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Looking for hints and tips on renting a property, or just interested in what's been happening in the industry? Check out our news articles and blog posts and find out all the info you need.

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05
Dec
2019

Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

Friday 20th December 2019 – 9am – 2:00pm Monday 23rd December – 9am – 5pm Christmas Eve 9am – 12 Noon Christmas day – Closed Boxing Day – Closed Friday 27th December 2019 – 10am – 2pm Monday 30th December …
04
Oct
2019

Credit Ladder

FAO Tenants CREDIT LADDER Rent payments never used to count towards anything. But that’s no longer true and just like mortgage payments, a tenant’s rent can now count towards building their credit history. Reporting your on-time rent payments to credit …
18
Jun
2019

New EPC Guidelines published

The Scottish Government has published its long expected minimum Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) draft regulations and guidance, along with a consultation seeking views on their content. Basic guidance on the forthcoming requirement can be https://www.gov.scot/publications/energy-efficiency-private-rented-property-scotland-regulations-2019-guidance/ Private rented sector properties in …
06
Jun
2019

Changes to Scotland’s landlord registration legislation

The details a landlord must provide when making a valid application for landlord registration or when renewing a current registration will soon be changing. There is now a requirement on the landlord to confirm by declaration, that, amongst other things …
01
Feb
2019

Arla Propertymark Protected

Arla Propertymark believe letting agents should be licensed to practice, both to protect the consumer and to encourage and maintain the highest industry standards. We are pleased to announce that Struan Baptie Property Management Ltd are now ARLA Propertymark Protected. …
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Coronavirus Update from Struan Baptie Property Management Ltd

As you will be aware we are in the midst of an outbreak of the coronavirus Covid-19. The Scottish Government has recommended that businesses take steps to allow its staff to work from home to reduce personal contact and to help reduce the spread of the virus.

We do not wish to take any risks with the health and wellbeing of our team and to that end, we are allowing staff to work from home. This will have some implications on our business for all our clients and tenants.

If you have a general enquiry please email contact@sb-pm.co.uk or if your query is in regards to rent please email melissa@sb-pm.co.uk

Of course if you know the email address of the person you wish to get in touch with, please email them directly. If you have the direct dial number of the team member you wish to speak to, this will forward to that person’s mobile phone. We urge you to communicate by email in the first instance. It will most likely be answered more quickly.

We aim to remain fully operational throughout this period. Rent processing will continue as normal and we will continue to deal with emergency repairs and maintenance and all aspects of property management. Routine property inspections, viewings and new tenancy agreements during this period will be postponed to a future date.

I trust that you understand why these precautions are necessary and appreciate your support.
Kind Regards,

Struan Baptie
Director