A New Way to Buy & Sell Tenanted Property

A lot has been written about the ever increasing amount of rules, tax changes and other regulations in the Scottish Private Rental Sector. This has resulted in many landlords beginning to question their long-term future within the sector and to consider selling their rental properties. Recent research by the National Landlords Association (NLA) stated that 19% of landlords intend …

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Bleak to Chic: How a Tenant Gave Her Two-Bed Home a Makeover for Under £300

When Shauna Hannah moved into her rental property the nicotine stains and general disrepair made it feel like something out of Rab C Nesbitt. But with a bit of hard work, imagination and a few cunning tricks the student has managed to transform her new home into something worthy of Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen. And, best of …

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Finalists for the Scottish Home Awards

Scotland’s largest independent awards programme which recognises excellence within the Scottish house building industry has recently announced the finalists for this highly regarded competition. The awards ceremony’s main purpose is to not only acknowledge those that have performed outstandingly within the industry but to help all involved to promote, sell or rent their properties. This …

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Noisy Please! Tenants Flock to Scotland’s First Tool Library

The communal garden looks like Vietnam during the rainy season but nobody dare buy a lawnmower in case they end up as “designated grass cutter”. Or you simply need a set of ladders to dust the high ceilings of your flat but don’t have the budget to buy them, or anywhere to store them. For …

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Calling All Scottish Tenants – Your Chance to Have Your Voice Heard!

Citylets is delighted to be working in partnership with Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) to carry out an in depth study of tenants views of the market rental sector in Scotland. This quick survey offers you the opportunity to let your voice be heard. Scottish Futures Trust is wholly owned by Scottish Government and the views …

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Proposals for Change to Landlord Registration

A consultation regarding changes to the landlord registration scheme was announced last month by the Scottish Government. Landlord registration became compulsory in 2004 with the aim to improve standards in the private rented sector in Scotland. Kevin Stewart, Housing Minister for Scotland, explained that the current system needs to be more vigorous to ensure landlords …

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