At scottfraser Investments we have our finger firmly on the pulse of the Oxford investment market.
Our Investment Search and Acquisition Service is tailored to the needs of landlords who lack the time, experience or desire to commit to researching the market and undertaking the necessary legwork for viewing properties.
John Gebbels, Property Investment Manager, brings a decade of experience both in Oxford and Central London, and specialises in sourcing and securing prime buy-to-let property.
There are many properties that will now fall under the definition of a HMO (Houses in Multiple Occupation), broadly those occupied by more than three people who form more than one household, but this is open to interpretation by the Local Authority.
Since 6 April 2010, changes implemented by The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) (Amendment) (England) Order 2010 mean that landlords wishing to let their property to professional sharers or students may need to obtain planning permission to change the use classification of their property.
scottfraser offer free of charge advice if your property requires planning permission or falls into the HMO mandatory licence and can assist you with any specific requirements. Our in-house Compliance Officer, Sian Wallace, ensures that our HMO properties comply with any updates to the legislation.
Oxford City Council Contact for HMO Registration:
HMO Licensing Officer
Environmental Health Department
Oxford City Council
10 St Ebbes Street
Oxford OX1 1PT
Download the Oxford City Council Amenities & Facilities Guide for Landlords
Or for quick reference download our HMO Factsheet for Landlords.