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Not in the National Interest

April 15, 2016


Not in the National Interest

David Blythman of Scottfraser goes beyond the hype and looks at what is really important in buying and selling a property this spring. 





scottfraser At Home Magazine - Spring 2016

March 24, 2016


scottfraser At Home Magazine - Spring 2016

Welcome to the Spring 2016 edition of our latest scottfraser At Home magazine.





Budget 2016

March 17, 2016


Budget 2016


I suppose that the 2016 Budget was never going to be too contentious or radical in view of the upcoming European referendum in June. Certainly there was little mention of housing in the Budget. Perhaps the Chancellor felt he had done enough recently by attaching additional tax to buy-to-let and second homes – creating the current storm of activity in the property market from those attempting to beat the tax axe and complete purchases before 1st April. 






The Right People For The Job

February 02, 2016


The Right People For The Job

David Blythman of scottfraser gives some timely food for thought to those thinking of selling their homes this spring.





Right To Rent - Are You Prepared?

January 26, 2016


Right To Rent - Are You Prepared?

Following on from our blog of last year, where we were waiting with baited breath for the results of the “Right to Rent” trial that took place in the West Midlands.  The results are in, and according to the Home Office response to a Freedom of Information request, the results have been “far from impressive”. A grand total of 7 landlords have been fined – around £800 on average – for failing to check their tenants had permission to be in Britain and 11 illegal immigrants were found renting properties.  Moving forward, Right to Rent will form part of the Immigration Act which comes in to force on all tenancies starting on or after 1st February 2016.

 





Oxford City Council delivers goodwill to all good HMO Landlords

January 07, 2016


Oxford City Council delivers goodwill...

Oxford City Council recently reviewed the HMO licensing scheme which is due to come to the end of its five year term shortly.  It has been agreed the HMO scheme will run again for a further five years until 2021 and there will be no changes to current area designations ...





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