Category - Blog

30
Jun

June 2021 COVID Update: Evictions legislation and Financial Support

In this June 2021 COVID update: The Scottish Government has extended most of the current coronavirus legislation relating to evictions, until 31st March 2022. Financial support will continue to be available for both landlords and tenants. The existing loan scheme for landlords will remain open and a new £10m grant fund is being introduced to …

8
Jun

Landlord Referral Scheme

Did you know that we offer £50 for landlord referrals? Most of our landlords come to us by word of mouth and every recommendation puts a spring in our step. In fact, we still do a little happy dance whenever we take on a new property or get a glowing review. How does the landlord referral …

27
May

Edinburgh Rental Market update – Q1 2021: A competitive marketplace

The Edinburgh rental market remained open as COVID restrictions tightened at the beginning of the quarter, with mainland Scotland entering a second lockdown. Understandably, market demand was severely reduced. We also saw a higher number of tenants than usual serve notice. As at the end of 2020, our experiences reflected those of agents across Edinburgh. …

22
Mar

Is this the New Norm? Edinburgh’s Private Rental Sector – Q4 2020 analysis

Edinburgh’s private rental sector continues to face exceptional challenges during the Coronavirus pandemic. Our experiences broadly reflected those across the city, with an increase in available properties during the quarter. Up-to-date knowledge of the private rental sector (PRS) is vital in ensuring that we continue to provide an excellent, efficient service to our clients. Citylets’ quarterly …

10
Mar

March 2021 COVID Update: Evictions legislation and Financial Support

In this March 2021 COVID update: The Scottish Government has confirmed plans to extend the current coronavirus legislation relating to evictions until 30th September 2021. Further financial support is also being made available to landlords and tenants, through the two existing loan schemes. Coronavirus evictions legislation There are two parts to this legislation; the first …

26
Feb

Changes to short term let regulations in Scotland – update February 2021

Update – 26 February 2021 The Scottish Government has announced the withdrawal of the current proposed legislation. The government now intends to reconsider the changes to short term let regulations in Scotland in June, to address concerns raised and to create draft guidance for councils. This should help provide reassurance to the short term and holiday lettings sector. Despite …

6
Jan

6th January 2021 – COVID Update

A COVID update was not our planned first news post of 2021 – it’s not the start to the year that any of us would have hoped for. However, all of us here at At Home In Edinburgh have a lot to be thankful for, including all our wonderful landlords and tenants – and we wish …

30
Nov

8-Step essential winter maintenance checklist for landlords

Protect your buy-to-let investments Here’s our essential winter maintenance checklist for landlords – an 8-step guide to maintaining your buy-to-let properties this winter. While we love the crisp, clear days in the winter sunshine, the crunch of frozen leaves underfoot and the promise of a hot festive tipple, the cold weather also brings challenges for …

24
Nov

Coronavirus VS Edinburgh’s private rental sector – Q3 2020

Edinburgh’s private rental sector has experienced unprecedented challenges over the last two quarters. Our experience has mirrored that of agents city-wide, with high numbers of properties on the market at the start of Q3, due to lockdown. As restrictions eased, we saw a huge release of pent-up demand from tenants, with properties letting quickly. Up-to-date …

14
Oct

Believe in a friendly that works – our shiny new look!

We believe in a friendly that works, and this has been at the core of our vision from the day Vicky first opened our doors, back in 2011. Since then, At Home In Edinburgh has grown and developed in a way we could only dream of – and now our family business brand needs to …

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