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Legislation affecting BOTH Tenant and Landlord
It’s no surprise that the rental market has undergone yet MORE changes to legislation from 2017-2019 than ever before.   If you don’t already know, The Private Residential Tenancy came into force on the 1st December 2017 and has brought about some big changes. The tenancy system establishes the legal agreement between tenant and landlord, […]
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Top Tips to increase the value of your rental property
As all private landlords know, keeping your rental property looking sharp can be a job that falls further down the to do list every time the lease is renewed. So, to help ease this burden, we have pulled together a few top tips on how to get the most out of your rental property:   […]
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Get your name on the list, the property list
Students live very busy lives and looking for a property for next year’s one thing on a long to do list  – so we’re here to help with a first look at our property list! Before you start your search there’s a few key things to consider: Checklist *Choose who you’re going to live with […]
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Immigration checks are coming – What do you need to know?
Many landlords carry out checks as a matter of course but from February, in England, Right to Rent checks become a legal requirement. For most, background checks on new tenants are an expected part of the moving in process, but these are about to become law. New checks will be rolled out across the rest of the […]
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Bank of England Base Rate – Rising, but when? And what it means for us
For a while now there has been a lot of discussion and speculation about Bank of England base rate rising. This is a very speculative topic of conversation and there are so many differences of opinion. I have heard commentary around the next BBR increase to be in January 2016 but most recently the Association […]
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Would you know if your tenants were subletting?
The National Landlords Association has announced that 50% of subletting happens without landlord consent. This is a huge number, and could become an issue if not addressed. Here’s our guide to prevent and spot subletting. The issue Unauthorised subletting can lead to cramped living conditions. Too many people living in one space can be uncomfortable […]
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Top tips for your garden this winter
A well-tended garden can set the scene for your whole home and, as Audrey Hepburn said “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” With snow on Scottish hills and the first frost around the corner, now is the time to put your garden to bed for winter. You’ll benefit next year. Spring clean […]
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Landlords, is it worth setting up as a limited company?
Property is one of the most accessible forms of investment, and an area most people feel comfortable in. Although it’s familiar territory there can be a big jump between owning your family home, and running a successful property portfolio as a landlord. Running a limited company isn’t as scary as it might sound so why […]
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We are hiring a Property Manager
  We are hiring… Cairn is currently seeking to recruit an experienced Property Manager based at Head Office, Gibson Street, Glasgow. Founded in 1999, Cairn is the vision of MD David Rowand – a company providing more for clients than merely Estate Agency or Property Management. Expert teams deliver a comprehensive property service which meets […]
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