More Rigorous Landlord Registration Process Kicks In

30th August 2019

This month will see changes in the registration process for landlords of private residential property in Scotland. The Private Landlord Registration (Information) (Scotland) Regulations 2019 will require from landlords further information about them and their properties.   From 16 September 2019, private landlords applying for registration...

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Minimum Energy Ratings for Scottish Rented Housing

18th June 2019

An earlier blog highlighted the imminent introduction of minimum energy ratings for rented property in Scotland.  Similar legislation is now in force in England and Wales and, unusually where rented housing is concerned, Scotland is following behind.  What has been long...

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A Brighter Future for Scotland’s Neglected Residential Buildings?

5th June 2019

We’ve been keeping an eye on the progress of the Working Group on Tenement Maintenance, which published its final recommendations report at an event in Edinburgh on 4 June, and are feeling positive about the problem of poor maintenance of mutually owned...

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Minimum Energy Ratings for Rented Properties

13th March 2019

Landlords of residential let property in Scotland should be gearing up now for any necessary works to their properties in advance of the introduction next year of minimum energy efficiency standards for let properties. • From 1 April 2020, any new tenancy will require the...

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Looking to Invest in the Inverness Rental Market?

19th February 2019

We're often asked by would-be investors what sort of property they should buy and which areas of Inverness are best.  Here are a few of our thoughts. One bedroomed flats are usually snapped up quickly and two bedrooms, which suit couples...

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How to encourage your tenants to stay longer

1st February 2019

The most expensive times for a landlord are when your property is empty, on the market and seeking tenants. You have Council Tax and utilities standing charges to pay, possibly mortgage repayments, and no rent whatsoever coming in. So how do you retain...

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What does 2019 hold for Inverness Landlords?

11th January 2019

The Paperwork Has Changed.                                       ...

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Private Residential Tenancies - One year on.

16th December 2018

The Private Residential Tenancy has been with us for a year now and we’ve been reflecting on how it has changed the way we do things. The essence of tenancy management centres on good people skills, ability to manage an often-complex...

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One of the Costliest Mistakes a Landlord Can Make

8th November 2018

We at Simply Let are good at what we do:  We know the Inverness rental market inside out, are careful in selecting responsible tenants and, because of that, are able to return tenants' deposits in full in 85% of cases.  We have...

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Letting Agent Registration - Is There an Anomaly?

1st October 2018

Yesterday, 1 October 2018, was the final date by which all letting agents managing residential tenancies in Scotland must have applied to be listed on the new Register of Letting Agents.  It will be a criminal offence to continue to practice without having done...

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