Property Surgery

Essential Advice

Matters are moving quickly with updates and announcements of new policies and government schemes and it can be difficult to keep across everything that’s going on.  Consequently we thought it may help to pull some of the detail together in one piece as we enter a new month.


Help for Landlords?  Just in – No details as of yet;

Kevin Stewart, Minister for Local Government, Housing, and Planning, said it would help private landlords in financial difficulty.

“The Scottish Government will establish a fund which eligible private landlords will be able to apply to if they are experiencing difficulties securing rent as a result of the Covid-19 crisis,” he said.

Responding to a question, Mr Stewart said the fund would last for up to a year, adding that it would be back-dated to start on 1 March.


House Sales on Hold – Government advice is that this will involve non-essential travel

Details HERE and HERE


Help for those with pre-pay meters

Help for anyone on pre-pay meters


Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

Details HERE


Domestic Abuse Support

Details HERE


Benefits and Employment Rights

Details HERE


Business Support and advice

Details HERE



Help for tenants


General Health advice


Also please keep an eye on your local authority website for updates on refuse collections