Meet The Team – Amanda Cairns

I’ve worked at Cairn for just under a year and half and hold the position of Maintenance Assistant. You’re probably sitting reading this wondering what a Maintenance Assistant does. In a nutshell. I spend my days dealing with maintenance issues in the properties that Cairn manages on behalf of landlords and tenants. These maintenance works can either be requested by tenants or ones that have been noted during our inspections. Though we do offer our services to the local community too. So if you’ve any work needing done to your flat, just give me a call! I’m often asked why …

Valentine’s Day Competition Terms & Conditions

To help you and your loved one have a special Valentine’s Day this year, we’re running a competition to win a meal for two plus a bottle of house wine at Glasgow’s Stravaigin restaurant. To be in with a chance to win this fantastic prize, just head to our Facebook page where the competition is running. Once there, like our page and leave a comment telling us what your perfect date would be. Easy. Below, you will find the Terms & Conditions for this very special competition. This competition is open to all residents of the UK and Eire aged …

Hot Property – Oban Drive

At Cairn we pride ourselves on filling our books with some of Glasgow’s most beautiful and stylish properties. Until now we’ve never really shouted about these properties, but today that changes. Today is the first of a series of blog posts where we’ll feature some of our most breath-taking houses and flats that we have either to sell or let. To kick things off we’re going to start with a rental property situated in the heart of Glasgow’s west end. Located on Oban Drive, we’ve a stunningly presented two bedroom flat available to rent at a very competitive price. This …

Hitting The Ground Running For 2014

Hogmany’s a funny time year, it conjures up mixed emotions, those that look to the year ahead, and ones that make you reflect on the year that’s just passed. 2013 was a big year for Cairn. It was the year we really began to focus on the world of social media, using platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. In addition we also launched our shiny new blog. Since we introduced our blog we have written about different cities we operate in, about landlords and rental legislation, and even wrote a post about potholes, and they can could potentially affect …

Living In Dundee

At Cairn we know that the market is such just now that it would be madness to make a decision as big as buying or investing in a property without doing a little research first of all. Previously we’ve created blog posts about living in Glasgow and about living in Edinburgh. Although reading this post isn’t the only research you should do we believe it’s a great starting point and will also give a flavour of what it’s like to live in Dundee. Scotland’s city of discovery is an ever-evolving city. Often in the shadow of Scotland’s other cities, Edinburgh, …

Landlord Legislation

Thinking of becoming a landlord? It’s perhaps not as straight forward to you as first thought. Do you know just how much you’d be responsible for? Deciding whether or not to take the plunge into becoming a landlord isn’t a decision you should take lightly. With this in mind, we’ve created this blog post on legislation so you know exactly what’s expected of you. The Anti-Social Behaviour (Scotland) Act 2004 introduced the Landlord Registration Scheme and since 30 April 2005 most private landlords in Scotland have needed to be registered with the local authority in which the property they let …

Don’t Be Alarmed! Cairn’s Here to Help

It’s now less than a month until Christmas Day. Usually this means we all get bombarded with adverts from all sorts of brands and shops trying to sell us their products. But this time of year is also when we’re usually reminded of ensuring your home is safe, and this year is no different! Recently, The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) began the Join Scotland’s Fight Against Fire campaign to raise awareness of ensuring your smoke alarm is in working order. At the launch of the campaign, Assistant Chief Officer Lewis Ramsay, said that fire crews “had seen a …

Don’t Let Potholes Leave a Hole in Your Expectations

A topic that’s been in the news a lot recently, is that of potholes in our roads. Especially with the colder weather really beginning to set in now, the roads are getting wet and freezing over, causing the crumbling effect. Up until now, we’ve heard of how these cracks and bumps in the roads have been damaging cars, and costing vast amounts of money to repair. But recently, we saw an article which made us look at the issue of potholes in a different light. Could it be more than just your car these holes in the ground could be …

Reasons to Invest with Cairn

Looking to invest in property north of the border? Did you know Cairn don’t just sell and let properties; we also develop and furnish them too?! As property investors ourselves, we understand the quality of work required hence we have a dedicated team of experienced tradesmen to deliver a full refurbishment or renovation to your specification. At Cairn, we’re able to help and assist you in a number of ways, such as with renovations and HMO conversions. We’re unparalleled in our ability to produce high quality development for HMO purposes. From site procurement, through planning, to final build our experienced …

Help to Buy Set to Help the Rental Market

With the introduction of the Help to Buy scheme, many have thought the rental market would decline. Many have believed this idea, simply because, as more people receive help to purchase their own house, the amount of renters will fall. But a report by Property Wire thinks otherwise. Even though more are switching from renting, to ownership, the article claims that: “the UK’s private rented sector is expected to grow by a further one million households sending rents up by 21% over the next five years”. And the author of the article believes that this will have an effect on …