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HMO Properties: Pros and Cons

First let’s start with the basics. What exactly is an HMO?    A Housing in Multiple Occupation (HMO) rental property is one in which three or more unrelated people live in one property and share a bathroom and kitchen. Many student properties are HMO due to the desire for students to live with their peers and save money wherever possible.   However, with […]


The Best Native Scottish Trees to Plant in Your Garden

The Best Native Scottish Trees to Plant in Your Garden  Trees can elevate a garden from nice, to stunning. Not only can trees provide shade, they can also afford privacy to gardens that are otherwise overlooked by other properties. Although planting trees and waiting for them to grow may seem daunting and tedious, there are several native Scottish trees that are particularly fast growing and could add […]


5 Essentials for Your Student Property

Many landlords decide to rent out to students for lots of different reasons: there is always a demand, with an HMO you can fill the flat up and make more money in rent, and you can be covered for rent even when your property is empty.  Although kitting out a student flat may seem like a headache, […]


Is Rental Property a Good Retirement Investment?

  While most look forward to a retirement, not all receive a pension and/or may not have enough savings to live on for an extended period of time. Although the thought of retirement funds and plans may seem daunting, the importance of ensuring financial stability during your retirement cannot be understated. For those without pension […]


Landlord Insurance: What Does It Cover & Why Do You Need It?

Making the decision to rent out your property is no mean feat. You not only have to make sure your property is up to code, you need to make sure that no personal valuables are stored in the property, and you have to make sure you have the right insurance cover for your property in […]


How Will Lockdown Impact Housing Prices?

There is no question that coronavirus has had a significant impact on the Scottish property market over the last three months since lockdown began. From the Scottish Government’s guidance released in March that outlined property moves should be delayed, to the government’s stipulation that property viewings should not taking place until social distancing measures can […]



  It’s unprecedented times, a phrase we are hearing constantly at the moment. We have all been affected by COVID 19 and there is no doubt that there will be a significant effect on all businesses and, in fact, the whole global economy for years to come. At Etimon, we believe that despite the hard […]


Best Buildings Revealed at the 7th Annual Scottish Property Awards

Last night we had the honour of sponsoring an award at the 7th annual Scottish Property Awards. High quality work to improve Scotland’s urban environment was been recognised at the glittering evening with winners revealed at a sold-out event held in Edinburgh last night.   Photo Credit – Martin Windebank for the Scottish Property Awards […]


Why Brexit Doesn’t Need to Mean Bleak: The Scottish Housing Market

With uncertainty about the countries future rife, official governing body reports and spokespeople were quick to warn the country about the seemingly catastrophic effects of Britans exit from the EU. One specific area of interest for those interested in the long-term effects of Brexit was the UK housing market which, according to predictions, was projected […]


Could you make money from your driveway?

For most homeowners, the idea of their property accumulating income whilst they’re at work or running errands probably seems nothing but a distant dream. On most advice columns you’ll a find magnitude of ways to save you money in property, usually centring somewhere along the lines of loft insulation or smart meters and usually warranting […]