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What's in Store for Rental Demand in 2021
Saturday 2nd January 2021
It has been a challenging year for many people for a variety of reasons and we have experienced a once-in-a-generation pandemic, with another lockdown currently in place. But what is the outlook for 2021 for the rental market in particular? In early December we saw the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine administered in Scotland. This resulted in a rise in demand for rental property, in particular good quality homes with space for working from home and access to a garden, as we look towards spring and those who have delayed previously seeking accommodation. There is an increase in demand for space – much like we saw in July 2020 following lockdown when people were confined to their homes. Gardens and roof terraces were in high demand as were spare bedrooms and larger living spaces to accommodate home working. Last year’s restrictions on socialising may well push demand for homes with space for entertaining as people look to make up for lost time. Summer 2021 could see a sharp rise in people looking for larger kitchens and dining areas in which they can entertain friends and family. During lockdown the demand for pets has been unprecedented. As a result, there will be an increase in demand for pet-friendly properties. Google recently reported a record number of pet related searches – and as well as homes that accept pets, there will be a requirement for access to parks and trails. Google searches for rental properties with outdoor space has increased and allotment waiting lists are higher than ever before. This year could be a year that homeowners reconnect with nature. Recent research from Howsy has shown that houses are in higher demand than flats. However this isn't as pronounced in Glasgow which shows that demand for houses is 59% whilst demand for flats is 41%. The current pandemic has shifted tenant demand but the demand for flats in Glasgow still appears to be robust especially given the number of university students moving to the city. The average university rental yield is 4.4% across the UK, with the top three results found in Scotland. The University of Dundee came top with an average rental yield of 7.2%. Second and third were the University of Aberdeen and the University of Strathclyde with rental yields of 6.8% and 6.62% respectively. The University of Glasgow had a rental yield of 4.4%. Students will be searching for accommodation now that they have more information regarding their results and the influx in demand is positive news for buy-to-let landlords in Glasgow. Talk to us if you are considering investing in rental property in Glasgow.
Tier 4 - Guidance for Landlords
Wednesday 18th November 2020
This is an uncertain time for many landlords and tenants. On November 2nd the Scottish Government announced a new five tier system of restrictions to try and stem the spread of COVID-19. However, it has been confirmed that the property market will stay open across all tiers and property appraisals, property marketing activities, viewings and house moves can all go ahead. On November 17th it was announced that on Friday November 20th at 6pm eleven local authority areas across central and western Scotland, including Glasgow, will enter Tier 4 restrictions for three weeks.

What is the guidance for landlords, agents and tenants in Tier 4?

Lettings agents and landlords are able to access properties by appointment. All visits must follow guidance as set out by the Scottish Government with face coverings, social distancing, hand washing and additional cleaning. Agents and landlords are required to ask if any member of the household has either been asked by Track and Trace to isolate or are showing any symptoms including a new continuous cough, high temperature or loss of smell/taste. If they are isolating or have symptoms, then the appointment must be delayed for at least two weeks and they are no longer displaying symptoms. If a potential renter would like to view a property they can do so. However, virtual viewings should be carried out where possible and a physical viewing should only be undertaken if they are seriously interested in letting and they have been pre-vetted. When viewing a property, all parties must wash their hands thoroughly or use hand sanitiser as soon as they enter a property. Internal doors or cupboards must be left open, if there are several people in a room at one time, they must be two meters apart and face coverings must be worn at all times. Tenants are allowed to move into a property during Tier 4 restrictions and are permitted to move from outside their council district for the purposes of moving home. If you need to carry out repairs on a property this is permitted, and tradespeople are allowed to enter homes for purposes of repair or building/renovation works. Any visits must be carried out by appointment and with measures in place such as social distancing, face coverings, cleaning hand washing. In terms of inspections for gas, electrical and fire safety, these can go ahead as long as a tenant is not shielding, isolating or displaying symptoms. If your tenant is affected by their ability to pay, make sure you have an open communication with them to try and work out a solution. If they are in financial difficulty, they can claim Universal Credit which includes support for housing costs, and you may qualify for an interest free loan. No tenant should be evicted if they are suffering financial hardship from COVID-19. In addition, landlords can apply for a mortgage break of up to six months. Talk to your lender at the earliest convenience if you are in this position.

What are the Tier 4 restrictions?

  • Restrictions on socialising will remain the same as in level 3 areas but with the advice to stay at home as much as possible.
  • Non-essential shops and hospitality establishments will be closed without exception.
  • Hairdressers and other close contact services will be closed.
  • Homeworking is the preferred option for all sectors with the exception of essential work, outdoor work, construction and manufacturing jobs.
  • Non-essential travel into or out of level 4 areas is prohibited and public transport should only be used when essential.
  • Indoor gyms will be closed and outdoor sports will be restricted to non-contact games.
  • Informal childcare is permitted.
  • All aspects of selling, buying, letting and renting homes is permitted.
If you require advice or help with your rental property, talk to us at Newton Letting. 
How to Scale Your Property Portfolio
Friday 4th December 2020
Whether you are a seasoned or novice investor, it’s important to talk to the experts for the right help and advice according to your individual circumstances. In the meantime, we have put together some information that may help you to scale your portfolio in the right way. This year the UK went into a recession following the pandemic. However, unlike previous recessions this one isn’t driven by finance - instead it has been caused by a health crisis. This is a once-in-a-generation event and although many people have found this year challenging, one area that has remained buoyant is the property market. When the market re opened in June, all aspects of buying and selling property remained active even throughout the current tier restrictions. With built up demand, the news of the LBTT holiday until March 2021 and a change in buyer/tenant priorities, activity in the market has been unprecedented. Demand for buy-to-let is still high and it appears that property prices have been unaffected – in fact, house price growth predicted to sit at around 4% by the end of the year and is currently around 2% to 2.5% in Glasgow.

Location, location, location

It’s always going to be a safe bet investing in city centres and University towns. At present, houses are more in demand than apartments as people are looking for the option to work from home. According to recent research from Zoopla, five out of the top ten hotspots where landlords can find better rental returns are in Scotland. The property portal compared average rents across the UK for two-bedroom properties with how much they would typically cost for landlords to purchase and found that strong rental yields are clustered in Scotland and the north-east of England. Landlords in East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire, Inverclyde and Middlesborough can typically generate rental yields of 7.7%. In Glasgow and Stirling, typical yields were calculated at 7.6% and 7.5%. Scotland has some of the UK’s most affordable buy-to-let property, although it does depend on how big a house you’re looking for. Zoopla found that out of the top 10 affordable cities in the UK, four of them were in Ayrshire.


It’s wise to spread your risk across different properties in order to offset any issues you may have with one of your rental properties. You could also diversify by looking at other asset classes within the property market such as HMO’s (which tend to offer very high rental yields) semi-commercial units which will help you to benefit from the stamp duty surcharge which is normally levied on investment properties. You can also consider diversify the geographical area – the location is vital and it’s worth looking at which cities and city regions are performing well.


Major buy-to-let lenders have launched some new products over the last few months, and increased the loan to value of their mortgages with some 75% deals available. Getting advice from an independent mortgage broker is key.

Investing through a Ltd. company

There is an increasing number of landlords who are choosing to register as a limited company to manage their portfolios. When the limited company owns the properties in a portfolio, the company also owns the profits – so as a landlord you may have to pay income tax on any money they’re paid by their limited company. Limited companies pay corporation tax, not income tax and these rates are lower. As a director of a limited company you must keep accounts detailing all income and expenditure, and all purchases using company money must have a demonstrable benefit to the business. Talk to us at Newton Letting about managing your property portfolio.
Make a House a Home!
Sunday 17th January 2021
  Whether you’ve moved into a new property or are getting your property ready to let, there are many things you can do to improve the living space and appeal of your home for the property market. With the UK in another lockdown many of us are keen to make home improvements whilst we have the time. However, it doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune to carry out home improvements. Hitachi recently looked at the most effective home improvements when you’re on a budget.


A fresh lick of paint can transform any room and it can be done very easily and cheaply compared to hiring a professional decorator. As an estimate it will cost around £70 to paint a room and could add more than £1,400 to the value of your home when selling and make it much more appealing to any renter looking for a new home.


A new kitchen can be extremely costly but you can make some small changes that will make a big difference. You could replace your splashback for under £100, paint a tiled wall for under £50 or even re-tile your kitchen for around £35 per square metre.

Curtains and blinds

Freshen up your windows with new curtains or blinds. You can purchase ready-made curtains and blinds from around £50 up to £300 depending on the size and fabric chosen.


Decluttering your home can be done for free – what’s more you could even make money if you were to sell any unwanted items. When selling or letting your home it’s essential that you make the most of space available by removing any excess furniture and belongings so that potential renters can picture themselves living in the property.

Kerb appeal

First impressions last so take a look at the outside of your home and make sure your garden is presentable and your front door (and the path leading to it) is in good condition. Sanding down and repainting your front door can give it a fresh new look and will cost under £100 (more if you invest in new door furniture). You could also invest in some inexpensive plants and flowers to brighten up the outside of your house. Talk to us at Newton Letting if you are looking to let your property and achieve the maximum rental value.