Category: Being a Landlord

Vehicle Crashing into Property More Likely than a Leak!

Expect the unexpected… as a landlord it is vital that you have the right insurance cover to protect your property if something goes awry. It will not only give you piece of mind but will also save you money in the long run. Severe weather, accidental damage and other unforeseeable factors can leave you out...

Seven Deadly Sins of Renting

Let’s be honest – no one is a saint… some of us less than others, but we all have our dirty little secrets. We keep them from our parents when we are little, then from friends and partners, colleagues and bosses… and also flatmates and landlords. Most of us have rented at least once in...

Is Your Property Ready For Winter?

Cold, colder, freezing… don’t let the winter take you by surprise! It may not feel like it has properly arrived yet but we are being promised the coldest and snowiest winter in 5 years… Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, there are some precautions you can take to minimise the risk of emergencies,...

Separating or Moving on? – Implications for the Joint Lease

Often when couples or flatmates move into a rented property, neither the tenant nor landlord considers the issues that may arise if the partnership dissolves and one chooses to move out. This type of situation can throw up concerns for both tenant and landlord. The remaining tenant is often unsure whether they have the right...

By Happy Accident – A New Guide for Landlords

An increasing number of people are falling into the role of landlord after deciding to rent their own property, rather than sell, when moving on. An understandable financial move, however it brings responsibility and duties that many may be unaware of or unsure about. Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill Legislation has changed considerably over the...