You may have seen that this month it was announced by the Scottish Government that all privately rented property in Scotland will have to adhere to a new mandatory electricity check regime.
Data coming from all angles in the first six weeks of the year indicate a market that is cooling and stabilising after a somewhat frantic past twelve months.
Taking the step of renting out your property is undoubtedly a big one but as many landlords all over the UK will have found out, the rewards are undeniable.
The number of students in the UK now stands at over 2.2m with UCAS reporting an increase in applicants every year. As such, there not many corners of the UK where there aren’t a pool of student tenants looking for accommodation. Continue reading
As we come to the end of another successful year in the private rented sector (PRS), it’s time to look forward to 2015 and what the future holds for tenants and landlords. Continue reading
The next few months will see properties up and down the country exposed to more snow, ice, rain and wind, significantly increasing the chance of property damage.
To make the most out of your rental property it is wise to try to keep the turnover of tenants to a minimum. Why? Well, put simply, the fewer tenants you have, the fewer void periods you will encounter. Continue reading
Legislation stipulates that duty holders – those with health and safety responsibilities for others – must take precautions to prevent risk of exposure to Legionella.
As the dust has now settled on one of the most monumental periods in Scottish history, it seems there has been a clear and positive effect on the Private Rented Sector (PRS). Continue reading