Category - Blog

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to reconsider the changes to short term let regulations in Scotland in June, to address concerns raised and to create draft guidance for councils.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 …

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 …

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