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The Importance Of The Lease

The Importance Of The Lease

As a chartered surveyor, I have dealings with property leases on a daily basis, whether advising landlords and tenants on new or existing leases or undertaking valuations of investment property. There is significant value to having a robust and appropriate lease in...

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July’s Agency Update

July’s Agency Update

CHESHIRE AGENCY UPDATE – JULY 2022 It’s time again for the latest property market update, and once again we are reporting on unusual times for the market. The RICS Residential Market Survey for June 2022 reported a drop in prospective buyers and a softening in...

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Events | Spring 2022

Events | Spring 2022

The journey to 2022 has been challenging for many, but as we say goodbye to winter and welcome spring with open arms the team look ahead with optimism. Just in case you're not quite up to speed, here's what have we been up to over the past few months. We hosted our...

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We Are Hiring!

We Are Hiring!

Oakwood is looking for an temporary administrator to join their growing team conveniently located in the heart of Altrincham town centre. Key duties consist of taking phone enquires in a professional manner and working closely with the team carrying out general...

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The Life Of An Expert Witness

The Life Of An Expert Witness

Being a Registered Valuer is a fascinating and varied job; many of us get to see a range of properties and have the pleasure of travelling around our chosen area on a daily basis, meeting interesting people. The aspect of our job that most people are familiar with...

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Property Manager Appointment

Property Manager Appointment

Following the acquisition of long-established Altrincham based Morrison Property Services by Oakwood in November 2020, the management and agency business has been growing and a new Property Manager has been appointed. Ciaran Dwyer, formerly of agent Thornley...

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Events | Summer 2021

Events | Summer 2021

After what has been a year of very little face-to-face social and business interaction, Oakwood have pushed the boat out and will be hosting and attending a variety of events over the summer. We are pleased to be attending the Cheshire Agricultural Trade Fair with...

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Oakwood Expansion Continues

Oakwood Expansion Continues

Altrincham based property advisers Oakwood Valuation Surveyors is continuing its growth with the appointment of a new director.  Chartered Surveyor Andrew Aspinall has joined the firm to work on progressing the property development arm.  Since the business started...

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Farm and Land Sales Update

Farm and Land Sales Update

The market for agricultural land has long since departed from mirroring the wider property market and general economy, being distorted for so many reasons.  It no longer even reflects farming profitability.  So, what are the market drivers? Whilst profit is not a...

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Taxing Your Home

Taxing Your Home

The year is rattling on and we find ourselves at the 1st of September.  Let’s hope the year ends quickly and we can put it behind us.  A year quite unlike any other and one we never need to have again.  However, the reminders will be with us for some time, not...

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Access to Property

Access to Property

Most property owners have no issue with access to their property as it adjoins the public highway and there are no particular restrictions, apart from the usual highways regulations.  There may be some complexity to developing property, but on a day to day basis...

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July Newsletter 2020

July Newsletter 2020

We have just released our latest newsletter, in which we take a look at some of the key changes to valuations as we begin to come out of the lockdown period. - The "new normal" way to inspect - Farm business succession  - Property values - how will the pandemic...

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Farm Succession Update

Farm Succession Update

The one consistency in life is change and agriculture is not immune to it.  In fact, the past few years have seen some massive changes and farm businesses need to stay fleet of foot to adapt.  Even here in Cheshire we have seen the effects of climate change – a...

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The New Normal – Property

The New Normal – Property

What a few weeks it’s been, not only in the UK but globally.  Lockdown has been tough on most people, even those who have been able to carry on with semblance of work, as routines have gone out of the window.  Sadly it looks like our summer holidays may be delayed...

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