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Recent Posts

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. …
22
Oct
2018

Letting Agent Register

Whilst many of us were enjoying the good weather this summer, Struan and I were busy getting ready for regulations and applying to the Scottish Government’s letting agent register. As of 1st October 2018, anyone carrying out letting agency work …
22
Mar
2018

Consultation on changes to landlord registration fees and applications

The Scottish Government has published a consultation on making changes to the landlord registration system. The changes being considered are: – an inflationary increase in the principal fee/property fee from £55/£11 to £70/£14 requiring landlords to confirm and/or evidence that …
14
Mar
2018

Letting Agency Registration

Who needs to register If you do letting agency work in Scotland you are required by law to comply with a Letting Agent Code of Practice and to join a Register of Letting Agents. The Register of Letting Agents is …
05
Dec
2017

Festive Opening Hours 2017

FESTIVE OFFICE OPENING TIMES 2017 Friday 22nd December 2017 – 9am – 11:00am Monday 25th December 2017 – CLOSED Tuesday 26th December 2017 – CLOSED Wednesday 27th December 2017 – 9:00am – 4:00pm Thursday 28th December 2017 – 9:00am – …
23
Mar
2017

Struan Baptie Property Management – Placement Experience By Rachael Farnaby

During my third year of University I was given the opportunity to fulfil a placement as part of one of my modules. I decided that I would like to choose a property management company and since completing the 10 week …
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