New Property Listings Decline as Average Selling Prices Rise

From December 2020 to February 2021 Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife and the Borders experienced a 6.2% increase in the average selling price to £265,446 when compared with the same period last year. Significant year on year rises were recorded for properties in East Fife and the Borders, at 19.2% and 13.7% respectively. East Lothian saw …

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Lets Talk with Ann Leslie

Ann Leslie, CEO of LAR Housing Trust joins Lets Talk for episode 33 with host Gillian Semmler. Ann chats about her interesting background that led to her heading up the Scottish housing organisation. With 39 sites spread across the country, Ann discusses the aims and ethos of LAR and how their finance model operates, being …

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U-turn on Short Term Lets Licensing Scheme in Scotland

Legislation intended to better regulate short term lets through a licensing scheme, has been withdrawn by the Scottish Government. The proposed measures, including new powers for local councils to implement short term let control areas where planning permission was required before homes could be let, were developed in response to concerns about negative impact of …

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Up to 20% House Price Increases in Scotland during Pandemic

According to the latest data from Registers of Scotland, 2020 saw the average house price in parts of Scotland jump as high as 20% despite the outburst of the Coronavirus pandemic. The figures published by the Office for National Statistics, revealed that the house prices across Scotland rose by 8.4% to stand at £162,983 on …

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Property Alert: This Cool Home Won’t Be for Sale Long

An unusual ‘property’ was listed for sale in Essex for £250,000 earlier this week. Clacton based estate agents, Palmer & Partners, posted an igloo for sale, describing it as a “one bedroom house” which would appeal to first time buyers. From the listing, ‘prospective owners’ could learn that the igloo was located on a “large …

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Kindness Never Goes out of Fashion

A landlord who had showed compassion and kindness to his student tenant during the pandemic, has been praised on social media around the world. The story went viral when a 20 year old student from Truro in Cornwall shared on social media her text conversation with the landlord who unexpectedly offered her and her college …

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