Christmas – Citylets Takes a Stand!

Yes, it’s that most wonderful time of the year… and following in the footsteps of tradition, Citylets is once again holding its annual Christmas client night at The Stand Comedy Club next week! With around 150 attendees, Citylets clients will be treated to a night of festive drinks, dinner and 3 act comedy line up. …

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‘We’ll Treat Your Property As If It Was Our Own’

There’s no shortage of letting agencies. But there are relatively few who combine an experienced property management team with the backing of a law firm. Pacitti Jones, by contrast, is a member of both the Council of Letting Agents and the Law Society of Scotland. Pacitti Jones’ key to success With six branches in and around …

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By Happy Accident – A New Guide for Landlords

An increasing number of people are falling into the role of landlord after deciding to rent their own property, rather than sell, when moving on. An understandable financial move, however it brings responsibility and duties that many may be unaware of or unsure about. Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill Legislation has changed considerably over the …

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Tax Relief Hopes Buried with Autumn Statement

The Private Rented Sector has been the subject of a number of significant changes over the past year that have been felt strongly by residential landlords. Changes introduced in the 2015 Summer Budget include: taxing landlords on their income as opposed to profit, reducing mortgage interest relief, introducing a 3% stamp duty surcharge on buy …

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Awards for Good…

Homes for Good CIC (Community Interest Company), a Glasgow based letting agency, is this year’s winner of the Social Enterprise Awards Scotland. The company was recognised for ongoing commitment to social change and tenants’ wellbeing through ethical and approachable service. The Social Enterprise Awards Scotland is an annual awards programme for innovation and success in …

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Scottish PRS – A Town That Needs a Sheriff

Over the past decade the Scottish Private Rented Sector has been subject to new legislation and regulations aiming to drive up standards within the letting industry. However, without the right enforcement these new laws become obsolete. According to a survey carried out by Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL), 69% of Scottish people believe local authorities …

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