Category: Lets Talk

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 …


Lets Talk with SNP MP Tommy Sheppard

SNP MP for Edinburgh East, Tommy Sheppard, took time out from his parliamentary schedule to join Lets Talk and share his views on the growth of the short term let market in Edinburgh and the situation with Airbnb and similar platforms. He raises his primary concerns about the effects on the city and discusses SNP’s …


Lets Talk with Jonathan Gordon

Jonathan Gordon, Managing Director of Edinburgh based Clan Gordon dropped into Lets Talk to join Gillian for episode 12 and discusses his lettings company that he runs with his brother Andrew. Focused on delivering high standards within the private rented sector (PRS), Jonathan explains how their agency is regulated by both RICS and ARLA and …

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