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

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

"Rented with abode for a year and they always replied to emails quickly and were helpful whenever we needed it!" (Ellie, Tenant)

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

"Have rented with Abode for 2 years now and they have always been very professional and efficient." (Charlotte, Tenant) 

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

"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)

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

"You continue to approach looking after properties for landlords in a sympathetic and professional way for tenants." (Penny, Landlord)

"I think they are one of the best agencies in Bristol. Nothing is too much trouble and their advice and work ethic are second to none." (Patricia, Landlord)

Tuesday 7 July 2015 Landlords

Our top 5 reasons to buy new build properties

There are many advantages for landlords to invest in new-build properties to then rent out to tenants. We explore why buy-to-lets in new homes are more cost effective and eco-friendly.

1. Very low maintenance

Studies have shown that major expensive work is almost always non-existent for at least the first five years.

  • 2. 10 year guarantee on buildings

Most new-build properties will have a 10 year warranty by either Zurich Municipal, the Premier Guarantee or the NHBC (National House-Building Council). We advise you to check whether the new home is registered by these or another protection scheme before purchasing. 

Click the links below to find out more about these new home warranty providers:

New developments tend to be in areas that demand the higher rents. These locations are most likely to achieve high rents and high occupancy rates with the potential for stronger than standard capital growth in the surrounding area. Contact Steve or Mike via their direct emails below for professional advice on what are the best areas for new-build developments in Bristol. 

Steve Harris, Managing Director steve@yourabode.co.uk

Mike Dixon, Lettings Manager mike@yourabode.co.uk 

  • 4. Popular central locations

Properties in well-located areas will attract tenants from the professional sector; those wanting to live close to work, near good public transport links and have access to a wide range of shopping and nightlife. These types of new builds can command higher rental premiums down to increased demand.

  • 5. Excellent efficient buildings with good energy ratings

New-builds benefit from being properly insulated, having double glazing and comply with the strictest building regulations, making them much more energy and cost efficient than older buildings. The sales agent can provide you with an energy rating certificate when a new home is purchased.

New build properties as buy to let opportunities

External image of new-build development, The Eclipse, in the heart of Bristol city centre. 

 An easily maintained kitchen and dining area... highly appealing to a tenant

...with views over Bristol.

A balcony perfect placed for that post-work glass of wine.


Photos courtsey of Oliver Edwards, a Bristol based photographer. He has captured images of an apartment in the Eclipse building which Abode have been delighted to let on behalf of the Landlord.