“Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love — that makes life and nature harmonize.- George Eliot
“As long as autumn lasts, I shall not have hands, canvas and colours enough to paint the beautiful things I see. ” – Vincent Van Gogh

Your limitation—it’s only your imagination.

Dear all,

In March the thought that we would still be in this situation with no definitive end date did not seem like it would be a reality, but here we are.
I was feeling slightly uninspired this week as there have been no legislation changes or updates and my little man is still coming down from his birthday high, nose deep in computer games, homework and Dungeons & dragons so I have not been able to tap into the youthful spark that I have before.
I think that we will go down to an email every other week going forward, unless of course there is important changes that are affecting things that we need to notify you about.

Being slightly stuck with a bit of writers block I took to google “what do landlords in Scotland want to know in 2020?” Google is often a wonderful resource for information, and I noticed that in January 2020 there were many articles about what to expect for the year to come, and how the student market was going to shine, how Airbnb was going to be massive competition and a threat for the rental industry – glad no one put any bets on that happening.

I have mentioned in previous emails that when the universities closed, we did not notice the effect as our student to professional tenant ratio is very low compared to other agents. I have also previously mentioned how we are finding owners of Airbnb properties becoming private rented tenancy landlords due to the uncertainty in hospitality due to the covid-19 pandemic.

I also noticed, as I fell down the google rabbit hole, that there is a great deal of information available on line that is out of date or inaccurate. Useful website to check if you are looking for clarification on things we are here to assist

Coronavirus: Scottish government updates guidance for…
The Scottish government short-term emergency loan scheme. The loan scheme opened for applications on 5 May. The interest-free loan is available to landlords who have five or fewer rental properties and will fund lost rental income from a single property.


COVID-19 and rented property in Scotland – Scottish and UK Government support for tenants and landlords – SPICe Spotlight – SPICe Spotlight | Solas air SPICe – SPICe Spotlight | Solas air SPICe
This post summarises action taken by the Scottish and UK Governments to assist tenants and landlords during the COVID-19 pandemic to date and planned future action.

take care, stay safe,


Michelle O’Donnell
Branch Manager

17 Elmbank Street
G2 4PB

0141 221 3990

Registration number LARN1903009
VAT : 174415411

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