Letting Agent Guide Published.

From 2018 anyone who carries out Letting Agency work in Scotland will be required to Register with Scottish Ministers and abide by a statutory code of practise if anyone wishes more detail on this go to www.mygov.scot/letting-agent-registration.

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RICS survey predicts large rent increases.

RICS predict that rents could increase by a fifth in the next few years. In association with the National charity Crisis they see real difficulties ahead for those on low incomes and a huge social dilemma looming unless the Government acts now.  Many Landlords have already stated that they would be happy to rent their […]

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Budget News 2017

Digital tax returns: a bit of good news One of the measures Hammond announced  was a delay to the deadline after which the self-employed will be forced to submit digital tax returns. The Residential Landlords Association said the one-year delay will be a good thing for landlords: its research suggests just 48 per cent use […]

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To Let Boards under review ?

We note that one major UK city is now considering banning Agents from putting up boards , on the grounds that they may attract unwanted attention from opportunist thieves  and that the proliferation of them in certain areas is becoming an eyesore. Boards are an excellent way of identifying where the property is located and […]

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The Private Housing ( Tenancies) ( Scotland ) Act.

2017 is going to see some major changes to the tenancy laws that will offer more security for tenants but might cause a few headaches for landlords.  So what , in simple terms does it say ? Firstly , the no fault ground for eviction will be scrapped which means that unless certain criteria are […]

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