How Have House Prices Risen in Scotland?

Despite the fact that the Scottish housing market started 2021 with a somewhat shaky start and the overall gloomy economic picture across the UK, house prices in Scotland have continued to rise. According to official figures from the Office of National Statistics, the average house price in Scotland increased by 8.4% in the last year, …

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Volume of Property Sales Continues to Rise

Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife and the Borders experienced a material annual rise in property sales volume at 128% from February to April 2021. This may come as no surprise, given stringent lockdown restrictions enforced in March and April last year, however, when looking further back i.e. to February – April 2019, the volume of properties …

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Rent Controls Ruled Unlawful

One of the most controversial and debated pieces of legislation in recent years, has been ruled unconstitutional by Germany’s highest court. A cap introduced in February 2020 to combat soaring rents in Berlin, violated the Basic Law and as such was unlawful, in the view of the Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe. The rent cap …

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Mid-Market Homes Coming to Former Glasgow Bus Depot Site

A planning approval has been awarded to Link Group, in partnership with Govanhill Housing Association, to deliver 33 mid-market rent homes on the former Larkfield bus depot in Glasgow, as part of a larger project which will see a total of 121 new apartments built. The new development, designed by Hypostyle Architects, is due to …

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Lets Talk with Aimi Lewis

Aimi Lewis, Branch Manager of Belvoir Perth, joins host Gillian Semmler on Lets Talk for episode 35 to discuss the effects of the pandemic over the past year on the city’s private rented sector (PRS). Aimi looks at the repercussions from the perspectives of the agent, landlord and tenant too. The Belvoir Branch Manager discusses …

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Citylets Sponsors 14th Annual Scottish Home Awards

The Scottish Home Awards 2021 has launched and Citylets is proud to sponsor The Residential Letting Team of the Year for the fourth consecutive year. Now in its 14th year, the awards programme for housing in Scotland recognises the achievements of the industry with the presentation of 20 awards for individuals, teams and companies chosen …

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