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Landlord tax updates for 2022/23

Over the last decade or so, landlords have got very used to the Government announcing tax changes each year. Due to the general increase in rents, landlords are still seeing their investments perform well and thankfully the last two...

Top tips for how to handle a vacant property

There can be times when a rental property is vacant. Whether this is short term between tenancies, or longer term such as planned renovations that are easier without a tenant in situ, the downside is that when a property...

Going carbon neutral by 2030

At scottfraser we have made a pledge to become carbon neutral by 2030. It is extremely important to us to embrace sustainability. In order to achieve this, we have already implemented several changes to our business. Recyclable lettings and...

Landlord insurance: Do I need it?

A common question we get from landlords is, do I need landlord insurance? The simple answer is yes! Some landlord insurance is compulsory if you want a buy-to-let mortgage, whereas other options are simply advisable. Unfortunately, there is always...

Is buy-to-let still a good investment in 2022?

For many years, buy-to-let was widely seen as a great (and pretty easy) way to make money, while providing a much-needed roof over tenants’ heads. However, the Government have made it clear they want to reduce the number of...

5 things tenants are looking for in a rental property

The rental market continues to grow and landlords are in high demand across the UK, with agents registering huge numbers of tenants seeking homes at their branches. Despite being fantastic news for most professional landlords, tenants hoping to stay...

How to avoid rental scams when you’re a tenant

Something that you have to be mindful of if you’re looking to rent a property are rental scams. Unfortunately these are fairly common, especially given how much is done online nowadays. According to the BBC Radio 4 show You...