West End News: March 2017

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The ever popular and vibrant West End of Glasgow shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. There’s is an even more exciting range of cultural events going on in this neck of the woods and we bring you some news from the area. Outdoor Cinema at Kelvingrove Bandstand Kelvingrove Park’s outdoor bandstand will soon be transformed into a cinema! This summer, the West End festival will conclude with a range of movies being shown from comedies to cult classics like Trainspotting and Pulp Fiction. Bandstand Cinema Club will be held from June 5th-8th. To keep up to date with …

Our Guide To Buying and Renting in Edinburgh

We’ve compiled a guide on buying and renting in each area of Edinburgh to help you make your all important decision to suit your budget and needs. Take a look: Our Guide To Buying and Renting in Edinburgh

Tax in La La Land – Landlords Hearing Little Sweet Music

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By Donald Parbrook, Head of Tax, Milne Craig, Chartered Accountants Landlords may be forgiven for feeling like the new changes in tax rules were made up in La La Land.  Certainly the changes are music to the ears at the Treasury.  It seems both Scottish and English Governments have little or no interest in making the tax lives of landlords efficient.  Buying property to rent is now seemingly socially unacceptable.  Hikes in tax through Stamp Duty (LBTT in Scotland) and the removal of mortgage interest relief are pretty harsh. The tax law is changing for private landlords who let residential …

Our Guide To Renting and Buying in Glasgow’s Southside

Early this year, The Guardian hailed Glasgow’s Southside as one of the top places its readers should move to! The broadsheet deemed that it ‘could be Manhattan’s Lower East Side’ – high praise indeed. We’ve taken a look at some of the key areas in this part of the city so you can make an informed decision if you might like to set up home in Glasgow South. Take a look: Cairn’s Guide To The Southside for Renters and Buyers

Things to do in Glasgow’s West End

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Google “Glasgow’s West End” and you’ll be greeted with so many hits you’d be forgiven for wanting to click straight off again. This vast and bustling neighbourhood has so many attractions for all interests and ages it’s sometimes hard to know where to begin. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list for you of must see attractions. Thank us later. Kelvingrove Bandstand  The newly refurbished Kelvingrove bandstand transforms the beautiful sprawling green space into a live outdoor music venue. The 2500 capacity venue with all the modern facilities has played host to acts like Idlewild, Van Morrison and Primal Scream. Be sure …

Top Pizza Places in Glasgow’s West End

Dinner with friends? Date night? Somewhere to take the kids for lunch? Hey, maybe even a solo dining experience (#treatyourself)? There’s nothing better than a great pizza. Luckily, the West End of Glasgow has lots to offer no matter which neighbourhood you call home. La Favorita A real jewel in the Gibson Street crown, La Favorita is one of the best pizza joints in the West End, if not the entire city. Originating in Edinburgh, Scotland’s real capital now has its own version providing delicious authentic wood-fired pizzas for sitting in or taking away. Go classic with their delicious margarita …

West End Property Post Brexit

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What does Brexit mean for Glasgow’s Property Market? In June this year, British citizens voted to leave the European Union. It’s a turbulent time in British politics with ongoing debate and some uncertainty as to what exactly a ‘Leave’ vote means for us. You will have heard on television, in our newspapers and online about the potential impact that Brexit will have on interest rates, investment, wages and banking and therefore, on property. So, what does Brexit, a process that, currently, is suggested to occur in full by March 2017, mean for Glasgow’s property market in particular? Particularly in the …

Quick Guide To Common Tenant Issues

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Water Leaking Into Your Property If you have a leak in your property and it is affecting the property below, you must make sure to isolate the leak to avoid any further damage. If unable to isolate issue, water should be turned off at the stop cock which is noted on your inventory. Contact the office during the day or out of hours if after 5pm or at the weekends.  0141 270 7878 (9-5) 0141 840 4706 (out of hours). Access to Your Property If we give our tradesmen keys to your property this will allow them to attend promptly. …

How do you answer: How’s your property portfolio performing?

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Worried about your BTL portfolio and whether your ROI and Yields are strong enough? Should you sell your HMO or try and reduce your Cap-EX to increase your returns? Have you maximised your ERV or is it to low? Confused? Do you know your BTL’s from your HMO’s to your Capex’s? All these abbreviations and acronyms can tongue tie and confuse even the seasoned developer from time to time. Here’s a guide to set you right so the next time someone asks; ‘how’s your property portfolio?’ you are prepared: BTL Buy-to-let is a British phrase referring to the purchase of …

Our Guide To Renting and Buying in Glasgow’s West End

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We’ve compiled a guide on renting and buying in each area of the West End to help you make your all important decision no matter your budget or needs. We’ll help you find out why the say West is best! Take a look: Cairn’s Guide To The West End for Renters and Buyers