How to Kiss Bed Bugs Goodbye

Although bed bugs don’t pose any serious health hazards nor transmit diseases, living with them under one roof and in the same bed can cause distress. As most rental properties come furnished, including beds and mattresses, it is good to be aware of the risk of these little creatures when moving homes. Bed bugs are …

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Broadband in Rented Accommodation

If you own your own home, having broadband installed is just a matter of finding the best deal. But what if you rent your home? What if there isn’t a landline? What happens if you have to leave the property before the end of the contract? This guide covers those questions and more. With more …

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Renting? Best Kept in the Family!

Increasing numbers of families are turning to the Scottish private rented sector to look for their new home. In line with this trend, the demand for larger properties (4 beds in particular) in Scotland continues, according to the latest Citylets Rental Report. In Q2 2018, 4 bed properties recorded rent increases of 3.3% year on …

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Students – Edinburgh Has it All without Costing the Earth!

“Edinburgh isn’t so much as a city, more of a way of life… I doubt I’ll ever tire of exploring Edinburgh, on foot or in print.” Ian Rankin, author of Edinburgh Inspector Rebus. “The most beautiful of all capitals of Europe.” Sir John Betjeman, Poet Laureate of United Kingdom, 1972 to 1984. Edinburgh is home …

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Major Trends Continue as Scottish PRS Reaches New Highs

With most of Scotland’s large urban markets sitting at or near all time highs, it will be unsurprising to note that the average property to rent in Scotland recorded it’s highest figure to date in Q2 2018 at £799 per month. Scotland’s overall annual rate of growth, however, remains low at 1.3%. Larger properties, in …

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Bestselling CO Alarms Withdrawn from Sale

Following an investigation by consumer organisation Which? on carbon monoxide alarms safety, a number of them have been removed from sale on big retail websites such as Amazon and eBay. Amazon’s bestseller Topolek GEHS007AW CO sold at £14.99, failed to detect the presence of this silent killer in more than 80% of all tests conducted. …

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