Category: Property

Mixed Signals

Rents in Scotland’s private rented sector (PRS) continued to edge upwards in the first quarter of the year despite the political landscape which has impacted markets in other sectors. The average property to rent in Scotland rose 1.7% to stand at £793 per month. 1 and 2 bed properties charted a familiar course both recording …


Home Truths for Personal Well-Being

Most people tend to concentrate on exercise and nutrition when it comes to improving their health, overlooking or not giving enough importance to the living environment. However, new research from the University of Stirling confirms that there is a direct correlation between one’s health and the ability to feel at home. A total of 75 …


Born to Rent

For the first time in living memory a child in the UK is as likely to be born to a family renting as owning a property, according to a new research. Almost half of all babies (49.2%) born across the country (approximately 365,000 a year) are now starting their lives in rented accommodation, with more …


‘Discrimination Baked into Right to Rent’

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has branded the Right to Rent scheme a farce after a High Court ruling that the scheme breached the European Convention on Human Rights on the basis it led to discrimination against non-UK nationals with the right to rent and British ethnic minorities. The Right to Rent scheme requires landlords …


East Central Scotland Experiences Rising House Prices and Longer Selling Times in Q1 19

Average selling prices are continuing to increase year on year in east central Scotland, suggesting that buyer confidence hasn’t been significantly impacted by Brexit. Quarter 1 2019 saw a 3.4% increase YOY in average selling prices in east central Scotland, rising to £238,315 with Edinburgh experiencing a 2.1% increase to £255,280. Three bedroom houses in …


I Say Tomato, You Say… Cannabis

A routine property inspection led to a rather shocking discovery when a letting agent came across plants growing under specialist lights in a tenant’s bedroom and assumed they were cannabis. Growing concern One of The Key Place’s newer members of staff went to carry out an inspection at a property in Falkirk where they had …

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