How to Create a Low Maintenance Rental Property

For most landlords, the goal of a rental property is to make money. But maintaining a property can be expensive, especially when tenants are moving in and out. One way to ease the financial burden of this process is to create a durable, low maintenance property that will stand up to wear and tear more …

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Lets Talk with Kirsten Speirs

Kirsten Speirs, Owner and Managing Director of events company, KD Media joins host, Gillian Semmler for episode 36 of Lets Talk to talk about their awards programmes and, in particular, the Scottish Home Awards which Citylets sponsor. KD Media run six award ceremonies annually, two dedicated to property plus trade shows and conferences. Kirsten explains …

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New Tool to Help Support Tenants

A new tool, called the Tenancy Sustainment Framework, has been launched by Home Group Scotland to ensure that tenants have the right support throughout their tenancies. This new guide has been designed to enable housing managers to learn and understand more about new and existing tenants, as well as identify any risks and challenges to …

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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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