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

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

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

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

The Autumn Budget: what landlords need to know


Rishi Sunak’s budget holds little of interest for landlords, but a support scheme is announced for vulnerable tenants For landlords, the most salient parts of the Autumn Budget were the omissions, rather than Rishi Sunak’s raft of announcements. There was no mention of Capital Gains Tax, nor was there any review of stamp duty. This

Reside Review: September 2021


The latest in lettings, from Bath and beyond. This month: pets, notice periods and the Renters’ Reform Bill Over the course of this year, we have firmly established that demand from tenants is comfortably exceeding property supply, with many tenants struggling to secure their property of choice. Reside’s vital statistics over the last month bear