Heating Guide for Tenants: How to Bleed Your Radiators

As the colder weather starts to take hold, you’ll need to make sure the heating in your rental property is working and operating as efficiently as possible to avoid surprises down the line. You may have neglected your radiators over the summer months, but now’s the time to make sure they’re in working order. This …

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‘New Deal for Tenants’ Goes Much Further than Rent Controls

Following a new power-sharing partnership between SNP and the Scottish Greens in order to secure a majority in the Holyrood Parliament, the transformation of the private rented sector is poised to be introduced in Scotland to provide greater security for tenants, improve standards and regulate rents. In what is a 50-page agreement between the two …

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Winners of Residential Letting Team for 2021 Announced

Glasgow based Western Lettings proudly took home the award for ‘Residential Letting Team of the Year’ at the renowned Scottish Home Awards held on 16th September at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Glasgow. The highly sought after category, sponsored by Citylets, saw strong competition with eight finalists, including Ballantynes, Be Rented, Cullen Property, Home …

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Lets Talk with Karen Turner

Rettie & Co’s Director of Lettings, Karen Turner, joined Lets Talk host Gillian Semmler for episode 41 to talk about the leading independent property company, its history and services offered, as well as the Scottish rental market – in particular, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Karen has worked in property for all of her career, joining Rettie …

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Edinburgh to Become Short Term Let Control Zone?

Following the City of Edinburgh Council’s calls for new legislation to help better manage short term lets (STLs) in the capital where around a third of all Scottish STLs are concentrated, a public consultation has been launched seeking views on a proposal to make the entire city a short term let control area. The introduction …

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Lets Talk with ‘Five in a Row’

Lets Talk invited a member of ‘Five in a Row’, the Scottish team that Citylets are sponsoring in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, to feature on the podcast. Clive Rooney, already a double world champion in skiff rowing tells of his and the other crew members’ reasons for deciding to take on such a challenge. …

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