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

Rent payments to go on tenants’ credit files


By the end of 2012, tenants will have details about their rental payments included in their credit file under an initiative launched by Experian, one of the UK’s three credit reference agencies. Under the new scheme, tenants who consistently pay their rent on time will benefit from an enhanced credit rating, thus boosting their chances

Will changes to EPC law be delayed yet again?


Back in January, we blogged about the ongoing saga concerning changes to EPC law in England. Letting and estate agents are required by law to commission an Energy Performance Certificate prior to marketing a property, but current legislation regarding how much of the report must then be shared with clients is very lax. The EPC

What next for EPC law in England?


Since 1 October 2008, landlords and letting agents have been legally obligated to provide prospective tenants with a valid Energy Performance Certificate, should they request to see one. EPCs are carried out by accredited Domestic Energy Assessors and give landlords and tenants an indication of the energy usage and carbon dioxide emissions of a property,