Scottish Government announces 3% tax to be introduced on second properties

Scotland's Finance Secretary John Swinney has announced an extra charge for people buying second homes and buy-to-let landlords.

As set out in the Draft Budget 2016-17, the Scottish Government proposes introducing a LBTT supplement of 3% of the total price of the property for all...

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Launch of Help to buy ISA: First-time buyers can get up to £3,000

The launch of a new kind of ISA for first-time buyers means individuals buying their first property can receive up to £3,000 support from the government. Those eligible can open an ISA with £1000, and consequently add an additional £200 per month (savers can deposit...

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Scottish Carbon Monoxide Legislation: The Key Changes

We recently received the following email from East Lothian Council:

Are you aware of the impending changes to the law regarding carbon monoxide (CO) detection in rented properties?

From the 1st of December it becomes mandatory for private Landlords across...

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A one size fits all private rented sector that promises too much will not help tenants

The new Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill, or just private tenancies bill, which is due to go before parliament early next year proposes far-reaching changes applied universally via a single prescribed tenancy agreement. The Scottish Government have also outlined the...

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Revolving Deposit Mortgage Fraud

Revolving Deposit Morgage Fraud (RDMF) hit the headlines recently as a result of accusations made against Michelle Thomson MP, but what is it exactly?

Sometimes also referred to as a Back to Back Property Transaction, RDMF is essentially creating a deposit that does not exist. In the...

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Private Housing (Tenancies) Bill published

The Scottish Government have recently published the Private Housing (Tenancies) Bill, stating it "will ensure tenants will have more security, stability and predictability when privately renting a home in Scotland."

The Bill, published on 8th October 2015, is a result of the...

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1LET is an award winning residential property business run by a highly dedicated, professional and friendly team. In June 2015 the company received the Times/Sunday Times Gold...

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We're giving away a night for 2 at Stobo Castle

WIN a night for 2 at Stobo Castle in a Castle Lodge on Stobo's Revitalising Package. All you have to do is enter your name and email address by clicking here.

We’ll then announce the winner on 16th October...

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Opportunity knocks for the Scottish Government with the introduction of the Private Tenancies Bill, but will they seize the day?

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has laid out plans for the private rented sector today as part of the government's legislative programme for the last session of the Scottish Parliament before the 2016 elections.

For further details of the Private Tenancies Bill click here:


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10 years on!

It was chocolate cake all round at the weekly staff meeting today.

Katharine Fyfe started with 1LET exactly 10 years ago when the office was at the top of a ramsay ladder in the attic of a Cramond semi.
Things have moved on of course and Katherine is now 1LET's...

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Scottish Government’s second public consultation on a New Tenancy for the Private Sector

The Scottish Government have published a report analysing responses to their second public consultation on a proposed New Tenancy for the Private Sector. The consultation, launched last year, sought responses from landlords and tenants on their views on the proposals set out further to the...

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Ken and Aga named in top 3 property managers in Edinburgh

Well done to both of our property managers - Ken Bell and Aga Kuehn. Ken was awarded gold for 'Best property manager in Edinburgh', while Aga received the bronze award. Out of hundreds of agents across Edinburgh, they've taken 2 of the 3 top spots.

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1LET is an award winning residential property business run by a highly dedicated, professional and friendly team. In June 2015 the company received the Times/Sunday...

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1LET win gold for Scotland’s best letting agency 2015

The 1LET team are celebrating after being crowned Scotland’s best lettings agency 2015 at the lettings agency of the year awards in association with the Times & Sunday Times.

After collecting the award Ewan Foreman, 1LET’s Managing Director said “This is a great...

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1LET win bronze for best property management (0-200) 2015

Having won gold for best lettings agency in Scotland 2015, the team also came away with a bronze national award covering the whole of the UK for Best Property Management (0-200 properties).

1LET were the only Scottish agency to win in the category and were both surprised and delighted...

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