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Covid-19: Landlord Legislation Update

One month extension on evictions ban The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has confirmed that it is to extend the evictions ban in England until the 20th of September 2020, and will also introduce six-month long notice periods that will run until the 31st of March 2021. The ban, which was announced

New Bath Apartments Offer Premier City Centre Living

Space Available in Recently Completed John Street Development Space is now available at a prime location in Bath city centre, offering the conveniences of modern living nestled within the splendour of Georgian architecture. Kingsgate Apartments, 7 John Street, a development by Longacre, contains six apartments, a mixture of one and two bed. The new homes

COVID-19 Update: Back To Work

The New Normal On Wednesday 13th of May, the government removed restrictions on residential lettings and issued strict guidelines, specifying how we can return to work. Safety remains paramount and we have had to radically adapt our methods to ensure that our staff and our customers are safe. The peak of the epidemic may have

Bath in Lockdown

Film maker Jack Fisher’s daily dog walks in Bath have given him the opportunity to capture the city in unrecognisable fashion – deserted pavements, with an almost eerie silence where once there was a familiar bustle. We were bowled over by Jack’s film, which he kindly gave us permission to share on this blog. Bath

Reside COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan

Reside COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan

Last update: 15 May 2020. Please note that this blog has been superseded by a more recent post, which details our plans to re-open our office for business. This can be found here. In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have put in place the below action plan to minimise any disruption to our services,

New EPC Regulations Imminent

Don’t be fooled by 1st April changes to energy rules. We are proud of being experts on the property in Bath. We are equally proud of keeping a focused eye on any changes to laws and legislation which may affect our clients. One such change is the upcoming changes to energy regulations, which will come

What’s Happening to Section 21?

  The Government’s election manifesto confirmed its plans to abolish Section 21 of the Housing Act and improve the grounds for eviction set out in Section 8 of the Act. The timescale of these changes is currently unknown but, once implemented, landlords will need to know how to bring a tenancy to an end legitimately.

Inside The Jolly’s Refurbishment

The perfect property to rent in Bath? Milsom Street is the beating heart of central Bath, shoppers busily flowing down the thoroughfare and its various tributaries. It is dominated on the western side by a department store which has become synonymous with the city, Jolly’s. Jolly & Son has, in one form or another, been

Government Announces New Electrical Safety Regulations

Subject to approval by both Houses of Parliament, landlords and letting agents will need to ensure electrical installation inspections and testing are carried out for all new tenancies in England from 1st July 2020, or from 1st April 2021 for existing tenancies. The Government has laid The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector

New Year, New Letting Agent?

A Landlord’s Biggest Decision. A very Happy New Year from us all at Reside! Some people’s 2020 resolutions will involve exercising more, eating less or – heaven forbid – both; however, many take this as an opportunity to review contracts and working relationships – who to bank with, or which lettings agent should manage their