Multi-Million Pound Investment in Scottish Mid-Market

Places for People have secured a Scottish Government loan funding of £47.5 million for their proposal to deliver 1,000 new mid-market rent homes throughout Scotland. Places for People have set up a residential real estate fund, PfP Capital, with the aim of supporting people on low and modest incomes in accessing high quality accommodation at …

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Tenants and Landlords – Closer Than You Might Think

A recent study has revealed that two thirds of private landlords are just ordinary people who have regular jobs and rent out property to supplement their main income or save for their retirement. Office admin jobs, IT, teaching and accountancy topped the list of most common professions for landlords, implying that the gap between landlords …

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Tips for Dealing With Flatshare Issues

Living with people can be extremely rewarding, but it isn’t always a walk in the park. Sharing space, facilities, bills and household chores means there are lots of things to clash over. Expert Home Tips guide you through resolving issues in your flatshare, without things getting out of hand. Nip it in the bud The worst …

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Does the Punishment Fit the Crime?

A landlord who hid cameras in one of his rental properties to watch his tenants having sex and showering, has escaped jail. Paul Dunster, 59, former security worker, planted cameras in the bedroom and bathroom of one of his seven rental properties in Portsmouth, and made 183 videos of unsuspecting naked women over a ten …

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How Responsible Are Scotland’s Student Tenants?

It may come as a surprise to hear that students in Scotland are in fact pretty responsible when it comes to renting properties. SafeDeposits Scotland have revealed which Scottish university students top the list for treating their ‘digs’ well. The deposit scheme hold around 60% of the market share and through their data, they discovered …

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How to Kiss Bed Bugs Goodbye

Although bed bugs don’t pose any serious health hazards nor transmit diseases, living with them under one roof and in the same bed can cause distress. As most rental properties come furnished, including beds and mattresses, it is good to be aware of the risk of these little creatures when moving homes. Bed bugs are …

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