One of the main causes of tensions or arguments between landlords and their tenants are often misunderstandings of the landlord’s right to inspect or view the properties which they let. It can sometimes feel as though the rights the tenants and landlords have are in direct conflict of each other, however provided that everyone understands … Continue reading “Your rights to inspecting and viewing your property as a landlord”
As we get closer to 2018 it is important to remember the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) are being introduced in April 2018.
While demand for rental property remains strong, landlords always have to be mindful of tenants’ ability to pay higher prices, according to the Scottish Housing Regulator. Returns achieved by landlords in Scotland remain highly competitive when compared to other asset classes, the latest figures show. The average monthly rent in Scotland hit £574 in September, … Continue reading “Buy-to-let landlords must take tenant affordability into account”
Maintaining a good relationship with your tenant is key to successfully letting out your property. A happy tenant is more likely to become a long-term tenant who looks after your property or a tenant who refers other tenants to you. Therefore it is a smart business move to ensure you have a good relationship with … Continue reading “Top tips to maintaining a good relationship with your tenant!”
There are many reasons why you might be unhappy with your letting agent, these might arise from the type of tenant your letting agent found you or not managing the property in the way promised. As most letting agents charge a fee for managing the property, this can of course lead to you feeling angry … Continue reading “What to do if you are unhappy with your letting agent?”
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Looking for a place to live in a metropolis can be a very difficult and expensive task. Most of us have to tackle this task in order to be closer to better job markets and better opportunities. The western world is well known for luxurious and expensive rents, but surprisingly the most expensive city is … Continue reading “What is the most expensive city to rent a home?”
The practice of ‘gazumping’ could be banned by the government after discussions were held on whether to bring forward the point at which house sales become legal, in line with Scotland. The move could prevent many property sales falling through, with 18% or around 200,000 transactions collapsing on average each year. A major reason for … Continue reading “Good news for property buyers as Government may ban ‘gazumping’ “