Glasgow’s Neighbourhood amongst Top 10 Coolest in the World

Glasgow’s East End neighbourhood has made the top 10 coolest in the world in an annual survey conducted by Time Out. The survey of over 38,000 residents of cities across the globe, asked the respondents where they most loved spending time around their city and a list of 40 coolest neighbourhoods in the world was …

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Lets Talk with Stuart Petrie

With the property landscape experiencing significant changes in the past four years, Stuart Petrie joins Gillian Semmler for episode 27 of Lets Talk to discuss the various tax efficient routes that landlords can take to minimise tax payments. Stuart is Tax Director at one of the UK’s leading Chartered Accountants and Business Advisory Firms, Anderson, …

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Scottish Property Market Post-Lockdown

Since the reopening of the Scottish property market on 29th June 2020, there’s been a surge in activity in Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife and the Borders. The lockdown restrictions prevented homes from coming to market during the historically busy spring months, so when the restrictions were lifted, a sharp rise of 48.2% in the number …

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Lets Talk with John Cox

Director of property professionals, Cox and Co, John Cox features on episode 26 of Lets Talk. Originally launched as whole of market mortgage brokers, the company quickly progressed to offer a full turn-key service which includes specialist lending advice, from mortgages and insurance to portfolio building. Cox and Co assist a wide range of clients …

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Over Half a Million Pounds Unclaimed in Tenancy Deposits

Each year a significant number of tenants across Scotland fails to claim back their deposit at the end of the tenancy. Fresh data from SafeDeposits Scotland suggests that as much as £697,554 is currently due to tenants who had forgotten to claim their deposit back when moving homes. This amount translates to a total of …

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Ripple Effect of UK’s Court Ruling on ‘No DSS’ Lettings Ban

The Department for Social Security (DSS) ceased to exist in 2001, however, the term ‘No DSS’ has been used in property listings up until recently to indicate that recipients of housing benefits would not be accepted for a particular property. This was mainly due to the fact that certain mortgage and insurance providers would stipulate …

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