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Tips for choosing or finding recommended Letting Agents in Edinburgh

This article offers a step-by-step guide to choosing a suitable rental agency to manage your Edinburgh rental property/properties. 

 

Why is this an important decision? 

You are putting your investment in the hands of someone else and...

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New Scottish Tenancy

On the 6th October the Scottish Government launched a public consultation on the development of a new type of tenancy for the private rented sector.

The overarching aim of the tenancy is to improve security of tenure for tenants, while providing appropriate safeguards for landlords,...

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Lettings for beginners: tips for letting your property

If you’re a first time landlord it’s hard to know what to expect when letting your property. Learning about the process can help you to get a more rounded picture of what’s involved. To help, we’ve listed some key things that we think new landlords should think about...

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We just keep on winning!

1LET has won another award (yes that’s right ANOTHER award!).

We have been awarded Silver for Regional Agency of the Year: Scotland by the Negotiator

We've now won a total...

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New Landlord Offer

If you are looking to rent out your property and feel that you don’t have the time or the experience required to manage the process then we have a whole range of services to meet your needs.

We currently have an offer for new landlords who require full management of their...

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Best Letting Agent in Scotland for Customer Experience 2014

Last year we won a gold award from allAgents for the 'Best Letting Agent in Edinburgh for Customer Experience' and a bronze award for the 'Best Letting Agent in Scotland for Customer Experience'. This year we've won gold for both! From hundreds of letting agents across...

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The reason some politicians are up in arms over tenant fees south of the border

With politicians paying increasing attention to tenant fees south of the border, we consider the affect of such fees on tenants. 

Foxtons - London's largest estate and letting agents - have some truly staggering tenant costs detailed on their website - they...

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Letting Your Home

Whether you’re one of the so-called ‘accidental landlords’ who has fallen into letting by chance, or whether you’ve just decided to take a break and rent out your property for a few months, more and more people are exploring the option of renting out their home. While...

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Scottish organisations take a stand on landlord immigration checks

The government is set to introduce new legislation that will require landlords to carry out checks on the immigration status of their tenants.

However several prominent organisations have signed a joint statement opposing these new regulations due to strong concerns over the potential...

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Getting the most out of your investment property

Here are 1LET’s 3 simple tips for getting the most out of your property:

1) Good Maintenance

Maintenance costs can really eat into your profit margins so be sure to keep a weather eye out for what could be on the horizon. Nothing can make a property zero...

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Investing your pension in a buy to let property

From next April everyone over 55 will be able to spend their defined contribution pension pots. Many are speculating that the move will create a surge of investment in the buy-to-let market as retirees becoming landlords.

If you’re thinking...

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Legislation for Legionnaire's?

The HSE has recently released revised guidelines for landlords on their obligations regarding the control of legionella bacteria in their water systems.

While these changes are currently only best-practice recommendations, they could easily be the precursor to bringing in legislation...

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What is Generation Rent?

Fair question, it’s easy to get confused because they are two different groups with the same name.

  • A campaign group that is calling for greater legal protection for tenants.
  • A large proportion of the population who have little to no chance of owing their own...

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New Landlord Advice

1LET’s top tips for becoming a first time landlord!

1) Check out your mortgage!

Unless your mortgage was arranged as a buy to let mortgage, you may not be able to rent it out without your bank’s permission. If you don’t get a written approval...

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