Category: Being a Tenant

What Makes a Renter Happy?

New research by GVA and PRSim has revealed that 71% of Scottish renters are happy renting and 82% feel it fits their lifestyle choice. Even though their main residential goal is to buy in the future, they are content with renting and in fact a third of 20-34 year old renters look for three year …


Mouldy, Steamy Horrors in Renting – but Who or What is Really to Blame?

It’s that time of year when windows can become full of condensation, marks or even mould on walls and ceilings can form and all too often the finger will point at the landlord for providing inadequate living conditions. Is it really down to the failings of the landlord? Interestingly, two out of three times, it …


Landlord with a Big Heart

Rogue landlords often make the news and deliver high readability levels to publisher. We are surrounded by bad news, they always seem to make the headlines, but what about good landlords – does no one want to hear about them anymore? This is the story about a UK Landlord that promotes kindness, compassion and humanity, …


Attention! The Rules of Renting Are Changing

Renting in Scotland is changing. December 2017 heralds a new era which affects everybody who rents or lets a private residential property. Assured and short assured tenancies in Scotland (SATs) will soon become a thing of the past. As at 1st December 2017 a new tenancy regime, called the private residential tenancy (PRT), comes into …


Ending the Tenancy 2

Under the new Private Residential Tenancy (PRT), the tenant is now able to give notice any time after the start date of the lease. The tenant must give the landlord minimum 28 days’ notice and in writing. If the landlord wishes to give notice, they must adhere to the new eviction orders for a legitimate …


Rent Increases According to Private Residential Tenancy

From 1st December 2017 landlords and agents will be able to increase rents for tenants in private residential property no more than once every 12 months. Before they can do that though, they will have to serve a three month notice to their tenants, using a prescribed form. If the tenant believes the rent increase …

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