Archive: Cullen Property Blog

Coronavirus Scotland Bill
Coronavirus Scotland Bill - What Landlords & Tenants Need to Know
Today, we want to highlight the Coronavirus Scotland Bill and how this will affect our landlords and residents as of the 6th of April. The Bill, as expected, alters the way Landlords can recover possession of a tenanted property under all tenures.  There are two major alterations to the…
long-term market
Ensuring a Compliant Transition to the Long-Term Market
Ensuring a Compliant Transition to the Long-Term Market: A Landlord Checklist   In these unprecedented times, we’ve received a significant number of landlords considering different ways of managing their properties. Here we take a look at some of the key aspects of the long-term rental requirements and how these differ…
Coronavirus Guidance
Coronavirus Guidance - Resource Page
Following our direct communications with our tenants and landlords regarding guidance during these unprecedented times, we have decided to also share this Coronavirus guidance here on the blog. If you find yourself in a tricky situation, please let our team know in the first instance and we can work…
Virtual Viewings
Business as Unusual in Practice : Cullen Property
The new landscape With the adoption of our new ‘virtual viewings' and property valuations by way of video walk-throughs, and with all our staff working safely from home, a quote that really resonated with us this week was “We can’t change the direction of the wind, but we can adjust…
Edinburgh AirBnB Landlords
Edinburgh AirBnB Landlords - How to Switch to Long-Term Letting
As most Edinburgh AirBnB Landlords will be aware, Covid-19 (and more specifically social distancing) has had a profound impact on the hospitality and tourism sectors within our beautiful city. For the foreseeable future, the Government has strongly advised against unnecessary travel so it may be a good idea to…
Student Flats - FAQs
Student Flats - FAQs
Student Flats - All the most commonly asked questions tenants ask!   Do I have to move in on the availability date? The availability date is when the landlord is ideally looking for the lease to start. There is a small possibility that the availability could be later than advertised,…
New Efficiency Regulations
Energy Efficiency Regulations & Exemptions
*Please note that due to COVID-19 the below guidance has been deferred for the time being*   Scotland’s New Energy Efficiency Regulations have been approved today by ministers, with the new regulations coming into effect as of 1st April 2020.   Scottishlandlords.com report that Private Rented Sector Properties will…
Tenant Find Only - What You Need To Know
Tenant Find Only – What You Need To Know
In this piece we discuss tenant find only services and why it may not provide as much value now as it did before the new private residential tenancy agreements (PRT) with specialist insight from our in-house lettings expert, Mhairi-Clare Galletta (or MC for short!). Mhairi-Clare Galletta (MC), New Business Executive…
Council Tax Bands in Edinburgh
Council Tax Bands in Edinburgh, Discounts & Exemptions

 

Council Tax Bands in Edinburgh are often the last thing you consider when looking to move into a new property in Edinburgh. It is important to pay these in a timely manner so that bills do not mount up. These fees can be split between your flatmates if living…