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Welcome to The OX5 Property Blog, Our little space on the web to provide the residents of Kidlington and the surrounding villages, with accurate, timely and useful property information about the local area.

April 8, 2020

So now we are only a matter of a couple of weeks into lockdown, yet can you believe it I am still speaking with agents from all over the UK, and I do not jest, properties are still being sold and let even in these unprecedented times. Yet I would like to address the qu...

March 19, 2020

Freehold or Leasehold .. which is best? Well, when buying a property in the UK there are two main types of ownership – freehold and leasehold and, when boiled down, they mean the following...

Freehold: The person who owns the freehold of a property owns the property and...

March 1, 2020

If you are buying a home in England costing more than £125,000, you will have to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax on the purchase of your new home. In the provinces, it’s called something slightly different, so if you are buying a property in Scotland over £145,000 you will pay...

February 9, 2020

The Halifax announced in early January that there was a Boris Bounce in the national property market as they stated national property values soared 1.7% in December 2019 - the biggest rise since the 1.9% month on month rise in February 2007 (a few months before the Glo...

January 14, 2020

If you are either selling or buying a property in Kidlington, there are a few reasons why it may be taking some time to sell your Kidlington home or find that perfect place to call your new home. It may be taking longer than you thought to find a buyer for your home be...

January 1, 2020

Yes, that number is staggering isn’t it …. 

Of the 1,896 households in Kidlington where the head of the household is 65 years or older, an astounding 1,626 (or 85.8%) of those are owned, which is above the national average of 74.1%, which sounds great – yet nothing co...

December 12, 2019

Has England’s green and pleasant land all of a sudden become England’s green and overcrowded land?

With the nation’s ever-increasing population and the double whammy that people are now living longer, this means as each year goes by, there is an ever-growing strain on p...

December 6, 2019

Well, with the General Election just over the horizon and having been asked by a number of Kidlington homeowners and Kidlington buy to let landlords what the different main parties would do to the local property market, in this week’s article we focus on Labour’s conte...

December 4, 2019

In 1979, Margaret Thatcher was voted in on a Tory landslide with the ‘right to buy your own council house’ being a mainstay of Conservative policy. She encouraged people to buy their own their own council flats and houses, although it might interest you to know, that t...

November 11, 2019

The British housing market has never been so newsworthy. Every other day, there is an article in the newspaper or online about impending house price drops, house price rises, building on green belt, mortgage rates up/down, first time buyer affordability and the woes of...

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