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Private Residential Tenancies

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From the 1st December 2017 the majority of residential tenancies created in Scotland will be PRTs or Private Residential Tenancies.  At the moment the most common type of lease is the SAT or Short Assured Tenancy and there are a few important changes. At the moment a SAT has to be for a minimum of […]

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Inventory Services Available In Stirling and Edinburgh

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Independent Inventory Edinburgh

Did you know that we provide specialist inventory services in Stirling and Edinburgh?  This picture was taken at Saltire Square in Edinburgh this week, where we carried out a check in on behalf of an institutional investor.  We currently produce check-in and check-out reports for landlords, big and small, who may not need a full management […]

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Forth Residential join the Council of Letting Agents

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Forth Residential recently joined the Council of Letting Agents to keep up to date with industry news and changes in legislation.  The CLA represents Scotland’s leading letting agents.  It is the largest professional association of it’s kind and is at the head of the lettings industry in Scotland.  All members of the Council of Letting Agents […]

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What’s new in Stirling?

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Forth Residential recently joined landlords and lettings agents in Stirling for the Private Rented Sector Forum. Tony Cain and Steve Mason from the housing team at Stirling Council were joined by representatives from SAL and NLA to talk about recent changes in the private rented sector. What’s new for landlords?   Changes in building standards, […]

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HMO Specialists

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Students in Stirling are starting to look for HMO accommodation for next academic year.  We have been pleasantly surprised at the number of enquiries from students in both Stirling and Edinburgh over the last few weeks.  As such we are looking for well appointed properties to meet this demand! Typically students are looking for anything […]

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Letting Your Property Quickly

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So far we have had a very busy January with almost all of our properties let or under offer.  There a few things that will help your chances of securing tenants for a rental property, especially if there is a lot of competition in your area.  We have listed our top tips for presenting your […]

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A Mini Adventure – Property Visits

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This week we’ve been clocking up a few miles in the new Forth Residential Mini!  A vast improvement from the previous company car, the Forth Residential rusty Landrover, no city centre parking space was too small (even at the Abbeyhill colonies.) We were in Edinburgh yesterday carrying out property inspections in Leith and Newington, taking […]

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Top 5 Tips For Tenants

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You’ve just found your perfect property and are keen to move in.  There is a lot to think about… here are our top 5 tips for moving into rented accommodation. Research Make sure you consider everything.  If you don’t know the area, visit in the evenings, check out the local shops and don’t be embarrassed […]

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Approved Letting Agent

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Forth Residential are now an accredited letting agent with Landlord Accreditation Scotland.  The scheme is designed to help tenants find a good, reputable letting agent or landlord.  The benchmark is high for joining, agents are required to meet minimum standards and abide by a code of conduct which exceeds the current Scottish legal requirements. Accredited letting agents […]

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