Archive: Landlord News

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Five Reasons to Invest in Edinburgh Property
Five reasons to invest in Edinburgh property Our managing director Malcolm is heading to Cape Town this month to host a seminar (event details below) on Edinburgh property investment, following recent interest from investors in South Africa. For those of you interested in attending Malcolm’s seminar, or wondering if an…
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What should Edinburgh buy-to-let investors make of the 3% supplement and tax relief changes?

Cullen Property, Edinburgh's leading property investment, lettings and management specialist explains why it is confident that the Edinburgh Private Rented Sector will remain viable in spite of taxation rules on the purchase and mortgage relief on buy-to-let properties.

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What should Edinburgh buy-to-let investors make of the 3% supplement and tax relief changes?
 

Cullen Property, Edinburgh's leading property investment, lettings and management specialist explains why it is confident that the Edinburgh Private Rented Sector will remain viable in spite of taxation rules on the purchase and mortgage relief on buy-to-let properties.

Scotland, UK and global background

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Cullen Property notice rise in young professionals opting to rent together
Cullen Property, Edinburgh's leading property investment, lettings and management specialist, has noticed a rise in the number of young professionals opting to live together in a rented property in Edinburgh. This trend, coined ‘hutching up’, has been happening in London for a number of years, due to unaffordable housing…
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10 things landlords should really know but likely don't
According to the Residential Landlords Association, there are more than 100 rules and regulations that landlords need to abide by to let out a property, but how much do landlords really know? Steve Coyle, operations director, at Cullen Property outlines his top 10 things landlords should really know but often…
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The student buy-to-let market is a great investment but do your homework before you buy
Britain’s universities are more in demand than ever which opens up excellent opportunities for investment in student properties. Successful student towns are becoming big business, where increasing demand for housing means high rental yields as well as capital appreciation. Although most universities can just about accommodate all first-year students in…
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Student developments are good news for students and great news for Edinburgh
Some of you may have noticed a number of signs dotted around Edinburgh building sites saying: 'student accommodation coming soon.' Developments are already underway at Leith Walk, Abbeyhill, Hillside Crescent, Holyrood Road, Fountainbridge and a £30.7m student residential project at Lutton Place was recently approved by The City of Edinburgh…
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Student property developments are good news for students and great news for Edinburgh
Some of you may have noticed a number of signs dotted around Edinburgh building sites saying: 'student accommodation coming soon.' Developments are already underway at Leith Walk, Abbeyhill, Hillside Crescent, Holyrood Road, Fountainbridge and a £30.7m student residential project at Lutton Place was recently approved by The City of Edinburgh…
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The dangers of tenants sub-letting
This year’s Budget outlined plans to make it illegal for private sector tenancy agreements to include clauses that prevent the sub-letting of the property. This appears to be an ill-thought out, knee-jerk reaction to try and alleviate some of the pressures on the PRS due to a lack of new…
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Land & Buildings Transaction Tax
With the recent announcement by John Swinney to reform Stamp Duty into the new Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT), we think there are some interesting points to make about the effect of the LBTT on the Edinburgh property market. So, what is it all about? The tax will take…