Reclaiming your Deposit at the end of a tenancy.

Where is my deposit held? If you rent your home and pay a deposit, your landlord or letting agent is legally required to protect your money with a tenancy deposit scheme. RentLocally have protected your deposit with Scotland’s leading tenancy deposit scheme, SafeDeposits Scotland. How I get my deposit back? When your deposit was transferred […]

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Rent Guarantee & your tenancy agreement.

Rent guarantee is designed to provide cover when the worst happens but .. here are a few tips to ensure that a tenancy agreement is fit for purpose.  If any landlord wants more information about this we will be delighted to advise but for now heres a quick run down on the procedure to follow. […]

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Energy Efficiency Standards.

The Scottish Government has completed its consultation on the question of introducing a minimum energy efficiency standard for privately rented properties. It has also been considering changes to the Repairing Standard to align it with standards required in social housing.  There is more information to be had about this subject at https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/better-homes-division/energy-efficiency-programme/ Briefly , the […]

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Raising standards with new code of practise

As previously intimated , basic qualifications for those involved in client facing roles are now going to be required and Rentlocally aim to have its staff fully trained before the start of 2018.  We recognise that trained staff add value both in terms of knowledge and credibility and it is our intention to deliver the […]

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Changes to Income Tax Relief being phased in.

The amount of Income Tax relief landlords can get on residential property finance costs will be restricted to the basic rate of tax. The changes will: affect you if you let residential properties as an individual, or in a partnership or trust change how you receive relief for interest and other finance costs be gradually […]

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