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Change for the better

It is often said that people don’t like change. Don’t you believe it! They love it. Why else do we constantly upgrade our mobile phones, why do we eat at a variety of restaurants, why do we always want to see the latest films or drive the newest car? Because we like...

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Oakfield Estate Agents Launch New Look

Oakfield Estate Agents has undergone a complete brand review and has today unveiled its new logo to support its evolution to a leading Estate Agent; covering residential sales, lettings and block management across Hastings, Bexhill and Eastbourne. The new brand...

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A feeling of space

Unlike their continental counterparts, British tenants do not generally take account of the square footage of a house or flat when renting their next home. Nevertheless, spaciousness is often a priority and invariably comes at a premium. So if you are letting your...

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Our Eastbourne branch has moved

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that our Eastbourne branch has moved to a larger premise on Cornfield Road. Oakfield first opened our doors in Eastbourne in 2009 and with growth year after year we have been looking for a larger premise for some time and we are...

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Congratulations to Richard Snatt and Welcome to Phil Hall

Before we head off for Christmas we have some exciting changes in our Bexhill branch that we wanted to share with you all. Firstly, I am delighted to announce that Richard Snatt our Sales Manager in Bexhill has been promoted. With immediate effect Richard will take on...

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Oakfield Christmas awards

On Saturday 3rd December Oakfield held our annual Awards presentation and Christmas party evening at Leeford Place Hotel in Battle. This year we also celebrated 20 years of Oakfield the evening was an exclusive Black tie event with all staff attending along with...

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Market report – December 2016

What a year it’s been! The words Brexit and Trump have caused division and confusion on a global scale and the political landscape as we enter 2017 is very different to the one we are used to. Despite these surprises, the UK property market has remained remarkably...

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Knocking through

Many people buy a property that is generally well suited to their needs, but could be improved with the removal of one or more internal walls. The removal of an internal wall can not only open up additional space by combining two otherwise small rooms, but it can also...

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The benefit of independence

“Location, location, location” may be the cornerstone of wise property investment, yet many people are unaware of the importance of location in making the right choice of letting agent – whether as landlord or tenant. Letting agency is an intensely local business. It...

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Home Exchange

One way of taking advantage of the value in your home is to save money by using it as a holiday destination. Not for you of course, but for someone else! Home exchange is an increasingly popular and flexible way of cost-effectively securing suitable holiday...

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Gas – The Landlords Responsibility

Whilst both gas and electricity can be lethal, from a landlord’s perspective, the law relating to gas safety is more stringent than it is for electricity with substantial fines or even imprisonment for of the breaches of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use)...

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November 2016 Property Market Comment

The property market depends on fluidity and activity to be regarded as healthy. This year the number of transactions has been light, based on a dearth of supply. This has itself fed the problem with sellers being reluctant to put their property on the market if they...

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Children in Need

Children in Need 2016 took place on Friday 18th November and as always the team at Oakfield got involved with fundraising for this excellent cause. Our branches held cake sales and in addition our Bexhill branch were running a ‘Guess the number of sweets in the jar’...

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Christmas Opening Hours

Merry Christmas from all of us at Oakfield Estate Agents To report ALL maintenance please click on the appropriate link LETTINGS BLOCK MANAGEMENT In the event of an out of hours emergency please call 07887592557. An emergency is classed as a fault that threatens...

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Beware the Undervaluer

We British remain passionate about home ownership. Yet the banks, who are also involved, have burnt their fingers in the past with wildly generous lending and they are keen not to make the same mistake again. One effect of this, which could affect you if you are...

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Quality control in lettings

When choosing the right letting agent, how can you be sure you are dealing with a firm of integrity that upholds the highest principles and standard of service? After all, almost anyone can become a letting agent in this country without any qualifications or minimum...

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25 Things Every Flat Owner Should Know

25 Things Every Flat Owner Should Know News on the block have published a new document on 25 things every flat owner should know. If you own a flat and you are looking for a managing agent call our Block Management team to find out what Oakfield can offer you 01424...

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Will downsizing become a thing of the past?

If you currently own a family house and expect to move to somewhere “more practical” once the children have grown up, you might need to reconsider your plans. According to recent research the current demographic shift to a low mortality/low fertility society is...

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Finding the right property

If location is fundamental to a tenancy, then mapping is surely the most obvious way of highlighting location. We choose to use locational maps on our property website as they make it easy for tenants to identify the property in relation to its surroundings. This is...

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Listed buildings

There are over 370,000 listed properties in the UK, most of which are of either architectural, historical, or cultural interest. Most people would agree that these buildings need to be protected in order to safeguard this important part of our heritage. All buildings...

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October 2016 Property Market Comment

Powerful opposing forces seem to be keeping the property market in check this October, driven by the usual suspects. Demand remains high, but supply is still short. Interest rates are historically low, based on a bank rate of just 0.25%, so mortgages remain cheap, but...

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Dedicated Contract Progressor

Many letting agencies simply act as a broking service that matches people to property. However, we are acutely aware that there is far more to successfully letting than this alone. Indeed, nationally, about 25% of initially agreed tenancies fail to prove satisfactory...

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Strathmore Court, Bexhill on sea

Oakfield’s Block Management portfolio has grown further with the addition of Strathmore Court in Bexhill. The seafront block of 6 flats on De La Warr Parade has, up until now, been self-managed by the residents who take a very active role in the day to day running of...

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Top Tips for Tenants

Top Tips for Tenants If your tenancy is to work out well from day one, there are a few key guidelines you should follow: • Position yourself as a strong contender by having good references from previous landlords prepared in advance. • Make sure you agree with the...

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