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February 1, 2022 No Comments

New Smoke and Fire Alarm Legislation in Scotland February 2022


Posted by Miles Leslie in Uncategorized

The Housing (Scotland) Act is changing on February 1st, 2022, to ensure that all residents have the same level of protection. The new laws are relevant to every property owner, regardless of occupancy i.e. if you are an owner occupier or Landlord/Agent. What are the new requirements for alarms in Scotland? Every home should have […]


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January 7, 2022 No Comments

The must-do list prior to letting your property


Posted by Miles Leslie in Uncategorized

If you are considering letting a property you may well benefit from noting the following guidance. This will ensure that all the boxes are ticked and will result in a less stressful journey. Register as a landlord Landlord Registration Scotland must be completed every three years. All landlords in Scotland must register themselves with Landlord […]


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December 30, 2021 No Comments

Edinburgh Property Price Update 2021 Q4


Posted by Miles Leslie in Uncategorized

House Prices up £1700 a Month in the UK; Reports the Edinburgh Metro Even as the newest mutation of the COVID-19 virus, Omnicron, sparks fear across the United Kingdom, it seems that the rise in house prices have not been affected. As we enter 2022 the Edinburgh Metro reported that on average house prices have […]


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December 20, 2021 No Comments

Why is it Important to Report a Maintenance Issue?


Posted by Miles Leslie in Uncategorized

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. Roles Tenants Play Tenants have a duty of […]


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December 16, 2021 No Comments

The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) in Scotland


Posted by Miles Leslie in Uncategorized

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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December 9, 2021 No Comments

Updated Guidance on HMO Floorplans November 2021


Posted by Miles Leslie in Uncategorized

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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November 12, 2021 No Comments

Improve Your Energy Efficiency in Scotland


Posted by Miles Leslie in Uncategorized

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 […]


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November 5, 2021 No Comments

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


Posted by Miles Leslie in Uncategorized

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! An Easy Guide For Setting Up Your Broadband When You Move House We don’t just want to help people find the perfect home in or […]


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October 10, 2021 No Comments

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


Posted by Miles Leslie in Uncategorized

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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