September 3, 2020
Rental Properties in Glasgow

Latest Covid-19 Information for Landlords & Tenants in Glasgow

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 […]
May 18, 2020
Lockdown Lowdown Glasgow Letting Agents

Lockdown Lowdown – May Update

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 […]
April 23, 2020
Western Lettings Lockdown Update

Lockdown Latest

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 […]
April 8, 2020
Tenants and the Coronavirus Act

Coronavirus (Scotland) Act – What Does it Mean for Tenants?

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 […]
March 27, 2020
Coronavirus

COVID-19 Update

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 […]
January 6, 2020
Investors in People Gold Award

Western Lettings Get Investors in People GOLD Accreditation

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 […]
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 […]
August 30, 2019
accreditation letting agents

Does Choosing an Accredited Letting Agent Matter?

Letting a property can sometimes be scary if you are a first-time landlord. All the rules and regulations that need to be followed to get your property ready to let can be daunting. You may also be worried about being […]
June 21, 2019
Letting agents with unfurnished flat to rent

Is it Better to Let a Furnished or Unfurnished Property?

There is no right or wrong answer to this question as there are pros and cons whether you let your rental property furnished or unfurnished. Furnished and unfurnished properties both play an important role in the lettings market. Tenants’ circumstances […]
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 […]
December 20, 2018

Festive Opening Hours

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 […]
December 13, 2018
Letting agent Western Lettings partners with CreditLadder

Western Lettings Partners with CreditLadder

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 […]
November 29, 2018
Virtual Tours letting agent in Glasgow

Benefits of Virtual Tours for Attracting New Tenants

If you are a landlord looking for new tenants in a hurry, choosing a letting agent who can offer viewers a 360⁰ virtual tour of your property can make a big difference. That is why Western Lettings in Glasgow have […]
July 31, 2018
Glasgow Letting agents tips to increase rental value

Top Tips to Increase the Rental Value of Your Property

Most landlords want to achieve the best possible rental income from their property but sometimes struggle to attract new tenants at the price they would like. As experienced letting agents in Glasgow we know the rental market extremely well and […]
June 13, 2018
Race to Alaska - letting agents

Western Lettings – Race to Alaska

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 […]
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 […]
April 26, 2018

ESTAS winners 2018!

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 […]
April 17, 2018
8 reasons for a property management company

8 Reasons Landlords Need a Property Management Company

Whether you are an inexperienced first time landlord or a go it alone landlord who is fed up with the hassle of dealing with weekend maintenance calls, hiring a property management company to take care of your property and your […]
March 22, 2018

ESTAS 2018 Results

  The countdown to the results has started. Look out for the results!  
March 21, 2018
Western Lettings our values

Western Lettings: Our Company Values

Western Lettings is well known as the letting agent of choice for many Glasgow landlords and we wanted to explain why our company values appeal to many. This infographic explains our culture, values and aims and we think it can […]
March 2, 2018

WE HAVE BEEN SHORTLISTED!

  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 […]
February 22, 2018
letting agents good bad and ugly

Letting Agents: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

If you are considering renting your property in Scotland there are two obvious routes to go down. One is to manage the rental yourself and the other is to have a letting agency manage it for you. If you decide […]
February 1, 2018

ESTAS 2018

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 […]
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