Category: Property

Tips and Advice for Landlords Looking to Renovate their Property

Properties can often present a variety of opportunities for landlords to renovate or extend which can maximise their yield, reduce the TTL (time to let) and potentially increase the property value. It is also important to remember that renovations and improvements can be tax deductible. Popular plans which landlords have adopted, range from adding rooms...

Slow Broadband – A Rental Deal Breaker

We happen to live in modern times surrounded by sophisticated technologies and with internet present in almost every place we go: cafes, on board of public transportation, High Street shops, to name but a few. It doesn’t surprise anyone to have reception on a beach or in the mountains. Our expectations related to internet naturally...

Is the Housing White Paper Grey for the Small Scale PRS?

Tuesday 7th February saw the housing white paper being published. Letting agents and landlords were encouraged to hear Gavin Barwell stating that the government had “changed its tone” towards people renting homes rather than buying. There was a clear sign that the government acknowledges that an increased focus is required on the Private Rented Sector...

HMO Conversions – New Strategy to Achieve Higher Yields

It is about to become, quite literally, a ‘taxing’ time for landlords when the new tax changes for landlords are introduced from this April. Astute landlords who have considered the implications of the full effect in 2020 have already started to take steps to help alleviate the impact of the new cuts to tax relief....

ESPC’s Latest House Price Report

East Central Scotland Market Overview According to the latest House Price Report (September – November 2016) by ESPC, the property market in east central Scotland has remained healthy. Despite the decrease in the number of new homes brought to the market (8.3% YOY) and falling number of homes sold in the last 3 months (11.7%...