Reside Review: March 2021


We are delighted to have been recognised as the leading Bath lettings agency in the recent Bath Property Awards, an annual event hosted by Mediaclash (the terrific people behind Bath Life, Bath Boules) to celebrate the city’s property sector.

In an enterprising online ceremony, the panel of local judges commended Reside on our growth in 2020 and the way in which we responded to the challenges of the pandemic.

A great big thank you to our wonderful team and clients for helping us to achieve this award!


The rental market in March 2021 continued to follow the recent trend of high tenant demand, low property supply. Regardless of this, total lets agreed over the course of the month were still higher than March of last year.

Despite going into the first ever national lockdown in March 2020, it was still a relatively strong month for new lets, so to more lets this March demonstrates that we are still in a strong climate for landlords looking to bring their property to the rental market.


Video marketing has become essential when putting a property on the rental market. We are one of the only agencies to advertise every property with a video tour, but have still been working hard to improve this aspect of our service because of just how important it is.

Having invested in a new state of the art camera, we now record a 4K video tour for every property that we list on the market. This allows perspective tenants, no matter where in the country they are, to look around the property in crystal clear definition. Here is an example:


We are delighted that our General Manager, Toby Martin, has been asked to join the Propertymark / REACH UK insight panel.

Toby will be joining hand-picked representatives from other forward thinking agencies across the UK to meet with property technology companies, to review and provide feedback on their products. This allows us early access to a great deal of the exciting new technology and software that is being developed for our sector, and will in the long run help to make us more dynamic and efficient.

Reside is an award-winning independent letting agent in Bath. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss any aspect of letting or managing your property; we would love to hear from you.

Toby Martin

Toby holds a Level 3 ARLA Propertymark qualification and runs the 'engine room' at Reside, making sure that properties are perfectly-presented and that they are let quickly at a good rent. When not working, Toby is happiest when enjoying a day's cricket.