The buy to let sector continues to do well for landlords - but student accommodation is setting the benchmark for letting performance.
Despite monthly rents increasing by 2% during 2013, the average buy-to-let yield for a UK landlord sits at 6.1% gross, down 0.1% on 2012. But student accommodation thrashes this figure with sustainable and assured yields of 7 to 9% - net.
Peter McDermott, Director of UK-based Go Global Investments, said: "These latest figures from Countrywide Residential Lettings show that despite 'Generation Rent', where the number of people renting from a landlord has doubled to 8.5 million in 15 years, gross rental yields are sticking around the 6% mark.
Designer finish and rooms with plenty of views
Letting with pets can be less fretfulOne in three pet owners in the region struggle to find rented accommodation that will accept animals, according to research by the charity The Dogs Trust.And while househunters spend an average of seven weeks looking for a property, more than half of pet owners searched for between two months to more than a year.
Chocs away for five-bed house let
Jetting off to Brazil for a couple of years and an endless supply of free chocolate might sound too good to be true but for one Oxford couple, the dream is a reality. Rebecca and Giles Atwell are letting their three-storey home in Bainton Road as Mr Atwell is moving to Sao Paulo to become marketing director of chocolate for Cadbury’s parent company Kraft.
Tips on how to be a landlady of leisure
Since then she has added a two bedroom cottage in Old Marston, a two bedroom apartment in Headington and period cottages in Ramsden and Chilson.
Everything rosy up the cottage garden paths
Congratulations! Full house of exam passes at Summertown!
Congratulations to James Hindson, Chris Carter and Clare Fleet who passed their examinations for the NFOPP Technical Award for Residential Letting and Property Management last week. This creates a full house of qualified property professionals in our Summertown office.
Restorer's village home with lovely views of the country
FURNITURE restorer Sharon Simmonds has built up a thriving business from her home in Wootton, near Woodstock, but it has become so successful she needs to move to a bigger house.
Mrs Simmonds has lived at 67 Castle Road for 13 years with husband Richard who works in broadcasting. She restores period furniture and objets d’art then sells them through outlets such as The Old Pill Factory in Witney.
Congratulations! Exam success for two Summertown team members
Congratulations to Michael Joubert and Hannah Bayliss who passed their examinations for the NFOPP Technical Award for Residential Letting and Property Management last week.
Helen and Douglas House Launches Lottery Superdraw
Lottery players have the chance to win a number of luxurious prizes, as well as the usual weekly prizes of £100, £1000, and up to £10,000 rollover, in the Superdraw, which will take place on 30 September, 2011.
scottfraser win at the Sunday Times Letting Agency of the Year Awards
scottfraser Lettings and Property Management walked away with three gold industry accolades at the nationally recognised Sunday Times Letting Agency of the Year Awards in London yesterday. Winning Gold in the three categories and shortlisted for Best Overall UK Letting Agency.
All four scottfraser teams cross the line at The Blenheim Triathlon
Congratulations to all four scottfraser teams who competed in the Blenheim Triathlon on the 4th June 2011 in support of Helen and Douglas House. Helen and Douglas House is a registered charity providing respite and end-of-life care for children.
Avoiding the House of Horrors
In our latest Passionate about Property seminar Giles Cooper from Cotswold Surveyors gave an interesting talk showing how potential defects aren’t always as they seem when considering purchasing a property.
Congratulations! Exam success for two team members
Congratulations to Laura Stafford and Emily Rowe who passed their examination for the NFOPP Technical Award for Residential Letting and Property Management last week.
Top end new properties go on the market
Headington is a Favourite for Renting a Home