Eviction Ban in Scotland Extended

At the end of last year the Scottish Government introduced a temporary ban on evictions between 11th December 2020 and 22nd January 2021. However, due to a surge in COVID-19 case, the eviction ban has now been extended. To stop people from needing to find a new home or move in with a different household, …

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What Escapes Tenants’ Attention during Viewings?

The devil is in the detail, so they say, however when it comes to property viewings, it is not than uncommon for prospective tenants to miss the little things when they are focused on the big picture. A recent study conducted by the comparison website Comparethemarket, has found that the most common oversights during property …

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Citylets 21st Anniversary

On episode 31 of Lets Talk owner and Managing Director, Thomas Ashdown, joins host Gillian Semmler to give a whistle-stop tour of Citylets’ journey to date as the organisation celebrates its 21st year. Thomas, who started Citylets shortly after Edinburgh University, talks about the challenges faced over the years and offers advice to those considering …

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How To Prevent Dry Rot In Your Home?

Homes made of wood or partial wood require more care because of the nature of the material. Natural or lacquered wood decomposes at a rate depending on environmental conditions. The damper it is, the faster it rots. Quick intervention is a must, especially if you’re starting to see signs of dry rot issues. Once Serpula …

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Tenants Can Now Apply for Interest-Free Loans

Tenants who have suffered financially due to Covid-19, can now receive support in a form of interest-free loans from the Scottish Government’s £10 million Tenant Hardship Loan Fund. The loan scheme funding, which has opened for applications today (Monday 7th December 2020), is available to both private and social tenants who are struggling to pay …

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Temporary Ban on Evictions over the Festive Period

Landlords in the Scottish private rented sector will be prevented from evicting their tenants over the festive period, the Scottish Government has announced. The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020, introduced at the beginning of the pandemic to protect tenants from evictions, applies to all notices issued on or after 7th April 2020. Originally intended to be …

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