Ending a Private Residential Tenancy during Covid

Ending a Private Residential Tenancy during Covid

How to evict a tenant during Covid-19 pandemic in Scotland Landlords’ circumstances change – and Covid-19 and lockdowns increased the volatility of the housing market. Some Scottish landlords might have decided to sell their property, others could have considered moving back into their old flat. Some landlords might have tried to help family members in...

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Pet friendly property rentals in Edinburgh

Pet friendly property rentals in Edinburgh

A quick guide to securing a pet friendly accommodation in Scotland A quick search on Zoopla for pet friendly 2 bedroom flats and houses in Edinburgh, carried out on 15th July 2021, generates only 35 hits. While 49% of the British population own a pet, only 7-10% of advertised properties explicitly allow pets. Why is...

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Edinburgh Q3 Rental Price Update

What To Keep In Mind When Moving House

Here are some things that you definitely don’t want to miss… At Edinburgh Letting Centre, we strive to help people find the perfect rental properties in this beautiful city. But whether you’re buying a new home or renting, the process of moving can be equal parts exciting and daunting. There’s so much to keep in...

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Edinburgh Q3 Rental Price Update

Edinburgh Q3 Rental Price Update

The Current State of the Rental Market How to Save on Energy Bills When Living With More Than 3 People The property market in Edinburgh is booming at the end of the third quarter of 2021. As restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic gradually lifted throughout Scotland, the demand for student housing and HMOs have returned....

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How To Save On Energy Bills When Living With More Than 3 People

How to Save on Energy Bills When Living With More Than 3 People

With energy prices rising, larger households are feeling the pinch. Here are some savings tips for households of more than 3 members How to Save on Energy Bills When Living With More Than 3 People At Edinburgh Letting Centre, we want to help you get great value for money when moving into a home in...

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An Easy Guide For Setting Up Your Broadband When You Move House

An Easy Guide For Setting Up Your Broadband When You Move House

Moving to a new home? You might want to check out this guide to setting up broadband in your new home, so that your switch goes as smoothly as possible! We don’t just want to help people find the perfect home in or around Edinburgh. We also want to ensure that your move is as...

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Improve Your Energy Efficiency in Scotland

Improve Your Energy Efficiency in Scotland

Decarbonizing the building industry has been a big art of the COP26 Summit being held in Glasgow. According to the Building to COP26 website, buildings are responsible for 40% of global energy-related carbon emissions. Link: Building To COP26 – For a Zero Emissions and Resilient Built Environment, Regions & Cities So how can landlords and tenants...

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Updated Guidance on HMO Floorplans November 2021

Updated Guidance on HMO Floorplans November 2021

The checklist for successful floorplans One of the many requirements for an HMO licence is a floor plan detailing the layout and room sizes.  This has recently been updated to assist Standards department within The City of Edinburgh council, ensuring that the minimum requirements are achieved.  The Edinburgh Letting Centre has robust processes in place...

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The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

What is an EPC Rating? When a home is sold or rented in the UK, it must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). EPC’s are a rating scheme to assess the energy efficiency of a property. The property is given a rating between A (most efficient) – G (least efficient), the EPC will include suggestions...

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Why is it Important to Report a Maintenance Issue?

Why is it Important to Report a Maintenance Issue?

Don’t Turn a Blind Eye to Maintenance Problems, It Will Just Get Worse! When problems arise in let properties, turning a blind eye to maintenance issues will not resolve them. It is therefore imperative that tenants and landlords work together to resolve such issues as quickly as possible. Contact Us Roles Tenants Play Tenants have a...

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