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Reside Review: June 2021

Reside General Manager Toby Martin rounds up rental market activity in June 2021. Market Update The rent trend of high tenant demand versus low property supply continued during June 2021. Competition for properties reached such heights that our average letting time between listing a property on the market and having an offer accepted by the

Why Are Property Videos So Important?

Reside’s Toby Martin explains why video tours have risen to prominence over the last 18 months. When England went into its first national lockdown in March 2020, it prompted a significant change to our industry. For years, property agents have relied on glossy promotional photos and in-person viewings to sell or let properties, but our

The Debt Respite Scheme: how does it affect tenants & landlords?

Reside General Manager Toby Martin explains the impact of the government’s new debt relief initiative. May was Mental Health Awareness Month, a very apt time for the government to launch the Debt Respite Scheme, also known as ‘Breathing Space’. The purpose of the scheme is to provide a temporary period of respite from creditor action

Reside Review: May 2021

General Manager Toby Martin rounds up the month of May, with news of new notice periods for landlords, the Queen’s Speech and more. Reduced Landlord Notice Periods As of the 1st of June 2021, notice periods for landlords have decreased from six to four months. The government temporarily increased notice periods to six months in

How To Tell If Your Letting Agent Is An Expert

General Manager Toby Martin breaks down exactly how to tell if your letting agent knows their onions. If your boiler broke down, what would you do? The chances are you would find a Gas Safe plumber to fix it for you – someone suitably qualified, who you can trust to carry out a quality job.

Landlord Notice Periods To Be Shortened

The government has announced that landlord notice periods will be reduced to four months, starting from the 1st of June 2021. Under temporary legislation introduced in August 2020, notice periods were initially increased to three months, and more recently to six months, to provide tenants with greater security in their homes at the height of

The Queen’s Speech: what it means for landlords & tenants

 Those who tuned into the Queen’s Speech on the 11th of May can be forgiven for missing the very brief promise to ‘enhance the rights of those who rent’ – seemingly a very general pledge to review standards across the sector. A delve into the detailed briefing notes, however, reveals three details that will

Reside Review: April 2021

Tenant Demand Reaches A New High Despite rarely having more than four properties on the market at any one time, we let more properties during April 2021 than in Aprils 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Tenant demand is outstripping supply to such an extent that we are receiving multiple offers on most

We Are Hiring: Lettings Negotiator

Please note, this position has now been filled. Lettings Negotiator Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5.30pm, and occasional Saturdays. Salary: £26-30k per annum Reside is an independent letting agent whose innovative, ethical and successful service is highly praised by its tenants and landlords. We recently won our second Bath Property Award, in which we

Reside Review: March 2021

AWARDS RECOGNITION FOR RESIDE 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