MAJOR Changes in Private Rented Sector in Scotland – Private Residential Tenancy (PRT)

Landlord or tenant, you might have heard in the news or online about recent changes in legislation covering tenancies offered in Scotland. It can be difficult to decode that legal jargon. We’ve broken it down to make clear what you need to know and how these changes will affect you. Please be aware this change in tenancies coupled with the new Letting Agent Code of Practice will be the biggest change in our industry since 1988. What is this new act? The Private Housing (Tenancies) Scotland Act. It is replacing the current short assured tenancy agreements with a “Private Residential …

Pros and Cons of Buying Tenanted Properties

The UK is experiencing an upsurge in the sale and purchase of tenanted properties but is the trend just a fad or a viable option for property investors? A tenanted property is one sold with tenants currently living there. The removal of tax relief for buy to let finance costs has led some landlords to consider this option to avoid disruption for all parties. However, this option requires due care and consideration. There are several pros and cons it is essential you consider as an investor before making your move. What are the pros of buying a tenanted property? A …

Press Release – Property Investment and Estate Agency Eyes Growth In Uncertain Times

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Glasgow, United Kingdom – It is no secret that the UK’s resilient property market is still able to support plenty of property investment and estate agent firms. Despite the economic woes of Britain’s turbulent economy in recent years, people are still investing their money in bricks and mortar. The property sector is growing at an exponential rate, and investors are keen to capitalise on that fact. One Scottish firm, Cairn Estate and Letting Agency, believes that market growth will continue despite uncertain times, especially with issues like Brexit to contend with. Why Cairn is eyeing growth in …

HMO Licensing Application Service

Letting HMO properties can deliver greater yields for investors, but are subject to stricter and more complex controls. The Legislation came into force in 2000 and we immediately started building our reputation and knowledge, working closely with local authorities and with landlords. Our property maintenance management programme and ongoing tenant management service has been developed to ensure you deliver under your obligations as an HMO Licensee and landlord. Frankly, there’s a lot to it. You’d be forgiven for wondering where to start. That’s where our HMO licensing application service comes in. Not quite the full management option, but still heavy …

Best Ice Cream in Glasgow

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream. On the rare summer days we get in Scotland there’s nothing better than a wander around our gorgeous green city with an ice cream in hand. The West End, is, as ever, the best part of town to soak up these #summergoals. We’ve compiled a list of the best. Ice, ice, baby. Tantrum Doughnuts – Old Dumbarton Road, Yorkhill Tantrum Doughnuts have been making a name for themselves with their unique array of artisan donuts for over a year. Now, for summer in Glasgow, they’re doing ice cream too! They …

Student Safety at College and University

University or College is a great time for a work hard, play hard attitude, but if you’re moving away for the first time or just starting a new academic year, it can be overwhelming. You might think that common sense is all you need to stay safe when around campus but it doesn’t hurt to have a few more tips up your sleeve that will give you peace of mind. Choosing Where to Live In first year, chances are you lived in university halls designed to be as safe as possible with their own security guards and CCTV. When it …

A History of Glasgow Tenements

An image of popular Glasgow Tenements. A key strategy for investing in property in Glasgow.

Stone tenements are characteristic of housing in Glasgow — they have been part of the fabric of the city since the 19th century when they were first built to house the huge influx of manual workers to the city during the industrial revolution of the Victorian era. What Is a Tenement? Believe it or not, there is actual official law in Scotland which defines what a tenement is! Section 26 of the Tenement (Scotland) Act 2004: “Two or more related but separate flats divided from each other horizontally”. The Early Days The earliest red, grey and beige stone tenements were …

Our Guide To Renting and Buying in Dundee

Dundee is an excellent prospect for student accommodation because of universities like Dundee, and the University of Abertay.

Our new Guide to Dundee for Buyers and Renters is here! Not only is it a designated City of Design it’s also Scotland’s sunniest city! Take a look at the guide here: http://cairnestateagency.com/guide-buying-renting-dundee/

St. Andrews Drive Plot, Pollokshields, Glasgow, G41 4RA

Cairn Estate and Letting Agency

Cairn are proud to present a fantastic development opportunity in the form of a Victorian ‘single feu’ plot on St. Andrews Drive, Pollokshields which includes consent for two alternative construction projects: a five bedroom traditional detached villa or an architect-designed contemporary coach house. This site is a unique chance to acquire part of the West Pollokshields Conservation Area which has been used as gardens as part of a ‘double feu’ for over one hundred years. Either project will bare the street number 111 St. Andrews Drive and show off the site’s mature perimeter trees and private orchard — the available …

Bentick Street, Kelvingrove, Glasgow, G3

Cairn Estate Agent presents a fantastic development opportunity in a sought after Central West End location of Glasgow. A unique opportunity has arisen to purchase the former CaVa Sound Studios, a professional recording studio started by Brian Young which was housed in 30 Bentick Street between 1974 and 2010. Take a look here: http://cairnestateagency.com/properties/47230/sale/bentinck-street/glasgow-g3 Throughout its history, the studio played host to some of the biggest names in the UK music scene through the decades including Texas, Travis, Belle & Sebastian, Robbie Williams and then, more recently, Ed Sheeran and The Black Eyed Peas. The site, which is located to the …