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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Exciting News!

23rd August 2018

We're thrilled that Simply Let has been shortlisted as one of only three finalists in the Residential Lettings Team of the Year category at The Herald Property Awards. The Awards “honour the achievements of Scotland’s most innovative and successful...

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How do you make sure the landlord you’re about to rent from is a good one?

26th July 2018

Landlords tend to get a bad press.  There are certainly criminally inclined individuals in the bigger cities taking advantage of the vulnearble, but we don't come across that too much in Inverness.  The vast majority of under-performing landlords are simply...

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How to Reduce Void Periods and Get Your Property Let Quickly

11th July 2018

“Void" periods can be the most expensive time for landlords:  Council tax and utilities standing charges to pay, as well probably as financing costs, and no income coming in.  The cash flow is all one way, and sums can quickly...

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Looking to Invest in the Inverness Rental Market?

29th June 2018

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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Considering Changing Letting Agent?

26th May 2018

Late payment of rent; rent arrears; lack of communication; deterioration of the property; uncommitted staff; long void periods between tenancies: these are just some of the reasons a landlord may consider moving the management of their property to a different letting agent. Many...

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Review of Landlord Registration in Scotland

23rd March 2018

The Scottish Government has published a consultation on proposed changes to landlord registration in Scotland.  The changes relate to the fee structure, and to expansion of the information required of landlords seeking registration.   According to the government “the proposals...

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Letting Agent Regulation - What will it really mean for landlords?

10th February 2018

The Letting Agent Code of Practice (Scotland) Regulations came into force at the end of January.  The code can be viewed here. So all agents in Scotland should now be adhering to the prescribed code of practice, but landlords should still be...

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Time to give pets a welcome in your rented property?

15th January 2018

We have a potential tenant at the moment who is desperate to secure a tenancy of a property where the landlord is willing to accommodate his dog – a mini poodle.  So far, we've been unable to help him. Most of...

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