Behind the Scenes – Landlord Costs 1

Rent levels are regularly discussed in the media with the finger pointing at private landlords, accusing them of needlessly charging more. However, external factors are often not mentioned or even taken into account when commenting on landlord’s calculations for rent. While there are landlords who will maximise their opportunity to make higher yields, often many …

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‘Ello ‘Ello ‘Ello! Moda Living to Transform Strathclyde Police HQ

Moda Living has purchased the former Strathclyde Police Headquarters at Pitt Street and will build hundreds of rental apartments. Moda Living already have several large Build To Rent developments in England and this purchase will be their first in Scotland. Not only is it a clear indication of confidence in the Scottish rental market, it …

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Private Renters Three Times More Exposed To Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide is a notorious killer. This odourless, colourless and non-irritant gas, exposure to which even at a low level, can cause serious injuries and in more extreme cases – death. It is estimated that one in 10 Scottish adults has suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning in their home and the risk of exposure is …

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Build To Rent – The Perfect Home With No Mortgage

Imagine the scenario… Serviced accommodation with lounge and coffee/bar areas, rooftop terraces and gardens, libraries, movie rooms, on site launderette facilities, concierge; all within walking distance of the city. You may think we’ve just described a venue for a well-deserved city break however this is the reality of build to rent – a new style of …

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Electricity a Cause of 69% of All Fires in Scottish Homes

According to Scottish Government statistics, 69% of all accidental fires in Scottish homes, which equates to more than 3400 a year, are caused by electricity. Independent research conducted by Electrical Safety First also indicates that it is private tenants who are more likely to be at risk of electric shock or fire than owner occupiers. …

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Taking Steps to Help Ensure the Return of Your Deposit

Tenancy deposit schemes were first introduced in Scotland in July 2012 to give tenants extra protection from rogue landlords and letting agents withholding part or all of deposits when tenants move on. Deposits must be paid into one of the three approved schemes, namely SafeDeposits Scotland, My Deposits Scotland and Letting Protection Service Scotland, for …

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