Monthly Archives: November 2015

Property maintenance tips in late Autumn for Bristol property landlords

With Autumn upon us here at City Rental Services, this week our rented property blog in Bristol is all about general maintenance.

tips on rented property maintenance from City Rental Services

Bristol Landlords – a few tips for checking your properties before Winter really sets in.

Our top tips for you are:

  • Clear all guttering and pipes of debris, leaves and rubbish
  • Ensure that all pipework is ready for Winter and won’t freeze – this includes checking the condensate pipes, overflows. and gutters for leaks
  • Remove rubbish from gardens and front of house areas
  • Get the central heating system serviced and make sure your gas safety is up to date
  • Check for any issues in student houses over Christmas holiday period when the house may be empty.
  • Check for condensation and demould, then advise tenants how to minimise condensation and to ventilate the property
  • Regularly put on heating in all properties during Autumn and Winter months during any absences

If you’re looking for advice on how to manage and maintain a property portfolio in Bristol, call into 58 Gloucester Road to see us – as an independent letting agency in Bristol, we’re here to help.


New student houses in Bristol for 2016-17 season now available

We’re really excited here at City Rental Services this week – with the start of our student accommodation season for 2016-17.

What this means, of course, is that we now have a new selection of student houses in Bristol ready to be viewed by incoming groups of new students.

Here’s a few pictures taken this week of one of our student houses in central Bristol, to give prospective student tenants an idea of our rented properties.

student accommodation in Bristol from City Rental Services

student rented accommodation in Bristol from City Rental Services

Student housing in Bristol from City Rental Services

We have over 50 rented student properties in various BS postcodes, ranging from 4-12 bedrooms, and covering areas such as Bishopston, Redland, St Andrews, Horfield and Clifton.

Prices range from £330 to £430 per person per month for our student houses and flats across Bristol.

To review our current list of student properties in Bristol, please visit here.

If you’re looking for student accommodation in Bristol, call into 58 Gloucester Road to see us – as an independent letting agency in Bristol, we’re here to help.

Alternatively, ring us on 0117 908 0057 today to discuss our student accommodation in Bristol in further detail.

Update on Wear & Tear consultation for Bristol property landlords

One of our useful functions here at City Rental Services is the ability to pass on what we hope is timely information to our Bristol property landlords.

A hot topic of conversation in recent weeks has been the subject of Wear & Tear for Bristol landlords with the recent HMRC actions on this front.

advice on wear and tear allowance for Bristol landlords from letting agency City Rental Services

The issue is the scrapping of the Wear & Tear allowance of this previous tax break for landlords, check out some useful information here on Property Industry Eye.

These and other changes can have a significant effect on your profit and tax situation – you may wish to talk it over with your accountants, or carry out further research on the internet where there’s a lot of useful information on these and other forthcoming tax changes.

For a chat about your rental requirements why not call into our office  at 58 Gloucester Road to see us – as a very independent letting agency in Bristol, we’re here to help.