Category - Blog

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 …

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 …

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 …

4
Mar

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Flats – why you should rent out your property this summer

Tens of thousands of staying visitors will be looking for Edinburgh accommodation as they attend the six (yes, six!) festivals held in the city during the summer. Here’s why you should take advantage of this and rent out your property this summer… High demand for quality properties Edinburgh’s Festivals are world-class, recognised cultural events – …

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