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 […]
Moving in was as straight forward as ever. They have a fully automated digital service, making all processes a breeze. Extremely helpful with anything you might need. This is one of the best estate agents around.
14:23 23 Nov 21
We've dealt with a few estate agents/letting agents in our time and Western Lettings is by far the most responsive and friendly. Nothing has been too much trouble for them. Particularly our dealings with Catherine, who has been nothing but professional and helpful! The check in process, inventory and tenancy agreement has been easy to do online, the inventory being very thorough.
20:55 01 Nov 21
Very friendly staff, so efficiet and helpful.Quick response, sorting out any issues to their best.Excellent service, Great communication.
10:53 13 Oct 21
I highly recommend Western Lettings - every matter was handled swiftly and professionally, and it was always easy to get in touch with them.A great experience overall.
23:35 08 Oct 21
Great experience renting through Western Lettings. All of the staff are so friendly and helpful and are always quick with a response to any queries. Moving out of the property was made easy and I received confirmation my deposit would be released within hours. I Would highly recommend Western Lettings to anyone.
19:37 08 Oct 21
I was pleased with their service and value to me as a landlord before but tonight they’ve gone above and beyond to help me with access into my property when we were caught in a key issue! Contacted the out of hours service and within 2hrs all was sorted. Jack went back to the office to sort.
10:19 15 Sep 21
We only rented from them for about 6 months, but they were attentive and responded to emails within 12 hours. They follow through with what they said they would and we felt confident with having them as our letting agent. I would highly recommend.
10:38 05 Sep 21
I rented with Western Lettings for the last 3-4 months of a 7.5~ month stay in Glasgow from January 1st 2021.The landlord (which was also lovely and responsive) switched over to them for a while before letting us know he chose to sell the flat but this was communicated effectively by him and the agency and they went above and beyond to make the stay and moving as easy as possible!Many thanks especially to Tom, for all his care into our tenancy, responsiveness and professionalism! Delighted to say if the opportunity arises again that I would love to be in touch with the agency in the future in Glasgow!Lastly, thanks for the help in other correspondence with Emily & Catherine, and in sorting the final paperwork details as well to Sandra & Lauren. Saved some more time when moving to my new place!All the best and stay safe guys, and thank you again for everything :)
13:56 30 Aug 21
Emily and Matt and the team at Western Lettings were just wonderful throughout the whole process. They were so helpful and professional, and kept us updated every step of the way - which really helped to take the stress out of applying to rent a flat.They are an outstanding team of genuine lovely people! Absolutely the best agency we have come across! We will choose them in the future when we have a flat to let. We highly recommend Western Lettings!
11:39 06 Aug 21
I am currently renting from Western lettings. They're very professional. I forgot my keys and locked myself outside and their team helped me out with the situation. I am very thankful for their professional behaviour and responsiveness.100% recommend them.Thank you!