When it comes to building a successful rental portfolio, providing good-quality, energy efficient, attractive and welcoming rental properties is only half the battle – people also need to know about them and what they include. Continue reading
For a number of years now, the kitchen has been voted as the most important room in a home.
Driven by the foodie boom sweeping through Britain – helped by the explosion of street food stalls, celebrity recipe books, farmers’ markets and TV cookery shows – the kitchen has taken on more importance than ever. Continue reading
Subletting has long been one of the most controversial issues in the private rented sector. Despite it being illegal for tenants to sublet their rental home, apartment or flat without permission from their landlord, there are still a minority who try and get away with it.
How, though, can you tell if a tenant has been subletting your rental home illegally? Continue reading
The end of 2017 saw some huge changes to the Scottish private rented sector, with a new type of tenancy introduced to make the process simpler, fairer and more transparent for landlords, letting agents and tenants alike.
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.