The Key Place May Newsletter 2015 1st May 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.

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Robert Young, Chief Executive

The Key Place Journey 1st May 2015

Re-wind the clock 17 years to 1997, when Elton John was topping the charts with Candle in the Wind.

Property Letting Regulations 1st May 2015

Electrical Safety Checks 1st May 2015

From December 2015, new regulations for Electrical Safety Checks are being brought into force. To find out what will be involved read on...Click here to read Electrical Safety Checks.

Buy-To-Let 1st May 2015

The buy-to-let market is booming, and predictions are that it is likely to grow even more, as investors realise the potential income that lies in renting out properties.

Tenancy Deposit Schemes 1st May 2015

The Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations were introduced in Scotland on 7th March 2011, in order to safe guard tenants’ deposits from rogue landlords who frequently kept deposits at the end of a tenancy. Since the scheme introduction, The Key Place has worked with SafeDeposits Scotland, in order to protect the interests of our landlords and tenants. SafeDeposits Scotland is the only not for profit scheme based in Scotland. They currently hold 60% of all deposits held in deposit schemes in Scotland. To comply with the Regulations, any landlord or letting agent in receipt of a tenancy deposit must, within 30 working days of the tenancy start date: - Transfer the deposit to a government approved scheme, such as SafeDeposits Scotland, - Provide all tenants with particular...

Landlord Insurance 1st May 2015

Landlords, it is essential that your property is insured in order to protect your investment. The Key Place use and recommend Bruce Stevenson.  Find out more here.Click here to read Landlord Insurance.