Lending down / Rents moving up.

New investment in the buy-to-let market has fallen by £20bn in two years as the lethal combination of tighter tax and mortgage rules has begun to take its toll on landlords. Figures released yesterday by IMLA, the mortgage broker trade body, show that the value of new money raised to invest in buy-to-let properties has fallen by 80pc, […]

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Letting Agents Code of Practise.

Now introduced in Scotland , there are stringent new directives that must be adhered to for any business that would fairly be described as a letting Agent or some derivative thereof.  These set out standards of practise which should ensure that all Agents are fully equipped to provide a professional service and that as an […]

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Is the party Over ?

Edinburgh has become a so called party flat mecca for certain property owners who are offering these properties for stag dos and the like. The consequent issues of noise and anti social behaviour have been affecting residents across the City and not unreasonably they want to know how and when its going to stop.  The […]

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Tenant Surveys find only 14% are renting by choice.

Many commentators refer to the supposed sea change in peoples approach to property. The commonly held view that it is a lifestyle choice and offers greater flexibility  and freedom of movement might indeed be true for some but a recent survey commissioned by Go Compare mortgages suggests a somewhat different picture. A third of tenants […]

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