Why Landlords Need to Have a Plan around Boilers

The clocks have gone back, and Christmas adverts are popping up all over the place. Which means winter is well and truly upon us. And while some people might welcome that, landlords can often dread the colder months. Usually, that’s because if there are potential issues with the boilers heating their rental homes, the winter…

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With Banbury Tenants Deposits Totalling £4,672,083, How Will ‘Lifetime Deposits’ Change the Banbury Rental Market?

The Government’s scheduled publication of their White Paper for the Renter’s Reform Bill, which incorporates proposals to forbid Section 21 evictions and introduce ‘Lifetime Deposits’, has been suspended until 2022. The additional time is required to give a chance to create a level playing field to reforms for both landlords and tenants in the private…

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Banbury Buy-to-Let Market on the Rise as Returns Rise by 31.3% in 5 Year

Banbury landlords are becoming progressively more self-assured about expanding their rental portfolios; as Banbury rents rise, mortgage interest rates fall and demand for decent Banbury rental properties outstrips supply. A number of reports nationally would suggest around a third of UK ‘portfolio’ landlords (i.e. landlords with more than one rental property) are actively looking to…

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Is the Banbury Property Market Running Out of Steam?

In recent articles on the Banbury property market, I have been talking a lot about house prices over the last 12 months and 5 years in Banbury. When it comes to newspapers talking about the property market, the headline most people look at is what is happening to house prices. However, as 2 in 3…

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Five Simple Steps to Boost Your Property’s Value

It’s common knowledge that adding a loft room or building an extension can increase the value of your home. But there are also some simpler (and less expensive ways) to boost your property’s value. Check out these five tips below if you’re thinking of selling and want to get the best price for your biggest…

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Has Buy-to-Let Changed the Banbury Property Market?

The ‘Buy-To-Let’ (BTL) mortgage is celebrating its Silver Anniversary (25 years) this autumn. Isn’t it fascinating that a decision between a group of letting agents and bankers all that time ago to offer ‘Buy-To-Let’ mortgages has changed the face of the Banbury (and national) property market? But has it been a good thing? Or has…

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How to Successfully Sell Your Home in Autumn

Ah, autumn. Falling leaves, a chill in the air and things like Halloween, Bonfire Night, and the prospect of Christmas to look forward to (or loathe depending on your opinion). One thing is certain about autumn – it’s an excellent time to sell a property. The main reason for this is buyers are usually more…

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Think about Your Furry Friends When Moving Home

‘Pets are not our whole life, but they make our life whole.’ For pet owners, the above quote will ring true. Whether it’s the companionship of a canine chum or the purring of a feline friend, pets add something extraordinary to our lives. And that’s why we’ve come up with this simple four-point guide so…

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