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Lorna Dunsmore, Commercial Services Manager of Link Housing Association, writes for s1homes.com about the Low Cost Initiative for First Time Buyers (LIFT). Many people are struggling to secure deposits for properties, and some may not even take the first step. A recent article suggests that the average deposit for a home put down by first-time buyers […]

s1homes welcomes Jen Paice, CEO of SafeDeposits Scotland in the second of two guest blogs. Please note ‘landlord’ also applies to letting agents in this post, as the person acting on the landlord’s behalf. If you rent your home and pay a deposit, your landlord legally must protect your money with a tenancy deposit scheme. […]

s1homes welcomes Jen Paice, CEO of SafeDeposits Scotland in the first of two guest blogs. If you and your tenant disagree over how their deposit should be repaid, the disagreement can be referred to the adjudication service provided by your chosen tenancy deposit scheme. The scheme will invite you and your tenant to provide evidence […]

s1homes welcomes David Rowand of Cairn Estate Agency in the second of two guest blogs. Period properties are often highly sought after. Whether it’s a classic rural cottage or Edwardian terrace; original features, quaint settings and a distinct sense of vintage style mean they’re often snapped up quickly. Whilst it’s tempting to put in an offer quickly when […]

s1homes welcomes David Rowand of Cairn Estate Agency in the first of two guest blogs. With more people than ever renting homes, it’s become especially important to locate the right rental property to suit your lifestyle. However, the legalities of renting can be difficult to understand – and tenants can sometimes get tripped up by contracts, fees […]

s1homes welcomes David Rowand of Cairn Estate Agency in the second of two guest blogs.   You’ve found the perfect home and all you want to do is move in. But first you have to negotiate a price, which can be tricky. While some of us natural hagglers, it can be a worrying prospect for others. Follow […]

s1homes welcomes David Rowand of Cairn Estate and Letting Agency in the first of two guest blogs. Buying to let for the very first time is an exciting prospect. After all, you’re effectively starting up a new business and generating a new income stream, which, if handled correctly, could produce great results. However, it can […]

Expert blog: Jen Paice, CEO of SafeDeposits Scotland, writes for s1homes.com Scotland’s private rental sector faced a shake up a few years ago when the Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) regulations were introduced, meaning that all deposits had to be paid into a Scottish Government approved tenancy deposit scheme. Three years since the new laws came […]