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Tenants, Landlords and Agents – Your Responsbilities

Tenant’s main responsibilities You have certain responsibilities as a tenant. Please read your tenancy agreement for more specific information but the following list of responsibilities will apply to most tenancies. To occupy the property as your main home. To pay your rent in full and on time. To contact your… Read More

Repairing Standard Scotland

Keeping you updated with Scottish Legislation. The Repairing Standard is a basic level of repair which all private rented accommodation must reach. To meet the Repairing Standard: The property must be wind and watertight The property must be fit for to live in, meeting the ‘tolerable standard’ The… Read More

Winter Proof Your Rental Property

  Its that time of year again; you feel a chill in the air and you know that cold wet weather is on the way which will really test your rental property to the limit.  The last thing you want is a phone call from your tenants telling… Read More

10 Tips for Viewing a Property

It cannot be said enough that renting and moving house is possibly one of the most stressful times a person can go through.  There are many pitfalls, problems and sometimes heartache you can go through but in the end it is all worth it.  You can make this… Read More

Glasgow is in the TOP 30 Cities to Live in UK

Often coming in second best to Edinburgh, Glasgow shouldn’t be overlooked. It is edgy and multi-cultural, with many historical attractions and significant architecture. The city has a spot in the Mercer index as one of the top 50 safest cities in the world and is considered by Lonely… Read More

Glasgow Is Safest Haven For Student Digs Investors

Glasgow, Hull and Manchester have topped a list of the most lucrative towns for student accommodation buy-to-let investors. The average yield on a typical four-bed student property in the UK is 3.79%. However, research by property website found that comparative average gross yields in Glasgow are much higher –… Read More

How To Keep Warm This Winter

The great man-made global warming debate is entering an interesting phase, as early snow blankets much of Britain. If this winter is anything like as cold and long as last year’s, my postbag will soon be bulging with cries for help. I expect the top topics will be: Condensing boilers… Read More

Legislation Matters: Deposit Scheme

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme Regulations (Scotland) 2011 came into force last year and imposed specific duties on landlords with regard to tenants’ deposits. In terms of the regulations the landlord has two specific duties:- • to lodge any deposit received from a tenant with an approved tenancy deposit scheme no… Read More

Tenants Win 81% of Disputes

The Tenant Deposit Scheme recently released surprising figures showing that only 19 per cent of disputes over tenant’s deposits are won by landlords. This statistic could be vastly improved if landlords better protected themselves at the start, during and at the end of a tenancy agreement, says the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks… Read More

Mydeposits Unveils Wear and Tear Guidelines for Landlords

With so much confusion among landlords about the rules surrounding fair wear and tear, the tenancy deposit protection scheme, mydeposits, has created a guide for landlords, offering advice on how to make a fair judgement call at the end of the tenancy period. Although the topic of wear and tear is… Read More