News

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to reconsider the changes to short term let regulations in Scotland in June, to address concerns raised and to create draft guidance for councils.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

16
Dec

5 simple top tips for landlords this Christmas

Christmas is almost here so here’s our top tips for landlords to help you relax over the holidays. After the year we’ve all had, this should be a time for relaxing – not worrying about what your tenants are up to. We’ve already shared our guide to essential winter property maintenance, and top tips for …

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 …

24
Sep

A new home – we’ve moved!

We are very excited to officially announce that At Home in Edinburgh has now moved to a new home, in Marchmont. We have loved the last six years in Stockbridge, but as our family business has developed we have outgrown our space there. Our new office gives us the right environment to continue to grow, …

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 …