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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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Over 80% of Scots Demand Taxes on Holiday Lets

A new YouGov survey found that 84% of Scottish people would back up the introduction of taxes on holiday let landlords. 1,019 Scots took part in the poll, commissioned on behalf of campaigners 38 Degrees, between 16-18 July 2019. 63% of respondents expressed an opinion that all or most of this tax money should be …

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Landlord Registration in Scotland Set for Change

It has been mandatory for Scottish private landlords to register with their local authority since 2004, however, the range of required information landlords must provide is limited. Therefore, following a consultation, the government is planning on introducing new changes to the registration process, with a view to improving standards in the Scottish private rented sector. …

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