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Become A Parent Investor With Cairn
For many, when their children go to university or college there are only a few options open to them; continue to have them live at home, have them register for a space in the student halls, or look for a private rental property they can stay in while in further education. Depending on logistics, the […]
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A Parent’s Guide to Student Accommodation
Your teenager is off to university and needs somewhere to live – not sure where to start? We talk you through the ins and outs of the student accommodation options available these days. They’ve come a long way from your student digs, trust us. University-owned accommodation The most popular student accommodation option for ‘home’ i.e. […]
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Moving into Student Accommodation
For many, living away from home for the first time in student accommodation is a huge part of the university or college experience. It can be a daunting prospect but an exciting one. Follow our tips and you’ll settle in in no time. Get packing right While there is the temptation to stuff your whole […]
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Being a Good Neighbour
Renting your first flat can be an exciting prospect. However, this new independence comes with more responsibility. Don’t forget you’ll be sharing your building with other tenants and – importantly – homeowners. Follow our tips for being a good neighbour so you can all enjoy the best living experience possible. Introduce yourself Soon after you […]
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How to move letting agent – simple steps
As a landlord your letting agent should be your outsource department, their value should outweigh your costs.  If this ideal doesn’t ring true it’s time for a change. We know that changing letting agents can seem daunting, but take it from property managers who’ve been doing this for a while, there are a few easy […]
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Investment Tips For Buy To Let Investors
Is your time as a Buy-To-Let property millionaire just around the corner? Stocks and shares are unpredictable and inflation is forcing low interest rates so more people are considering this opportunity. At Cairn we help people with all degrees of experience in investing in residential property to negotiate the challenges of the BTL market. Here […]
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Tips from our Letting agents – Understanding betterment
Wear and tear is part and parcel of tenancies and something that every landlord expects. By understanding betterment and apportionment landlords are better placed to avoid end of tenancy disagreements and can better manage the cost of maintenance. As we approach Spring many tenancies come to their natural end so we would like to help […]
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The Importance Of Broadband In The Property Market
In years gone by when selling a house there have been various factors that have either been dealmakers or deal breakers; transport links, local schools, local shops, playparks for the kids, that kind of thing. However we’re increasingly seeing a new ‘must have’ on the lists’ of those shopping around for their perfect home. Broadband. […]
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HMO Properties, An Investors Dream
For many students, at this time of year, as well as exams, thoughts turn to their housing situation for the following term. Many who choose not to stay in student halls find themselves on the hunt for an HMO (house of multiple occupancy) property where they can share the property and costs with other students. […]
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