Category: Property

All Together for Common Good – Free Accommodation for NHS Staff

In these very challenging times when the whole world has almost come to a complete stop and our lives have been put on hold, the NHS staff are getting prepared for a battle to protect our British society against COVID-19. They might be lacking necessary equipment and resources, but not the professionalism and determination to …

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Property Maintenance on Rental Homes Given Green Light

In the Coronavirus turmoil, letting agents and landlords have raised concerns about potentially not being able to fulfil their legal obligations to tenants due to the social distancing measures put in place to help tackle the spread of COVID-19. Property maintenance and repairs The government has now issued guidance on property repairs and maintenance, allowing …

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Letting Agents Exempt from Business Rates

Estate and lettings agents, who were originally left out of the government’s business rates exemption programme, will now no longer have to pay tax in the next financial year 2020-21, starting from 1st April. Government’s U-turn Following the government’s decision on the country’s lock-down to restrict the spread of the Coronavirus, sales and lettings agents …

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Cullen Property Adopt Innovative Approach to Property Viewings

With so many individuals and businesses being affected directly or indirectly by the COVID-19, letting agents, like any other business, are forced to adapt to ever changing situations and keep their heads high above stormy waters at the same time. Utilising video technology Edinburgh based residential property investment and lettings specialist, Cullen Property, are doing …

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Gas Safety Certificates and COVID-19 Restrictions

Gas Safety Register updated their information on Monday 23rd March regarding advice for landlords and Gas Safety Certificates in light of COVID-19 restrictions and recommendations. The Gas Safe Register, UK’s gas registration body, replaced CORGI in 2009 and all gas engineers by law, should be registered with them. The most recent UK government restrictions for …

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Lets Talk with Jo Parry-Geddes

Jo Parry-Geddes joins Gillian for episode 23 of Lets Talk. The Senior Conservation Architect with Mill Architects discusses the recent proposals being put forward to the Scottish Government by The Scottish Parliamentary Working Group on Tenement Maintenance. With tenements accounting for 24% of Scotland’s housing stock and 29% of them built pre-1919, there has been …

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