SELECT, the trade body for Scotland’s electrical sector, has launched a radio campaign to give a reminder to landlords of their legal responsibilities when it comes to rental properties.
As a landlord or property investor, it’s crucial that you choose the right type of properties to invest in – properties that tenants will want to live in and ones that will attract their attentions in the first place. Continue reading
As a landlord, one of your main priorities will be to protect your investment. This means you need to have the right kind of cover otherwise you could end up footing the bill for anything that goes wrong with your rental home(s). Continue reading
We hear the word HMO used plenty in the property industry, but there is sometimes confusion over what exactly it stands for and means. Continue reading
We’ve just entered August and so the chances of your tenants going on holiday have instantly increased. On the other hand, your property may be empty as you await new tenants in the autumn. Continue reading
It’s always good to gauge what other landlords in the private rented sector are thinking, particularly at times of uncertainty and upheaval – which the Brexit vote, whatever the long-term picture, has undoubtedly caused.
We’re sometimes led to believe that the relationship between landlords and tenants is sour and that many tenants are unhappy with the levels of service they receive and the rental properties they live in.
This month there’s been some positive news for Scottish tenants, which – in the long run – is also good for landlords.
We’re frequently presented with figures for average rental prices and average yields, but it’s not that often we’re told how long the average tenant stays in a rental property.
It’s therefore interesting to take a look at a study recently carried out by a major insurer which focuses on just that.