This category contains posts with useful information for 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 6, 2023
Letting Agent Glasgow

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 […]
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 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 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 […]
May 2, 2023

Renting On A Pension – What You Should Know

In the UK, the cost of renting is increasing. The growth of the rental market in the UK is influenced by a number of factors including, persistent increases in house prices and stagnant salary increases. Furthermore property investment in buy-to-let […]
April 3, 2023
HMO Scotland Guide

What Is A Rent Guarantor?

Several factors might lead to a tenant needing a rent guarantor, and either the landlord or the renting agent handling the property can request one. You’re in the right place if you’ve been asked to be a rent guarantor or […]
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 […]
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 […]
June 5, 2018
Glasgow letting agency tips for tenants

Top Tips for Tenants: What You Need to Know

When renting a property, there are a number of considerations to take into account e.g. where you want to live, transport links, rent costs etc.  It is also important to know your rights and obligations as a tenant. A good […]