This property has now been taken off the market (as of 25 January 2020).
3 Bed Semi-Detached House, Derwent Avenue, OX3
This house is perfect for a couple, two sharers or a family. It is on bus route 13 and near a cycle route to Oxford city centre. There are primary schools, shops and an adventure playground nearby. The quiet street is a 20 mph zone with a residents' parking scheme. This is not a student area with noisy nightlife - the neighbours are long-term residents who have had good relations with tenants of this house for over 10 years.
The house can be furnished or part-furnished, with two bathrooms, three bedrooms, two ground-floor reception rooms (one can be a guest bedroom) and a large kitchen diner. Central heating is by economical Worcester Bosch gas combi boiler. Outside there are gardens, a patio, off-street parking, a bicycle shelter and a large shed for dry storage of surplus furniture or luggage.
No smokers please.
Well-behaved pets are OK by agreement with the private landlord.
The house has a Virgin Media cable connection or a landline for broadband access. There is a TV aerial and connection point but no TV currently being used in the house.
The rent will be £1550 per calendar month plus bills, with a deposit of 5 weeks' rent held by the Deposit Protection Service and an Assured Shorthold Tenancy with the option to extend or renew without charge. All these details are open to negotiation between the tenant/s and the owner. The house is in council tax band D - council tax is not included in the quoted rent. The house is in band D for energy performance, as recorded in the recent Energy Performance Certificate.
The landlord uses an agency to carry out credit and ID checks on prospective tenants. With a rent of £1550 pcm, tenants would need a joint household income of £46,500 per year in order to be approved. If you fall below this income level, the deposit and a record of regular payments to your current landlord may resolve the issue. The insurance for this house depends on residents passing these checks, which are free to you because they are paid for by the landlord.
If you have read this far you are probably a serious enquirer. Please understand that the family living in the house are entitled to 24 hours' notice of any viewing. Before that viewing, the private landlord will ask how you will afford the rent and bills, how long you expect to need the house and how many people you expect will live there. Without that basic information, the time and disturbance of a viewing will be wasted. Please be patient in providing these necessary details!
Mature students and their families are welcome but undergraduate students will not be covered by the landlord's insurer.
This site lists the house as student-friendly but this refers to mature postgraduate students only.
Price & Bills
|Broadband||Prices & Availability|
|DSS Income Accepted|
|Minimum Tenancy||6 Months|
|Furnishing||At tenant choice|