The Key Place Newsletter, March 2017 1st Mar 2017

Welcome to the March edition of our newsletter. This month Lindsays Solicitors take us through legal develoments in the Private Rented Sector.  We introduce the new digital application for landlord registration.  With so many letting agents out there, how do you choose the right one - read our helpful guide.  And if you choose The Key Place to look after your property, find out what is involved in our fully managed services.  Read our top tips for preparing your property for letting in order to get the best rent.  And finally we weigh up the pros and cons of taking pets in rental properties.  We hope you enjoy The Key Place newsletter.  Please share with friends and they can subscribe to be added to our mailing list. 

Pets in Rental Properties 1st Mar 2017

A lot of our landlords ask our advice on whether to take pets in their property or not. At the end of the day it is the landlord’s decision but here are some pros and cons to weigh up.

Preparing your Rental Property 1st Mar 2017

It is essential that you prepare your property for letting in order to attract the best tenants and achieve the best rent. If the rental property down the road looks a lot better than yours, then rest assured you will lose out. Tenants are looking for a home, and as such want a good well-presented property in a good location. Here are our top tips for preparing a property for rent.

The Key Place Managed Service 1st Mar 2017

Landlords, what do we do you get for your fees? A lot more than you would think! Our fully managed package offers a service which covers all aspects from finding and securing good tenants, to managing your property, dealing with emergencies and taking the hassle out of letting. All you have to do is sit back and let the income arrive in your bank account. It’s an ideal service for landlords who would rather not deal with tenants directly, preferring all aspects to be handled by an agent. It is the hassle free option!

Choosing the Right Letting Agent 1st Mar 2017

There are a lot of letting agents to choose from these days so how do you pick the best? How do you find out who you can trust with what is arguably one of your biggest assets?

Legal Developments in the PRS 1st Mar 2017

Lindsays is an award winning law firm that combines a high quality of service with legal expertise to deliver the best possible outcomes and results for individuals, families and businesses. Within the housing sector, the Lindsays team offer a wide range of specialist legal services for landlords. Follow the link below to read Lindsays' vital information on recent legal developments all landlords should be aware of.

Landlord Registration 1st Mar 2017

It is a legal requirement that all Private Rented Sector (PRS) landlords are registered as a landlord with their local authority under Part 8 of the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004, in order to ensure they are fit and proper to be letting out a property. Operating as an unregistered landlord is a criminal offence which may be subject to a penalty on conviction of up to £50,000, a ban on letting properties of up to 5 years and a criminal record as a result.