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Scottish Housing Day

Posted on Monday 19th of September 2016

Scottish Housing Day Today – Monday 19th September 2016 – is the very first Scottish Housing Day. A project by the Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland, Scottish Housing Day is all about getting to know more about your options when you're looking for a home. There are 5,373,000 living in Scotland and we all need a safe place to live. It's not always easy to understand the housing options available though, so the Scottish Housing Day website has been set up...Read More

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Renting tips for students

Posted on Friday 9th of September 2016

More students than ever are renting and we've learnt a few things over the years. A lot of students leave home or university accommodation to move into their first student property without really knowing much about renting. We've got so many suggestions for making your move-in a little easier, but we've put together the most important ones here: 1. COMPLETE YOUR INVENTORY! It may be the last thing on your mind when you're tired after carrying boxes all day but this...Read More

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Increasing sales through your property management website

Posted on Monday 5th of September 2016

Sitting at your computer, coffee in hand, you need a new contractor. A short Google search later and you click through the first few links that appear at the top of the page. Is the first call you make to the cleanest, most attractively designed website? If this is the case, then you need to think in the same way about what is happening when your existing customers recommend your own business to their friends and family. Website layouts, fonts and image styles change with fashion and it is...Read More

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Avoiding common inventory pitfalls

Posted on Wednesday 10th of August 2016

The recent “Five Common... Mistakes” blog series concerning inventories, photo evidence and communication highlight a range of important issues for landlords and letting agents. Moray Watson, the Business Development Consultant for iSurvey Property Inspector for Scotland, has advice on how to produce your inventories and other reports while avoiding these common pitfalls: Issue 1: An unclear inventory Unclear reports don't provide a fair reference point for tenants and...Read More

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July adjudication digest: Say goodbye to stains

Posted on Monday 18th of July 2016

The adjudication digest takes a recent decision by a SafeDeposits adjudicator and sets out the reasons behind it. We hope that you will find these digests informative in understanding how we reach our adjudication decisions. This blog post is for guidance only – it is not intended to guarantee when an award will be made. Each dispute is different and the actual award made will be based on our interpretation of the specific evidence presented to us. Say goodbye to...Read More

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Five Common Communication Mistakes

Posted on Tuesday 12th of July 2016

In this edition of our 'Five Common… Mistakes' blog series, we're talking about communication mistakes landlords, letting agents and tenants often make: 1. Not updating the check-in report When you move in, you should immediately inspect the condition and cleanliness of the property and update your check-in report if anything is damaged, worn out or dirty. In the excitement of moving in, a scuff on the wall or grubby bath seal might not seem important, but, if...Read More