2018 is now firmly upon us and, as we make our way through the first month of the new year, it’s as good a time as any to look forward to what the next 12 months will bring for those of us who operate in the Scottish private rental sector. Continue reading
The last year has been a busy and eventful one for the Scottish lettings sector, with a new type of tenancy introduced and booming tenant demand.
But what do landlords need to do to ensure their properties are kept up to scratch and they remain successful in 2018? Continue reading
The relationship between landlord and tenant is a delicate one, complete with terms, conditions and dual obligations. The majority of tenancies run smoothly, but sometimes issues can arise before, during or after a tenancy. This can lead to complications for both parties – deposit deductions being one of them. Continue reading
While it’s not the case for everyone, most landlords are likely to prefer long-term tenants over short-term ones. For security, reliability and consistency, for a steady stream of rental income, and for the easy avoidance of unwanted void periods, more often than not long-term tenants hit the mark. Continue reading
Over 70% of Scots are happy to rent a property, according to new research, with many opting to live in the private rented sector for lifestyle reasons and the added flexibility it provides.
We’re now well into the autumn and it won’t be long before temperatures plummet and the weather becomes inclement.
How much does it cost to operate one private rental property per year? This is a question that new or would-be landlords may be asking themselves, and now high-street lender Nationwide has calculated precisely how much, on average, it costs to run a single privately rented home. Continue reading
There is no shortage of research telling us about the importance of good broadband in rental properties. It is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. Tenants will no longer hope for fast, efficient broadband, they will expect it. 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.