Two Friday trios

Two top trios for a sunny autumn Friday afternoon!  Here’s our top three Victorian new instructions picks for this week, along with a treble of of sales we’ve agreed before the weekend. We’ve also been busy researching our clients properties and have found some interesting snippets of Oldfield Park history for each new property. For… Read More



Buying HMO properties in Bath – March selection

Five new HMO properties for early March at Madison Oakley – if you’re considering buying an investment property in Bath, we have an excellent selection new to market. Brief headlines below on each or full details available via our main website; Beckhampton Road – A five bedroom 1184sqft licensed HMO offering a 5.55% gross yield and… Read More



Crystal ball gazing – Bath property market predictions for 2018

As we teeter on the edge of 2018, how about a bit of crystal ball gazing to see if we can predict what the Bath property market could do in 2018? Whilst we’ve been working over the Christmas period, we’ve been having quite a few conversations with present and future owners with this question at… Read More



Our May Bath property highlights

Trawling through Rightmove, Zoopla and the like will give you a decent overview of choice in the Bath property market but there’s no substitute for a bit of advice from the heart of the local industry. Each partner in our office tends to specialise in different parts of the Bath property market and have visited all of… Read More



Buying student accommodation in Bath – briefing notes from Madison Oakley

Buying student accommodation in Bath Bath is consistently included in various Top 10 lists of places to invest in student property and, with over 20,000 students (or approaching 20% of the total city population) at two universities, the Norland college or various language schools, demand for quality accommodation is unlikely to be an issue for… Read More



Article 4 in Bath – some thoughts on impact 18mths on

By way of introduction, on the 31st May 2012 BANES issued a notice of intention to implement an Article 4 direction. This meant changing the use of a property from C3 (residential) to C4 (HMO) from the 1st July 2013 required planning permission. A House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) is defined by the Housing Act 2004 as: A house… Read More



Bath property market update – October 2014

Our Moorland Rd office window is dressed for Halloween with spiders and pumpkins aplenty but, in between the decorating, we’ve been busy over the last fortnight with a rush of eager buyers looking in many cases to be in before Christmas. However, this activity does not seem to span all price ranges and areas –… Read More



A pair of Oldfield Park BTL investments

Two fine examples of central Oldfield Park current HMOs, in ideal locations and with tenants in situ until min 2014. Properties in this area with such competitive returns are extremely popular at present – we would recommend registering interest swiftly. Livingstone Road – Current five bedroom student let with tenants contracted until end of June… Read More



Melcombe Court – first time pad or investment?

First floor two bedroom apartment with allocated parking space in ever popular Melcombe Court. Just 300yds from Moorland Rd shops yet bordering the Linear Park & Two Tunnels cycleway, this is a leafy quiet development which has proved ideal for first time buyers, retirees and investors over the years. Offered with no chain, this apartment… Read More



Herbert Road – four floor four bedroom current let

A superb four storey prime central Oldfield Park investment opportunity, let currently and also for the 2013/2014 academic year at £17,480pa. Sold as a high spec ongoing investment opportunity, the property is currently laid out as a four bedroom student let with three doubles and one single bedroom (which has its own separate study). There… Read More