The “Hateful Eighteen” – Your Guide to the Legal Ways a Landlord Can Evict a Tenant

Everyone knows, courtesy of Simon and Garfunkel, there are 50 ways to leave your lover, but did you know your landlord has 18 ways to get you to leave? Many of them are obvious (you broke the law), others are perhaps irritating (the landlord’s granny needs a gaff), while a few are plain obscure (a …

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Will Your House Give Up Its Secret Past?

Mystery messages found on walls, frames or floorboards of old houses are intriguing to find and provide interesting information about the personal lives and values of people from centuries ago. New owners of a French Chateau were startled to find out the deepest secrets of their local villagers in the late 19th century, written on …

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Scotland Lags UK as Build To Rent Races Ahead

The most recent research into the Build To Rent sector in the UK shows that it has grown by 30% in the past year. The study, conducted by Savills for the British Property Federation at the end of Q1 2018, revealed that across the country there were 117 893 build to rent homes either complete, …

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On a Tight Budget but Want to Update Your Decor? Upcycling Could Be for You

If you’re on a tight budget but keen to make some trendy updates to your rental property’s interior – upcycling could be for you. The trendy new movement uses old and discarded materials and transforms them into beautiful bespoke pieces – that you certainly wouldn’t find on the High Street. Whether it’s taking drab old …

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Crackdown on Minority Who Repeatedly Fail to Pay Rent

The minority of tenants who repeatedly fail to pay their rent are facing a crackdown. Graham Simpson MSP, Scottish Conservative spokesman on housing, is asking ministers what they plan to do to help landlords recover debt more quickly. Mr Simpson has been contacted by landlords frustrated by how long it can take to evict non-paying …

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Scotland Produces the Best Landlord in the UK

“She has the patience of a saint, a heart of gold and she will literally do anything for her tenants. I feel privileged to be one of her tenants.” Kelso based landlord, Elaine Kellington, is the winner of first ever Landlord of the Year Award from home insurance provider HomeProtect. Elaine has an impressive portfolio …

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