Tag - Landlords

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

22
Jul

Rental deposits in Scotland – are you breaking the law?

We’re all familiar with the idea of paying a deposit for a rental property, but with all the legislation governing rental deposits in Scotland, are you doing everything in line with the law? Recent research by SafeDeposits Scotland found that in the last 18 months, over 200 landlords have been found to be in breach …

26
Jun

Do you need a professional property manager? The 5 sure-fire signs

Do you need a professional property manager? Whether you’re an experienced investor with a portfolio of rental properties, or considering your first property investment, how do you know if you need a professional property manager? How do you determine whether the financial outlay is worth it? Managing your own long term or short term rental …

14
May

How well is the Edinburgh private rental market performing? Q1 2019 Analysis

Edinburgh has a thriving long-term private rental market, which has seen consecutive growth quarter on quarter, year on year, for more than eight years now. We’ve been keenly awaiting Citylets’ report on Scotland’s private rental market performance for the first quarter of 2019 to find out if this growth trend is continuing, and the effect …