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16
Aug

Our top 5 picks for this year’s Festivals

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016 is celebrating the 70th year of culture, performance and fun. There are over 3,000 shows from 48 different countries in almost 300 venues across Edinburgh ranging from stand up comedy to family shows, Shakespeare to contemporary theatre, music to dance performances. While choices are always good to have, sometimes it …

8
Aug

5 Ways to enjoy Edinburgh on a budget

Scotland’s capital Edinburgh is well known for its festivals, castles and haunted tales. People travel from all over the world to experience the beauty and the rich culture that the capital has to offer ranging from art, history, nature to all sorts of entertainment. However, Edinburgh can be an expensive place to visit particularly in …

14
Jul

What could the Brexit result mean for the property market?

The epic result of the EU referendum has filled many home owners with concern. However, this may be unfounded. Only time will tell if the decision to leave the UK will have any major impact on the property market but our sources at the ESPC think the Scottish housing market is stable enough to weather …

14
Jul

What to think about when renting out your long term property

Here the team at At Home in Edinburgh, offer you some tips on how to attract new tenants… Property Presentation Property presentation is everything. In a competitive market, those properties that look the best will attract the highest caliber of tenant in the shortest possible time. It is therefore essential to present your property in …

5
Jul

Letting agent regulation update

Legislation affecting agents in Scotland expected to come in force in 2018. From then, anyone in Scotland who carries a letting agency work in course of their business will be required to register with the Scottish Government abide by statutory code of practice and adhere for training requirement The wording of the letting agent statutory …

21
Jun

The Best British Summer Festivals of 2016

With summer on the horizon and a wide range of music festivals going on throughout the country, the team here at At Home in Edinburgh have been researching the best British summer festivals of 2016. Read on to discover more! Glastonbury Festival, Pilton, Somerset: 22-26 Jun 2016 This is one of the UK´s oldest and …

8
Jun

How to Avoid Cleaning Disputes

  Recent data collated by the tenant deposit schemes shows that cleaning issues continue to be the commonest dispute between landlords and tenants, accounting for around 50% of claims. The most common cleaning issues reported include stained and marked carpets, ovens, heavy limescale to kitchen and bathroom fittings, grease deposits thoughout the kitchen. dirty surfaces …

3
Jun

Best beaches to visit this summer in Scotland

Scotland has some of the prettiest white sand and blue water beaches you can imagine. If you are in Edinburgh for a short stay this summer or live here all year round, make the effort to explore our beautiful country. Here are At Home in Edinburgh’s top picks. Achnahaird beach The bay of Achnahaird is a rarely visited …

27
May

Do you understand the betterment principle?

The “betterment principle” is a key part of determining a fair tenant deposit deduction but according to a recent study carried out by My Property Inventories, 60% of landlords admit to not understanding it. This often leads to unrealistic expectations of what can be claimed against tenant deposits. The betterment principle states that if an item was old at …

20
May

Make the most of your outdoor space this summer

The outdoor space available to most of us living in Edinburgh is often communal, limited in size and usually a bit unloved. Here the At Home in Edinburgh team gives you a few tips for turning your space into a beautiful retreat you can enjoy all summer long. No dirt doesn’t have to mean no …

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