New Legislation in the pipeline

The Government is planning to make important changes to the law related to the private rented sector. A white paper entitled A fairer private rented sector has been published which will form the basis of legislation to be introduced later this year. The key principle behind the white paper is that everyone deserves a secure…

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Inflation — where is it heading?

Rising living costs are driving inflation. As well as significant price rises in staples such as bread and meat over recent months, energy and transportation costs have begun to spiral upwards with more price rises threatened. However, Pantheon Macroeconomics — an independent UK consultancy who supply ‘economic intelligence’ to market professionals around the world —…

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Rental Trends

Landlords have to take the rough with the smooth It can be tough to be a landlord. Quite often you have difficult tenants, disruptive tenants or tenants that don’t pay their rent. And then there are changes in legislation and regulations to get your head round as well! If you’re lucky, you will have long-term…

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Changes affecting landlords are coming for October

Changes in legislation affecting landlords are coming into force in October Landlords of residential properties (including social housing) need to be aware of the amended regulations regarding smoke and carbon monoxide alarms that will become law on the 1st of October 2022. The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Amendment) Regulations 2022 set out the requirement…

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Do you own a property in a rural area?

If so, you may be particularly interested to hear that house prices in predominantly rural areas have risen by 29% over the last five years compared to 18% in predominantly urban areas; and this gap between rural and urban has become significantly stronger in the last two years. A recent housing market survey by Nationwide…

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Has the Moreton-in-Marsh Property Market Peaked? Should you buy now or wait for the bargains?

Many commentators believe we have seen the peak of the Moreton-in-Marsh property market.  So, should savvy bargain hunters wait for Moreton-in-Marsh house prices to fall?  Or could postponing your house buying for any anticipated Moreton-in-Marsh house price drop be a costly mistake?  Over the last two years, the Moreton-in-Marsh property market has been a rollercoaster…

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Chipping Norton Property Market to Crash in 2022?

According to some newspapers and pundits, the property market boom could soon be over with the increasing interest rates and inflation. In this article, I share the 3 fundamental economic reasons why things are different to the last property market crash. The insider’s way to find out if there will be a property crash. ……

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Chipping Norton Rental Homes Nightmare

Chipping Norton needs 24 additional private rented properties per year to keep up with current and future demand from Chipping Norton tenants.  Yet over the last 5 years, Chipping Norton has lost 24 private rented homes. What are the 5 reasons the supply of private rental properties in Chipping Norton are falling? What does this…

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Rental income at record levels!

Rents have risen to a record high in the first three months of this year and property website Right Move reports that — for prospective tenants — this is the most competitive rental market it has ever recorded.  There is currently strong demand from prospective tenants in the Banbury/North Cotswolds area. Some are wanting to…

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