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



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



Student accommodation list for 2015/16

Updated as of 06/02/15 STUDENT HOUSES 2015/16 Prices are monthly – Per Whole Property / Per Person   5 BEDROOMS MAYFIELD RD – 1800 / 360 BECKHAMPTON RD – 1875 / 375 4 BEDROOMS LANDSEER RD – 1340 / 335 DARTMOUTH AVE – 1400 / 350 MORFORD ST – 1700 / 425 BECKHAMPTON RD –… Read More



Herbert Road – new central Oldfield Park HMO for sale

Current 4 bed student let/HMO with licence applied for and tenanted until 31/07/2014 at £1260pcm. Four double bedrooms (or three and a communal reception), kitchen, bathroom, rear garden. Ideal central Oldfield Park location within 50yds of Moorland Rd. Sole Agents. Historical Notes – Herbert Rd is first listed in 1892, with 21 houses built (numbered… Read More



Targeting the periphery – Article 4 in Bath

Having studied the supplementary planning document supplied on the BANES website (and in particular the designated high density zone map – detailing Census Output Areas or COAs) – available at http://democracy.bathnes.gov.uk/ieDecisionDetails.aspx?ID=577 – we have noted that the current zone does not extend as far across Oldfield Park as expected. In particular, streets such as Dartmouth Avenue, Millmead… Read More



Article 4 direction – a new era for Bath

On the 12th June 2013 the Cabinet of Bath and North East Somerset Council made the decision to confirm the Article 4 Direction on HMOs from 1st July 2013 and adopt the Supplementary Planning Document ( click here to see the HMO supplementary planning document ). A House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) is defined by the… Read More