Category: Being a Landlord

What is Your EPC Rating?

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is required whenever a property is built or put on the market for either sale or rent, with some exceptions (for example if a resident landlord rents out a room), and the Scottish law requires the certificate being displayed in the property. The EPC rating ranges from A (most efficient) to...

Tips and Advice for Landlords Looking to Renovate their Property

Properties can often present a variety of opportunities for landlords to renovate or extend which can maximise their yield, reduce the TTL (time to let) and potentially increase the property value. It is also important to remember that renovations and improvements can be tax deductible. Popular plans which landlords have adopted, range from adding rooms...

Rent Overdue! Advice for Landlords

One of the main concerns for landlords is rent arrears. Fear is often instilled as soon as a landlord notices a missed payment. However, it doesn’t necessarily mean the start of continual rent arrears. Citylets gives advice below on the recommended steps to help prevent the situation escalating to something more serious or prolonged. Start...

Slow Broadband – A Rental Deal Breaker

We happen to live in modern times surrounded by sophisticated technologies and with internet present in almost every place we go: cafes, on board of public transportation, High Street shops, to name but a few. It doesn’t surprise anyone to have reception on a beach or in the mountains. Our expectations related to internet naturally...

New Improved Landlord Registration System Now Live

The online register of private landlords was first introduced in 2006 but since then digital technology has evolved a great deal and the system has become outdated. In response to the increasing users’ needs and changing standards, a new digital application for the register of landlords has been developed for the Scottish Government by Register...