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Off The Record: supporting young people in Bath

Every year we ask our staff to research and discuss local charities, before deciding to which we should pledge our support and donations. In the second of two blogs, we introduce a charity that supports young people in Bath, helping with a wide range of issues affecting mental health and wellbeing. During these tough times,

The Future of the Bath Buy-To-Let Market in 2022

The headlines… Bath rents up by 6.5% in the last 12 months Bath house prices up 15.3% in the last 12 months Bath landlords helped by ultra-low mortgage rates and a stamp duty holiday Yet, some landlords anxious about a possible end to no fault evictions New EPC rules could cost landlords £10,000+ per property

My 11 Rules To Buying A Bath Property

Finding your next Bath property, be that as a buy-to-let landlord or for yourself to live in, can sometimes be a scary task. You are possibly making one of the biggest purchases of your life, and you want to ensure you make the right choice. Buying your next property is all about finding a Bath

Bath Welcomes Refugees: harnessing the goodwill of a community

As part of our commitment to support the local community, both as a proud independent company and as members of the Bath Percent Club, every year we ask our to team to research and discuss local charities, before deciding to which we should pledge our support and donations. In the first of two blogs, we

What Will Happen to Bath House Prices in 2022?

Traditionally, if you had not sold your Bath home by the first week in November, you would normally have to wait for the house sellers to return in the famous Boxing Day rush on the portals (Rightmove, Zoopla etc) to get potential buyers interested. Yet matters have been different this year as the various lockdowns

The Bath Landlord Compliance Health Check: are you compliant?

You may have seen recent reports detailing how one of the most prominent estate agents in the UK had left its landlords open to fines of between £9million and £30million in the last few days. This is because they allegedly failed to send some paperwork to their tenants when their tenancy started. This has had

Bath People’s Addiction to their Spare Bedrooms

The Housing Minister, Chris Pincher, has suggested older homeowners are “rattling around” in their homes as they are too big for them. He implied they are selfish and should sell up and move to a retirement home when he spoke to a committee in the House of Lords. He stated that many British homes are

Should Bath Landlords Be Worried About These New Rental Regulations?

Everyone should be doing their bit to help reduce the UK’s carbon footprint on the globe – yet the question is, is that burden being put too much on the shoulders of Bath landlords with potential bills of £7,600+ in the next four years? The background – the UK has obligated itself to a legally

New Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm Rules For Landlords

The UK Government has extended the rules for domestic smoke and carbon monoxide alarms within all rented accommodation in England. Following parliamentary approval, it will soon be mandatory for landlords to repair or replace smoke and carbon monoxide alarms once they have been informed that they are faulty, although testing throughout the duration of a

Reside Review: October 2021

Everything you need to know about the property rental market in October 2021. This month: an in-depth look into Bath’s rental property shortage. More Reside records fell by the wayside during October, with more properties let over the course of the month than any preceding October since the company’s inception. Our average letting time was