Archive for the ‘Renting’ Category

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 […]

The Scottish Government has launched a Rental Income Guarantee Scheme (RIGS) to boost new investment in private rented housing. The first of its kind in the UK and developed in consultation with the sector, the scheme will reduce some of the risk investors associate with the emerging build-to-let market – and has the potential to […]

Demand for rental properties in Scotland continues to grow, according to the latest Your Move Scotland Buy-to-Let Index, which shows prices marginally increasing at the end of the summer due to restricted supply in popular areas. The average Scottish rent (not seasonally adjusted) was £579 in August 2017 – more than the £575 recorded the […]

Financial pressures mean many of us share our homes nowadays. This can also be because we love the social aspect as well as the financial benefits. But when it comes to choosing a flatmate, what are the pros and cons of sharing with friends as opposed to strangers? Let’s find out. Living with friends: the […]

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 […]

New research from Rettie reveals Build to Rent (BTR) becoming a more effective way of providing new housing across the UK. Although to date its use in Scotland has been fairly limited, this is changing and recent projects will supply more than 2,500 BTR schemes in Glasgow and Edinburgh, with another successful scheme operating in […]

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 […]

With pension funds and insurers said to be lining up to plough billions into the UK’s rental market to create American-style rented housing, it could give tenants an alternative to buy-to-let landlords. More importantly, this new American-style rental model is geared to creating genuine communities based around clusters of well-designed high quality housing with on-site […]

  With the rental market moving fast, we’re sharing with you a great selection of houses and flats to rent across Scotland, that could be just what you’re looking for. 2 bedroom furnished house to rent in Edinburgh This mid-terraced house is located in the Murrayfield area with good transport links and the centre by […]

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