A Proposed Minimum Standard for Energy Efficiency in the PRS: Does Your Property Comply?

The Scottish Government recently carried out a consultation proposing a minimum standard for energy efficiency in housing in the private rented sector. We take a look at what was proposed in the consultation, and how Scottish landlords will be affected if a...

Landlord Survey Results 2017

Find out how our landlord clients rate Clan Gordon with our 2017 Client Satisfaction Survey results.

5 Top Tips to Improve Rental Yield

For Edinburgh property investors, the average rental yield achieved is between 4% and 6%. However, due to a competitive market pushing up property prices – especially for one and two bedroom properties – it may become increasingly difficult for investors to reach...

Rental Yield: Everything you need to know

When looking for a buy to let investment opportunity in Edinburgh, one of the primary considerations for many landlords is the potential rental yield of the property. Find out why rental yield is important, how to calculate both the gross and net...

Changing Letting Agent: Common Myths

Lack of communication; overpriced maintenance charges; high turnover of staff; long void periods in between tenancies: there are many reasons why a landlord may consider moving the management of their property to a different letting agent. Many landlords tend to choose a...

5 Benefits of Using a Property Management Company

There are many benefits to using a property management company for your Edinburgh lettings property, we have put together 5 of the main benefits below. Property management is a growing business in the UK; there are currently over 200 letting agencies in...

Final Electrical Safety Deadline

Changes to the Repairing Standard under The Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 has resulted in increased requirements for electrical safety in Scottish rental properties. The final deadline for electrical safety in lettings properties will come into force from 1st December, 2016. Now is...

5 Tips to Create Great Property Marketing Photographs

Are you an Edinburgh landlord, struggling to generate viewings for your rental property? Whether you are marketing the property yourself or using a letting agent, it may be time to revaluate your marketing pictures to ensure they are showing the property at...

Rental Property: Is Furnished or Unfurnished Best?

One question that we get asked by almost every new landlord is if it is best to let a property furnished or unfurnished. For this question there really is no right or wrong answer, we have put together our thoughts on both...

The Benefits of Using a Regulated Letting Agent

As a regulated agent we follow strict rules of professional conduct at all times so, whether looking to rent, buy or sell their property, our clients know that their asset is in safe hands.

Does Your Rental Property Meet Current Safety Legislation?

Over the past twelve months’ changes to legislation surrounding safety requirements in rental properties has changed, resulting in a higher standard of safety for tenants and additional safety checks for landlords and agents. In order to ensure that your property meets the...

End of Council Stair Lighting Service – What does this mean for you?

The City of Edinburgh Council recently announced that they will no longer be providing their long standing repair and maintenance service for stair lighting in tenement blocks. We take a look at what this means for landlords and tenants.
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