Born to Rent

For the first time in living memory a child in the UK is as likely to be born to a family renting as owning a property, according to a new research. Almost half of all babies (49.2%) born across the country (approximately 365,000 a year) are now starting their lives in rented accommodation, with more …

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Green Light For Dundee’s First Build To Rent Development

Vox Dundee Project has been awarded planning consent by councillors, which will see the former Dundee College building transformed into 111 build to rent apartments with car parking and 24 serviced apartments. Work will begin this year with a move in date of 2019. Vox Investments have appointed Reigart Contracts to complete the work which …

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New Tenancy Agreement Website

The Scottish Government has launched a website to help landlords comply with the new legislation coming into force on December 1st. This new online tool will enable landlords to easily create private tenancy agreements. Launch day The website was officially launched by Kevin Stewart MSP, minister for local government and housing on 14th November at …

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For Rental Bliss It’s Got To Be Swiss

Global real estate firm, Savills, recently carried out research on proportions of people owning and renting across different countries around the developed world. Savills discovered that Switzerland was the only country where more people rent their homes than purchase, with 60% of people renting, closely followed by Germany where almost 50% rent homes. Certain factors …

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Tips and Advice for Landlords Looking to Renovate their Property

Properties can often present a variety of opportunities for landlords to renovate or extend which can maximise their yield, reduce the TTL (time to let) and potentially increase the property value. It is also important to remember that renovations and improvements can be tax deductible. Popular plans which landlords have adopted, range from adding rooms …

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New Improved Landlord Registration System Now Live

The online register of private landlords was first introduced in 2006 but since then digital technology has evolved a great deal and the system has become outdated. In response to the increasing users’ needs and changing standards, a new digital application for the register of landlords has been developed for the Scottish Government by Register …

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