Take five

Take five; Sellers – get your IPad out and save five minutes for five quick checks before estate agents valuations It’s the day you’ve booked to for all the estate agents to come round – before each one turns up, take five with a cuppa of your choice and have a whip round the five… Read More



Mailing lists evolved

One of our newest clients called today to let me know they had been chased by one of the other agents she’d had out to value. When told she did not intend to use them and had in fact appointed us, she was rather surprised at their response. Apparently the best they could come up… Read More



Has Rightmove become the new Tinder?

Has Rightmove become the new Tinder? Are we treating property apps like dating apps? Swipe. Match. Chat. Swipe. Match. Buy? I recently met an applicant who had phoned into the office and booked to see two properties that had caught his eye. Whilst on the viewings, it transpired that these houses wouldn’t suit him at… Read More



June property data – 2018 Bath property market update

It may be time for our June property data update, Wimbledon and the Summer Solstice are fast approaching and the Romans believed June was the luckiest month for marriage but did you know that June is also Accordion Awareness Month and Adopt a Cat Month? Our usual quota of property stats can be found below,… Read More



Bath property market data – May update

A wealth of data in our Bath property market update this month, with our thanks to the devilishly clever Richard Speigal (follow him at @webunknown  on Twitter). Four graphs with BA1 and BA2 results direct from H.M Land Registry, a link to our spreadsheet (seven sections of property info tracked across eight time points between March… Read More



Bath property market – March update

“What is the market like at the moment?” A daily question for us on valuations and viewings so, if you’re wondering what is really happening in the Bath property market, here are the latest facts – our Bath Property Data Report for March 2018. All the latest figures for the Bath property market are below… 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



“Sold” – what does it really mean?

When is a property sold? City investment firm Jefferies hit the headlines last week when publishing a report focussing on criticising claims made by online agent Purplebricks; Jefferies’ analysis of Purplebricks data found that it had sold 51.6pc of the homes listed in November 2016 within 10 months, versus the company’s claims that 78pc of… Read More



A Victorian January quartet

The Victorian terraces of Oldfield Park are a wonderful example of infinite variety – dating from the late 19th century Bath building boom in which private investment in speculative building financed extensive suburban housing developments, these streets are a cornucopia of different layouts, extensions and uses from house to house. Built for the people that fuelled… Read More



Brochures – how properly checking yours can really pay off

You’ve chosen your estate agent. The measuring and photos are done so I’d hope the next step is for your agent to send you the brochures to approve. Given the information below, they certainly should; Code of Practice for Residential Estate Agents Section 7 clause J – “Prior to commencement of marketing, the written details… Read More