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The Key Place Newsletter, December 2016

02/12/2016

Welcome to the December edition of our newsletter, giving you news from across the rental industry.  This month we look at how standards are being raised across the Private Rented Sector.  We explore things to consider before becoming a landlord.  With Christmas only 3 weeks away we discuss homelessness in Scotland.  We look at how to deal with condensation and mould, a growing problem over the winter months.  Lindsays solicitors discuss the importance of Power of Attorney.  And finally we introduce you to our new, mobile friendly website.  We hope you enjoy The Key Place newsletter.  Please share with friends and they can subscribe to be added to our mailing list. 

The Key Place Newsletter, November 2016

04/11/2016

Welcome to the November edition of our newsletter, giving you news from across the rental industry.  This month we look at how the Private Rented Sector is performing; we look at the changes to electrical safety in private lets; along with Lindsays solicitors we explore the Private Rented Housing Panel and the Repairing Standard; we give you some top tips for winter proofing your property; and we tell you how to hold onto good tenants.  We hope you enjoy The Key Place newsletter.  Please share with friends and they can subscribe to be added to our mailing list. 

The Key Place Newsletter, October 2016

03/10/2016

Welcome to the October edition of our newsletter, giving you news from across the rental industry.  This month we look at how the Private Rented Sector is performing, plus we explore the rising age of those in the PRS.  Continuing our discussion of The Key Place procedures, this month we look at the implications of Notice to Quit with a real life example.  Tenants are breaking tenancy agreement clauses now more than ever before, find out more.  And finally some tips on how to maintain the value of your rental property.   We hope you enjoy The Key Place newsletter.  Please share with friends and they can subscribe to be added to our mailing list. 

The Key Place Newsletter, September 2016

09/09/2016

Welcome to the September edition of our newsletter, giving you news from across the rental industry.  This month we look at the forthcoming regulation of letting agents.  We take you through the check-in and check-out process, not as simple as it sounds.  Investors looking for good returns should consider buy to let in Falkirk, and this is discussed, along with 3 buy to let opportunites.  Finally if you have unintentionally become a landlord then read our article on accidental landlords, as there are many things you may not be aware of.   We hope you enjoy The Key Place newsletter.  Please share with friends and they can subscribe to be added to our mailing list. 

The Key Place Newsletter, August 2016

04/08/2016
Welcome to the August edition of our newsletter, giving you news from across the rental industry.  This month we look at how the Private Rented Sector is performing.  We give you an update on how Brexit is affecting the rental market.  Considering investing in buy to let?  We turn a spotlight on Edinburgh to see what our capital city can offer.  Very excitingly we introduce The Edinburgh Property Blog.  Longer tenancies bring more wear and tear, and we look at who is responsible for what.  And finally we discuss how you go about finding a good letting agent.   We hope you enjoy The Key Place newsletter.  Please share with friends and they can subscribe to be added to our mailing list. 

The Key Place Newsletter, July 2016

30/06/2016

Welcome to the July edition of our newsletter, giving you news from across the rental industry.  This month we look at the impact of Brexit for homeowners and landlords.  We look at increasing rents in Scotland.  We also discuss the HMO market.  Tenant satisfaction is high which is very reassuring, find out more.  If you are wondering where to invest your pension, consider bricks and mortar.  And finally when buying a property, it's not only the big things that matter - consider the little things too.  We hope you enjoy The Key Place newsletter.  Please share with friends and they can subscribe to be added to our mailing list. 

The Key Place Newsletter, June 2016

07/06/2016

Welcome to the June edition of our newsletter, giving you news from across the rental industry.  This month we discuss whether to furnish or unfurnish your rental property; we discuss the rising incidence of reports of lousy landlords; we look at dealing with problem neighbours; and we give you an insight into where you stand if your rental property is invaded by pests.  We hope you enjoy The Key Place newsletter.  Please share with friends and they can subscribe to be added to our mailing list. 

The Key Place Newsletter, May 2016

06/05/2016

Welcome to the May edition of our newsletter, giving you news from across the rental industry.  This month we look at whether the rental market will respond to forthcoming changes by raising rents; we discuss the importance of inventories and the Tenancy deposit Scheme; we give you some top tips as to how you can best go about preparing your property for letting; and Gregor McMeechan of Malleny Mortgage Solutions discusses buy to let.  We hope you enjoy The Key Place newsletter.  Please share with friends and they can subscribe to be added to our mailing list. 

The Key Place Newsletter, April 2016

07/04/2016
Welcome to the April edition of our newsletter, giving you news from across the rental industry.  This month we look at how the market has performed over the first quarter of 2016; we discuss buy to let in 2016; find out the latest on the Private Tenancies Bill; we look at safety regulations and at Tenant Information Packs; and we introduce you to Lindsays solicitors.  We hope you enjoy The Key Place newsletter.  Please share with friends and they can subscribe to be added to our mailing list. 

The Key Place Newsletter, March 2016

07/03/2016

Welcome to the March edition of our newsletter, giving you news from across the rental industry.  This month we introduce you to our new Falkirk office; we look at how to get and keep the right tenants; we tell you how we market your property to prospective tenants; and we look at whether the new tax changes will lead to increased rents and incorporation for landlords.  We hope you enjoy The Key Place newsletter.  Please share with friends and they can subscribe to be added to our mailing list. 

The Key Place Newsletter, February 2016

03/02/2016

Welcome to the February edition of our newsletter, giving you current news from across the rental industry.  This month we are looking at the how the rental market performed in Q4 of 2015; we discuss the Private Tenancies (Housing) Bill; we discuss what to do if a tenant dies;  we introduce the Falkirk Property Blog; and if you want to earn £100 cash in hand, then read on.   We hope you enjoy The Key Place newsletter.  Please share with friends and they can subscribe to be added to our mailing list. 

The Key Place Newsletter, January 2016

11/01/2016
A very happy 2016 to all our newsletter readers.  This month we announce our exciting expansion plans as we open a new office in Falkirk; we explore 2016 predictions for Scotland's Private Rented Sector; Elaine Kellington, mortgage advisor gives us the lowdown on buy to let mortgages in 2016; we look at the buy to let market in the Central Belt; and we discuss malicious damage to properties.

We hope you enjoy The Key Place newsletter.  If you find it useful, please share with friends and they can subscribe to be added to our mailing list.

The Key Place Newsletter, December 2015

02/12/2015
Merry Christmas and welcome to the December edition of our newsletter, keeping you up to date with what is happening in the rental industry.  This month we are looking at investing in Midlothian; buy to let at Christmas; the importance of inventories; the new electrical and CO regulations; and sing along to The 12 Days of Letting!

We hope you enjoy The Key Place newsletter.  If you find it useful, please share with friends and they can subscribe to be added to our mailing list.

The Key Place Newsletter, November 2015

03/11/2015

Welcome to the November edition of our newsletter, keeping you up to date with what is happening in the rental industry.  This month we are looking at the rental market in Q3.  We also explore cannabis farms, and how to help keep your property safe. Also find out what The Key Place does for our managed landlords.

We hope you enjoy The Key Place newsletter.  If you find it useful, please share with friends and they can subscribe to be added to our mailing list.

The Key Place Newsletter, October 2015

02/10/2015

Welcome to the October edition of our newsletter, giving you current news from across the rental industry.  This month we are looking at rent controls and the implications for you as a landlord.  We discuss the forthcoming letting agent regulation; and read our top tips for winter proofing your property. 

We hope you enjoy The Key Place newsletter.  If you find it useful, please share with friends and they can subscribe to be added to our mailing list. 

The Key Place Newsletter, September 2015

02/09/2015

Welcome to the September edition of our newsletter, giving you current news from across the rental industry.  This month we are looking at how to achieve the best rent for your property.  We look at Osborne's tax relief cuts and implications for landlords.  We also explain the Repairing Standard. 

We hope you enjoy The Key Place newsletter.  If you find it useful, please share with friends and they can subscribe to be added to our mailing list. 

The Key Place Newsletter, August 2015

04/08/2015

Welcome to the August edition of our newsletter, giving you current news from across the rental industry.  This month we are looking at how the Scottish rental market is performing in the second quarter of 2015.  We discuss landlord and tenant responsibilities - lack of knowledge is leading to an increase in disputes.  And investors, have a look at the Scottish property blog. 

We hope you enjoy The Key Place newsletter.  If you find it useful, please share with friends and they can subscribe to be added to our mailing list. 

The Key Place Newsletter, July 2015.

03/07/2015

Welcome to the July edition of our newsletter, in which we give you up to date news from across the rental industry.  This month we are looking at HMO lets, both as a buy-to-let opportunity, and the application process involved. We point investors towards the Scottish property blog series.  And we introduce Hunter Wealth Management.

We hope you enjoy The Key Place newsletter.  If you find it useful, please share with friends and they can subscribe to be added to our mailing list.

The Key Place June Newsletter 2015

05/06/2015

Welcome to the June edition of our newsletter, in which we give you up to date news from across the rental industry.  This month we are looking at the basics of buy-to-let, and buy-to-let mortgages, as well as exploring the benefits of using a letting agent. We would also like to introduce you to CKD Galbraith, experts in property sales.

We hope you enjoy The Key Place newsletter.  If you find it useful, please share with friends and they can subscribe to be added to our mailing list.

Linda Bendle, Managing Director, The Key Place.

The Key Place May Newsletter 2015

05/05/2015

Welcome to the May edition of our newsletter, keeping you in touch with what's happening in the rental industry.  This month we are looking at property letting regulations, and the implications of non-compliance for landlords.  We also discuss the tenancy deposit scheme and landlord insurance.

We hope you enjoy The Key Place newsletter.  If you find it useful, please share with friends and they can subscribe to be added to our mailing list. 

Robert Young, Chief Executive

The Key Place April Newsletter 2015

16/04/2015

Welcome to the April edition of our newsletter, in which we give you up to date news from across the rental industry.  Of particular interest this month is an overview of Scotland's rental market, with a particular focus on the buy-to-let sector.  We also look at pension reforms and mortgages.  And very excitingly, we announce the launch of our new rental statistics; and buy-to-let opportunities newsletters. 

We hope you enjoy The Key Place newsletter.  If you find it useful, please share with friends and they can subscribe to be added to our mailing list.

Linda Bendle, Managing Director, The Key Place.

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