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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
We attended the ESTAS awards in London last week and Western Lettings won gold for both Letting Agent Landlord Scotland and Letting Agent Tenant Scotland. This was an incredible achievement and very successful trip away! As Phil Spencer said […]
What a great start to March! After entering the 2018 ESTAS last year, we have just found out we have been shortlisted for both landlord and tenant awards. We will be attending the awards ceremony in London on the […]
After entering the 2018 ESTAS we were overwhelmed by the amazing votes we received from both our landlords and tenants. The voting is now closed however I have shared some of our comments we received below. Managed Landlord The staff […]
There are many letting agents in Glasgow and we know that our competitors are pretty good at what they do. But we like to think ourselves as the one of the best Glasgow letting agents because we do not get […]
Western Lettings would like to wish all our clients a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year when it comes! Important information – Office opening hours over the festive period are as follows: Friday 22nd December 09.00AM – […]
The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 which will take effect from 1 December 2017, will introduce a new ‘private residential tenancy’. It’s purpose is to provide safeguards for landlords, lenders and investors and also improve security for tenants. The […]
The Negotiator Awards, also known as the Property Party of the Year is the most respected and extremely popular awards ceremony within the residential property market and we were delighted to be shortlisted for two awards. Western Lettings attended the […]
Absolutely awful experience. I have been renting in the UK for over 10 years and I have never had such a bad experience with any state agents. I saw myself in the situation were the landlord had to come back to the property after 4 months of me moving in, and I had to leave within 28 days. The worst wasn't the fact that I had to move out with such short notice, but was the lack of assistance and sympathy from this agents. From day one, they have been uninterested and unhelpful. I don't want to have anything to do with this company ever again. Thanks for nothing.
14:02 05 May 22
With many years experience in the property industry, I have encountered many letting agents over the years both occasionally good and more often very very bad, but none have come close to the exceptional level of service I have received - as a landlord - from Catherine, Sandra, Jack and the rest of the team at Western. Best decision I made was when I put all my properties into Westerns care a few years back and I would highly recommend that both experienced and new landlords do the same. Always amazing and unequalled service. Top notch..all round. 👌👏
15:09 21 Apr 22
Always a pleasure to deal with anyone from the Western Lettings Team, from instant responses to emails & friendly, professional service.
14:05 28 Mar 22
Fantastic from start to finish. Connor and Kirsty were very helpful throughout our tenancy.
14:01 16 Mar 22
Excellent service from contract to end of lease every time I use Western Lettings. Good quality properties managed well with any issue being promptly addressed and resolved quickly. Most staff are pleasant to deal with. Matt and Tom always professional and efficient - thank you.
11:25 22 Feb 22
I had wonderful experience with Western letting. Being a new bee in glasgow, This agency provided on time, hassle free service during my tenancy.
20:37 17 Feb 22
I am sure this is a good company if you are a tenant but as a landlord they do not look after best interests. Really disappointed and wasting a lot of our money.
14:37 16 Feb 22
Western Lettings are an excellent letting agency. The service is professional, efficient and communication is first class. You are always able to get through to speak to a letting agent and they are quick to respond to any questions. Highly recommend!
18:57 01 Feb 22
We rented a flat off of Western Lettings last year and they were fantastic all through the process. They have always been very quick at responding to emails and were at end of the phone if we needed anything.The washing machine broke 2 weeks after moving in and they got someone out to look at it, and ultimately replace it quickly.We were a bit nervous when we moved out as there are so many horror stories of letting agents being difficult with deposits. But they appreciated how clean we had left the flat and refunded us the full amount.I would be very happy to recommend them to anyone looking for a flat in Glasgow.
Nicky O B.
21:13 27 Jan 22
Have rented properties in Glasgow for 8 years and Western lettings were by far the most friendly and professional letting service we used. Always quick to deal with any issues and every agent we had communication with was friendly and helpful.