Lets Talk Announces Association with ARLA Propertymark Scotland

Citylets are delighted to announce that their podcast channel Lets Talk is now in association with ARLA Propertymark Scotland. ARLA Propertymark is the UK’s leading regulatory body for letting agents and represents 10,300 members, of which 531 are based in Scotland. Daryl McIntosh, Strategic Development Manager for Scotland said: “ARLA Propertymark are delighted to be …

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Unlawfully Evicted Tenant Awarded £18k

A tenant who was found to have been unlawfully evicted has been awarded damages by the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property Chamber. In this first of its kind Tribunal decision, the tenant was granted £18,000. Dambaru Baral raised a case against his landlords, Mohammed and Khalda Arif, in September 2018 after he was …

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New Deadline for Minimum EPC Standards

The introduction of new Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) standards in the Scottish Private Rented Sector (PRS) has been delayed until 1st October 2020. The new regulations aiming to help landlords reduce energy bills and tackle the climate emergency, were originally set to be implemented on 1st April 2020. However, due to delays in finalising the …

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Citylets Sponsors Scottish Home Awards 2020

With the deadline for the Scottish Home Awards 2020 entries closed, the momentum builds up for the announcement of this year’s finalists and Citylets is proud to sponsor the Residential Letting Team of the Year for the third year running. This year’s event will be held on 11th June at the Double Tree by Hilton …

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Lets Talk with Carly Stewart

Episode 20 of Lets Talk concentrates on the First-tier Tribunal, Housing and Property Chamber Eviction and Payment Actions. Senior Associate and Solicitor Advocate at Aberdein Considine, Carly Stewart, discusses eviction applications and common mistakes made, which can lead to rejection by the Chamber President or a tribunal member acting under her authority. Carly offers helpful …

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Levelling the Playing Field – Crackdown on Short Term Lets

At a time when Scotland suffers from a chronic undersupply of housing and the private rented sector is being increasingly more regulated, landlords are tempted to shift their properties from the residential sector to the less regulated short term lets market, with its potentially higher gains. In Scotland there are 31,000 active short term let …

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