Category: Property

Over 80% of Scots Demand Taxes on Holiday Lets

A new YouGov survey found that 84% of Scottish people would back up the introduction of taxes on holiday let landlords. 1,019 Scots took part in the poll, commissioned on behalf of campaigners 38 Degrees, between 16-18 July 2019. 63% of respondents expressed an opinion that all or most of this tax money should be …

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Landlord Registration in Scotland Set for Change

It has been mandatory for Scottish private landlords to register with their local authority since 2004, however, the range of required information landlords must provide is limited. Therefore, following a consultation, the government is planning on introducing new changes to the registration process, with a view to improving standards in the Scottish private rented sector. …

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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 …

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Rent for Classic Sitcom Friends’ Apartment no Laughing Matter

Have you ever wondered how an up-and-coming chef and an on-and-off waitress could afford a huge apartment in a desirable neighbourhood in New York? In real life, Courtney Cox and Jennifer Aniston surely could but not ‘Friends’ characters, Monica and Rachel, based on their fictional salaries. In the show the pair shared a two bedroom …

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Flat-Pack Homes by Ikea?

Who doesn’t like Ikea? A Sunday trip to the shop searching for inspiration for your home and to browse countless shelves of house related products is a ritual for many. It’s fairly safe to say that we all have at least one Ikea product in our homes. But soon entire homes could be bought from …

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3.5% Increase in Average Selling Price for East Central Scotland

An increase of 14.3% year on year (YOY) in the volume of properties sold in east central Scotland was noted between March and May 2019. The City of Edinburgh recorded 18.9% YOY rise on sales volume for this period. Business Analyst at ESPC, Jamie Fraser-Davidson explained: “This is likely a result of the increase in …

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