shaping the deal.

It seems like an odd phrase but in fact it is exactly what needs to happen to ensure that our Landlords get the service and conditions they need to entrust their property to us. Of course we have to be realistic and its always true to say that there are limits to this but if […]

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First Quarter trends – short review.

One thing is certain , and that is the significant reduction in borrowing for buy to let as compared to the same period last year. It should be noted however that in this same period in 2016 there was a big surge in borrowing to complete any buy to let purchases before the introduction of […]

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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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