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Buy To Let demand increasing in BS5 and BS7 postcodes

At City Rental Services we’ve noticed a steady increase in demand for buy-to-let properties across Bristol in recent months – particularly across BS5 and BS7 postcodes.

Advice for buy to let landlords in Bristol

Local agents have reported high demand in these areas of Bristol, whilst buy-to-let remains an ever-popular investment in the city.

BS5 and BS7 are an easy distance to the city centre, and offer a modest investment for good returns.

In line with this, it appears that experienced buy-to-let landlords are slowing down on the amount of remortgaging. This trend could indicate that long-term rented property investors have hit ceilings on their property portfolios.

According to recent research, remortgages in the UK dropped overall by 6% by the end of June this year, whilst buy-to-let mortgages have increased by 6% in the first half of 2014 across the country.

As a rule of thumb, the cheaper the property to purchase, the higher the % return on the initial investment, although it’s important to factor in the costs of ongoing upkeep through refurbishment and refreshment of these rented properties in Bristol, of course.

Being based on Gloucester Road, we’re able to spot properties coming onto the market quickly in the area, and as a leading independent lettings agency in Bristol, we’re always happy to advise and assist potential and existing rented property landlords.

If you’re looking to invest in properties in BS5 or BS7, call in to 58 Gloucester Road to see us.

Are you attending this year’s Landlord Expo in Bristol?

Keeping up with industry legislation, networking with landlords and finding fantastic suppliers of trade services for our rented property portfolio in Bristol can be a time-consuming task for us here at City Rental Services.

Especially with the day-to-day requirements of our professional tenants, student tenants and landlords across the city.

Which is why the annual Landlord Expo event, held in Bristol, is such a useful day – and this year’s Expo looks like another interesting day out.


Running from midday until 7pm on Thursday 18th April at the Exhibition & Conference Centre of UWE, this year’s event theme will be 100 Years of Private Renting, and the seminar programme alone looks fantastic.

To find out more about this year’s Landlord Expo, visit here.

It’s one of the main industry events for landlords in Bristol, and both Michaela and Sue are looking forward to attending on the day.

A great way to keep up to speed with current and upcoming legislation, as well as meeting Bristol landlords and rental organizations in the city. We hope to see you there, too!

If you’d like to find out more about our central Bristol lettings agency, please feel free to get in touch here.