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Landlord email 6th August 2020

Dear All, Just a quick email this week, the schools are going back next week so there is a little grumpy face who is secretly excited to get back to see his friends, but I am being a mummy this afternoon! We have still not opened the office yet, as we …

Landlord email 30th July 2020

Dear All, We are (almost) at the end of July! How did that happen?!! It does not seem that long ago I was writing about April showers and Shakespeare day! World cup fans may know the significance of July 30th, but I am not that into football, leave that to my …

Landlord email 22nd July 2020

Dear All, Hope that everyone is well this week. July has been a strange month, usually I would have be frantically arranging child care and sleep overs and things to keep my son amused during summer holidays, but this year has been unusual to say the least! Fayre Monday I spent …

Landlord email 16th July 2020

Scotland has moved to Phase 3 of the lifting of lockdown restrictions and the government had updated its guidance to landlords and letting agents. PROPERTY INSPECTIONS AND ELECTRICAL SAFETY CHECKS Property inspections and electrical safety checks are now permittedTradesperson and occupants of the house need to be well and not showing coronavirus …

Landlord email 9th July 2020

Dear all, Taking a little inspiration from the “Ant and Dec Santander” advert which I think is really nice ( not an endorsement only personal thoughts),  this week I have touched base with all our tenants to make sure they are okay, any problems issues, financial concerns etc.  This has proven …

Landlord email 2nd July 2020

Dear all, Hope you are well. We are over half way through the year and what a year 2020 has been(!) Little did we know in March how much the world was about to change in a very short space of time. We managed the transition to pivot the office to …

Landlord email 26th June 2020

Dear all, School has finished in Scotland, well “distance learning” which means parents have that stress lifted, now trying to keep kids amused, while still not really being able to go out side as they used to. My son told me that in years to come, he will think of 2020 …

Landlord email 19th June 2020

Dear all, Today , among other things is Take back the lunch break day, which in these working from home and social distancing times is an almost foreign thought.While going through my usual household tasks and paperwork at the weekend I updated my home insurance to reflect working from home and …

Landlord email 11th June -

Corn on the cob and German chocolate cake day  Dear all,  June seems to be speeding by, almost half a year has gone already!  it doesn’t seem that it was 3 months ago  our lives changed due to the Covid –19 situation, the schools finishing and lockdown closing offices, but it seems like a very long time ago as well.  I have tried to keep the routine …

Tenant email 10th June

Dear all, Hope you’re keeping safe and well. SELF - SERVICE INSPECTIONS Please be aware that you may receive an email (some of you may have already) from Pinstripe Inventories over the coming weeks, who are our inventory partners. This email is a request for you to undertake a semi-annual ‘self-service inspection’ of your …

Landlord email 5th June

Dear all, It has been quiet on the news front this week, so I thought I’d delve into some commentary and research that’s out there about the residential property market. Figure 1 below shows that browsing of residential property hit its lowest point on 4 April and as at 10 May had …

Re: Landlord email 29th May 2020 Ne’er cast a clout till May be out

Hope that as we near the end of May and the sun is shining in Scotland we are all starting to feel a little more optimistic about the new pace of life that we seem to have and adapting to the future normality. Personally I have been enjoying not fighting traffic …

Landlord email 21st May 2020

Dear all, Hope that everyone is safe and well.  I had some useful suggestions and feed back from the last email, which I thank you all for. In light of the easing of the lockdown in the United Kingdom being discussed  and some questions about how things will change going forward I …

Landlord email 15th May 2020

Dear all, Hope that this week has treated you well. 15th May 2020 is …136th day of the year. There are then 230 days left in 2020.20th Friday of 2020.on the 20th week of 2020.and that has been part of the learning from home this week in our house! Not sure if …

Landlord Email - 24th April Shakespeare Day

We all, of course, continue to face many day to day challenges from the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis and the extended "lockdown". It is clear there is not going to be a quick resolution of the crisis and the Scottish Association of Landlords  will continue to lobby politicians and policymakers …

Tenants email 30th April 2020

Dear all, As we end probably one of the most unusual months of April  we all have had, we know that a number of tenants have already and will be further impacted financially by the coronavirus pandemic. We want to provide guidance on the procedure you should follow if you are …

Landlord email 30th April 2020

As we end probably one of the most unusual months of April I imagine we all have had, the Scottish and UK Government have made some changes which will affect us all for at least the next 6 months, so I will try and recap on as much as I …

Landlord email 19th April 2020

Apologies for not sending out an email last week, there was not a new update to report which I was holding off for.   With us entering the new phase of lockdown, we all naturally continue to have major concerns about leases and tenants in the face of the unprecedented situation in Scotland, …

Landlord email 9th April 2020

Dear all, Hope you are continuing to keep safe and well. Self-Assessment Tax Return and Full Year Statements:The time has come to start thinking about completing your Self-Assessment tax return. For those who would like some guidance or assistance with this, you can find information from Scottish Government here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-and-support-for-landlords#self-assessment which includes a step …

Landlord email 3rd April 2020

Dear all,  Hope you are keeping safe and well during these highly unusual times. As you are aware the GPL team are working remotely due to the lockdown, but still contactable via email. We did prepare for working from home and are having regular video conference calls with each other as well …

Landlord email 27th March 2020

Dear all, Hope you’re all doing okay and managing as best you can in the current situation. In our last email sent out 20th March we emphasised the importance of keeping up our communication with each other. We are still here to answer and questions you may have.   The latest update from Scottish Association of Landlords …

Landlord email 17th March 2020

Dear all, This is not the quarterly email I expected to be sending out, however in light of recent events Glasgow Property Letting has taken the decision to restrict our working days and hours on a temporary basis. Colleagues will be mainly working from home with access to email. We will respond to you but please …

Landlord email 19th March 2020

Dear all, In light of the evolving situation around corona virus ( covid – 19).  The health and well being of our team, their families and clients is of paramountimportance.  Therefore for the immediate future we have migrated to remote working and closed out office this week.  Our team are not …

Tenant email 9th April

Dear all, Hope you are continuing to keep well and safe. For those who have a Private Residential Tenancy Agreement:The Private Residential Tenancy Statutory Terms Supporting Notes have been updated due to Covid-19.  This version is in place for the duration of the emergency Covid-19 procedures, until 6 October 2020 (unless amended). The purpose of …

Tenant email 20th March

Dear all People affected by coronavirus who are concerned about paying their rent can claim Universal Credit from the Department for Work and Pensions which includes support for housing costs, if eligible. The UK Government has introduced some temporary changes to make this easier. The following website provides further information on …

Tenant email 17th March

Dear all  This is not the update email I expected to be sending out in March 2020, however in light of recent events Glasgow Property Letting has taken the decision to restrict our working hours and days on a temporary basis and close our office temporarily. Colleagues will be mainly working from home with access …

Landlord email - 7th May 2020

Dear all, I hope that May has been good so far, my mum asked me if I used the 1st of May dew to cleanse my skin which is apparently an old tradition. I didn’t, but It did get me thinking about tradition and how at this life changing time we …