Category: tenants/ students

Thinking about letting to Students? Here are the NLA’s Top Tips for Student Landlords

  Letting to students can be a very attractive prospect for a private landlord. The student market benefits from very high demand, and with the number of students going to university continuing to rise, there is likely to be very little shortage of potential tenants to accommodate. Letting to students can also be very profitable, … Continue reading Thinking about letting to Students? Here are the NLA’s Top Tips for Student Landlords

Is the Edinburgh Fringe under threat?

  Since 1947, Edinburgh has welcomed performers and tourists to the city as part of its summer Fringe Festival. Many make the annual pilgrimage to Auld Reekie to see the very best (and bizarre) in comedy, music and theatre - from established names to aspiring newcomers. It’s estimated that around 2,500 artists take part at … Continue reading Is the Edinburgh Fringe under threat?

Tenants’ Right to Request Energy Efficiency Improvements

From today (April 1st), where a tenant requests their landlord’s consent to make energy efficiency improvements, the landlord may not unreasonably refuse consent. This is part of the drive to make the PRS more energy efficient, and is the precursor to regulations dictating an EPC minimum rating of E for new tenancies (2018) and for … Continue reading Tenants’ Right to Request Energy Efficiency Improvements

Don’t be a victim of fraud: Protect yourself from rental scams

Another year, another group of victims of rental fraud; sadly it is that time of the year again where many have their excitement of coming to the UK to study or work turned into stomach-churning dread at the realisation of having been scammed at the hands of fraudsters when searching for a place to live. … Continue reading Don’t be a victim of fraud: Protect yourself from rental scams

‘Student-proof’ your property by registering its appliances

By Douglas Herbison, Chief Executive, the Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances (AMDEA). September’s coming and so are the hordes of students looking for digs.  Each academic year, the half a million or so young people needing rented accommodation represent a real opportunity for landlords across the country. The private rental sector accounts for a … Continue reading ‘Student-proof’ your property by registering its appliances