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
In our last two blogs, we took a closer look at incorporation and why this is a rising phenomenon among landlords. In nearly all cases, incorporating – i.e. transferring a property portfolio to a limited company to pay lower taxes on profits – is being done to offset the damage that could be caused by the phasing out of mortgage interest tax relief. Continue reading
There is no shortage of research telling us about the importance of good broadband in rental properties. It is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. Tenants will no longer hope for fast, efficient broadband, they will expect it. Continue reading
Consultation has started on proposals for regulations and policy supporting the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016. This consultation commenced on 3 October and will last for 12 weeks. The new tenancy is expected to come into force in December 2017.
We’ve just entered August and so the chances of your tenants going on holiday have instantly increased. On the other hand, your property may be empty as you await new tenants in the autumn. Continue reading