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Private Rental – Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (EPCs)

We have finally received a statement from Scottish Government regarding Private Rental Sector Energy Efficiency Standards. Please see below. Private Rented Property Regulations (Scotland) Energy Efficiency Will Be Delayed with no fixed date agreed to bring into law. What this …


It has been a difficult year for everyone around the globe and I am sure we will all be glad to see the back of 2020. The team at Struan Baptie Property Management Ltd have worked incredibly hard through these …

Tenant Hardship Loan Fund – Now Live

The Scottish Government’s £10 million tenant hardship loan fund is due to open for applications on 7 December 2020 and its online portal, which provides details of the fund, is now live. https://tenanthardshiploan.est.org.uk/ This fund will offer loans to tenants both …

Covid-19 Update – Viewings

Covid-19 Update – Viewings Further to the latest Government guidelines, we are now in a position to allow in person viewings as of Monday 29th June 2020. Our viewing agent, George, will be back on Wednesday 1st July and I …

Bank Holiday 25th May 2020

Bank Holiday 25th May Please note that our office will be closed on Monday 25th May for the bank holiday. We are currently working with limited staff but my team have continued to work incredibly hard throughout the lockdown and …

Covid-19 Loans for Landlords

We wish to advise that the Private Rented Sector Landlord (non-business) Covid-19 Loan is now open for applications. The interest free loan will be available to registered landlords with 5 or less rental properties and will cover lost rental income from …

Covid-19 – Advice for Tenants

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to change rapidly, and with this, so does the advice and guidance available for tenants. The purpose of this page is to provide the most up to date information for tenants. We will update this page …

Covid-19 :FAQs for private landlords

Covid-19 :FAQs for private landlords regarding changes to residential tenancies as a result of the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 Guidance on how private landlords should deal with rent and terminating tenancies following the introduction of The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act. What …

New EPC Regulations postponed due to Covid-19 crisis

The Energy Efficiency (Domestic Private Rented Property) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 have now been indefinitely postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. The regulations were due to come into force on 1 April 2020, which required all properties in Scotland’s private rented …
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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