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Headington Car Parking Charges

February 23, 2018

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.

January 17, 2018

Thinking about selling your home?


Instruct scottfraser before 31 March 2018 to sell your home and
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Budging the Problem - Autumn 2017 Budget Comment

November 23, 2017

Budging the Problem - Autumn 2017...

David Blythman, Managing Director of scottfraser comments on the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s autumn budget and how it affects the property market. 

An open letter to Mr Hammond

November 03, 2017

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.

Advice to landlords on recent tax changes affecting Buy to Let

July 13, 2017

Advice to landlords on recent tax...

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 with mortgage costs exceeding 75% of rental income will be most severely impacted.

scottfraser Blog: Vote for Housing

May 04, 2017

scottfraser Blog: 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. But do spare a thought for housing, as, on the evidence of the recent past, it doesn't look as if any of the political party's will.

Over the past nineteen years, and during the tenure of four prime ministers – Blair, Brown, Cameron and May – there have been no fewer than fourteen housing ministers.

This post seems to have become a stepping-stone for ministers who are either on an upwardly mobile career path or heading in the opposite direction into the political wilderness. That such an important part of our daily lives can be dealt with in such a perfunctory way seems short sighted and negative to most outside Westminster. Property is a national obsession yet the politicians seem to treat it as a short stop to somewhere else. Property also provides important jobs and revenue through allied industries such as furniture, flooring, lighting and decorating, and in the service sector – finance, legal, surveying, etc.