Tips to make your rental property more energy efficient

Energy, energy, energy – it seems to the buzzword of the day at the minute. With environmental issues dominating the news agenda, people everywhere are starting to look at how they can be more energy efficient and ‘green’.

This includes landlords, who can carry out a number of measures to ensure their rental properties are up to scratch when it comes to improving energy efficiency.

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Boost for West Lothian landlords as rents rise on a monthly basis

After another busy autumn period the local rental market remains in rude health as landlords continue to benefit from a shortage of rental property stock.

In fact, according to new research, the average residential rent in Scotland is now 1.6% higher than 12 months ago. This means the typical landlord is generating an additional £9 per tenant, per month when compared with October 2014.

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The industry bodies – who are they and what do they do?

As a landlord, there are a number of bodies and groups you can become a member of or turn to for advice and support. But who are these bodies and what do they offer?


Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL)

Supporting and representing the interests of all landlords and letting agents throughout Scotland, the SAL campaigns for the recognition of landlords as an actual profession.

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Scotland leading the way for buy-to-let investment locations

We’re often presented with lists and charts of the best and worst investment locations for property investors and while they always make for interesting reading, it’s sometimes difficult to decipher what criteria the ranking has been determined by.

Here at Letting Solutions we feel that one of the best ways to determine a truly profitable buy-to-let investment location is simply by looking in detail at the average yield.

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How to make the most of the kitchen in your rental property

In recent years the kitchen has regularly been voted as the most important room in a property. It has become the centrepiece of many homes. Thanks to the foodie revolution sweeping across Britain, aided and abetted by the boom in farmers’ markets/street food and the proliferation of cookery programmes on TV, people are spending more time in their kitchens than ever before.

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