Letting Agent Regulation – Raising Standards Across the Private Rented Sector

    Around half of Landlords in the PRS (Private Rented Sector) in Scotland use the service of a Letting Agent. Many agents do operate in a professional manner, but such good practice is not shared by all.  In response to issues raised by landlords and tenants (who have experienced poor standards and in some

Unlocking the benefits of using a Letting Agent

  As the Scottish rental market shows signs of increased rents and future investment (other than Aberdeen), new or existing Landlords will be keen to weigh-up the benefits of keeping their portfolio’s and using a property agent to oversee the management, or, offloading (selling) their properties, which means there will be an opportunity for new investors, with

Eight Years in Business

Happy Birthday To Us …. and whilst most of the country may be celebrating todays date by indulging in some haggis, neeps and tatties, glugs of whisky and possibly attending some fun ceilidhs, here at iLet we’re sitting back thinking about what we’ve achieved in the past 8 years. Firstly, 7.4 years of this time I

New Private Residential Tenancy in Scotland

The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 was recently passed by the Scottish Parliament.  The Act will impose a new private residential tenancy in Scotland.  The date for the new tenancy to take effect has yet to be confirmed but is likely to be early 2018. Certain classes of lets including holiday lets and social,

Protecting your rental home this winter

  Winter is looming … The chill in the air; frosty mornings and freezing nights.  Have you prepared your rented home for winter yet? There are several steps that you can take to ensure your home is well maintained. A good start for any Landlord would be writing a winter checklist.  Prioritise your list and