Category: Property

Reports of Positive Months Ahead for Agents and Landlords

With many tenants prevented from moving in the past few months due to the lockdown, agents expect the next couple of months to be a busy period as renters start to look for available properties and make their move, now that the market has reopened. At the same time, many of those wishing to purchase …

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New Date for Scottish Home Awards 2020

The 13th annual Scottish Home Awards is now scheduled for Thursday 29th October 2020 at the Glasgow Doubletree by Hilton. The event which was due to take place earlier in June, is Scotland’s first and foremost awards programme for new build housing in the country. It not only acknowledges those that have performed outstandingly within …

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Home Moves New Guidance

The Scottish Government has issued comprehensive guidance on home moves to ensure that they can be carried out safely during the pandemic. The guidance takes effect from 29th June 2020 and focuses on practical measures to protect health of all parties involved in the process of home moving. It emphasises that this is not a …

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Could the Scottish Property Market Have Reopened Sooner?

Following First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement last week, the Scottish property market can officially reopen on 29th June 2020, as Scotland is moving to phase two of its road map out of lockdown. The relaxation of restrictions is a green light to all home moves (during the lockdown only essential home moves were allowed), with …

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Energy Efficiency Improvement Works Require Time and Planning

The ongoing efforts to improve the energy efficiency of privately rented homes in Scotland, have been adversely affected by COVID-19. Set to be introduced on 1st April, The Energy Efficiency (Domestic Private Rented Property) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 were delayed due to the pandemic. Although there is currently no date set for the new legislation to …

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Encouraging Signs for the Buy to Let Market

An additional 280 buy to let (BTL) products are now available compared to the start of May. The significant increase in choice is a strong indication that the market is starting to recover. The recent figures recorded by independent money monitor Moneyfacts show that the increase in product choice, particularly in the higher loan to …

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