Category: Property

Business Support Grant Scheme Available to Eligible Agents

The Scottish Government introduced the Business Support Fund (consisting of a Retail, Hospitality, Leisure Support Grant and a Small Business Support Grant) to help eligible businesses deal with the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. However, lack of clarity about the criteria qualifying for a grant resulted in some Scottish agents being denied access to the …

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Virtual Viewings Are Essential for our Health and the Planet

Last year, the UK government became the first major economy to pass legislation to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. It’s a challenging task that will require commitment and significant change to the nation’s infrastructure and economy including housing and property. Spacial data company ‘Pupil’ has recently claimed that ‘Spec’, its …

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Landlords Are Going the Extra Mile to Support Tenants

An overwhelming number of landlords who had been approached for help by their tenants during the Coronavirus pandemic, have responded positively, a new study has revealed. The National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) surveyed over 4,500 landlords and found that 44% of the respondents had been asked for support by at least one tenant affected by …

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Will Tenants’ Rental Priorities Change After the Pandemic?

How and where we work have significantly changed for the majority of the nation, since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. An increasing number of employers believe that working from home is the new future, with virtual meetings and mobile work tools now often reported as the preferred methods, as well as improved productivity. Property …

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Landlords Advised to Look out for their Older Tenants

It has been uplifting to hear the many positive stories that have been emerging since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are hearing the term the ‘Great British Spirit’ being used often these days to describe how the nation is pulling together to support each other and ‘get through’ these unprecedented times. Compassionate stories …

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Scottish Housing Market to Resume Activity

Following the publication of the Scottish Government road map out of lockdown, the property market in Scotland is to reopen on or after June 18th. Although this date is not set in stone and depends on continued ability to supress the virus, there is a light at the end of the tunnel which the whole …

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