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



Bath property market update – November 2014

December is only a week away and the Bath Christmas Market opens its doors this Thursday but November for us has been one of the busiest our partners have experienced in the last decade or two. Over the past fortnight, we have agreed at least a sale a day on average which is extremely welcome… 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



Estate agent boards in Bath

Yesterday I read a very good article on the Estate Agent Today website about for sale boards ( http://www.estateagenttoday.co.uk/511-campaigns-mount-against-agents-signs ) and then happened to receive an update email from the local planning office (also about boards). This  combination got me thinking again about the various merits and drawbacks of boards in our own area of operations. In Bath, we… Read More



Inverness Rd – family home or investment?

An exquisite four bedroom two reception end of cul de sac family home in a superbly convenient spot next to the Linear Park. Convenient for Moorland Rd shops, local train station and Lower Bristol Rd access alike. This immaculately presented mid terrace has a showstopping extended kitchen, bay windowed sitting room, dining room, a level… Read More



Bath Student accommodation list for 2014 – 2015

Student Accommodation for 2014 – 2015   Last updated 14/02/2014 To see photos and floorplans of each property, visit our main website at www.madisonoakley.co.uk    5 Bedrooms  Beckhampton Rd – £1875 pm St Kildas Road – £1,850 pm St Kildas Rd – £1,850 pm Herbert Road – £1,850 pm Mayfield Rd – £1,850 pm Third… 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



Ivy Avenue – 5 bed 2 star HMO for sale

A 2star accredited central Oldfield Park HMO with five bedrooms over three floors plus long west facing garden and garage. Returning £1600pcm at present and rented until 31st July (and thus likely to be immune from pending Article 4 legislation), the property could be easily be upgraded further to increase return or turned back into… Read More