Category: Property

How the Property Industry Can Stand Up to Cybercrime?

Security is an important topic for all types of business including those operating in the property sector. Here, security is traditionally associated with protecting homes from physical damage and break-ins, through increasingly sophisticated intruder alarm and home security systems. However, in our digital age, estate and letting agents are fast becoming aware of the urgent …


Fixing Slow Broadband in Your Rented Home

Suffering from slow broadband? If you’ve already tried restarting your router and nothing has changed, there is a good chance that there is either a fault on the line or the router has been set up incorrectly. The alternative is that your connection speed is simply not fast enough for the way you use the …


Scottish Rental Market – Where Are We Now?

The Scottish rental sector continues to experience a series of changes that started with the introduction of the Additional Dwelling Supplement and the Scottish Private Rental Tenancy (SPRT) in 2016 and 2017, and has seen subsequent changes to tax relief, the introduction of rent control legislation, and the rise of institutional investment in the BTR …


The Role of BTR in Delivering ‘A New Deal For Tenants’

The Scottish Government has released their industry consultation, ‘A New Deal For Tenants’, detailing Scotland’s vision to place a stronger tenant and community focus at the forefront of the nation’s housing policy. This additional safeguarding of tenants’ rights is intended to complement the existing ‘Housing to 2040’ strategy for low cost and low carbon housing. …


Buy-to-Let: Is it More Attractive Furnished or Unfurnished?

When trying to attract and secure reliable tenants, is it best to present a flat as furnished or unfurnished? Both, furnished and unfurnished accommodation, play an important part in the lettings market and there are no right or wrong answers to the question. Certainly, landlords are under no legal obligation to furnish their properties. The …


Licensing of Short-Term Lets

The Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Short-term Lets) Order 2021 (the Order) came into force on 1 March 2022. Its purpose is to regulate the short-term letting sector by introducing a national licensing scheme to be operated by local authorities backed up by criminal sanctions. In addition, local authorities will be able to …

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