Our Story

Since 2001, we’ve been providing lettings and property management services to tenants and landlords across Bristol. In that time, we’ve become one of Bristol’s largest letting agencies and we’re proud of the service we offer.

Situated on Whiteladies Road, Bristol, many of our landlords have been with us since the early days and have taken up new services as their property portfolio has grown.


In 2001, Abode Property Management was founded by Steven Harris with the goal of providing a better service than anyone else. Steve came from a background in corporate finance and was passionate about managing his own business.

Ben Curme worked with Steve from the first days of the business and is the Operations Director at Abode today.



2006 saw the acquisition of a local letting agent, Prestige. With this, Mike Dixon joined the team and became a key member of staff at Abode. Mike is now the Lettings Director at Abode.



In 2007, Kerry Sweeney joined the team as Finance Manager, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge. Kerry remains at the business to this day.



In 2010, Abode became an ARLA approved letting agency, the leading professional body for the property sector. We were proud to be one of the first letting agencies in Bristol to achieve this mark of approval.



In 2011, Digs was founded to meet the demands of the student market in Bristol. Digs remains a successful student letting agency and has helped hundreds of students find suitable accommodation in the city.


In 2014, Abode acquired Nugent & Wallis and saw another acquisition later in the year of Absolute Lettings.



In 2015, Deborah Mitchell joined the Abode team as New Business Manager.

Deborah remains a key member of the team today and is instrumental in Abode’s involvement in many local developments.


It was all change in 2015 with a complete rebrand which included a brand new website and an extensive office refit.



In 2016, we worked on promoting investment opportunities to landlords for the Crest Nicholson’s paintworks development which saw the creation of stylish apartments in Arnos Vale.


2017 was the year of another development investment opportunity, Number One Bristol. The developer on this project was the PG Group and Savills were the sales agent.  The development included 148 residential apartments, commercial space and offices.



In 2018, Abode continued to grow as it acquired Jubilee Lets. This was closely followed by the acquisition of Kingsley Thomas, another letting agency based in Bristol.


Another year saw another collaboration on a development project, Factory No.1 where we worked closely with developer City & Country and sales agent Savills.

This award winning residential development saw the creation of a selection of beautiful 1 & 2 bedroom apartments and 3 bedroom penthouses.



 2020 was the year that The General was completed by developer City & Country.

We worked closely with sales agent Savills to let the 2 & 3 bedroom apartments at the former site of the Bristol General Hospital.


2020 also saw the second phase of the Wapping Wharf development by Umberslade with Savills acting as the sales agent which began in 2015.

The development includes a stunning range of contemporary apartments and penthouses.



2020 was the year that saw COVID cause major disruption across the world.

At Abode, we pivoted to working remotely and introduced virtual viewings using Matterport technology to support both landlords and tenants.

We now operate as dynamically as possible to maximise customer experience and staff efficiency.


In 2021 it was time for another website refresh.

Extra focus was given to the property search feature to make it easier for prospective tenants to find the property that suited them.



The turn of the new year saw another development in Everards Printing Works, a redevelopment in Bristol’s historic quarter by developer Artisan Real Estate and sales agent Knight Frank.


2023 saw the launch of another investment opportunity for landlords in the form of the Brabazon, which will see Filton Airfield be transformed into a thriving new neighbourhood.

Deborah Mitchell, New Business Manager at Abode will be part of a panel of local property experts to discuss the investment potential of this new city district.

What's next for abode?

For over 20 years, we’ve been focussed on providing a leading lettings and property management service to our landlords and tenants.

To find out more about how we work, why not give us a call on 0117 973 8866 or fill out a contact form and we will get back to you.