Lets Talk with Richard Webb

Richard Webb, Director of Mill Architects joins Lets Talk host, Gillian Semmler for episode 53 to give advice on different styles of property conversions, from attic space to basements as well as commercial to residential. Developing a property provides great potential to maximise yields and increase property value. Richard set up Mill Architects with Chris …

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Tenancy Deposit Tips in a Time of Crisis

Challenging times Each year the first day of April sees news outlets and companies gently tease their readers and social media followers with outlandish stories designed to generate first gasps of surprise and then chuckles as the realisation that it is April Fool’s Day sets in. There wasn’t a huge amount to laugh at on …

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Sales Volumes Drop as the Property Market Begins to Calm

The housing activity across Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife and the Borders is begging to return to pre-pandemic levels, with sales volumes down 21.6% year on year during January-March 2022. The highest sales volumes were recorded for two bedroom flats in Leith, however, this was still down 39.1% when compared to the first quarter in 2021. …

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Loft or Garage Conversion: Which One Adds More Value?

If you have a rental property, it makes good financial sense to maximise the potential of the asset. One of the best ways to add value and increase your rental yield is by improving the property. Loft and garage conversions are prime contenders, but which one is your best option? Should you convert your loft? …

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Coronavirus and Beyond

On 29 March 2022 the Coronavirus (Scotland) Acts (Early Expiry of Provisions) Regulations 2022 became law and the following day, the Coronavirus (Scotland) Acts (Amendment of Expiry dates) Regulations came into force. The combination of these 2 pieces of legislation was to end some of the emergency Coronavirus provisions, but to continue others until at …

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Lets Talk with Five in a Row

Crew members, Clive Rooney and Ross McKinney, from the only Scottish team in the 2021 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, Five in a Row join host Gillian Semmler for episode 52 of Lets Talk. The challenge involves rowing 3,000 miles unsupported across the Atlantic Ocean, from La Gomera in the Canaries to Nelson’s Harbour in Antigua. …

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