News

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. …

19
May

Edinburgh Property Assistant wanted – we’re hiring!

Edinburgh Property Assistant wanted! We’re looking for a full time Property Assistant to join our team. About Us We are a small, friendly, family-run property management company, based in fantastic new premises in Marchmont, just south of the Meadows. We offer a personal service to our clients, prioritising customer service and efficiency. We are looking …

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 …

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 …