Category - Blog

23
May

COVID-19 council tax exemption for student landlords

Good news for Edinburgh student landlords A council tax exemption for student landlords has been announced, following the passing of a second Coronavirus Bill in the Scottish Parliament. The Bill made its way through the Parliament this week, and was passed late on Wednesday evening. A number of alarming private rental sector amendments had been proposed …

3
Apr

Free rental assessments for Edinburgh holiday lets

If you’re a landlord of a holiday let then you’re likely to be struggling with occupancy in these challenging times. It’s a worrying time. How much income do you stand to lose? How do you increase your occupancy rates when there’s no demand? We’re here to help and support you, with free rental assessments to …

3
Apr

Adapting our marketing process to protect our landlords and tenants

We recognise that, despite these unprecedented times, tenants may still need to move home and landlords still have properties coming onto the market. We have adapted our marketing process to allow for social distancing and the current ‘lock down’ in order to continue to successfully let properties. Please be assured that we are here to …

9
Mar

Wanted – Property Administrator

* Recruitment now on hold * Vacancy: We’re looking for a full-time Property Administrator to join our small, friendly property management company, based in the Stockbridge area of Edinburgh. Start Date: end of March / early April 2020 About Us: Vicky and Rick McCann set up At Home In Edinburgh in order to fill a …

13
Jan

Changes to short term let regulations in Scotland – January 2020

The Scottish Government has just announced changes to short term let regulations in Scotland, due to come into force in spring 2021. A summary of the changes to short term let regulations in Scotland The Scottish Government outlined three key changes to short term let regulations in Scotland: The introduction of licencing for short-term lets, …

20
Nov

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2019

18 – 24 November is Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week, an annual campaign to help ensure that everyone understands the dangers of carbon dioxide and how to protect themselves. Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week is a national initiative, and relevant to us all. While we should all be carrying out regular checks on equipment and alarms in …

9
Oct

How well is the Edinburgh private rental market performing? Q2 2019 Analysis

Our experience of Edinburgh’s private rental market over Q2 2019 has seen a welcome return to expected levels of performance, following a longer-than-usual seasonal slowdown. We believe it’s important to understand how the private rental market is performing as a whole in the city, as well as in comparison to Scotland overall. Citylets’ report on …

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 …

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 …

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