Scottish Landlords Mull Over their Buy-to-Let Futures

Source: Unsplash The Scottish rental market landscape is undergoing a significant shift. Many landlords are currently scratching their heads over their buy-to-let investments. Recent reports have highlighted trends such as a fall in available rental properties. Challenges also loom for tenants. They must ensure landlords keep their side of the bargain with property maintenance. New …

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The End of the Cost Of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Act 2022

As explained in previous blogs, the temporary changes introduced by the Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Act 2022 on 31 October 2022 ended on 31 March 2024. So, whilst new rules come into play for adjudicating rent disputes, the end of the 2022 Act also means the expiry of the provisions that relate to …

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Lets Talk with Harry Crombie from ‘Burgh Property

In episode 85 of Let’s Talk, we’re excited to welcome back Harry Crombie, Lettings and New Business Manager at Edinburgh-based ‘Burgh Property. Harry, a familiar face in Edinburgh’s property market, takes us through his journey and background in the industry, leading up to his current role at ‘Burgh. We delve into the backstory of ‘Burgh, …

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Scottish Government Must End Housing Emergency, Propertymark Argues   

The Scottish Government must bring the country’s housing emergency to an end, Propertymark argues. Despite pledges from Holyrood to invest £400,000 to ensure that many of Scotland’s empty homes come back into use, Scottish Labour MSP Mark Griffin urged the nation’s First Minister, Humza Yousaf, to produce a statement on Scotland’s housing emergency by the …

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7 Property Market Predictions for Scotland as of 2024

Source: Adam Wilson Scotland’s real estate market has suffered since 2020, yet, as 2023 showed us, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Mortgage interest rates have hit shockingly high numbers, affecting the housing and rental markets badly. With steadily growing demand for housing and a slow increase in post-COVID tourism, the market …

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A Practical Approach to the Repairing Standard

The Repairing Standard is in place to ensure that the property or properties of private landlords meet the minimum physical standard of repair. The recent updates, enforceable since 1st March 2024, introduced changes concerning the common areas of tenement buildings, requiring collaboration and consent amongst owners to implement. This includes ensuring safe access to common …

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