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.
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
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
The sun is shining (yes, even in Scotland; well, most of it!) and the holiday and music festival season is in full swing, which means that summer is well and truly here. Continue reading
There has been a rise in the number of female landlords, according to new research by Simple Landlords Insurance. In fact, women now account for two in every five landlords and make up 40% of the market. Continue reading
Deposit disputes and major issues with tenants are, thankfully, very rare, but as a landlord there may still be times when such problems arise. Continue reading
At Letting Solutions, we’re always keen to know what landlords are thinking, what makes them tick and what the average profile is of one of the key parts of a well-oiled, functioning housing market. Continue reading