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September 15, 2020

With only 1 in 12 Kidlington house sellers actually selling their home in the last month, Kidlington sellers and buyers will need to continue to be pragmatic if the surprisingly strong current levels of activity in the Kidlington property market are to be sustained.


September 7, 2020

Roll the clock back 20 years and any self-respecting late 20/early 30 something would never say on their first date that they lived with their mum and dad. It was seen as a sign of immaturity being tied to your mother’s apron strings as a failure to leave the family ho...

August 12, 2020

Nimbyism in Kidlington is Dead – Long Live the Planning Permission Rule Changes:

How will this affect the 11,238 Kidlington Property Owners?

The 1st July 1948 heralded a new dawn in how property was built, as the Town & Country Planning Act 1947 came into force, meaning...

August 9, 2020

The Government is on track to borrow £400bn because of Coronavirus and that needs to be paid back at some stage. Last year alone, before Coronavirus, the Government brought in £824 billion in taxes whilst they spent £887 billion, meaning they had to borrow £63 billion....

July 28, 2020

There is no doubt that Coronavirus will affect the Kidlington property market, but just how?

The ensuing economic challenges are going to impact the Kidlington (and UK) property market, yet no one knows the real answer. The newspapers put out different opinions, but tha...

July 23, 2020

The Chancellor announced on Wednesday 8th July in his mini Budget some interesting news for Kidlington homeowners and Kidlington landlords. Rishi Sunak is going to give ‘The Green Homes Grant’ of up to £5,000 to cover two-thirds of the costs of environmentally friendly...

July 18, 2020

The British are infatuated with owning their own property and politicians know that. Margaret Thatcher used it as a vote winner in 1979 when she allowed council house tenants to buy their own home. Coming to the present day, Boris Johnson’s Conservative government have...

July 11, 2020

From talking to most of the Kidlington estate and letting agents and our own findings, it might surprise many of you that new enquiries from homebuyers, tenants, landlords and home sellers have been at record levels since lockdown was lifted from the property market in...

July 7, 2020

One of my Kidlington landlords contacted me last week from Yarnton, after he had spoken to a landlord friend of his from Summertown. He told me they were deliberating the Kidlington property market and neither of them could make their mind up if it was time to either s...

June 17, 2020

Isn’t it funny that nobody boasts they are a buy to let landlord anymore? Roll the clock back to the early millennium and you couldn’t go to the local golf club or shop at a Waitrose without someone dropping buy to let into the conversation as easily and as often as th...

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