Minimum Standards on Energy Efficiency.

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 […]

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GDPR deadline approaches.

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.

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Improved standards to benefit Landlords & Tenants alike.

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 […]

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Condensation and some reminders about its prevention.

Many tenants report dampness to landlords or managing agents which turns out to be condensation. This happens when warm air comes into contact with a cold surface and moisture in the air turns into droplets of water. If your tenants property has condensation, you may find a blackish mould growing on the inside face of […]

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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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