January 4, 2022
HMO Scotland Guide

The Ultimate Guide to House of Multiple Occupation (HMO) Property in Scotland

Are you thinking about letting out an HMO property and wondering what exactly it all entails? Well, read on. You should find out everything you need to need in this guide but, if after reading it, you still have questions, […]
August 2, 2021
Glasgow west end - property market

Glasgow Property Rental Market Q1 2021

The property rental market in Glasgow remains strong in 2021 despite considerable challenges for letting agents.  In Q1 of 2021, areas out with Scotland’s major cities did best. The impact of home working has fundamentally altered the priorities of many […]
January 6, 2021
Covid 19 Update - Western Lettings

Covid-19 Update 06/01/21

In Glasgow, we’re now in lockdown until at least the end of January.  However, the current guidelines permit house moves and related activity to take place.  This includes property viewings. Hopefully, it will all be over soon.  In the meantime, […]
December 7, 2020
Carbon neutral organisation - Western Lettings

Western Lettings – Our Journey to Carbon Neutral

Western Lettings is absolutely delighted to announce that we have just been assessed as a carbon neutral organisation. We have spent the last few months working with Carbon Footprint towards this goal. We believe we are currently the only letting […]
November 19, 2020
Letting Agent Glasgow

Lets Talk Podcast with Jack Gallagher

In this short podcast, Jack Gallagher, founder of Western Lettings, chats to Gillian Semmler about his company’s ‘highly commended’ award at this year’s Scottish Home Awards. He also chats about starting his letting agents in 2008 with the motto “do […]
November 6, 2020
Scottish Home Awards 2020 - Highly Commended logo

Residential Letting Team of the Year – Highly Commended

Western Lettings is thrilled to announce that we have been awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in the category ‘Residential Letting Team of the Year’ at this year’s Scottish Home Awards. We are extremely proud of this achievement, particularly as we were short-listed […]
November 2, 2020
Letting agents in Glasgow during lockdown

Has Covid-19 Changed What We Want From Our Homes?

The Central Belt is back under tight local lockdown restrictions.  With working from home recommended and most hospitality shut or severely restricted, we are once again spending most of our time confined to our flats and houses. But has the […]
September 3, 2020
Rental Properties in Glasgow

COVID-19: Latest Information for Landlords and Tenants in Glasgow

COVID 19 has had a big impact on the Glasgow rental property market. One of the main issues for landlords and letting agents at the start of lockdown was the pausing of ‘in person’ property viewings. Fortunately, we were already […]
May 18, 2020
Lockdown Lowdown Glasgow Letting Agents

Lockdown Lowdown – May Update

We’re now two months into lockdown and it has been a month since our last update.  It’s time to say a few words about our operations and the levels of activity that we’re seeing in the market. Operations We haven’t […]
April 23, 2020
Western Lettings Lockdown Update

Lockdown Latest

A month into lockdown and we feel it is time for another update.  We want to provide some information on how we are dealing with operational issues and make a few comments on what we are seeing happening in the […]
April 8, 2020
Tenants and the Coronavirus Act

Coronavirus (Scotland) Act – What Does it Mean for Tenants?

The coronavirus pandemic has had a severe impact on almost every area of our lives in Scotland. As a ‘severe and sustained threat to human life’ many changes have been already been introduced by the Westminster and Scottish governments. The […]
March 27, 2020
Coronavirus

COVID-19 Update

Like every business, we’re continually adapting to updated advice from the Westminster and Scottish governments as well as industry bodies.  These notes will be regularly updated to reflect the current state of play. Contacting Western Lettings In accordance with government […]
January 6, 2020
Investors in People Gold Award

Western Lettings Achieves Investors in People GOLD Accreditation

Western Lettings is delighted to announce it has achieved the prestigious Investors in People GOLD Accreditation (IIP). As the very first letting agent in Scotland to achieve GOLD accreditation this is a tremendous achievement. Gold accreditation places Western lettings as […]
October 31, 2019
Landlords breaking Tenancy Deposit Law

Landlords Fined for Breaking Tenancy Deposit Rules

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme is a government-backed scheme to protect deposits paid by new tenants. It also protects tenants from having their deposits unfairly withheld by offering free and impartial adjudication in cases where deductions are contested. The rules of […]
August 30, 2019
accreditation letting agents

Does Choosing an Accredited Letting Agent Matter?

Letting a property can sometimes be scary if you are a first-time landlord. All the rules and regulations that need to be followed to get your property ready to let can be daunting. You may also be worried about being […]
June 21, 2019
Letting agents with unfurnished flat to rent

Is it Better to Let a Furnished or Unfurnished Property?

There is no right or wrong answer to this question. Furnished and unfurnished properties both play an important role in the lettings market. Tenants’ circumstances vary and a property that is perfect for one tenant can be completely wrong for […]
April 4, 2019
landlord letting legislation

Latest Changes to Landlord and Tenant Legislation 2019

Private landlords and tenants in Scotland have had to deal with a lot of regulatory changes in the last few years e.g. the new Private Residential Tenancy, The Tenancy Deposit Scheme, etc. This has continued into 2019 with even more […]
February 28, 2019
tenancy deposit schemes for letting agents and landlords

Is My Tenancy Deposit Protected?

In March 2011 the Tenancy Deposit Scheme Regulations (Scotland) came into force. Since this date every letting agency in Scotland that receives a tenant deposit is now required by law to register with their local authority and join a tenancy […]
December 20, 2018

Festive Opening Hours

Western Lettings would like to wish all of our clients a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year when it comes!   Important information – Office opening hours over the festive period are as follows: Christmas Eve 09:00 AM […]
December 13, 2018
Letting agent Western Lettings partners with CreditLadder

Western Lettings Partners with CreditLadder

Western Lettings in Glasgow is delighted to announce a new partnership with rent reporting platform CreditLadder. We realise that for nearly all tenants, rent is their biggest monthly expense. What comes as a surprise for most people is that unlike […]
November 29, 2018
Virtual Tours letting agent in Glasgow

Benefits of Virtual Tours for Attracting New Tenants

If you are a landlord looking for new tenants in a hurry, choosing a letting agent who can offer viewers a 360⁰ virtual tour of your property can make a big difference. That is why Western Lettings in Glasgow have […]
October 3, 2018
Best Letting agents

8 Simple Rules for Finding the Best Letting Agent

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 will be […]
July 31, 2018
Glasgow Letting agents tips to increase rental value

Top Tips to Increase the Rental Value of Your Property

Most landlords want to achieve the best possible rental income from their property but sometimes struggle to attract new tenants at the price they would like. As experienced letting agents in Glasgow we know the rental market extremely well and […]
June 13, 2018
Race to Alaska - letting agents

Western Lettings – Race to Alaska

To start up a new business and turn it into a success is challenging and usually requires a person with lots of energy, determination, resilience and guts. Jack Gallagher founder of award winning independent letting agents Western Lettings in Glasgow […]
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