Landlords Guide to Central Heating and Boiler Maintenance

Landlords have a range of legal responsibilities that they must adhere to, particularly when it comes to central heating and boiler maintenance. Ignorance of the law is no excuse, and every landlord must fully acquaint themselves with the relevant legislation. In addition to your legal responsibilities, you also have a duty of care to your …

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Legal Update: Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill

The route favoured by landlords for eviction of tenants in the private rented sector, prior to the pandemic, usually involved utilising one of the mandatory grounds for eviction contained in the various acts dealing with the different types of tenancy. This route generally ensured that landlords would be on the path of certainty and least …

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The Appeal of Mid-Market Renting

There are few topics that generate as much passionate debate as housing, assuming of course that you have removed sport from the equation. One look at the screaming headlines recently testifies to that, with the latest discussions in Scotland surrounding the floating home being offered to Ukrainian refugees who have fled here to escape constant …

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Lets Talk with Sean Harper

Sean Harper, director and owner of Gas Care Domestic Ltd features on episode 58 of Lets Talk. Sean’s family run business has been established for over seven years and not only specialises in gas, plumbing and heating solutions but also provides other services to ensure landlords and agents can be fully compliant with their properties. …

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Tenant Unions – Do They Help or Hinder?

There are organisations that exist to provide tenants renting their homes privately with appropriate support and advice when they need it. Two of them, the Tenant Information Service and Tenant Participation Advisory Service, were enlisted by the Scottish Government to deliver a series of focus groups to explore the needs and views of tenants during …

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The Expensive Ostrich Technique

Many homeowners budget for buying a place but they don’t budget nearly as well for maintaining that place. If you own a home, it’s probably your most expensive and prized asset. Yet, many seem content with watching that value chip away every day due to a lack of care. A flat in a well-maintained building …

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