June 6, 2024

The High Cost Of High Rents

There is much talk in the private rental sector about the perils of market interference. Whatever you believe about such policies, rents in Scotland are up 48% over five years and are borderline unaffordable for many would-be tenants. Despite this, […]
June 6, 2024
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The challenges of collecting rent on your own

One of the most important tasks of renting and managing a property is making sure your renter pays their rent each month on time and in full. Rental revenue is the heartbeat of your property investment and should be enough […]
June 6, 2024

Do rent controls limit in Scotland work?

Rent controls limit the amount a landlord can charge a tenant. This usually happens by freezing or capping rent increases over the course of a lease, but it can also apply to increases between tenancies. Right now, these controls solely […]
May 23, 2024
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How to spot signs of escape of water

Ways to Spot the Signs and Reduce the Risk of Escape of Water Damage Water escape can cause chaos, resulting in significant damage to your property, costly repairs, disruption, inconvenience and annoyance. Water damage can be serious if a pipe […]
May 12, 2024

Our tips for reducing void periods with your rental property

Although most homes are being let quickly in the current market, with demand exceeding supply in most locations, simple mistakes can still result in an extended void period. Having a property remaining unoccupied between tenancies is one of the biggest […]
May 4, 2024

How best to keep your rental property safe and secure when vacant between tenants

Property security and maintenance advice for unoccupied properties Leaving a rental property unoccupied exposes it to a variety of security risks, including damage, theft, and illegal occupancy. Property owners, particularly landlords and second-home owners, must take preventative measures to protect […]
April 25, 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 […]
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 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 21, 2024
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Is it Better to Let a Furnished or Unfurnished Property?

There is no right or wrong answer to this question as there are pros and cons whether you let your rental property be furnished or unfurnished. Furnished and unfurnished rental properties both play an important role in the lettings market. […]
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 […]
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