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



October 2018 Bath property market update

October 2018 Bath property market data update – this months Bath property market report is a biggie, jam packed with the very latest autumn facts and figures. Whether you’re after “on market” data, actual transaction figures or agent performance, you should find a stat or two below to interest you. As always, we’ve left the… 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



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



Moorland Road shopping and Christmas lights switch on

With the Bath Christmas Market starting this Thursday (24th Nov) and going on until the 11th December, the city centre will again be a mecca for Christmas shoppers from far and wide. This event brings in a huge amount of revenue for stallholders, charity collections and city businesses alike every year but the throng of visitors… Read More



Our Samhain selection – some top November Bath property

With conveyancing still taking 8 – 12 weeks on average, I’m afraid we can’t promise that these Bath properties are available for a pre Christmas move! However, these six currently available local homes are a superb illustration of a wide range of local property from a 1 bed apartment right up to a huge 4 bed detached house –… Read More



Buying property and the art of compromise

Compromise – verb “to allow your principles to be less strong or your standards to be lower” Having spent some of last week filming around the city with some buyers on a certain Channel 4 programme, we have been discussing the essence of compromise quite a bit! As with many potential viewers, we started off with… 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



AquEye and the best views of Bath

Plans were announced last week for a proposed £5 million observation tower project called AquEye in Bath and have already stirred up a storm of comments in Twitter and on local letters pages. Located on the sluice gate island next to Pulteney Weir, 25 visitors per trip would be swung up from the Parade Gardens… 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