MORE people are searching for homes to rent in Oxford, according to new research.

Property website Rightmove found a 64 per cent rise of people viewing homes in August compared with a year ago.

Oxford had the third biggest increase in England, behind Cambridge, which went up 76 per cent, and Cirencester, Gloucestershire at 75 per cent.

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The city was not the only place in Oxfordshire in the top 10, with Abingdon making it into joint ninth place due to a rise of 60 per cent.

It was tied with Margate in Kent.

The biggest rise in London searches was Chessington, which went up by 99 per cent.