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our new homes in moseley

Here at Oulsnam we’re delighted to introduce our new OAKVIEW development in Moseley. Situated on Wake Green Road, this beautiful development of 36 luxury flats are perfect if you’re looking to move to the area.…


Supermon's mission to help those in need

Local Mom, Jo Higgins with the help of her family have been working hard to help those in need in recent months, especially over the festive period.…


hair salon helps team with mental health

Although hair salons have had to close their doors once again, the Birmingham based Joshuaa Shaun Hair salon have recently been prioritising the staff’s mental health. …


Construction begins on Birmingham Metro extension

Work on the first of the three new tram stops on the Birmingham Metro extension began in December. The extension is along the Birmingham Westside Metro to Edgbaston and the first stop to be worked on is Broad Street.…


The new 3g football pitch in Droitwich

It has been rumoured that there would be a new 3G football pitch in Driotwich for a long time, but recent developments suggest that this may soon become a reality. …


Steps to beat the January blues

With another lockdown keeping us indoors, it is understandably a difficult time for many of us to find the motivation to plan ahead and commit to seeing through our resolutions for a healthier, happier and more productive 2021.…


We're open as usual

Despite the third UK lockdown being introduced by the government, Oulsnam are delighted to let you know that we will remain open and are here to help you in any way possible…


Your property investment checklist

COVID-19 has had a huge impact on many aspects of our lives over the past 12 months, but the property investment sector has stayed somewhat consistent.…


Keeping your home safe and well ventilated during winter

Considering that winter is the 'spike' season for insurance claims – as it's where the majority of problems occur regarding home maintenance – there's never been a better time to implement safety precautions in and around your home.…


Demand for stamp duty extension rises

As we emerge from the country's second lockdown and pick back up with the tier restrictions, we're seeing yet more reports of possible job cuts and unemployment concerns up and down the country.…


Northfield Charity Christmas Collections

This year, once again b31 voices will partner with Rubery Morrisons to collect toys and gifts this Christmas. These will be given to children in need across south west Birmingham.…


2000 jobs on offer at Bromsgrove MP’s online fair

Bromsgrove MP, Sajid Javid has recently held his sixth annual job fair at the end of November, but due to Covid restrictions this has been held online for the first time in the job fair’s history. …


Local design codes in Bournville

As local design guides are becoming more popular within UK communities, many are looking at how this will impact housing, and whether this is something that can be enforced. …


Things to do in Birmingham this Christmas

Although the tier system restrictions are unlikely to spread the festive cheer this December, all is not lost. There are various different events and locations in Birmingham that are bound to help you feel Christmassy.…


New year, new buyers

After the festivities have wound down, we've always found a renewed interest from homeowners and tenants in the days following New Year's Eve, with enquiries and property searches at an all-time high.…


Winter maintenance to safeguard your property

As we're in the midst of winter, and the cold weather is now in full force, you need to be informed on how to protect your home against any potential seasonal damage, as well as reduce unnecessary spending.…


Top tips for moving at Christmas

Whether you're a seasoned mover or it's your first time, relocating to a new house is an extremely exciting process – even if there happen to be a couple of bumps along the way.…


Black Friday Promotion

Here at Oulsnam, we would like to extend our thanks to our clients who have continued to support us throughout what was turned out to be an extremely tough year. …


Redditch launches new e-scooters

Exciting news for local Redditch residents as the Borough council teams up with Bird the micro-mobility operator to bring environmentally friendly scooters to the town. These scooters are to be available for a minimum of 12 months in Redditch and are already proving popular…


fire at droitwich travelodge

A huge fire in a hotel in Worcestershire led to the A38 being shut off as 40 brave firefighters battled to tackle it. …


Haunted pubs in Worcestershire

With pint glasses flying across the room as well as phantom black cats, the alcohol isn’t the only spirit around these local pubs.…


The Village view

Currently there are 300 sites around Barnt Green, most of which in the Green Belt, waiting for an approval on applications to turn these fields into yet another housing estate. …


The Village View Developments

Currently there are 300 sites around Barnt Green, most of which in the Green Belt, waiting for an approval on applications to turn these fields into yet another housing estate. …


Sales Boom Continued Into October

There are a number of key reasons that make October 2020 an exceptional time to begin your next property transaction. …


Green Homes Grant Now Open For Applications

Two-thirds of UK households fail to meet long-term efficiency targets, meaning that Brits are spending more on energy bills whilst unknowingly raising their carbon footprint.…


Get Your Home Autumn Ready

Learn our makeover tips and suggestions for September, along with some practical pointers too.…


Savvy Storage Solutions

Having a place to store your possessions is extremely important and can often get overlooked when property hunting…


Cafe Open For Takeaway Service

One Café that has opened its doors to the public for a take-away service is The Windmill Café at Waseley Hills Country Park.…


Making Art Whilst Running

A jogger, Helen Pike, has shown us all how the wonderful running routes in Kings Heath can be used to create art solely from exercise!…


Property Market Soaring

The immediate effect of the reopening of the property market could be seen clearly on the property portals…


Increase your kerb appeal

The homes that perform the best are the ones that can grab the attention from the off…


The Government Shuts Down Estate Agency

The government has released detailed guidance on the process of moving home during the current health crisis which has slowed all areas of estate agency. The guidance includes what you should do if you are in process of a house transaction and, what precautions to take. …


Safe Activities To Get You Through Self Isolation

Whilst self-isolating, one thing a lot of us will have gained is some time. A lot us will not be used to spending so much time at home, so here are some activities that can be done safely, to curb any boredom.…


Eco Friendly Homes

2020 is set for an environmental transformation, with the property market a strong contributor to this…


And they lived happy ever after …

Our Barnt Green, Droitwich and Bromsgrove offices were proud to sponsor Star Project for their superb show which was at the Bromsgrove Artrix.…


Three days to showtime .....

With only three days to go until show day, we are excited to be supporting the Star Project’s upcoming Summer show An Orgre’s Tale at the Artrix.…


UK Property Market Figures

Is it a positive or a declining property market? We help make sense of the regional and national statistics…


How to Buy and Sell Guides

An overview of the newly launched Government "how to buy" and "how to sell" a property guides…


Avoid the Void

How to avoid void periods in your rental property.…


What is Article 4?

Council rules on HMO allowance in the Birmingham suburbs…


New Eatery in Moseley

Moseley welcomes a new eatery in the form of The Coach House on St Marys Row…


Redditch Housing Market Grows

Redditch continues to experience growth in the property market; particularly with new-build homes…


Advantages of Bungalow Living

Bungalows are not the reserve of the more elders citizen - there are many advantages to single-storey living.…


Bromsgrove November Street Party

Bromsgrove local businesses showcase their excellent offerings at this year's first (of many to come) street party.…


Redditch Christmas Lights

Redditch Christmas Light Switch On information, and some ideas for space saving Christmas decorations.…


Hagley Road in Half Term

Bearwood is the southern part of Smethwick, Sandwell, and north of the A456 Hagley Road, where our sales office is located.…


What to do in Bromsgrove in Half Term?

Bromsgrove is a thriving town in Worcestershire about 16 miles north-east of Worcester and 13 miles south-west of Birmingham city centre. …


Child Friendly Activities in Northfield

This half term, you don’t need to travel into the centre of Birmingham to find great activities and places to go to keep everyone entertained. …


Great Activities in Rubery

You could spare yourself the hassle of thinking of a variety of places to go this half term…


What to Do in Redditch in Half-Term?

Redditch is a fairly large town 15 miles south of Birmingham, meaning there's a lot of variety on offer when thinking about what to do in Redditch over half term.…


Half Term Activities in Stirchley

Our Pershore Road branch in Stirchley is close to a lot of great attractions and places to take your family this half term.  …


What to Do in Half Term – Droitwich Spa

Half term and Halloween are almost upon us, and it’s time for parents around the region to rack their brains about how to keep their little ghouls entertained!…


THE GREAT BARNT GREEN BAKE OFF

This Halloween, Friday 26th October, the Robert Oulsnam Lettings office will host the event, inviting entries from residents and colleagues alike.…


To Rent or Not to Rent? Actually, It's No Big Question!

When it comes to the question of whether it's better to rent or buy property, it's like a clash of titans in the opinion polls with people having some very strong views on which the best option is. Actually, we think that it can depend on many things whether or not it makes sense to rent over purchasing a property, and whilst you may call us biased, these are some of the reasons why renting can be a really smart option...…


Dump the Deposits!

There are of course various costs associated with renting a property; one of the largest expenditures (just like a house purchase) is the initial deposit that is placed as security against property condition and the rent. The Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) think tank has recently published a new study that found just under half of tenants would support a move to axe the system of private rental deposits; in fact, 43% were in favour of the implementation of a replacement insurance-based substitute. Due to what the CPS referred to as “forced participation”, on average a tenant loses over £300 in large up-front deposits which can make the process of moving properties difficult particularly when the full amount of any deposit is required against a new house. …


New Northfield Leisure Centre

Northfield Leisure centre has been rebuilt and modernised from May 2018. This new purpose build facility includes a 25 metre swimming pool as well as a teaching pool for all you keen learners…how’s that for a splashing opportunity! There’s also a 75 station gym to boost those muscles and a community room and studio space for things such as yoga, body pump, and even those ‘bums and tums’ classes. There are a wide range of fitness classes for children, teenagers, adults and even seniors…


Barnt Green Local News

Not Such Good Weather for Ducks This summer may have been one of the best yet for the UK in terms of record-breaking heat and an unprecedented amount of days that we could legitimately wear shorts and vest tops, but the Barnt Green Sailing Club might have been amongst the minority in wishing the hot and rainless days away as the heatwave caused an unexpected drought, affecting their usual sailing spot on the Upper Bittell Reservoir.…


Why Living In Bournville Just Makes Sense!

There are many reasons to move to Bournville, unless you struggle with chocolate connected will power issues in which case, it may not be the best location for you as the village is well known for its historic connection with Cadbury.…


Second City by Name, Not Activity

Birmingham is regarded as the "second city" in the UK but it is currently in pole position when it comes to the lettings market.…


Moving in with your significant other

Moving in with your significant other (or even a house mate) is a pretty serious step in any relationship.…


Online Vs High Street Agents

It’s hard to imagine a world without the internet; it’s certainly brought many advances to how we access information and allows us to make informed decisions on important topics. That, and watch entertaining videos of cats….…


Buy to Let is On the Up

More and more investors are opting to put their capital into a buy to let property. We discuss why....…


What’s happening in the Droitwich Housing Market?

The National Statistics reports show that house prices across the United Kingdom have had a year on year rise on average of 6.2% These figures are very promising for the property market within the UK and if the trend continues the average home will increase in value next year by over £10,000.…


Don't Move to A New House, Invest in Wi-Fi!

How many of us have paid money for a house that we only utilise a smaller percentage of? Even though 43% of UK residents say they want to move to bigger properties for more space, a whopping 15% of the average British home is unused!…


High Street Estate Agent VS Online Estate Agent

As Spring approaches our offices are getting nice and busy! But the question still hanging over many potential sellers heads is: high street agents or online agents-which is best? …


Why Choo Choose Bournville?

With construction beginning on High Speed Rail Two, a connection that will link a redeveloped Curzon Street Station in Birmingham to Euston Station in 49 minutes. Transport and connectivity topics are seemingly never far away from the news. The opening of the ‘HS2’ drivers college on the east side of the city marks the beginning of a huge change in the city centre and likely the region. Attempting to establish the pros and cons of such a vast construction project can be sidestepped today. But on a smaller scale In Bournville, we can see that when done right, transport spending can benefit most for generations to come.…


WHO IS OUR 2018 CHARITY OF THE YEAR?

It’s that time of the year again for the company to vote for the new charity of the year for 2018. This will be the 3rd year running we have a designated charity of the year following a fantastic couple of years of fundraising. In 2016 we raised £1900 for Alzheimer’s Society and in 2017 we raised over £2800 for both Macmillan and MPS Society.…