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9
Sep

Changes to Landlord registration in Scotland – are you prepared?

Landlord registration in Scotland has been compulsory since 2006; registration is through the Scottish Landlord Register or via your local authority. Changes are now being made to registration, due to come into force on 16th September 2019. Read on to find out: Why is landlord registration in Scotland changing? What exactly is changing? What you …

4
Sep

Property Manager wanted – join our team!

We are a small, friendly property management company based in the Stockbridge area of Edinburgh. We currently have an excellent opportunity for a full-time Property Manager who will be responsible for our portfolio of short-term letting properties. Property Manager Responsibilities: As a property manager, you will be responsible for managing all aspects of the short …

11
Aug

The 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe is here!

Crowds enjoying a street performer on the Royal Mile © Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is here! Anyone popping into our office will have noticed the hum of activity building up over the last few months, as we ensure our Festival properties, their landlords and guests are all set to go. As you …

22
Jul

Rental deposits in Scotland – are you breaking the law?

We’re all familiar with the idea of paying a deposit for a rental property, but with all the legislation governing rental deposits in Scotland, are you doing everything in line with the law? Recent research by SafeDeposits Scotland found that in the last 18 months, over 200 landlords have been found to be in breach …

26
Jun

Do you need a professional property manager? The 5 sure-fire signs

Do you need a professional property manager? Whether you’re an experienced investor with a portfolio of rental properties, or considering your first property investment, how do you know if you need a professional property manager? How do you determine whether the financial outlay is worth it? Managing your own long term or short term rental …

14
May

How well is the Edinburgh private rental market performing? Q1 2019 Analysis

Edinburgh has a thriving long-term private rental market, which has seen consecutive growth quarter on quarter, year on year, for more than eight years now. We’ve been keenly awaiting Citylets’ report on Scotland’s private rental market performance for the first quarter of 2019 to find out if this growth trend is continuing, and the effect …

2
May

Property investment opportunities in Edinburgh: Springwell House

There are exciting property investment opportunities in Edinburgh as Gorgie’s historic Springwell House is set to become a contemporary residential complex, in an area which has seen significant increases in rental and housing prices in recent years. Springwell House Springwell House sits in established walled grounds at the junction of Gorgie Road and Ardmillan Terrace. …

12
Apr

The benefits of a spring clean for your holiday let property

Spring has arrived in Edinburgh, busy bringing pops of crocus colours to the city – and it’s a time when landlords with a holiday let property are busy too, carrying out property maintenance and a thorough spring clean. Our team have seen a huge variety of holiday let property across Edinburgh and recommend an annual …

28
Mar

Losing rental income? Make sure you know how to set and increase rents legally

Landlords, are you setting the right monthly rental price for your properties? Do you know how to increase rents to optimise your rental income? Edinburgh’s private rental sector is thriving, with Citylets’ industry-recognised reports currently recording growth for more than 32 consecutive quarters – that’s more than eight years. As a landlord you need to …

12
Mar

Is your Edinburgh property investment making money?

Are you considering an Edinburgh property investment or have you been a landlord for a number of years? How do you determine if investing in property makes financial sense and if your portfolio continues to perform well? Rick McCann, Director of At Home In Edinburgh, and local mortgage expert Ross Stisi, Managing Director of Stisi …