All letting agents in Scotland must now be signed up to a new register in order to trade legally. The Letting Agent Code of Practice was introduced on January 31, but all agencies had until yesterday to register. It is now a criminal offence for agents in Scotland to carry out letting agency work if […]
Its a common enough scenario , two persons sharing and one decides to leave. Under the terms of the PRT it would seem that under these circumstances not only must the departing tenant give notice but in fact all parties must do so to effectively end the PRT. This may be an unforeseen consequence of […]
The Scottish Government proposes that by 2019 the minimum rating allowable for Energy Performance Certificates be Band E and by 2022 this is set to further shrink back to Band D . Landlords whose properties do not meet the criteria will have a period during which the required upgrades may be completed or risk being […]
Dont get caught out. If you are a private landlord this has implications for you . If you wish to have an informal discussion with our team here about this subject please give us a call. More information will be added to our Blog on this shortly.
The end of January 2018 heralded the implementation of the new statutory code of practise for letting agents. In simple terms that means that all Letting Agents in Scotland have to comply with this Code and should also now apply to join the Scottish Letting Agents Register. For landlords and tenants this effectively lays down […]