Scottish Government

What does the latest restrictions mean for you?

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 home. People outside your household or support...

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 seen a fall in long term properties being...

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Tenants get the support needed during rent crisis

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 MacCusker took part in various zoom...

The UK property sector post COVID

How will the UK property sector look post COVID? 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...

Government Guidelines On Property Moves – COVID-19

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 frequently.all property sales are to be postponedall...

Brexit

Will Brexit have an impact on rental prices in the UK? The word that has now made it into the dictionary and has became the word everyone is sick hearing about, is in actual fact a serious matter for residential landlords. With an uncertainty over what the outcome will be, we have seen a sharp rise in landlords selling up portfolios pre brexit. The general attitude seems to be, just ride the wave and see...

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