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

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 Please note that this blog has been superseded by a more recent post, which details our plans to re-open our office for business.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

General Election 2019


WHAT IT MEANS FOR THE PRIVATE RENTAL SECTOR Heated debates over Brexit and the future of the NHS may have dominated headlines in the run-up to this year’s snap General Election, but when voters go to the polls on 12 December they will also have their say on a broad spectrum of policies which will

Beware Black Friday


…or: why you should be wary of cheap letting agents! On the 29th of November the phenomenon that is Black Friday will sweep the USA and, more increasingly than ever, the UK. Online giant Amazon has already started a countdown in the run up to the day which sees prices slashed, shoppers go bonkers and

Why it pays to choose a licensed Letting Agent


We’re proud to be a member of several organisations which represent the property lettings and management industry, including the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), Safeagent and The Property Redress Scheme. Surprisingly, there is currently no mandatory regulation of letting and property management agents in the UK, although this is currently under scrutiny by the