Category: Property

It Shouldn’t Happen to a Let

The ban on tenant fees in 2012 in Scotland was a highly charged event for the sector. Most agree it was a noble intent to curb excesses, though many feel the total ban on any fees went too far. Undoubtedly, though, it has left tenants protected from excess and Scotland has led the way in …

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Citylets Partners with the Property Rugby Club

Citylets is proud to announce its partnership with the Property Rugby Club (PRC) whose aim is to build solid business relationships and opportunities between property and rugby and helping players transition after playing, as well as providing property advice during their career. Launched by a former junior international rugby player and Watsonians FC Captain, Alan …

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Decking Out Kitchen On A Budget

If you plan on remodelling your property any time soon, take care not to forget about the kitchen. A new kitchen can add as much as 4% to the value of a house, allowing you to make more on rent and sell at a higher price when the time comes. Appliances are arguably the most …

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Tenant Vetting Through Social Media

Social media is proving to be an important source of information for landlords who screen their would-be tenants’ profiles in search for any areas of concern, before making a decision to rent their properties to them. Anything from job and career history right through to family, friends and lifestyle, can potentially be gathered from accounts …

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Feng Shui Tips for a Perfect Home

More than 3000 years ago in China scientists discovered Feng Shui (also known as Chi). The basic principle of Feng Shui is that Feng, which means “wind” and Shui, which means “water”, are energies that attract good health and wealth. Bad Feng Shui attracts poor health and negative energy. Our homes are divided into different …

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Landlords – More Taxing Times Ahead?!

Political writer James Forsyth has forewarned that the Treasury is investigating ways of raising money in light of the upcoming autumn budget and planning a possible increase to stamp duty on second homes. Forsyth claimed: “This [increased stamp duty surcharge] would, so the thinking goes, raise money for the Exchequer and help keep house prices …

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