal dwellings are being investigated by Oxford City Council according to the Oxford Mail. Council leaders are now investing around £300,000 in tackling the growing problem of sheds and outbuildings being built in gardens

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Oxford

25/06/2014

One bed flats in Oxford - are they good investments?

There are over 15,000 flats in Oxford. This only represents around 7.9% of the housing stock here, with the national average being nearer 25%. The average price of flats with one or two bedrooms in Oxford is around £270,000, which is, surprisingly,

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Oxford

17/06/2014

Rents continue to climb in Central Oxford

Richard Goodwin, Lettings Manager of Martin & Co Oxford, writes: A landlord of mine who has owned a few properties on Empress Court for the last eight years came in to our office to discuss the rise and fall of property prices on the street and how this

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Oxford

30/05/2014

A history of Oxford's property values

I was speaking to a landlord of mine on Tuesday, when the subject of Oxford's property values came up. Not those of recent years alone, but those of over the decades. I found that the average value of a property in Oxford was £805 in 1930, which then

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Oxford

23/05/2014

Property prices - can you afford to wait?

Whether we are home owners or investment buyers, there is one question that continually resonates with us all, which is of course, “How much is my property worth?” Although this article offers a brief insight for both home owners and investors, as

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Oxford

23/05/2014

Do semi-detached properties make good investments?

I was talking to someone who lives in an Oxford detached house on Staunton Road, Headington. He wants to purchase his first buy-to-let property and has noticed our previous articles, so was interested in getting to know the industry a little bit more.

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Oxford

14/05/2014

It's a bargain hunt in Oxford's property market

A landlord came in to talk about Martin & Co's claims that Oxford's property market is so buoyant at the moment. We eventually arrived at the subject of bargains available in our city. I did a little research and found that a rather lucky person had

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