Lets Talk with Colin Pretty

Colin Pretty has been a professional landlord for over 18 years. Episode 38 of Lets Talk hears him chat about why he chose to specifically invest in property and his successful formula for buying the right property to rent. With a wealth of experience, Colin talks about how the pandemic affected his properties and how …

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Finalists of 2021 Scottish Home Awards Revealed

With more than 130 entries in 18 categories received from 70 organisations from across Scotland, the judging for the 14th annual Scottish Home Awards – the national competition which recognises the excellence in the housing sector – has now been completed and the finalists announced. The companies who have been shortlisted in category of Residential …

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Citylets Amongst Top Residential Companies in Edinburgh

Citylets, Scotland’s certified leading portal for property to rent, has been named a top Edinburgh based residential company in a new ranking. Based in the West End of Edinburgh, Citylets is a fully independent and managed by the original founding team company, who recently celebrated its 21st anniversary. With up to 4 million visitors per year …

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Homes Selling Fast as Strong Buyer Demand Continues

From April to June 2021, the property market in Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife and the Borders was characterised by strong buyer demand driving the selling prices up. Over the past three months, properties were moving quickly with a median selling time of just 16 days, two days faster compared to the same time last year …

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Evictions Are Last Resort – Reaffirm Landlords

Private and social landlords in Scotland have signed new joint statements in which they reaffirm their pledge to avoid evictions of tenants facing financial difficulties because of the Coronavirus pandemic. By signing the shared statements, The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) representing private landlords, together with social landlords’ representative bodies –  Scottish Federation of Housing …

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New £10m Grant Fund for Scottish Tenants in Arrears

The Scottish Government has announced a new £10 million grant scheme for private tenants struggling to pay their rent as a direct consequence of the Coronavirus pandemic. The fund is the latest form of financial support made available to Scottish tenants in arrears, and it aims at ensuring that evictions are used as a last …

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