HMO Licence: Landlord Responsibilities

If you own an HMO property, it is essential that it is managed properly to keep both you and your tenants protected. Is your letting agent taking the required steps to ensure your property meets strict HMO legislation? Jonathan Gordon talks about...

How Good Is Your Letting Agent?

At Clan Gordon, we regularly take over the management of properties from other Edinburgh letting agents and are, all too frequently, surprised by the condition of the property and the lack of safety certificates. Jonathan Gordon talks about some recent examples and...

Letting Agent Let You Down?

Choosing the best letting agent to manage your property can feel like an impossible task; you need an agent who you can trust to maintain your most valuable asset, who will also provide a high level of service to your tenants. You...

Is Your Letting Agent Registered?

Letting agent registration was introduced by the Scottish Government in January 2018. One year on, and three months after the compulsory registration date, we look at why it is important to check if your letting agent is registered.

Why Sell Off-Market?

4 reasons to consider selling your property off-market. We are constantly hearing about the performance of the Edinburgh property market, especially in relation to the shortage of properties pushing up sales prices. However, many landlords and property owners are surprised to hear...

How to Furnish A Rental Property

High quality furnished properties – especially one- and two-bedroom flats – are in high demand across Edinburgh. Find out how to furnish your rental property well, without spending a fortune, helping to maximise your rental income and find the best tenant for...

Rental Property: Furnished or Unfurnished?

Should I rent my property furnished or unfurnished? This is the one question asked by almost every new landlord; there really is no right or wrong answer. We look at the main considerations for furnished and unfurnished properties to help you choose...

Landlord Responsibilities and Obligations

Whether you are a first-time landlord or have been managing a portfolio of rental properties for many years, it is important to keep up to date on your responsibilities and obligations as a landlord. Knowing your responsibilities will protect you, your investment...

What is Landlord Insurance? Frequently Asked Questions

Your buy to let property is a significant asset, so it is important to make sure your investment is protected by having adequate insurance in place. We have answered some of the most common questions landlords ask us relating to landlord insurance.

How To Find A Good Tenant

As a landlord, finding a ‘good’ tenant to rent your property is the most important phase of the lettings process. Your tenant is someone you will trust to look after your most significant asset, alert you when something goes wrong with your...

Overseas Landlord Guide: Rent Your Home When Moving Abroad

Life can be unpredictable. You have the opportunity to move abroad and have to decide what to do with your home while you are away: do you sell or find tenants? We work with landlords who are based all over the world...

Switching to Long Term Renting: Considerations for Edinburgh Landlords

There is no denying that short term holiday lets are big business in Edinburgh – there were over 120,000 Airbnb stays booked in the city during August 2018 alone – but, now that the Festival is over, can short term rentals remain...
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