Bringing Bath Landlords Together: A Successful Meet at the Bath Landlord Summer Conference

Bath landlords came together for an evening of insightful discussions and valuable takeaways at the Bath Landlord Conference held on 26 July 2023, at The Francis Hotel. The event, attended by around 50 enthusiastic landlords, proved to be an engaging platform for industry experts to share their knowledge and expertise.

Toby Martin, the director of Reside Bath and West Country Regional Executive for ARLA Propertymark, hosted the evening and shed light on the intricacies of the local rental market, particularly focusing on the imbalance between property supply and tenant demand.

Michael Tatters, a Partner at Thrings Solicitors, captivated the audience with an in-depth exploration of the Renters Reform Bill and its impending impact on landlords. Attendees were given ample opportunity to raise questions and discuss their concerns, ensuring they were well-prepared for the legislative changes ahead.

Adding a dash of practicality to the conference, Ben Stokes and Michael Skeath from Elite Consultancy Group delivered an engaging presentation on landlord compliance. Their valuable tips and tricks provided landlords with actionable steps to fulfill their legal obligations, steering clear of fines and penalties. Their presentation sparked interactive discussions and left landlords equipped with tools to enhance their compliance efforts.

Attendees actively participated in spirited discussions and posed thoughtful questions to the expert panel, all of which were met with insightful responses.

“We’re thrilled to witness such enthusiasm and engagement from the local landlord community,” said Toby Martin, reflecting on the event. “Our aim is to provide a supportive space for landlords to learn, connect, and stay ahead in the ever-changing private rental landscape.”

Plans for the next Bath Landlord Conference later in the year are already underway. Stay tuned for updates on the next Bath Landlord Conference by visiting

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.