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Mixed Signals

Rents in Scotland’s private rented sector (PRS) continued to edge upwards in the first quarter of the year despite the political landscape which has impacted markets in other sectors. The average property to rent in Scotland rose 1.7% to stand at £793 per month. 1 and 2 bed properties charted a familiar course both recording …

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Home Truths for Personal Well-Being

Most people tend to concentrate on exercise and nutrition when it comes to improving their health, overlooking or not giving enough importance to the living environment. However, new research from the University of Stirling confirms that there is a direct correlation between one’s health and the ability to feel at home. A total of 75 …

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“Lets Talk” with Paul Hilton

Chief Executive of the ESPC, Paul Hilton, popped into Lets Talk recently to talk about the ESPC. Giving extensive information and views on a range of current topics including the challenges faced when being a local property portal within a market dominated by 2 UK wide large companies. Paul shared his knowledge on why ESPC …

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“Lets Talk” with Harry Crombie

Well known and well liked in the Edinburgh property circles, Harry Crombie pops in to talk to Gillian about his new beginning with Murray and Currie and how he reached this current place in life. He also chats about setting up your own business and the challenges involved. Although Harry is from a house building …

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Born to Rent

For the first time in living memory a child in the UK is as likely to be born to a family renting as owning a property, according to a new research. Almost half of all babies (49.2%) born across the country (approximately 365,000 a year) are now starting their lives in rented accommodation, with more …

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‘Discrimination Baked into Right to Rent’

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has branded the Right to Rent scheme a farce after a High Court ruling that the scheme breached the European Convention on Human Rights on the basis it led to discrimination against non-UK nationals with the right to rent and British ethnic minorities. The Right to Rent scheme requires landlords …

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