Renting – Is It a Warm Welcome to Everyone?

If you read the news these days you’ll know that more and more people are renting in the private sector. 350 000 households in Scotland alone. But is it truly for everyone or are there silent barriers in play preventing equal access to all? In this article we look at the sensitive subject of exclusions...

Zero Sum Game – Citylets Market Report Q1 2017

The Scottish PRS continues to prove very robust to geopolitical change as it plots a predictable path in Q1 2017. Competing forces from the central belt and Aberdeen result in a (near) zero sum game at just 0.1% YOY national growth. Rents in Aberdeen have indeed fallen to national average, as suggested in our last report,...

Make a House a Home

Home sweet home… owned or rented, we all want the property we live in to have a home-like feel. For property owners, the sky is the limit (well, the budget is!), but most tenants face restrictions as to how much they can personalise the property they rent. It’s not surprising that tenants have the itch to...

Government Regulation – Are You Really Ready?

The Letting Agent Code of Practice Regulations come in to law in January 2018 and with significant work to do, many agents will already struggle to be ready in time. Regulation acknowledges the importance of housing in society and the letting agent’s role, and is intended to ensure that every agent involved in lettings has...

Pawsitive Rental Attitude

It’s a common scenario… landlords are often reluctant to let their property to prospective tenants with pets due to concern regarding the upkeep of the property. Tenants can often experience difficulty in finding a decent rental property that allows any type of pet at all. It can be a painful decision to have the old...