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 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
Over 70% of Scots are happy to rent a property, according to new research, with many opting to live in the private rented sector for lifestyle reasons and the added flexibility it provides.
We’re now well into the autumn and it won’t be long before temperatures plummet and the weather becomes inclement.
Scotland is famous the world over for a number of things – including kilts, shortbread, haggis, whisky, Trainspotting, Robert Burns, Hogmanay, the Edinburgh Fringe and William ‘Braveheart’ Wallace. In recent years, though, it has become an increasingly attractive proposition for landlords and property investors eager to achieve healthy rental yields.
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