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20
Aug

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 […]

12
Aug

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 […]

7
Aug

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, […]

7
Jul

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 […]

17
Nov

Etimon Focus: Paisley



Once home to some famous faces such as Gerard Butler,  Paolo Nutini and David Tennant to name a few, Paisley is a vibrant town offering some of the most desirable amenities in Renfrewshire. We love Paisley and we are certain you will too. Take a look through our guide to the town:   Perfect Transport […]

16
Nov

Your Landlord Guide: Safety Regulations



Your Landlord Guide: Safety Regulations For any Landlord, the safety of tenants is a primary concern. With the vast array of advice and guidance available on the internet, ensuring a property meets safety regulations and provides a safe space for your tenants can prove a daunting and complicated task. At Etimon, our staff apply these […]

17
Oct

Things to Consider Before Renting a Property



    Renting a property can be the best decision you ever make, if you get the right one for you. Here is our list of top things to consider before making the big decision: The Perfect Location. It’s no secret that location is the most valuable attribute for many renters across the UK. Renting […]

17
Oct

Reducing Your Energy Bill



      Energy bills can take a large bite out of your monthly budget and can spiral with little effort if left unsupervised. With winter fast approaching and the cold weather creeping in, here’s our top tips to keep your energy bill under control. Consider Installing Insulation. Although this will require a substantial investment […]

5
Mar

Helping First Time Buyers get onto the Property Ladder



The recent budget announcements have given first time buyers a very welcome ‘leg-up’ onto the property ladder. Finance secretary Derek Mackay announced that first time buyers will not have to pay Land and Building Transaction Tax (LBTT) on properties up to £175,000.  Mackay said, “As part of our support for housing, we are not just […]

5
Mar

Out and About in Glasgow



As a city, Glasgow has a lot to offer. From a fantastic range of amenities, great transport links and a wealth of attractions, we’re going to try and summarise in this blog why you would choose Glasgow as your no.1 destination to rent. Art Galleries and Museums galore! Glasgow’s iconic art scene can be seen […]