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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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Is student accommodation no longer an ‘alternative’ investment?
Student accommodation is hugely valuable and an attractive opportunity for investors. The suggestion that it should be recognised as an asset class in it’s own right, not as an alternative investment opportunity should come as no surprise. The sector offers steady yields for investors and is worth more than £2 billion in the UK. Among […]
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Changes to Scottish Repairing Standard statutory regulations
Over the next two years, beginning on December 1st this year, new mandatory electrical checks come into force for all privately rented properties. New regulations from the Scottish Government mean that all electrical items in a rented property must be either Electrical Installation Condition Report or Portable Appliance Tested. It will be the landlord’s responsibility […]
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Student accommodation: Why Cairn are HMO licensing specialists
The term HMO is used frequently in the property investment market. As experts on HMO development we want to explain what HMO is, and understand why such a highly regulated sector continues to be popular for investors. Since 2000 in Scotland HMO properties have required an HMO license, which the landlord is responsible for gaining […]
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How to invest in property for your children, and pay no Capital Gains Tax
If you are interested in buying property for your child, but are concerned about the expense, there are ways to reduce costs. There is an opportunity to invest your money through a trust, rather than buying privately, which means you won’t be charged Capital Gains Tax when the property is sold. Legislation around CGT has undergone […]
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Edinburgh Included In The Top Three European Cities For Property Investment
Many of you will have seen that London is seen as one of the places in Europe to invest in property. But it would appear the tide is slowly starting to turn. Analysis from property consultancy CBRE has shown that Edinburgh property investment conditions are on the rise, more than likely driven by London’s overheating property market.   In a […]
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Meet The Team – Helen Hogg
I’m Helen and I’m a Property Partner here at Cairn. I spend my time in Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, as a contact for our tenants, landlords, as well as adding investors. In addition I’m also responsible for reviewing properties, lease signings, property inspections, and fire training. It’s also part of my job to research the property […]
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Living In Dundee
At Cairn we know that the market is such just now that it would be madness to make a decision as big as buying or investing in a property without doing a little research first of all. Previously we’ve created blog posts about living in Glasgow and about living in Edinburgh. Although reading this post […]
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Living in Edinburgh
  Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city, has a lot to offer it’s inhabitants. Drawing on it’s vast historical and cultural qualities, it has something for everyone. Since it’s inception, Cairn Estate and Letting Agency has operated in the capital. It’s a fantastic place to live, work, and raise a family. However, if you’re new to Scotland, […]
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