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 27, 2023

Choosing a letting agent in an age of transparency

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

Who Is Liable for Mould In A Rented Property? Tenant or Landlord

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
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 […]
March 20, 2023

How Letting Agents Can Help You Maximise Your Rental Income

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

Out Top Tips To Attract Reliable Tenants

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
How To Prepare Your Property for Rent

How To Prepare Your Property for Rent

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

We Invest in People – Platinum

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
Local Letting Agents

The Advantages of Using Local Letting Agents in Glasgow

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
rent a furnished or unfurnished property?

Is it Better to Rent Furnished or Unfurnished: What is Best for Landlords in Glasgow?

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
Letting Agent in Glasgow

Changing Letting Agent in Glasgow: How to Make the Switch

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
Buying rental property

Buying a Rental Property: A Guide for First Time Investors in Scotland

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
how to manage property remotely

Managing a Rental Property in Glasgow Remotely

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
who pays council tax tenant or landlord

Who Pays Council Tax in Scotland – Tenant or Landlord?

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
Increase Rental Income

How to Increase Rental Income and Property Value In Glasgow

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
Landlord Taxes

What Taxes do You Pay as a Landlords in Scotland? ADS, Income Tax and Capital Gains

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
Sell or Rent your home

Should You Sell Your House in Glasgow or Rent it Out

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
Tax deadline

What do Scottish Landlords Need to Know About Allowable Expenses?

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
Landlord Insurance

What Insurance do Landlords in Scotland Need and What Does it Cover?

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
Finding tenants for Glasgow rental properties

How To Find New Tenants For Your Rental Properties In Glasgow

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 for landlords

What Landlords in Glasgow Need to Know About Section 24

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
landlord inventory guide

Property Inventory Guide for Landlords, Buy-To-Let and Property Investors in Scotland

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
Landlord checklist Scotland

Landlord Checklist for Renting Out a Property in Scotland

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
council tax in Glasgow

Your Guide to Council Tax Exemptions and Discounts in Glasgow

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 […]
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