"I have always found Abode to be intuitive, professional and reliable. I would recommend using Abode to any landlord." (Mark Easton, Landlord)

"Abode have let my properties for a number of years now and I have always found their service consistent, efficient and helpful." (Sarah Woodhouse, Landlord) 

"Thanks and well done- three cheers for Abode!" (Emma Coates, Landlord)

"Thanks for doing such a great job, we will definitely recommend you whenever the opportunity arises." (Clare Chivers, Landlord)

"Since Abode opened in 2001 I have trusted them implicitly with letting my properties. The rents are always on time and no void periods." (Chez Wardzala, Landlord)

"Their service has been impeccable through the 6 years and have been very supportive. I couldn’t recommend them more highly." (Tori Rodgers, Landlord) 

"You are the best property managers we've ever met - thank you!" (May Kay, Tenant) 

"Fantastic service, fantastic at finding us a property and outstandingly supportive in helping us secure it." (Teasel Howell, Tenant)

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We are a full service Bristol letting agency offering a wide range of tailored services to landlords. Here at Abode we take the time to fully understand our landlords and tenants needs. Our team of Clifton based letting agents are experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to property rental management. We also offer competitive letting agency fees and are always highly enthusiastic about doing a great job. 

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International Landlords – Tips for Managing UK Rental Property Abroad

Buy to let property in the UK can serve as an excellent investment for landlords who choose to live abroad, giving them a steady income stream to fund their lifestyle in another country.

But being a long-distance landlord is not without its challenges - communication can be difficult, tenants can’t be met or screened-in person and landlords may have to entrust somebody else to carry out viewings for them should a tenancy end whilst they are abroad.

For this reason, most international landlords choose to use a letting agency, who can deal with every aspect of managing their property whilst they are abroad. If you are an international landlord to be, read our top tips for making the letting process as stress-free as possible.

How to Make Your Rental Property More Energy Efficient

There are many features of a rental property that will make it appeal to different audiences, from its location to its features. Ensuring your property is suited to your target market can improve rental yields, increase tenancy periods and improve tenant satisfaction.

When renting your property to a younger market, it has been identified that making the property eco-friendly could make it more appealing, increasing the number of potential tenants interested in your property and thus allowing you to increase rental rates as appropriate.

But it’s not just landlords aiming to get younger tenants through the door that should be taking note, making your home energy efficient can increase rental yields, increase the value of the property contribute to a higher EPC rating, reduce energy bills and future proof your property for any future changes to legislation – a win-win!

More Changes for the Letting Industry

First announced in the Autumn Statement of November 2016 and given Royal Ascent on 12th February 2019, The Tenant Fees Act (ban on letting agent fees) becomes law from 1st June 2019. The point of this legislation is to protect tenants of all kinds, many of whom will be living in a rental property for many years whilst saving for a housing deposit. But will the ban do its job — or end up leaving renters facing rising costs demanded by landlords and agents?