May 2, 2023
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 27, 2023
Eight simple tips to help you choose a letting agent. 1 Check Online Reviews Online reviews are becoming increasingly important, with 88% of consumers worldwide consulting reviews when looking for a local business. The volume of negative reviews is the […]
April 14, 2023
Although the condition of rental housing in the UK has significantly improved over the past few decades, one problem still affects both tenants and landlords: mould. The fact that both landlords and tenants are accountable for preventing mould growth is […]
April 3, 2023
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 […]
March 20, 2023
Even though UK property taxes have changed in the past few years, a buy-to-let property investment can still make money. As a landlord, there are many ways to get the most money out of your rentals and increase your earnings. […]
March 16, 2023
You are entrusting possibly one of your best assets to strangers when you rent out your property, which may be pretty intimidating. Finding new tenants is not tricky, but finding great tenants is. How can you guarantee that prospective tenants […]
March 13, 2023
Getting ready to rent out a property? By following these 8 easy steps to prepare your house for rental, you can ensure that your property is rent-ready and is attractive to prospective tenants in a competitive rental market. Making sure […]
March 7, 2023
Western Lettings are delighted to announce that we have become the first specialist letting agency in the UK to achieve Platinum accreditation against the We Invest in People framework by Investors in People. Investors in People work with businesses worldwide […]
January 23, 2023
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.
January 9, 2023
Whether it’s better to rent out property furnished or unfurnished is down to type of home, location and target tenant - read the pros, cons & what to consider.
December 19, 2022
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.
December 5, 2022
Glasgow is a good choice for property investors with high rental demand across the city. Not sure where to start? Read our 7 tips for buying rental property.
November 21, 2022
Remote landlords are exactly what you’d expect – landlords who don’t live close to the property they’re renting out. This could be you, if you’ve bought an investment property in Glasgow but don’t live in the city. It might also […]
November 7, 2022
Council tax usually falls to the person living at a property, but not always. We look at the rules around who pays council tax – landlord or tenant in Scotland.
October 17, 2022
From choosing a target tenant to kitting out your property, we look at 12 things landlords can do to boost their property’s appeal - and their rental income.
October 3, 2022
If you’re new to renting out property in Glasgow, you need to understand how much tax you will pay as a Scottish landlord. Read on for our guide to tax basics.
September 20, 2022
Deciding to rent out your Glasgow home rather than sell has many advantages, but there are issues to consider too. To help you weigh up the pros and cons we look at the arguments for and against renting out a […]
September 5, 2022
Like landlords across the UK, people who rent out property in Scotland need to pay tax on their rental income. You need to register for self-assessment and file a tax return so HMRC can calculate the tax you owe. While […]
August 15, 2022
What types of insurance do landlords in Scotland need and what does it cover? Landlord insurance protects your property from risks in the same way as any home policy. The term covers everything from buildings and contents policies to landlord […]
August 1, 2022
If you’re wondering how to find tenants for your Glasgow rental, we have nine top tips for getting it right. Rental properties are in high demand in Glasgow, particularly flats which have been in short supply since the coronavirus pandemic. […]
July 18, 2022
Section 24 of the Finance Act 2015 applies to buy-to-let landlords with residential rental properties across the UK and could affect how much tax you pay on your rental income. Phased in over four years from 2016, Section 24 became […]
July 4, 2022
If you’re new to renting out property in Scotland, organising your inventory should be high on your to-do list. Many property experts regard the property inventory as up there with the tenancy agreement as one of a landlord’s most important […]
June 20, 2022
Whether you’re an accidental landlord, who has inherited a place, or someone embarking on buy-to-let for the first time, renting out property in Scotland comes with a lot of responsibilities. There are key differences too, compared to letting homes in […]
June 6, 2022
Not everyone pays the full amount of council tax – find out more about the many exemptions and discounts that apply in Glasgow. What is council tax? Council tax is a charge set by local authorities across the UK. Along […]