LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

Oxford

18/03/2014

Small city-centre apartment prices going through the roof

Oxford is a wonderful place to live and probably there is nowhere better to put down roots than right in the heart of this beautiful place. Oxford has always been regarded as a transient city, with visitors from all over the UK and overseas settling here

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Oxford

25/02/2014

Oxford council throw out proposal to launch its own letting agency but seek massive HMO fees hike

A Green Party councillor on Oxford City Council has proposed a lettings agency idea because it would “be a way of driving up standards and leading by example”. However, councillors voted not to emulate a similar move made by London's Brent Council.

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Oxford

18/02/2014

Looking for a buy-to-let property? If so, should you be considering rental yield or capital growth.

For those new to buy-to-let investing, the yield is the yearly rent from a property reflected as a percentage of the value of the property (one might consider it in the same light as the interest rate from your savings account) whilst the 'capital growth'

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Oxford

17/02/2014

Exciting opportunity for a Property Manager to join Martin & Co Oxford

Martin & Co Oxford is an award-winning business in its 9th year of trading. We rank as one of the leading lettings agents in Oxfordshire as well as a Top 5 Office in the Martin & Co network - a brand leading and innovative franchise property business with

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Oxford

15/02/2014

City Council drop another bombshell for Oxford landlords

In a letter addressed to landlords, Oxford City Council say that from April 2016, private residential landlords will be unable to refuse a tenant’s reasonable request for consent to energy efficiency improvements, where a finance package is available.

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Oxford

09/01/2014

Agency staff battle to protect rented homes

Staff at Oxford city-centre based letting agents, Martin & Co, had to abandon their cars and wade through knee-high flood water after the city ground to a halt following the closure of two of Oxfords main roads when the River Thames and tributaries

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Oxford

31/12/2013

Oxford Council gets cash boost to tackle rogue landlords

Councils across the country, including Oxford City, will receive a £4 million Christmas cash boost to tackle rogue landlords in their area, Housing Minister Kris Hopkins has announced. Twenty three councils will share the funding so they can take on the

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Oxford

27/12/2013

Rent arrears now UK's fastest growing debt problem

Rent arrears are the fastest growing debt problem in the UK, according to national debt advice charity the Money Advice Trust. The number of calls to the charity’s National Debtline service from people with rent arrears has risen significantly since

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Oxford

09/12/2013

Private landlord listings now banned by Zoopla

Zoopla is to remove aggregators of private seller and landlord listings, and which do not provide agency services, from its sites. It will expel those already on the sites and ban any that try to get on in future. The move comes after mounting disquiet

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Oxford

06/12/2013

'Accidental Landlords' are breaking the law

As the number of so-called “accidental landlords” remains high, AXA Business Insurance warns that many of them are simply not fulfilling their legal duties to maintain their rental properties and as a result are putting their tenants in potential

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Oxford

05/12/2013

Capital Gains Tax changes will affect landlords

George Osborne has confirmed that Capital Gains Tax will be payable in future by foreign property owners, providing them with a 15-month window to sell up to avoid the tax. Another 15-month window, cut from three years, has been opened up for UK home

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Oxford

25/11/2013

Martin & Co set for £15m stock market listing

Martin & Co, the UK’s largest single brand residential letting business, will start trading on Aim before the end of the year as it seeks to take advantage of a “fragmented” but growing market for rental properties. The company hopes to raise

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