Articles by Thomas Ashdown

Citylets Sponsors The Agency Business Conference

Citylets is delighted to confirm that we are again a sponsor of The Agency Business conference to be held in Glasgow on Thursday 19th May 2016. Convened by Landlord Accreditation Scotland (LAS) and the Council of Letting Agents (CLA) and now in its 4th year, this key event is an industry focus for Scottish letting agents. …


Scottish Private Rented Sector- Real Rents Revealed

Reading some sectors of the press would leave you feeling that the Scottish Private Rented Sector (PRS) is facing a wholesale crisis with rents out of control nationally. The evidence to the contrary is conclusive. Rents are, on the whole, falling in real terms (adjusted for inflation) and in many cases, well, simply falling . …


Portal Choice Underpins Healthy Markets

I was saddened to hear of one recent market development as it is surely inappropriate for any property portal to suggest to Scottish letting agents to restrict their choice of property portals (adopting a one other portal rule) …..whilst themselves engaging in the wholesale distribution of property listings to Zoopla, a site co-identified by the …


Citylets 2013- Annual Results & Update

Figures released for 2013 confirmed our position as the certified leading Scottish Lettings Portal, according to online experts Experian Hitwise. Visitor traffic for the year was also up a full 19.4% on 2012 to over 4 million*. The rise in traffic was reflected to enquiries from unique users which were up 14% and letting agent …

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