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
As a landlord, the last thing you want to do is scare potential tenants off. With this mind, you’ll probably be eager to know the biggest turn-offs for renters when viewing a property so you can avoid these potential pratfalls. 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.
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
Landlords in Scotland continue to have more reason to cheer than their counterparts in England and Wales, according to new research on rental yields.
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
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