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When it comes to selling your home, there are certain things you look for your estate agent to do. From getting an accurate valuation, creating an attractive listing for your property with high-quality photographs and, in the case of Clyde Property, an HD video, carrying out a multi-platform marketing strategy and attracting the right viewers, there are many aspects to a home sale.

But at Clyde Property we take great pride in arguing that our work does not stop at getting people through the door and agreeing on the first offer made. On the contrary, the really hard work starts when trying to sell that home for the maximum value that is fair to all those involved. (more…)

This autumn sees a large number of homeowners see their mortgages mature, providing the chance to reduce monthly mortgage payments by a huge £125 – with those with bigger loans saving even more. People who took out their mortgage loans after 2012 will now have the chance to renew their two and five year fixed rate deals and, considering the house price growth coupled with their mortgage repayments to date, homeowners should have enough capital in their homes to qualify for lower interest rates. (more…)

A recent research study commissioned by BBC Radio 4’s “Woman’s Hour” has revealed the five best and worst places in the UK for women to live. This isn’t something many of us likely ponder very often, regardless of gender. Relatively speaking, we’re incredibly privileged here in the UK. Nevertheless, it’s a fascinating topic when you delve into it, as demographics and socio-economic issues impact highly on the value of property. (more…)

Whilst many people assume that summer is the best time to sell their homes, especially when you have children, there’s actually never a bad time to sell. The summer just happens to be the busiest season for putting residential properties on the market. The kids are on holiday, so it’s often easier for parents to move during that time of year. However, now that the kids are back to school, is it time to sell? Does it make sense to do it now? Yes it is, and yes it does! (more…)

Confirming what we have long since known, recent research shows that property prices in Scotland are considerably higher around the best local authority schools. This means that anyone looking to buy a home in one of the most desirable catchment areas will likely pay a premium upwards of £80,000 above the average Scottish property price. This signifies a 58-68% price difference for properties around the country’s top 20 state secondary schools, and a 26% rise over the past four years alone. (more…)

Autumn Inspired Home Decor

September 15, 2017

We may be expected to experience a ‘once every 60 years event’ here in Scotland, with an Indian Summer that is predicted to be hotter than our official summer, but it’s still autumn nevertheless. That means that it’s time for warm colours that reflect the beautiful foliage of the season, creating a cosy sanctuary in the home in preparation for the long winter that often feels like it will never, ever end! (more…)

Many landlords wonder what the best choice would be to manage their rented property. It sounds fairly straightforward and less expensive to manage your own property, but is that really the case? In this blog post we weigh the options to help you decide what works best for you.

Private Landlord

Private landlords typically fall into two categories: professional landlords who own and let out multiple properties as a business; and ‘accidental’ landlords who rent out their home or a second property that has been purchased as an investment. Both are increasingly common. Aside from not having to pay agency fees, the biggest benefit of going it alone as a private landlord is being able to personally meet, assess and selected tenants. You have full control. But with this comes a great deal of responsibility, hassle, and time commitments.

It can take considerable effort to find the right tenant, so you may have to meet and assess multiple viewers. You will have inventory checks, tenancy agreements, deposits and references to take care of. You will need to get to grips with over 70 pieces of complex legislation to ensure you’re compliant as a landlord. Regular inspections will be required to make sure your property is being properly cared for. If anything goes wrong, you will need to respond quickly and arrange repairs yourself.  And when the tenancy ends, you’ll need to go through the entire process again. Oh the joy!

Letting Agency  

Renting out your property through a letting agent offers greater security and peace of mind for both landlords and tenants. Agencies are highly regulated by professional bodies, such as the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) and Property Ombudsman, which have strict codes of practice that members are required to adhere to.

Benefits of a letting agency

At Clyde Property, we have been letting property for 30 years and are in a good position to offer advice on simple and affordable ways to make your property more appealing and marketable, thus allowing you to receive maximum rental income. We have a large database of tenants and can market your property more efficiently.

We arrange property viewings and thoroughly vet potential tenants, as well as take care of negotiations, paperwork, deposits, disputes, emergencies and repairs are taken care of on your behalf.

With the experience of renting property on behalf of so many landlords, we know the ins and outs of all required regulations and make sure your property is A full inventory and inspection of the property is carried out prior to the tenant moving in.

A full inventory and inspection of the property are carried out prior to the tenant moving in as well as regular inspections are conducted to ensure your property is kept in good order and remains compliant.

Whilst many people believe agencies do little for their fees, we believe the efficiency, assurances and benefits of professional management far outweigh the cost.

What Our Landlords Say

 “Efficient and professional letting management service”

The Edinburgh staff were friendly, helpful and reliable and gave good advice and direction at every stage of the letting process. I would highly recommend as an efficient and professional letting management service.

Roddy Mackenzie

Letting client, Edinburgh branch

October 2016

“Friendly, approachable and very helpful”

Clyde Letting have been acting as my letting agents for many years. Steph Plant and her team in Clarkston are friendly, approachable and very helpful. They provide timely and accurate advice and support and as a consequence I have had very little voids relating to my flat occupancy.

Guy Tassie

Letting client, Clarkston branch

October 2016

Letting out your property with Clyde

 With an award-winning letting service, unbeatable knowledge of the Scottish rental market, and a huge database of tenants looking for their next home, Clyde Property is in an unparalleled position to help you maximise your rental income and find the perfect tenant. We do all the hard work for you, taking the stress and uncertainty out of the letting process. And with property inspections every two months, you can leave the worrying to us and get on with the more important things in life.

Clyde Property is a leading independent, multiple award winning estate and letting agent with 30 years’ experience in selling and letting property in Scotland. Just call your local Clyde Property branch today, for friendly, impartial advice on letting out your property.



At Clyde Property, we know that people searching for property often have a picture in their mind of their ideal home and have certain criteria that must be ticked off the list before an offer is made. We were interested to hear about some new research, carried out by Origin, who surveyed 2,000 people on the ‘must-have’ qualities of their dream, forever home. It turns out that many people still hope to one day own a house they call their own for good, and for the majority this means a detached 4-bed home, overlooking lovely countryside views but still a short commute to work, with a shop to nip into for the milk and a local pub for a pint on a Sunday afternoon! (more…)

Would it surprise you to know that most homes are not bought and sold during the hours of 9 to 5? Likewise, that the majority of viewings are not conducted during these times throughout the week? It makes sense when you think about it, doesn’t it? Most people have to go to work during the daytime from Monday to Friday. If we’re only open and offering viewings when you’re at work, that’s not a lot of use to you when you’re trying to buy, sell, let, or rent a property. (more…)

Making a rented property feel like home is not as difficult as you may think. Whilst many landlords may not permit tenants to redecorate the walls and woodwork or change other fixtures and fittings – especially if the interior is nicely maintained and presented already – there are many small, simple touches you can add to your rented property to personalise the space without making permanent changes. This is the case whether you’re renting a furnished or unfinished place. (more…)


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