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
Should landlords allow tenants to smoke and/or have pets in rental properties? It is a topic that has been debated many times by landlords, letting agents, property managers Continue reading
As summer comes to an end, the latest figures for the Scottish rental market are extremely positive, which suggests that now may be as good a time as any to become a landlord or for existing Scottish landlords, a fantastic time to expand a rental portfolio. Continue reading
Breaches of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (Scotland) Regulations, (TDS) even those that are minor, can lead to very severe penalties for landlords. Recent Court cases have shown just how severe. Continue reading
As a private landlord in Scotland you are required to adhere to the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006, which sets out the criteria that must be met if a house is to comply with the Repairing Standard, a concept introduced in Scotland by the Act. Continue reading
For landlords, an empty property means lost income. As a result, during void periods, you need to make your rental properties stand out from the crowd and be as attractive as possible to prospective tenants. Below, using our experience as letting property agents working across West Lothian, we list some of the ways you can successfully market your property in the Continue reading