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COVID 19 LOAN SCHEME
    A new loan scheme has been made available this week for some landlords whose tenancies have been affected by COVID-19.   Private Rent Sector Landlord COVID-19 Loan Scheme Last month, the Scottish Government announced it would provide an interest-free loan to landlords who have suffered a loss of rental income as a result […]
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Meet Carolanne Waters: HMO Specialist
Name: Carolanne Waters Job title? HMO Specialist What your job entails? I arrange House in Multiple Occupancy (HMO) Licences for landlords that want to rent out their properties to 3 or more unrelated persons in the one flat. I liaise with Glasgow City Council, Fire Scotland and Licensing to ensure a smooth process for our […]
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What’s the outlook for the Scottish property market? January 2019
The end of 2018 saw much fanfare in the press about the Scottish property market outperforming the rest of the UK. Glasgow and Edinburgh both saw growth greater than anywhere else in the UK, outside London. Both Scottish cities saw average house price growth of 9% in 2018. So the average property in Glasgow rose […]
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Meet Sarah Carrell: Our first property partner covering Lanarkshire
Here are her thoughts on being a Cairn Property Partner About Sarah As a local property consultant for Cairn, I support landlords; sourcing, developing and letting residential property and working with them to set and achieve investment goals. I offer a personal connection, prompt personal attention to their properties and onsite tenant support and advice. […]
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10 Years of Home Reports in Scotland
Home Reports have been a well-known part of Scotland’s property landscape since December 2008. These reports provide some of the most essential facts about the quality of a home to ensure buyers and sellers are fully informed before entering any negotiations. Home Reports were first introduced to improve the quality of homes across Scotland and […]
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How can your garden grow (your house value?)
We Brits love our gardens. So much so, Zoopla has recently reported that we are willing to pay a huge £27,000 premium to buy a property with a garden and a sizeable £243 a month extra in rent. Those in London and North East England are spending even more at around £30,000, whilst in Wales, […]
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Zoopla cites 3 Scottish cities for property price spurt
3 Scottish cities have been reported as experiencing the highest property price increases in the UK recently. Zoopla has reported that Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen are among a list of 20 cities where property prices have spurted in the country. The capital, Edinburgh topped the list. The current average house price is a meaty £225,300 […]
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Glasgow’s West End: the middle age magnet
Glasgow’s West End is well known for its huge student population and popularity with hip young professionals. However, a recent report from the Evening Times has found that those in their 50s whose children have left home are being drawn to the area too. A new luxury property development in the Park Circus area of […]
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Property Market Updates – April 2018
When it comes to property, it can be difficult to decode those headlines and understand exactly what’s going on. We pride ourselves on bringing you the latest updates from the market, so you can make an informed choice. Prices are still on the up In a recent market update, we reported that prices in the […]
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