What is Your EPC Rating?

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is required whenever a property is built or put on the market for either sale or rent, with some exceptions (for example if a resident landlord rents out a room), and the Scottish law requires the certificate being displayed in the property. The EPC rating ranges from A (most efficient) to...

Places for People Launch New Fund Management Business – PfP Capital

Places For People (PfP) are believed to be the first Housing Association to register as a fund manager and has just launched PfP Capital with the aim of raising long term capital for direct investment in housing. The registration with the Financial Code of Authority (FCA) was completed just prior to Christmas and the new...

Scotland Attracts Large Scale Build To Rent Investments

Despite all the uncertainty surrounding the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, the Scottish Private Rented Sector remains resilient and is an attractive destination for large scale investors. Indeed, Scotland’s biggest ever Build To Rent deal worth £215m has been secured and will bring hundreds of new homes in the capital. New Build To Rent...

Fake Landlords is Real News

We’ve all heard of fake news, in no small part due to POTUS Trump labelling large swathes of the media as such in recent days, but have you heard of fake landlords? A recent survey of 1,000 landlords and tenants by landlord checking service, RentProfile, surprisingly revealed that almost 50% of us haven’t. But the...

Tips and Advice for Landlords Looking to Renovate their Property

Properties can often present a variety of opportunities for landlords to renovate or extend which can maximise their yield, reduce the TTL (time to let) and potentially increase the property value. It is also important to remember that renovations and improvements can be tax deductible. Popular plans which landlords have adopted, range from adding rooms...