Lower interest rates for the most energy-efficient properties

With energy efficiency very much in focus now, the Bank of England is starting to subject UK banks and insurers to ‘climate-related stress tests’. Proposals are that lenders may soon have to provide information on the energy efficiency of their mortgage portfolios, so some lenders have already begun to incentivise property owners to be ‘greener’. […]

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Covid Guidance.

Broadly , the guidance permits landlords & Letting Agents to carry out normal business activities provided that social distancing and hygiene rules are observed.  The Scottish Government has made changes to the PRT to reflect the extension of the Coronovirus ( Scotland ) Act to March 31st 2021. There is no requirement to issue details […]

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Regulatory framework introduced for Short Term Letting.

As expected this sector has come under increasing scrutiny and an announcement has been made in Parliament that the Scottish Government will introduce licencing for short term lets.  At present the main focus has been on mandatory safety components with further conditions to be imposed on the overcrowding of properties and the effect on the […]

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Winter precautions worth reminding of.

Every year about this time , tenants report weather related issues more frequently.  It certainly has been quite a wet autumn and now with falling temperatures this is the time to take some simple but effective action to help ensure a trouble free winter.  With so many leaves having fallen the gutters are a prime […]

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Tenancy Deposit Scheme Regulations.

We have been informed that Safe Deposits Scotland will inform a tenant if their deposit has been lodged outwith the 30 working day timescale. To clarify this , the 30 day period counts down from the start date of the lease. Rentlocally forwards the deposits to SDS every 4 weeks so we are well within […]

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