The Dream ‘Tick List’ for Home Buyers

Buying a home is the largest purchase you will ever make and most buyers have a pretty good idea of what features they would like their new home to have. This ‘tick list’ varies over the years and includes some current trends as well as established ‘must haves’. Any property that has them all will …

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Tenants Stuck on Expensive Energy Tariffs

Failing to update customers’ details and issue welcome packs by Green Star Energy, has left 1,829 new tenants locked into expensive energy deals. The utility supplier failed to update its records of customers in the private rented sector and send out welcome packs with account details after a change of tenancy. Stuck in the middle …

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Simple Tips for Sprucing Up Your Home

Giving a home a fresh look is somewhere near the top of nearly every homeowner’s agenda, yet it can often take months to get round to completing, either due to time commitments, financial restraints, or simply not knowing where to start with it all. The whole prospect of dedicating your weekend to renovating your house …

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Unprecedented Demand for Glasgow’s First Major BTR Development

Construction on Glasgow’s first significant city centre Build to Rent development has been completed, providing high quality purpose built homes in the heart of Merchant City. The Candleriggs Court development by Kelvin Properties, with a Gross Development Value of over £10 million, comprises 36 apartments in Glasgow’s G1 postcode. The mix of one, two and …

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It Shouldn’t Happen to a Let

In the old ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’ series, James Herriot certainly experienced situations where ‘It Shouldn’t Happen to a Vet’. How often though, do unexpected situations occur in the world of letting where we think ‘it shouldn’t happen to a let’? Citylets decided to investigate further and invite letting agents on the podcast to …

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Keeping an Elephant in a Flat – Dumbo Move of the Century?

The Edinburgh City Archives have unearthed a letter of complaint about an elephant being kept in one of the capital’s tenement flats back in the early 18th century. Addressing the elephant in the room The letter, dated 23rd November 1705, came in from Adam Kerr, the owner of a bakery near Fishmarket Close, above which …

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