It’s always pleasing to read positive, upbeat news regarding the rental sector, so landlords in Scotland will be keen to know that the start to 2017 has been a good one for anyone with a stake in letting property. Continue reading
In this day and age, people are taking green issues far more seriously. And this extends to tenants, who are increasingly seeking out environmentally-friendly, energy efficient homes. 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
The latest findings from the National Landlords Association (NLA) have revealed that 35% of landlords believe leaving the EU will have a negative impact on their ability to attract tenants. 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 hear the word HMO used plenty in the property industry, but there is sometimes confusion over what exactly it stands for and means. Continue reading
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
It’s always good to gauge what other landlords in the private rented sector are thinking, particularly at times of uncertainty and upheaval – which the Brexit vote, whatever the long-term picture, has undoubtedly caused.
We’re sometimes led to believe that the relationship between landlords and tenants is sour and that many tenants are unhappy with the levels of service they receive and the rental properties they live in.
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