Scottish Government

Grants for tenants in rent arrears

Grants for tenants in rent arrears in Scotland

Grants for tenants in rent arrears with £10m to help people worst affected by pandemic to avoid eviction. Local councils across Scotland have been given access to a £10 million fund by the Scottish Government, to provide grants to tenants who have fallen into rent arrears as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and are at risk of eviction. The grants will help tenants who are struggling financially...

Fire safety for landlords

Fire safety for landlords & home owners

Fire safety for landlords, tenants & home owners. Fire safety for landlords, tenants & home owners is about to change is Scotland. The law is changing and every home in Scotland must have interlinked fire alarms by February 2022. Being interlinked means if one alarm goes off, they all go off. You may not always hear the alarm closest to the fire, especially if you’re somewhere else in...

What does the latest government restrictions mean for you?

The latest government restrictions for you and rental property When you can leave home (UK Government) You must not leave or be outside of your home except where you have a ‘reasonable excuse’. This will be put in law. The police can take action against you if you leave home without a ‘reasonable excuse’, and issue you with a fine (Fixed Penalty Notice). Moving home You can still move...

Shift from short term to long term lets

Shift from short term to long term lets Pre corona-virus short term let landlords were contemplating the switch to long term rentals. The rise in sites such as Airbnb, Booking.com and Home & Away has made holiday lets a number one choice than hotels. It has also seen the rise in house parties, stag / hen parties staying and group bookings where it should only be a set number of guests. It has also...

Landlord Help from Government

Tenants get the support needed during rent crisis

Tenants get the support needed. With the global pandemic still here and everyday life a little strange, some tenants have found themselves in a struggle or a deeper struggle with financial difficulty. This effects the rental process as tenants cannot afford to pay the rent, benefits have been cut, personal debt rises and utility bills rise as we all were in lockdown. During lockdown our CEO Grant...

UK property sector post COVID-19

UK property sector post COVID-19, How will this look?

UK property sector post COVID-19 I think we can all agree we are getting tired of Lockdown, COVID-19 and all things related!. It is still very much the main focal point in everything we do and i think this will be the case for a while to come. For the property market, sales and lettings there has been some major changes and also going forward i think these changes will stay. The use of the...

Government Guidelines On Property Moves – COVID-19

Government Guidelines On Property Moves Today seen the government issue some clear guidelines on all property moves – buy, sell, let and even removal firms, it’s all covered within the link below.For those who don’t fancy the lengthy read, I have added some of the basic measures which have been implemented: all pending mortgage applications will be extended for 3 months and reviewed...

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