Category: Lets Talk

Lets Talk with Ali Paton

One of Citylets portfolio landlords drops into Lets Talk to discuss her experiences from a landlord’s perspective. Ali Paton, probably best known as ‘Siren’ from the hit TV show ‘Gladiators’ joins Gillian on episode 19. Ali, who not only starred over several series and played basketball at national level, has a first class honours degree …


Lets Talk with Steve Coyle

Steve Coyle joins Gillian Semmler on episode 18 of Lets Talk. The managing director of Edinburgh based Cullen Property discusses how the company began in 1998 and the journey to where it is now, managing a portfolio of c. 400 properties. The company operates on a principle of the acronym T.R.U.S.T. and Steve explains the …


Lets Talk with Gillian McLees

Director of Build to Rent at Rettie and Co, Gillian McLees joins Gillian Semmler on Lets Talk for episode 17. McLees discusses the concept of Build to Rent (BTR), the unique features of the developments and why this year in particular can be described as a ‘watershed year’ for the tenure in Scotland. BTR developments …


Lets Talk with Mike Campbell

Director of Council of Letting Agents, Mike Campbell joins Gillian for episode 16 of Lets Talk.  Mike, who prefers to call his career in housing a vocation, is also Director of Belvoir Falkirk and on the board of the Chartered Institute of Housing, as well as Clyde Valley Property Services. He shares his views on …


Lets Talk with Labour MSP Pauline McNeill

Labour MSP for Glasgow, Pauline McNeill joined Lets Talk to discuss her proposed ‘Fair Rents (Scotland)’ bill. Pauline believes the current Rent Pressure Zones (RPZ’s) are not fit for purpose, therefore, following suit of Labour activist Mary Barbour from the early part of the 20th century, Pauline is aiming to tackle rising rents in Scotland’s …


It Shouldn’t Happen to a Let

In the old ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’ series, James Herriot certainly experienced situations where ‘It Shouldn’t Happen to a Vet’. How often though, do unexpected situations occur in the world of letting where we think ‘it shouldn’t happen to a let’? Citylets decided to investigate further and invite letting agents on the podcast to …

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