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Comment on Inventory best practices

Inventory best practices

Posted on Wednesday 29th of November 2017

A comprehensive inventory carried out at the start of each tenancy can avoid numerous problems when it comes to the tenant moving out. By recording the property accurately - including any existing damages and giving the tenant(s) the opportunity to review the inventory and make any amendments - all parties should have a clear understanding of how the property should be returned at the end of the tenancy. Below are 10 top tips from Pinstripe Inventories for creating a comprehensive...Read More

Comment on TPO and ARLA regional roadshows

TPO and ARLA regional roadshows

Posted on Tuesday 28th of November 2017

Letting agents in Scotland will soon be required by law to comply with a mandatory Letting Agent Code of Practice and to join a Register of Letting Agents. The Property Ombudsman, alongside the Association of Residential Letting Agents, has confirmed it plans to co-host a series of free events in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh on 5th, 6th and 7th of December, to help letting agents understand the impact of these changes, which come into force in January 2018. Each of the roadshows will...Read More

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New Scottish Private Residential Tenancy info

Posted on Wednesday 8th of November 2017

The Scottish Association of Landlords have published a new video which explains the new Private Residential Tenancy which is being introduced in Scotland. You can watch the video on the Scottish Association of Landlord's YouTube page. If you're a landlord, letting agent or tenant in Scotland, you need to be aware of a significant change that's being made to the law. From 01 December 2017, all new tenancies in Scotland will last until a tenant wishes to leave the property or a...Read More

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New 'Private Residential Tenancy' coming into force

Posted on Wednesday 25th of October 2017

The introduction of the new Private Residential Tenancy means that it will no longer be possible to create an assured or short assured tenancy from 1st December 2017 onwards (existing tenancies that were taken out before 1 December 2017 will continue to operate as they do currently until they come to an end). To find out more information about the new tenancy please use the following links: Tenant information Private residential tenancies: information for tenants Landlord...Read More

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Citylets market update

Posted on Tuesday 7th of February 2017

2016 was rather less than dull in the geo-political sphere. Brexit in June. Trump elected US President in November. Yet despite all the turmoil, the Scottish PRS has in general followed a very set path throughout. The national rate of growth of the Scottish PRS has remained around 2% at each quarter throughout 2016. This has been determined by set trajectories within the country's main residential letting markets. Indeed, the latest Scottish Household Survey (2015) also confirms...Read More

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Energy saving tips for the holidays

Posted on Monday 19th of December 2016

With the festive season getting into full swing, it's a time of celebration and catching up with friends and family. But it can also be very cold outside and an expensive time of year, so we wanted to pass on some simple energy saving tips which landlords and tenants can use to help manage their bills this winter: Christmas lighting If you love Christmas lights, take a moment to think about how much they cost to run. The cost will be influenced by many factors including the size...Read More