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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LAR’s First Residential Conversion

A former commercial building at Westwood House, Edinburgh has been transformed into residential properties available for mid-market rent. This new housing development marks LAR Housing Trust’s first commercial to residential conversion and it’s the biggest deal to date since the charity’s launch in October 2015. LAR’s first venture into Edinburgh “This is a significant moment …

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Lets Talk with Gillian McLees

Director of Build to Rent at Rettie and Co, Gillian McLees joins Gillian Semmler on Lets Talk for episode 17. McLees discusses the concept of Build to Rent (BTR), the unique features of the developments and why this year in particular can be described as a ‘watershed year’ for the tenure in Scotland. BTR developments …

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Loocrative Rental

A property to rent in Brighton has been attracting a lot of attention on social media… for all the wrong reasons. “Is that a rainfall shower head above the drain and loo??? Please tell me they installed an invisible wall in this prison cell,” reads one of the comments after the property had been posted …

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Fewer Properties Coming to East Central Scotland Amidst Continued Brexit Uncertainty

ESPC’s House Price Report for Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife and the Borders showed that the volume of properties coming to the market in the last three months decreased by 2.9% year on year (YOY), with the capital itself reporting a more significant decrease of 7.5%. ESPC’s Business Analyst, Jamie Fraser-Davidson reported: “From August to October …

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Unique PRS Support Hub Helping Vulnerable Families

Glasgow City Council has set up a unique service to prevent homelessness and child poverty amongst families living in the private rented sector. No other local authority in Scotland provides such support for vulnerable families renting privately. The Private Rented Sector Support Hub Part of the council’s Housing and Regeneration Services, The Private Rented Sector …

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