Awards Recognition For Reside


Reside was crowned Bath’s best lettings agent at the Bath Property Awards, a celebration of the city’s vibrant property sector encompassing everything from property agents to interior designers. The panel of ten independent judges, comprising industry experts and local luminaries, summarised Reside as a “smart company with highly-detailed local knowledge which cleverly balances landlords’ and

Alarm Bells For Landlords: new legislation just a week away


New regulations enforcing the provision of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in privately rented properties are now just one week away. After several months of speculation and debate, the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Act 2015 was finally passed by Parliament on the 14th of September – leaving landlords just two and a half

The General Election & The Private Rented Sector


When the United Kingdom goes to the ballot box on the 7th of May, the electorate will cast their votes with a host of prominent issues in mind, but how will your choice of political party impact on Tenants and Landlords in England? The key parties’ manifestos don’t make for the most thrilling reading, so

OnTheMarket

Reside is OnTheMarket (.com)


The launch of OnTheMarket.com on January 26th heralded an important day for the property industry; it saw the arrival of the first genuine rival to the two established property portals, Rightmove and Zoopla. OnTheMarket.com provides the consumer with a cleaner and fresher browsing experience, free from the advertisements, promoted properties and unnecessary information which burden

Landlords & Tenants Endorse Bath’s Modern Makeovers


An increasing number of contemporary new developments are being surreptitiously smuggled into Bath’s renowned Georgian architecture. Whilst a staggering 14% of buildings in Bath have listed status, well above the national average of 6%, developers have pinpointed certain areas of the city as ripe for a contemporary makeover – something that has gone down very

Tenant Demand Set To Increase Into 2014… And Beyond


Walk into Reside during the winter months and you may see a member of staff huddled over a paperback. You would be forgiven for thinking that they were squeezing in a quick chapter of whatever blockbuster had been left for them under the tree on Christmas morning, but it is far more likely that they

1 In 4 Landlords Earn A Living From Rental Property


It seems that there has never been a better time to be a private landlord: tenant demand is up and predicted to rise even further; rents are increasing and yields are at their highest since the Landlords Panel research study began in 2006. It is unsurprising therefore that more than one in four landlords are

First time landlords invest as tenant demand increases


A recent study by major buy-to-let lender, Paragon Mortgages, found an increase in borrowing by first-time landlords as compared to the same time period last year. Similarly, the percentage of business coming from landlords looking to grow their rental portfolios also increased. John Heron, director of Paragon, said: “It would seem that an investment in

You spin me right round…


We’re always looking for new ways to show our landlords’ properties, and better ways to help our tenants decide which properties suit them. So when we came across BubblePix, producers of a brand new technology that creates 360° photographic images, we saw an exciting opportunity. The BubblePod creates 360° images that will give our prospective

Reside welcomes transparency in Agency Fees


Last week, the property press feeds were all aflutter with news of a landmark ruling affecting how letting agents disclose their fees. Property agent Your Move found itself falling foul of the Advertising Standards Agency for failing to disclose its fees. The ruling also echoed the findings of a recent Which? report that revealed many