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“No DSS” policies - private landlords

Written by Home Lettings: 14 May, 2019

In recent times there has been more awareness and recognition that landlords, lenders and insurers who have blanket policies of not accepting tenants in receipt of social security benefits could be acting unlawfully. This is because such a rule may discriminate against people with disabilities or members of other groups…

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Guidelines for Tenants re reduction of risk of Legionnaire’s disease:

Written by Home Lettings: 15 February, 2018

What is legionella and Legionnaires’ disease? - Legionella are bacteria that are common in natural (rivers and lakes etc) and artificial water systems, eg hot and cold water systems (storage tanks, pipework, taps and showers). We usually associate legionella with larger water systems, eg in factories, hotels, hospitals and museums,…

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Airbnb plans to impose 90-day restriction on lets in Edinburgh

Written by Home Lettings: 15 February, 2018

Short term letting company Airbnb is planning to restrict Edinburgh landlords using its platform from renting out flats for longer than 90 days a year as part of a series of proposals which aim to find a balance between serving tourists and residents in the Scottish capital. Setting out recommendations to an…

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Private Residential Tenancy (PRT) in Scotland

Written by Home Lettings: 15 December, 2017

Private Residential Tenancy (PRT) in Scotland PRT was created by the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act, the main provisions of which will also come into force on 1 December 2017. These include limiting rent increases to only one per year with three months' notice, giving local authorities the ability…

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Mould - The Basics

Written by Property Manager: 19 December, 2014

Condensation The key to managing condensation and mould in your home is about getting the right balance between moisture in the air and heating and ventilating your home so that you can keep condensation to a minimum. Changes in temperature, lots of moisture and no ventilation will cause more condensation…

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