This category of posts are all geared towards helping landlords. News and tips for new and established landlords in Scotland.

May 16, 2022
Glasgow property investment

Your Guide to Property Investment in Glasgow

It’s a modern European city that’s vibrant, historic, artsy and cool. It has a thriving economy at the cutting edge of emerging industries, not to mention its huge student population. Transport links are great and the city has bags of […]
May 3, 2022
legionella risk assessment

Legionella Risk Assessments For Landlords In Scotland – Everything You Need To Know

Did you know that landlords in Scotland have a legal duty to carry out risk assessment for legionella in their properties? Legionella is the bacterial which causes legionnaires’ disease, a form of pneumonia, which can be fatal. If you’re a […]
April 18, 2022
Glasgow buy-to-let areas

The Best Areas of Glasgow for Property Investment in Buy-to-Let

If you’re looking to invest in buy-to-let property, Glasgow is a great choice. It may not be Scotland’s capital, but Glasgow is bigger than Edinburgh – in terms of size and population. It is home to the UK’s fourth biggest […]
April 4, 2022
changing mortgage to buy-to-let

Switching From Residential To Buy To Let Mortgage in Scotland

If you’re renting out property in Scotland, and you have mortgage, it is likely you’ll need a bespoke buy-to-let loan. Some Scottish landlords buy property as an investment, with the intention of letting it out. For others the decision to […]
March 21, 2022
Fire safety regulations Scotland

Fire, Smoke, Heat and Carbon Monoxide Alarms Legislation in Scotland

On 1 February 2022, new regulations came into force in Scotland meaning that all homes must have interlinked fire alarms. Scotland is the first UK nation to implement the change, which comes in response to the fire in Grenfell Tower, […]
March 7, 2022
Landlord responsibilities

What are the Legal Responsibilities and Obligations of a Landlord in Scotland?

If you’re new to renting out property in Scotland, it’s important to get to grips with the legal obligations and responsibilities that come with being a landlord. While letting agents and property managers can take care of many of these […]
February 7, 2022
tenant rights

What are the Rights of a Tenant in Scotland?

Tenants in Scotland are well protected by general law as well as specific tenancy law. Landlords are required to provide safe and well-maintained properties and tenants have the right to remain in residence unless they breach the tenancy agreement, or […]
January 4, 2022
HMO Scotland Guide

A Briefing on House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Property in Scotland

History The House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) regulations were first introduced in Scotland in 2006 to address over-crowding and low standards in private rental accommodation. Initially the framework was discretionary for individual local authorities, but in 2011 it became compulsory […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
April 17, 2018
8 reasons for a property management company

8 Reasons Landlords Need a Property Management Company

Whether you are an inexperienced first time landlord or a go it alone landlord who is fed up with the hassle of dealing with weekend maintenance calls, hiring a property management company to take care of your property and your […]
February 22, 2018
letting agents good bad and ugly

Letting Agents: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

If you are considering renting your property in Scotland there are two obvious routes to go down. One is to manage the rental yourself and the other is to have a letting agency manage it for you. If you decide […]
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