Guest Post from Bruce Stevenson

As a landlord, it’s important to protect your investment and ensure that your buy to let property is properly covered. Specialist landlord’s insurance is vital to protect you—and your bank balance — from an unforeseen event that could lead to an insurance claim.  Whilst standard household insurance provides cover for your building and contents while […]

7 Tips for Establishing Good Long-Term Tenants

Tenants moving out of your buy-to-let property always comes with some annoying hurdles. Searching for and securing new tenants and carrying out cleaning and any necessary maintenance tasks and upgrades between tenancies takes considerable amounts of time and money. And if you can’t find new tenants quickly, you risk a void period for your property […]

Things to Look for When Viewing a New Investment Property

When it comes to finding a new home for yourself, you’ll obviously want to look at things like the price and the condition of the property, but the end of the day, you’ll make your final decision based whether or not you love the idea of making it your home.  However, when it comes to […]

Your Guide to Glasgow Property Investment in 2021

In recent years, UK property investment guides have often echoed each other in telling people to shift their eyes from over-priced London towards the north. And while the property markets in many post-industrial cities in the North of England make for excellent investment opportunities, Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow, offers a uniquely attractive location for your […]

Best Areas to Buy Property in Edinburgh

Top 5 Residential Areas to Buy Property in Edinburgh Are you looking for the best area to buy a property in Edinburgh? Here are our top 5 areas to buy property in Edinburgh: Leith Walk Stockbridge Bruntsfield Gorgie and Dalry Polwarth The rest of this blog post will go on to explain in more detail […]

Best Updates to Your Buy to Let Property to Increase Value

Making sure your buy-to-let property stays looking fresh and inviting is key to attracting and retaining tenants in the long term and helping you to secure the best possible rental income. If your property is in need of a bit of an update, where should you begin and how much time and money should you […]

Thinking of Starting an Airbnb? Here are Reasons to Think Again

Airbnb has seen a dramatic rise in popularity over the last decade, creating a new avenue of income for property investors. From the outside, it looks like an extremely lucrative investment – and why wouldn’t it be? In 2018, over 3.85 million tourists visited Edinburgh and contributed £1.3 billion to the Scottish economy. So, without […]

Is Investing In HMO Property Right For You?

Houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) have long been a popular mode of living, especially for people with less disposable income or who are saving diligently. The lower rent per bedroom makes HMOs especially popular among students and young professionals saving for their first home.  Similarly, HMOs have long been an attractive investment route for many, […]

Can You Live Off Rental Income?

Living off passive income like rent from your investment properties seems like a dream to many people, but is it realistic? Ditching the nine-to-five in favour of paying the bills with rental income promises financial freedom and self-made property millionaires online can make the building of a hugely profitable property portfolio look deceptively simple. That’s […]

How to Make Your Rental Property More Appealing to Tenants

How do I make my property stand out from the crowd? The property market is a fickle mistress with trends being bucked positively and negatively depending on location. It is hard to know what is around the corner with no crystal ball, but no matter what, the show must go on! There are always tenants […]