Superb investment opportunity as Wilder House comes to the market.

'Bristol Res' Blog • 17 May 2018

Centrally located just 7 minutes walk from Cabot Circus,  Wilder House has been brought to the market by Juniper Homes.  The exclusive development of 41 one and two bedroom apartments is in close proximity to the city centre and is bound to be popular amongst professional tenants. 

With prices starting at £167,500 we anticipate annual gross rental yields of 5-6% to be easily achievable.  With the area experiencing significant redevelopment and an overall rejuvenation we are confident that rents and capital growth will continue to be strong.

Wilder House is an existing building and is being carefully renovated by Juniper Homes to offer new build contemporary living within an urban location. Each apartment is well designed and will be finished to a high specification boasting open plan living space, contemporary fitted kitchens with integrated Caple appliances and stylish bathrooms by Villeroy & Boch. Many apartments will benefit from secure allocated parking which is a real bonus for city centre apartments.

The Bristol Residential Letting Co has produced a guide to the achievable rents of all 41 apartments at Wilder House.  Danny Dean is our expert on this development and he would be very pleased to offer interested investors advice on which apartments offer the best investments.  Please call him on 0117 9735272 or email Danny Dean for further advice.

Just lettings, just Bristol 


Unregulated agent ‘disappears’ overnight.

Robert Rhys sales and lettings which has operated from its Cabot Circus location for around 5 years has alarmingly disappeared leaving landlords and tenants deeply concerned about rental payments and deposits.

Clients of Robert Rhys are apparently unable to contact the business owner Rhys Thickett and the agency is now vacant.  Deposits do not appear to have been placed into an appropriate deposit scheme and recent rent payments have been missed.

Having operated without membership to a professional body such as ARLA ( Association of Residential Letting Agents) there was no requirement for Robert Rhys to have Client Monies Protection or to have an annual audit on their client monies.

This is a clear reminder of the importance of using an agent for all your properties that is a member of a professional body, is properly regulated and provides Client Monies Protection.  With the tenant fee ban around the corner it is felt that further unregulated agents may just disappear.

The Bristol Residential Letting Co has always been a member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents, provides Client Monies Protection and is rigorously audited on an annual basis.

If you are affected by the Robert Rhys situation or have properties dealt with by agent that isn’t ARLA regulated then please feel free to contact Ed Osborn for advice.

Just lettings, just Bristol 

Gromit Unleashed 2 sculpture locations revealed

This summer’s Gromit Unleashed trail will cover more of the city than ever before.

From Weston-super-Mare in the west to Chew Valley Lake in the east, Thornbury in the north Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park in the south, more than 60 sculptures of Gromit, Wallace and Feathers McGraw will help to raise money for The Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital charity.

Here is the full list of locations that will be part of the trail from July 2 to September 2 :

Aerospace Bristol
Arnos Vale
Ashton Court
Ashton Gate Stadium
Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park
Badminton Road, Downend
Blaise Castle
Boston Tea Party, Gloucester Road
Bristol Energy Hub
Bristol Marriott City Centre Hotel
Bristol Children’s Hospital
Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Cabot Circus
Cascade Steps
The Cenotaph
Chew Valley Lake
Cinema de Lux
Clifton Observatory
Clifton Suspension Bridge
College Green
The Downs
Dunkley’s, Bradley Stoke
Flaxpits Lane, Winterbourne
The Galleries
Gardiner Haskins
Grand Pier, Weston-super-Mare
Greenway Centre, Southmead
Gromit Unleashed 2 Shop, Cribbs Causeway
Hargreaves Lansdown
Hartcliffe Community Farm
High Street, Chipping Sodbury
The Horsefair
House of Fraser, Cabot Circus
Kings Chase Shopping Centre, Kingswood
The Mall at Cribbs Causeway
Mall Gardens, Clifton Village
M Shed
Millennium Square
Museum Square
Narrow Quay
North Street
Park Street
Puxton Park
Quakers Friars
Queen Square
Royal Fort Gardens
Sion Hill
SS Great Britain
St Mark’s Road
St Mary Centre, Thornbury
St Mary Redcliffe
Stanfords, Corn Street
Temple Meads
Temple Quay
UWE Bristol, Bower Ashton
The Victoria Rooms
Wapping Wharf
Willow Brook Centre, Bradley Stoke
Wills Memorial Building

The Grand Appeal director Nicola Masters said: “We are incredibly fortunate to live in such a wonderfully diverse city, and we are proud to showcase as much of beautiful Bristol and its surrounding areas as possible through our third charity arts trail.  Over the last year, we have worked with our amazing sponsors, local community groups and the council to determine the best locations for each sculpture”

“It’s only with the support from our local community that we can continue to support sick children and their families at Bristol Children’s Hospital, so we are delighted that we are able to give something back to our supporters.”

A printed map will be available at the start of July and there will also be a Gromit Unleashed 2 app released, as well as a special passport trail created to celebrate the trail’s innovation themes. For the first time this year, some sculptures will be interactive, with organisers promising ‘trails within trails’.

Just lettings, just Bristol