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...

How to Change Letting Agent in One Easy Step

Changing letting agent is a quick and straightforward process, requiring just one action from the landlord; your new letting agent will take care of the rest.

Non-Resident Landlords: Tax

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have strict rules regarding income tax payable on profits for landlords who rent out their property in the UK when living abroad. As a non-resident landlord it is important to know what steps to take to ensure...

How to Choose the Best Letting Agent

There are over 200 letting agents operating in Edinburgh, each offering their own take on lettings and property management, making it challenging for new landlords to narrow down their search and choose the letting agent that is the best match for them...

First Time Landlord: Costs

Inheriting a property, relocating for work, or moving to a larger or smaller property are just some of the reasons that someone could find themselves in the position of owning a property that they don’t live in. A decision then has to...

Landlord Satisfaction Survey Results 2018

Each year we ask our landlord and tenant clients to complete our Satisfaction Surveys to let us know what they think of Clan Gordon and help us to continuously improve our service. Find out what our landlords think of Clan Gordon.

Leith Buy to Let Investment: One Bedroom Flat

Purchasing an Edinburgh investment property can be a daunting prospect, even for the most seasoned property investors. We take a look at considerations for landlords looking to buy a one bedroom investment property in Leith.

Long Term or Short Term Rentals: Which is best for you?

In Edinburgh, a city with great potential for both long and short term rental opportunities, it can be difficult for landlords to decide what type of tenancy is best suited to both them and their property. We take a look at the...

Private Residential Tenancy: Key Changes for Landlords

From 1st December 2017 the new Private Residential Tenancy (PRT) regime will be introduced, replacing the Short Assured Tenancy, which has been used for residential tenancy agreements in Scotland since 1989. We look at the main changes facing landlords when switching from...

The New Private Residential Tenancy: No Minimum Term

From 1st December 2017 the new Private Residential Tenancy (PRT) regime will be introduced across Scotland. We take a look at 4 key considerations for Edinburgh landlords surrounding the omission of an end date in Scottish tenancy agreements.

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...
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