Workplace wellbeing – is it working?

Tuesday 18 December 2018

Employee wellbeing is being compromised by a lack of understanding of how to implement effective programmes, reveals the latest research from the British Safety Council.

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60,000 tenancies could be terminated in Scotland

Monday 17 December 2018

With an ever increasing amount of legislation, changes in tax and the introduction of the PRT in Scotland, it’s fair to say that landlords have a lot to deal with. Many are questioning their long-term future within the sector and to consider selling their rental properties. Chris Wood of Propertymark Protected agency, Portolio, asks 'is there another way?'

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Propertymark's predictions for 2019

Friday 14 December 2018

Last week, we took a look back at 2018 and analysed how the market has changed over the last 12 months, but today we're peeking into our crystal ball, to see what's to come in 2019.

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Propertymark Protected agency launches its 2020 green vision campaign

Thursday 13 December 2018

ARLA Propertymark Protected Newton Property, one of Scotland’s leading lettings companies, has this week launched its national 2020 Green Energy Vision campaign helping Scotland embrace a more sustainable, environmentally-friendly future.

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Double-edged sword as cost of student lets rises

Monday 10 December 2018

Universities across the UK have seen student numbers escalate over recent years and they had to turn to the private sector to help ensure supply of accommodation. According to a report released last week by Unipol and National Union of Students (NUS), this has been a double-edged sword, bringing both benefits to students, and cost implications.

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Replace or repair? A deposit adjudication case study

Monday 10 December 2018

Tenancy Deposit Scheme’s (TDS) Assistant Director of Dispute Resolution, Sandy Bastin, looks at a recent case where both sides of the dispute disagreed on whether the deduction should be for replacement or repairs.

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Is your client money really protected?

Thursday 06 December 2018

If money is taken out of your client account without your knowledge is that a crime? I’m sure as a member of Propertymark and subscriber to their CMP scheme your answer is going to be “Yes, of course it is!”.

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Is Right to Rent being ignored on the Brexit debate?

Thursday 06 December 2018

Yesterday in the House of Commons the heated debate on immigration following any Brexit agreement raged on, with MPs on both sides of the house expressing frustration, confusion, and dismay that the promised White Paper for post-Brexit immigration failed to materialise.

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Amendment made to Tenant Fees Bill

Tuesday 04 December 2018

In another attack on the sector the Government has announced an amendment to the Tenant Fees Bill, that will see security deposits capped at the equivalent of five weeks’ rent.

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Four bedroom properties fare well in latest report by Scottish Government

Tuesday 04 December 2018

The Private Rented Sector in Scotland has more than doubled in size since 1999. The latest Private Rented Sector Statistics released by the Scottish Government show that in the period 2010-2018, four-bedroom properties have fared particularly well, showing a cumulative rental price increase of 33.3% over the eight-year period, and an 11.8% increase within the last year alone.

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Universal Credit: Top tips for landlords

Tuesday 04 December 2018

The Minister for Families, Supported Housing and Child Maintenance, Justin Tomlinson has issued some valuable advice for landlords (or managing agents) to help their tenants better understand Universal Credit and minimise problems with unpaid or late rent.

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Propertymark 2018 property market analysis

Monday 03 December 2018

As we near the end of 2018, we have taken a look at our sales and lettings data, to reveal trends from the past year.

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