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One Third of Scots Now Living Alone

Recent reports show that over the last 10 years the number of households in Scotland has grown by about 140,000 (6%), with households consisting of only one person now the most common type in Scotland since 2010, making up about third of households. The aspect of single occupancy being driven by our change in age is demonstrated by the fact that estimates indicate that the number of households with someone age 70 or older is expected to increase by nearly 60% in the next 25 years.

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When Rowdy Becomes Anti-Social…What To Do?

One of the things that we come across as a Factor and Letting Agents is anti-social behaviour, either people on the receiving end or people accusing our clients.  It can be a very delicate issue to deal with.  As a letting agent we must be aware of our landlords...

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The End of Air BnB in Glasgow or Just a Whingers Charter?

This does not mean that short-term lets are finished in Glasgow.  Those doing it on an ad-hoc or one-off basis will NOT require a change of use and the council have said that they will not be running around and shutting down short-term lets but simply acting on a “complaints led basis.”  In other words, if your neighbour knows about the restriction and isn’t happy you’ll get done.  If they don’t you won’t!

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WILL BREXIT AFFECT THE SELF-BUILD MARKET?

Whilst most of the discussions on the news is about the machinations of government, for the consumer there are the impacts upon them and this week we look at the Self-build property Industry and ask Will BREXIT affect the self-build market?

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Lack of Supply Driving Scottish House Prices

Average house prices in Scotland rose by 4.8% in the year to April 2018, driven by a continued drop in buyer activity. The latest publication of the monthly UK House Price Index (UK HPI) shows that the average price of a property in Scotland in June 2018 was £150,472...

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Is There A Property Black Friday?

This Friday will once again see the USA phenomenon of Black Friday hit our stores with many already pre-empting the day with Black Friday deals all this week. Black Friday is an informal name for the day following Thanksgiving in America (the fourth Thursday of...

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