Self-Employed Mortgage Guide: 8 Things You Should Know

Being self-employed can sometimes mean that getting loans and other financial products is more difficult than if you were employed by another business. However, all is not entirely lost, and there are options available to you. You just need to be aware of some of the extra information you may be required to provide, as …

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Finalists in the Scottish Home Awards 2022 Revealed

The finalists in the annual Scottish Home Awards have been named in all 14 categories, including the Residential Letting Team of the Year, sponsored by Citylets for the fifth consecutive year. Each year the Scotland’s largest independent awards programme celebrates individuals and teams’ successes in the Scottish housing industry, attracting high volume of entries from …

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Everything You Need to Know About Remortgaging Your Property

Are you currently getting the most out of your mortgage? Chances are, there’s a product out there that suits your current needs and circumstances better, which is why we always recommend reviewing your current lending regularly and consider remortgaging at regular intervals. In this article, we’ll go over why you should regularly scour the market …

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Unexpected Damage: How to Tackle Rental Property Repairs

You can’t plan for everything, and when unexpected damage happens to your property, it can have serious effects – especially if you have tenants living in the property. However, knowing what to do post-damage (whether it’s caused by poor weather, vandalism or an accident) can help considerably with factors such as your insurance claims and …

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New Impetus for the Scottish BTR Sector

The Scottish Build to Rent (BTR) sector is continuing to grow. Its membership organisation, the UK Apartments Association (UKAA), has just launched in Scotland, chaired by Gillian McLees, Director of BTR at Rettie & Co. The UKAA has been working on setting up groups across the UK, with a view to helping local BTR markets …

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Airbnb Hosts: Tax Housekeeping Reminder

The UK staycation trend appears to be here to stay… or at least into the summer of 2022. This in turn is reflected in the ongoing predominance of Airbnb market presence across the UK, which perhaps also reflects landlords changing their view on short term lets. Landlords have had to absorb increased costs in recent …

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