April 10, 2024

Landlord’s Guidance for Replacing the Locks on a Rented Property

Changing the locks on your rental property is easy, but you should be aware of potential legal consequences. Next, we’ll go over everything a landlord needs to know about changing the locks on a rental property. Why do Landlords have […]
April 3, 2024

The Emergency Cost of Living Rent Cap in Scotland comes to an end this April 

New Rules for Scottish Rent Increases Starting in April The Scottish Government’s emergency Cost of Living (CoL) legislation, which went into effect 18 months ago, will expire on March 31, 2024. What was the Cost of Living (CoL) Rent Cap? […]
April 1, 2024

7 Garden Shed Security Tips to Secure your Valuables

The UK has millions of garden sheds, which implies millions of opportunity for burglars to strike. Summer is peak time for shed raids, so now is the time to think about whether yours is secure enough. Here are some effective […]
March 29, 2024
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Switch My Property Portfolio Letting Agent In Glasgow

How to change the letting agent for your Glasgow property portfolio Are you a landlord with rental properties in Glasgow? Feeling underwhelmed by the service you’re receiving from your current letting agent? You might be surprised to hear that switching […]
March 28, 2024

Our Top Spring Cleaning Tips for Tenants

The spring season is here, making it the perfect time for a thorough spring cleaning.  Something about the warmer weather, and the increased daylight time it creates, encourages many of us to do a deep clean during the spring cleaning […]
March 20, 2024

Rental Resolutions: Five Ways Landlords Can Get More Effective in 2024

We examine five ways landlords might improve their property management strategy. Do you plan to make some changes in 2024? Have you resolved to get in shape, work less, or pursue a new hobby? So, if you’re a landlord, why […]
March 11, 2024

Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Wait Until Spring to List Your Property

Here we look at the benefits of listing a home now rather than waiting until spring. If you’ve decided to put your house on the market in 2024, there’s one important question you must answer. When should I put my […]
February 19, 2024

Transitional measures proposed as rent cap in Scotland ends

Regulations to assist renters concerned about rent rises following the termination of the emergency rent cap have been introduced in the Scottish Parliament. The rent adjudication process will be temporarily amended for one year beginning on April 1 2024, subject […]
February 5, 2024

The Advantages of Using Local Letting Agents in Glasgow

If you’ve decided to rent out your Glasgow property, there are plenty of advantages to using a local letting agent - from market share to personal service.
February 5, 2024
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Changing Letting Agent in Glasgow: How to Make the Switch

Changing letting agents is easier than you think. Choose your new agent well, and the switch will happen simply, often without you having to lift a finger.
February 2, 2024

8 Simple Rules for Finding the Best Letting Agent

Updated 02/02/2024 If you are a landlord in Scotland you may decide to use a professional letting agent to rent out or manage your property. However there are many letting agents out there, so how do you decide which one […]
January 22, 2024

Why Every Landlord Should Have a Schedule of Condition

In the UK, the private renting sector has grown rather quickly in recent years. This is because people want to rent more and are having trouble getting mortgages. This has led to a lot of new landlords, who often buy […]
January 3, 2024

7 Reasons why renting in Glasgow is awesome

7 Reasons why renting in Glasgow is awesome Choosing a place to reside is not a simple decision. It can entail extensive research and comparisons between cities and nations, or it can be a decision over which you have no […]
December 15, 2023

How to become a landlord who embraces pets

Letting to tenants with pets can have many benefits for both landlords and tenants.  Here we look at some ways that landlords might make the accommodation they are providing for rent more pet-friendly. If you’re a landlord seeking long-term tenants, […]
December 4, 2023

Why are rental market prices increasing?

Tenants in Scotland and throughout the UK have recently faced a serious challenge: An increase in rental prices. Many renters and potential tenants are perplexed by the rise in rental expenses and are struggling to keep up with the ever-increasing […]
November 13, 2023

Should I sell or rent out my house?

Inheriting a property or having responsibility for a second house can raise the question of whether it should be sold and the proceeds deposited, or whether it should be used as an investment opportunity and rented out. While selling your […]
November 6, 2023
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Being a Guarantor – What you need to know

When renting a private property or a room in a house, the potential tenant may be required to provide a guarantor. This is the person who is legally accountable for the rent if the tenant does not pay, as well […]
November 3, 2023

Protect Your Rental Property During the Winter

As we approach the cold Scottish winter months, it’s important to prepare your property to avoid problems that could result in void periods or costly repairs. A new study shows that rental properties’ void time has decreased every month since […]
October 21, 2023

Making Preparations For Photographing Your Property

Prepare Your Property for Photography It’s important to get your property ready for photos so that the pictures show the place as it really is and give your property the greatest opportunity to sell. People who might rent or buy […]
October 9, 2023

How Can I Save Money on my Investment Property Portfolio?

Property has always been seen as a good investment because it gives steady rates of return and because people will always want homes, offices, and other places to live and work. But, no matter how well your real estate business […]
October 2, 2023
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Landlord for the First Time? How to Avoid Common Mistakes

Are you thinking about buying a house to rent out? Becoming a landlord is a big step, and there’s no question that it can help you make money. Property has always been a good long-term business, so it makes sense […]
September 28, 2023
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What is a property service charge and why do I have to pay it?

Buying a flat or apartment is exciting. It often presents a sensible investment. As a smart buyer, you’ll want to make sure everything is in order before making a big decision. Part of this means knowing what service charges are. […]
September 13, 2023

Managing rental properties – letting agent vs self management

Managing rental properties – letting agent vs self management So, you picture yourself as a portfolio rental property manager, right? It’s an excellent way to earn a solid livelihood, but there are many aspects to it and it’s possible to […]
September 8, 2023

Are you making the most of your garage space?

Are you making the most of your garage space? A recent RAC Home Insurance survey found that only about 6 million UK garages are actually used to keep cars. That means that more than half of garages are being used […]
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