New insights on renting
Insurance provider publishes ebook with in-depth look at policies and provision in Scotland
LANDLORD insurance provider HomeLet has released a new ebook that uses exclusive data from its Rental Index to highlight trends in the Scottish rental market.
It also includes insight from Dr John Boyle, Rettie’s director of research and strategy, exploring the opportunities and threats to the Scottish rental market and includes additional complications for Scottish landlords – such as the implementation of tenancy reform this year –in greater detail.
Additional expert comment comes from BBC property expert, Henry Pryor, who analyses trends and wider issues in the rental market across the UK. To download a copy of the ebook visit www.HomeLet.co.uk
Tayloring a career
TAYLOR Wimpey is helping its production staff in the west of Scotland to further their careers on accredited training.
The Production Academy is aligned to job levels and career paths and is designed to enhance the skills of the company’s site management teams.
To date, five Taylor Wimpey West Scotland employees have been enrolled in the scheme, which on completion, provides a recognised qualification. Employees can re-enter the Academy at the next level and work towards further enhancing their qualifications.
Going, going gone
HOUSE buyers are responding so fast to new properties coming onto the market I am struggling to keep them on hold long enough to get them into print – a phenomenon that has not happened for years. Many properties are being snapped up in record time. As a result, Slater Hogg & Howison has just experienced its best week ever and the firm’s retail director Sharon Donaldson, says they now need more houses urgently.
Time to improve
APRIL is Home Improvement Month in the UK and new research by Velux, the roof window manufacturer, reveals that 60 per cent of homeowners in Scotland planning to carry out improvements within the next six months would spend £4,000 or more, while 12 per cent expect to spend up to £10,000 – which runs counter to recent reports of weakened consumer confidence in the wake of Brexit.
The ‘Brexit Bounce’
IN a similar vein, Ron Hastings of Kelsobased solicitors/estate agents Hastings & Co, is seeing what he describes as a “Brexit Bounce” owing to the increased number of enquiries and buyers from south of the Border. “Property sales post-Brexit in the Scottish Borders have increased by 20 per cent,” he says. The question is, will it be a lasting Brexit bonus, or is it a bounce that will flop after the initial burst of energy?”
IN THEIR SITES: Recent Academy participants, Luke Hambl and Robb Walker.