How Many Landlords Does it Take to Change a Light Bulb?

Over a third of tenants believe landlords should be responsible for changing a light bulb in rented accommodation, according to a new study. Shedding light on tenant demands Private landlords and tenants have a number of responsibilities to each other when they enter into a tenancy agreement. By law, landlords must ensure that their rental …

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End of 2019 Saw a Decline in Properties Coming to the Market

The last three months of 2019 saw a reduction in the volume of properties coming to the Lothians, Fife, Borders and Edinburgh; 7.1% less than the same quarter in 2018. The same areas also experienced 1.4% dip in sales volume YOY. There was a 14.1% decrease in the amount of homes coming to the Edinburgh …

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Lets Talk with Ali Paton

One of Citylets portfolio landlords drops into Lets Talk to discuss her experiences from a landlord’s perspective. Ali Paton, probably best known as ‘Siren’ from the hit TV show ‘Gladiators’ joins Gillian on episode 19. Ali, who not only starred over several series and played basketball at national level, has a first class honours degree …

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Legal & General Breaks Ground on First BTR Development in Scotland

Works have begun on Legal & General’s first purpose built apartments for the Scottish Private Rented Sector. Legal & General have provided funds for Drum Property Group to construct two 18 storey towers, consisting of 324 flats within Glasgow’s new Buchanan Wharf waterside regeneration area, one of Scotland’s biggest ever construction projects. The site once …

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Watt on Earth?

An estate agent in Middlesex was inundated with enquiries for a property after it came to light that it had been fitted with some 147 plug sockets throughout. The five bedroom detached house in Pinner sparked a heated conversation on social media due to the ridiculous number of outlets scattered randomly around, with as many …

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Lets Talk with Steve Coyle

Steve Coyle joins Gillian Semmler on episode 18 of Lets Talk. The managing director of Edinburgh based Cullen Property discusses how the company began in 1998 and the journey to where it is now, managing a portfolio of c. 400 properties. The company operates on a principle of the acronym T.R.U.S.T. and Steve explains the …

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