December 4, 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 19, 2023

Why Every Landlord Should Have a Schedule of Condition

In the UK, the private renting sector has grown 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 homes […]
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 […]
August 23, 2023

5 simple improvements to make your rental more homely

5 simple improvements to make your rental more homely A disadvantage for individuals accustomed to renting may be that since you don’t actually own the house, it might be challenging to make it feel like home. There may be limitations […]
August 8, 2023

How your commute might impact your property options

How your commute might impact your property options Since so many Scots have been working from home and avoiding public transportation over the past couple of years, it’s a factor that many of us haven’t had to consider in a […]
August 3, 2023

How can you make your house more environmentally friendly?

How can you make your house more environmentally friendly? Like the majority of us, you’ve undoubtedly found yourself making small changes here and there to make your home more environmentally friendly, such as recycling rubbish and limiting your driving. Is […]
August 3, 2023

How to get my deposit back from my landlord in Scotland

The majority of landlords or rental agents will require a deposit from you when you move into a leased home. The landlord or letting agent will confirm the amount of money to be put down to serve as a guarantee […]
July 11, 2023

How to stay organised while house hunting

Who wouldn’t be thrilled about the idea of finding your dream home? House-hunting can be a really exciting time. However, when buying a home, it is easy to get carried away, so you should take your time with what may […]
July 6, 2023

Handy strategies for keeping up with your rent payments

The number of people renting in the UK is higher than it has ever been. Tenants paid a record £51.6 billion in rent in 2022, more than double the £22.6 billion they had paid in 2012 a decade earlier. According […]
July 3, 2023

Ways to improve your home on a budget

The more room and features a home has to offer, generally speaking, the better when it comes to raising its worth. When evaluating a property, the state of the property, any maintenance tasks that may be necessary, and the possibility […]
June 20, 2023
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The difference between price and value

As Warren Buffet observed, “Price is what you pay, value is what you get”. I often ponder this after receiving enquiries from prospective clients who cannot think of anything to talk about except price.  I’d say most of our incoming […]
June 18, 2023

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing An Agent

A skilled agent will advise you on how to sell your property, assist you in setting a reasonable asking price, create a professional marketing strategy, and negotiate on your behalf to help you achieve the best possible price. Moreover, a […]
June 6, 2023

Moving With A Dog? Helping Your Best Friend Adjust To A New Home

Even though it’s a bit cliché, moving to a new home is stressful. But imagine all of your familiar settings changing overnight without you having the mental capacity or thought to prepare. Here you are in your dog’s world! Moving […]
June 2, 2023

How to Identify Signs of Damp Issues and What to Do If You Find It

In its most basic definition, damp refers to a great deal of moisture. However, the word “damp” can frighten both tenants and landlords. It is simple to understand why given concerns over the possibility the property is suffering structural damage, […]
May 12, 2023

Renting With Pets – What Are The Rules For Landlords And Tenants?

Locating a rental that satisfies all of your needs may be challenging even in the best of circumstances; however, for those who are wanting to relocate with their animal companions in mind, it can often feel as though they have […]
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