Coronavirus And Edinburgh Hmo Licence Applications Update

Coronavirus and Edinburgh HMO licence applications update

Step-by-step guide for former Scottish holiday let landlords Covid-19 has paralyzed short-term lettings not only in Scotland, but also everywhere in the world. It seems that the disease is here to stay longer, and both British and Scottish governments talk about social distancing measures, at least until the end of this year. Although it is difficult to...

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Airbnb landlord advice: switching to long-term lets in Edinburgh

Step-by-step guide for former Scottish holiday let landlords Covid-19 has paralyzed short-term lettings not only in Scotland, but also everywhere in the world. It seems that the disease is here to stay longer, and both British and Scottish governments talk about social distancing measures, at least until the end of this year. Although it is difficult to...

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Edinburgh rental market post lockdown

Edinburgh rental market post lockdown

How new rules on house moves and Covid19 have changed Scottish lettings Scottish and Edinburgh letting agents were allowed to open for business on 29.06.2020, with these last 3 weeks marking the new normal. While there are less viewers in July 2020 then in July 2019, these 2020 applicants are more decisive and they know...

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Help us to save our furry friends!

Help us to save our furry friends!

What would I do without you my precious furry friend? Part mischief, but all blessing and faithful to the end! You look at me with the eyes of love; you never hold a grudge…You think I’m far too wonderful to criticize or judgeA few short years are all we have; but you, my furry friend,...

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Looking back at 2020 Edinburgh HMOs

Looking back at 2020 Edinburgh HMOs

2020 was a very turbulent year for HMO landlords and investors 2020’s bumpy year started with the onset of Covid, followed by March’s lockdown, which lasted over 3 months. The property market re-opened on 29.06.2020 and the pent-up demand resulted in a very busy summer. September brought the usual slow-down, with October being quieter than...

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Winter condensation challenge

Winter condensation challenge

How to combat mould and condensation in tenanted properties Winter is a challenging part of the year – people spend more time indoors and lower temperatures do not encourage keeping windows open or at least ventilating properties frequently. 2020/21 winter may be even more difficult due to COVID-19: everybody is encouraged to spend more time...

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Another year, another lockdown

Another year, another lockdown

Scottish lettings – January 2021 coronavirus update 2020 ended with Edinburgh moving into Tier 4 and 2021 started with another lockdown. Unlike last year’s lockdown which lasted from March to June, the housing market remains open. But what does it really mean for letting agents like Edinburgh Letting Centre, our tenants, and landlords? Contact Us...

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Another year, another lockdown

The 7 worst mistakes in Edinburgh Property Lettings

What NOT to do when letting your property in Scotland Most landlords try to maximize their income by cutting unnecessary costs and that is understandable. Why pay for something that is avoidable? That rule should also apply to any potentially damaging mistakes that could be avoided. Edinburgh Letting Centre has prepared a list of the...

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HMO licensing for 6 tenants

HMO licensing for 6 tenants

What changes when you apply for a 6 tenant HMO licence There is a reason why the most typical HMO properties in Edinburgh are licensed for 3, 4 or 5 tenants and why there are very few properties on the market with a licence for 6 or more tenants. Owners of larger investment flats may...

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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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