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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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Move by Christmas

With Christmas already in sight, if you’re serious about selling it would be worth your while to do something about it now, rather than waiting until the Spring. For many, Christmas is a time for home making and buyers currently thinking of moving tell us they would...

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Staff anniversaries

This month has been another action packed calendar of anniversaries. Firstly, we celebrated the anniversary of Emma Adams who joined Oakfield in 2014. Emma started out as an Accounts Administrator and quickly worked her way through the ranks to being appointed as a...

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The new Landlord

Some would-be sellers are simply not prepared to sell their home for what they regard as too low a figure. If you fall into this category, it may be that the realistic current price of your property falls below what you would need to fulfil your plans. Or maybe you’re...

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Claremont, Hastings

Oakfield are delighted to announce a new addition to our Block and Estate Management portfolio. Oakfield have been appointed as the managing agents of a property in Claremont, which is in the center of Hastings. The property is a block of 6 units made up of both...

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Stamp duty

Sellers should pay stamp duty, says mortgage lender A mortgage lender has called on the government to reform stamp duty so that it is paid by property sellers instead of buyers. Yorkshire Building Society claims this initiative would remove the tax burden entirely for...

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The New Landlord

Some would-be sellers are simply not prepared to sell their home for what they regard as too low a figure. If you fall into this category, it may be that the realistic current price of your property falls below what you would need to fulfil your plans. Or maybe you’re...

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Gas Safe Week

Oakfield are proud to be supporting the 6th annual Gas Safety Week which takes place next week from 19th to 25th September. Gas Safe Week will see organisations from across the UK working together to raise awareness of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances,...

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September 2016 Market Report

Three months after the Brexit referendum and there has been no property market apocalypse as some had predicted. As ever, we British are very good at keeping calm and carrying on. Fortunately, the referendum itself was simply a pointer to change, not a change in...

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Property Portals

Most buyers use the internet in their search for a home, so you need to be sure that your property is found and promoted quickly and easily. It is therefore important that your agent subscribes to the most effective property portals because this is how buyers are...

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Buying on Instinct

Recent research concurs with our own view that most buyers buy on instinct, typically viewing their eventual home no more than twice before making a decision to buy. Buying a property certainly appears to be a decision of the heart over the head. In other words, the...

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Tenancy Deposit Scheme

“What About My Deposit?” One of the greatest areas of dispute in Lettings is the issue of deposits and their return at the end of a Tenancy. An unscrupulous Landlord could claim that minor damages justify the non-return of the deposit, which usually amounts to between...

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Oakfield appointed Managing Agent of Bexhill Block

Martlet House in Cranston Avenue, Bexhill on sea is the latest addition to Oakfield’s Block and Estate Management portfolio. The property is a block of 10 flats with communal gardens and a block of garages. Having very successfully self-managed Martlet House for a...

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August 2016 Property Market Report

The property market apocalypse predicted by some following the Brexit referendum appears to have been averted. However, the timing of the referendum, combined with the 1-2 month lag in the reporting of sales figures has made it difficult to assess the real impact. The...

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Making Moving Easier

Moving day can be stressful enough, but a bit of forethought can go a long way. For example, many people take the opportunity to clear any unwanted junk out of their homes and lives. Charity shops, car boot sales, and friends can be grateful recipients of some items,...

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Let it Shine!

As a landlord you’ll want to minimise the time your property is empty between tenancies (what we all the void period) so it is essential that your property is looking its best for showing to new tenants both in terms of condition and cleanliness. Although a tenanted...

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The Agent you prefer

We know that when choosing the right estate agent to sell your property you have a tremendous choice, and, on the surface, most estate agents appear to do pretty much the same thing! Indeed, it is probably true to say that any reasonable estate agent could probably...

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Anniversaries

This month has been the anniversaries of Francesca McGuigan, Anna Hill and Emma Hawkins. Francesca, a Property Manager working from our Head Office joined Oakfield in July 2014 initially to work in our Hastings branch as a Branch Coordinator then stepped into the role...

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The Advertising Myth

It would be perfectly reasonable to assume that as your rental property comes to market, your letting agent will simply post the property details on various property portals and wait for the tenant enquiries to roll in. However, this approach is somewhat simplistic...

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NAEA Housing Market Report June 2016

THE FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT FOR POST-BREXIT MARKET Buyers were unfazed in the lead up to the EU Referendum as sales to first time buyers were up in June, and demand for housing increased. However, agents reported uncertainty from sellers, and supply dipped in the week...

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