The Most Viewed Properties This Week

As we progress further into September the natural cycle of Oxfordshire property searches moves into the next stage. The lettings market has a chance to relax following the frantic activity of the Summer months and the sales market continues...

Headington Car Parking Charges

There has been a lot of discussion and debate around car parking charges in Headington recently, namely the proposed increases to the minimum charge for using the Headington and St Leonard’s Road car parks. An open focus meeting was...

Thinking About Selling Your Home?

Instruct scottfraser before 31 March 2018 to sell your home and our “No Sale – No Fee” package will include all of these services free of charge Professional Photography  Interactive 3D Virtual Tour  Detailed Floor Plans  Energy Performance Certificate Selling...

Budging the Problem Autumn 2017 Budget Comment

David Blythman, Managing Director of scottfraser comments on the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s autumn budget and how it affects the property market. In the autumn budget the Chancellor, Phillip Hammond made a series of changes designed to help the housing sector. Abolishing...

An Open Letter to Mr Hammond

David Blythman Managing Director of Scottfraser writes an open letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer ahead of the autumn budget. Dear Mr Hammond, The government and opposition parties are now scrambling to put their houses in order over inappropriate...

Advice to landlords on tax changes affecting buy to let

Tax relief previously available for mortgage interest costs will soon be restricted to the basic rate of income tax (20%). All landlords currently utilising the ability to offset mortgage interest costs will be affected but higher and additional-rate taxpayers...

Vote for Housing

No doubt Brexit, the economy and the NHS will dominate the 2017 general election. Energy, education and defence should also get a strong look-in while the devolved governments will be trying to get as much air time as possible....

Lets With Pets

Owning a pet is a lifelong commitment so when applicants have animals it is important to find a rental property that will be suitable. In the current economic climate with demand far outstripping supply many landlords are choosing not...

Rental Property with Poor EPC Ratings to Be Banned

Rented accommodation with poor energy ratings will be banned from the rental market the Government has announced. Reactions have been mixed but with more pressure on tenant finances energy efficiency of homes could prove more and more important over...