Interest-Free Loans for Landlords

Private landlords whose tenants are having difficulty making rent payments due to the Coronavirus crisis, will be offered an interest-free loan with deferred payments. This is intended to help take pressure off landlords in the short term, if they experience trouble securing rental income in these unprecedented times. Landlords should be able to apply to …

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Safety Checks and New EPC Measures during COVID-19

Private landlords and letting agents are advised that gas safety inspections can still take place during the COVID-19 crisis where necessary, provided that the social distancing rules are followed. However, in the current health emergency situation the Scottish Government is calling on the UK Government to allow for the gas safety checks to be postponed. …

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All Together for Common Good – Free Accommodation for NHS Staff

In these very challenging times when the whole world has almost come to a complete stop and our lives have been put on hold, the NHS staff are getting prepared for a battle to protect our British society against COVID-19. They might be lacking necessary equipment and resources, but not the professionalism and determination to …

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Property Maintenance on Rental Homes Given Green Light

In the Coronavirus turmoil, letting agents and landlords have raised concerns about potentially not being able to fulfil their legal obligations to tenants due to the social distancing measures put in place to help tackle the spread of COVID-19. Property maintenance and repairs The government has now issued guidance on property repairs and maintenance, allowing …

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Letting Agents Exempt from Business Rates

Estate and lettings agents, who were originally left out of the government’s business rates exemption programme, will now no longer have to pay tax in the next financial year 2020-21, starting from 1st April. Government’s U-turn Following the government’s decision on the country’s lock-down to restrict the spread of the Coronavirus, sales and lettings agents …

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Cullen Property Adopt Innovative Approach to Property Viewings

With so many individuals and businesses being affected directly or indirectly by the COVID-19, letting agents, like any other business, are forced to adapt to ever changing situations and keep their heads high above stormy waters at the same time. Utilising video technology Edinburgh based residential property investment and lettings specialist, Cullen Property, are doing …

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