Landlords Don’t Fall Victim to Rogue Locksmiths

It is a common practice amongst landlords to change locks between tenancies, and now more than ever it is important to stay vigilant to not fall victim to rogue locksmiths who have been reported to be more active during the Coronavirus pandemic. A recent survey from The Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) has found that 66% …

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How to Sustain Tenancies during Coronavirus?

The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) is promoting early, honest communication and mediation as key to sustaining tenancies which could be at risk due to the effects of the global pandemic on the private rented sector. Therefore, Scotland’s biggest landlord membership organisation, is calling on both landlords and tenants to work together to ensure that …

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Lets Talk with Mike Smith

Mike Smith, Operations Manager of SafeDeposits Scotland joins Gillian Semmler for episode 30 of Lets Talk. Mike chats about why there was a need for tenancy deposit schemes to be introduced and discusses the various services that his organisation offers to landlords, tenants and agents. Mike gives advice on common issues and how to avoid …

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Important Qualities for a Flatmate

A new poll has found that the national lockdown introduced in March 2020, made tenants in shared accommodation reconsider their preferences for a flatmate. According to the Barclays Money survey of 1,200 people across the UK who have shared apartments and houses in the past 12 months or are currently flat sharing, six in 10 …

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Tenants Recognise Small Portfolio Landlords as High Quality Providers

Small-scale landlords with only one property or a small portfolio, are viewed as high quality providers in many tenants’ eyes, a new study has revealed. Rent Better, a three-year research programme on the impact of private rented sector tenancy reform in Scotland (namely the introduction of the new Private Residential Tenancy which replaced the Short …

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Lets Talk with Jack Gallagher

Following Western Lettings recent Scottish Homes award of highly commended for ‘Residential Lettings Team of the Year’, founder Jack Gallagher, joins Lets Talk to chat about the commendation. Western Lettings are a multi award winning agency who, over the last few years, have won ‘Scotland Agency of the Year’ (GOLD), as well as ‘Small Letting …

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