Professional tenants in Bristol

Professional tenants in Bristol

Working professional tenants

Bristol is a fantastic place to live and work and is becoming increasingly popular and the we are seeing lots of people relocating to Bristol from all over the country and even overseas relocations. When deciding on the area to call home many factors come into play,  such as budget, location of work and also space requirements.


We often find many new tenants prefer to be in what we call the "Golden Triangle" which is the slice of Bristol between Whiteladies Road and the Gloucester Road as this offers good access to most of Bristol in terms of distance and although more expensive than other areas seem to be a good starting point into Bristol life. 


Our top picks for professionals in Bristol:


So you have decided to move to Bristol for your first job outside of University or had enough of the rat race in London and want a better quality of life in Bristol or have just heard of the exotic palm trees which are scattered across the city. You will want to experience Bristol in full and location is going to be crucial for you. 


We would recommend looking at:


Bedminster/Southville which is in walking distance to Bristol City Centre and also has a very vibrant high street on the North Street which is packed full of independent shops, cafes and bars. The flagship being the Tobacco factory which is a cultural hub not to mention pub and personal favourite Marks Bread for breakfast and bakery items. Would suit professionals working in the City Centre, Bristol Airport or south of  Bristol.


Spike Island/ Whapping Wharf is on its own spit of land in Bristol so you are mainly looking at flats with lots of new build flats which have gone up over the last few years. Whapping Wharf has the sensational shipping container development which houses small businesses from butchers to restaurants. This area  would suit professionals looking to be very close to the centre and working in the city. Spike Island tends to be the cheaper end as units here are slightly older builds.


Clifton is the area everyone talks about as being the most desirable place in Bristol, this is always going to be popular with professionals however this does come with a price. Usually the top end of the budget for most tenants you can expect to have high ceilings, balconies and large single glazed windows. Clifton is a beautiful part of Bristol and it has the shops to match in Clifton Village, you are on top of the hill so getting into the centre is nice and easy. If you are lucky you may even have the Suspension Bridge within your view.


Easton / Old Market is incredibly close to central Bristol and is growing in popularity with young professionals due the location and prices tend to be on the lower side of the scale, there are plenty of shops on the A420. Housing here varies from new build flats to more period properties towards Easton.


Redland/ Cotham/ St Andrews tends be more affordable than Clifton and in most cases the houses are similar and in our view slightly better built. This is our personal top pick due to being sandwiched between Whiteladies Road and the Gloucester Road you will be spoilt for choice with cafes, restaurants and bars all within walking distance. This tends to be very popular with new tenants in Bristol. With easy access to both central Bristol and also North Bristol and the M32 it is well placed for most workplace travels.


Bishopston/ Horfield is more located towards North Bristol however is well connected to the Centre by the Gloucester Road and is easily accessible via bus and bicycles. This tends to be suited for professionals working in North or Central Bristol and is usually more affordable price wise. Parking is much better here as it is not permit parking. You would need to get on to the Gloucester Road for the local amenities. 




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Referencing for professional tenants

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Income Requirements

Employed: 

Income confirmed via employment reference or documentation, Affordability ratio > 2.5, Additional income supported by documentation is considered


Self Employed 

UK Income confirmed via reference, HMRC documentation or signed audit of accounts

Affordability ratio > 2.5 Additional income supported by documentation is considered


If applicant is unable to meet the above they will be required to have a guarantor in place who meets the following criteria:


Income confirmed via employment reference or documentation, Affordability ratio > 3.0, Additional income (excluding benefits) supported by documentation is considered, They will also need to be a UK resident, have no adverse credit.

Credit

Applicant located at declared addresses and no adverse credit found,  Satisfied adverse credit < £1,000


If applicant is unable to meet the above they will be required to have a guarantor in place who meets the following criteria:


Income confirmed via employment reference or documentation, Affordability ratio > 3.0, Additional income (excluding benefits) supported by documentation is considered, They will also need to be a UK resident, have no adverse credit.

ID

Valid government-issued ID , ID complies with Right to Rent (England only) - This would be a passport  and or residence permit. Please note we will need to see applicant and ID together in person before proceeding to comply with Right to Rent.

Residency

Declared not renting (no AST) or living in student halls


Renting with a positive reference from current landlord or sufficient documentation