Archive for the ‘Landlords’ Category

We are glad to announce that our new Moving Services page is now live. We know that moving home is a huge decision and you may feel stressed about all the costs associated with it and unsure about what you’ll end up paying. Don’t worry, to help you make your move hassle free and hopefully […]

  You may well be familiar with the phrase: Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today. But the temptation to put a chore on the back-burner is strong – stronger even than the temptation to don your dungarees and get stuck into regrouting the shower. When it comes to property maintenance, however, […]

There’s a lot to be said for both routes so, ultimately, it comes down to your personal priorities. Sell, sell, sell!   The case for: If you’re looking to buy a new property, as opposed to renting your next home, selling your current house means you can use any equity to put towards a deposit. […]

  No, it’s not the name of an underground grime artist or an office of the Crown. An HMO, or House in Multiple Occupation, is a property shared by three or more people who are unrelated. HMO properties can be found across the land but they tend to cluster in urban areas with high student […]

During the course of your tenancy your landlord is likely to arrange a tenancy inspection. This is a chance for them to ensure everything is tickety-boo with the property. It also means, if something is wrong, it can be fixed. During an inspection the landlord will check the general condition of the property and any […]

Scotland’s largest landlord membership organisation has welcomed the launch of a new Scottish Government website allowing landlords to easily create tenancy agreements which comply with new legislation. The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) believes the site, recently launched by Kevin Stewart MSP, Minister for Local Government and Housing, at SAL’s National Landlord Day event in Edinburgh, […]

The talking is finally over, the decisions have been made and it’s all change for agreements between landlords and tenants. Until now private tenancies have been under the assured tenancy regime, with the majority being short assured tenancies. As of December 1, however, we’ll see the introduction of the Private Residential Tenancy – or PRT […]

New laws are set to come into force on December 1, 2017 that will impact landlords and tenants with the introduction of the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016. It aims to provide increased clarity and security for both landlords and tenants, with appropriate safeguards for lenders and investors. Applicable to all new tenancies beginning […]

Sometimes, when it comes to relationships, it can be hard to read the other person. Does she love me, does she not? Fortunately, when it comes to tenant and landlord relationships, the terms are usually written in black and white for both parties to see. Sometimes, however, there are unforeseen circumstances that have to be […]

Prices remain competitive in Scotland compared to the rest of the UK and the rental sector continues to show signs of growth at a time of low interest rates and volatile stock markets. The latest Registers of Scotland monthly house price statistics show that the average price of residential property in Scotland rose by 2.6 per […]

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