Do You Need Life Insurance When Renting?

It’s a common misconception that only those with a mortgage require life insurance protection. Although it’s not a legal obligation, insurance protecting your rental property is generally speaking a wise move. While you may have policies set up to protect your physical home, such as contents insurance or tenant’s liability insurance, life insurance should be …

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Citylets Throws its Weight on the ‘Gram’

Citylets, Scotland’s leading resource for property to rent, recently marked its 21st anniversary with over three times as many people in Scotland now renting compared to when the company first launched in 1999. Dedicated to Scotland, the independent property portal knows the market well advertising over 50,000 properties a year to suit all budgets. Citylets …

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Lets Talk with Michelle Christie

Manager of Edinburgh based Jobs In Letting (JIL), Michelle Christie, joins episode 32 of Lets Talk to discuss how the recruitment company adopts a unique approach to serving the property and lettings industry. Keeping to a traditional method of meeting all candidates, rather than just online contact, the team can gain invaluable insight into the …

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Is the Standard of Proof for Eviction too Low in the Scottish PRS?

Following an award of the first Wrongful Termination Order earlier this month, the Scottish Labour Party is calling on the government to increase protection for private tenants from unfair evictions. According to Labour, the recent case before the First-tier Tribunal in which the tenant was evicted on wrongful grounds, has exposed inadequate tenant’s protection under …

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First Ever Award of Wrongful Termination by Eviction Order

An Edinburgh tenant has been awarded a first ever Wrongful Termination Order by the Housing and Property Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland. In this landmark case, the landlord was ordered to pay £1,350 for evicting his tenant on false grounds. Jesus Rodriguez-Ortega rented a studio flat from Cesar Dominguez-Lopez. When Jesus asked his …

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Eviction Ban in Scotland Extended

At the end of last year the Scottish Government introduced a temporary ban on evictions between 11th December 2020 and 22nd January 2021. However, due to a surge in COVID-19 case, the eviction ban has now been extended. To stop people from needing to find a new home or move in with a different household, …

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