Category: tenants/ students

5 common issues with tenancy agreements

5 common issues with tenancy agreements

The tenancy agreement may be called upon in the event of a dispute, so it’s essential that it’s comprehensive and accurate. The NLA Advice Line fills us in on five potential problems to watch out for. Using the wrong type of tenancy agreement The most widespread agreement is an assured shorthold tenancy (AST), which is … Continue reading 5 common issues with tenancy agreements

A Landlord’s Guide: Top Tips for Having a Productive Relationship with your Tenants

A Landlord’s Guide: Top Tips for Having a Productive Relationship with your Tenants

A good, productive relationship with your tenants can make the whole letting process considerably easier and stress free for its duration. Alongside the convenience, this can have a significant impact on your occupancy rates, condition of your property and ultimately delivering a consistent stream of revenue, giving you a good return on your investment. A … Continue reading A Landlord’s Guide: Top Tips for Having a Productive Relationship with your Tenants

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