Category: Being a Landlord

Make a House a Home

Home sweet home… owned or rented, we all want the property we live in to have a home-like feel. For property owners, the sky is the limit (well, the budget is!), but most tenants face restrictions as to how much they can personalise the property they rent. It’s not surprising that tenants have the itch to...

Pawsitive Rental Attitude

It’s a common scenario… landlords are often reluctant to let their property to prospective tenants with pets due to concern regarding the upkeep of the property. Tenants can often experience difficulty in finding a decent rental property that allows any type of pet at all. It can be a painful decision to have the old...

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...