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

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

Early July new releases

Melcombe Court A first floor two bedroom apartment in the ever popular Melcombe Court development, situated just around the corner from Moorland Road. Well presented with some recent costly upgrades (windows & heating), this property is sure to appeal to both residential purchasers and investors. The property offers two bedrooms, bathroom, living room leading out… 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

Estate agent boards in Bath

Yesterday I read a very good article on the Estate Agent Today website about for sale boards ( ) 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

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

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    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