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Enhancing Edinburgh's Heritage Through Redevelopment
5 Feb 2024

As we head into 2024 and reflect on the previous year we have had, there have been numerous highlights that are worth celebrating.

2023 Rental Market Summary - Edinburgh & Glasgow
1 Feb 2024

From Spring 2023 through to Autumn, demand for rental properties across Edinburgh and Glasgow far exceeded supply, leading to steep competition between tenants and double digit rent inflation. With the 3% rent cap remaining, combined with the rise in interest rates, landlords with vacant properties increased their rents more than in previous years.

Scotland's Housing Need - In the Press
26 Jan 2024

Earlier this week, Rettie released a report on the existing housing need in Scotland.

Rent Control - Time to Act Before October 27th
13 Oct 2023

Background – A New Deal for Tenants … The Government are moving forward with rent control proposals, this includes controlling rents in between tenancies so properties will never be able to revert to the market rate.

Edinburgh Rental Market Summary, September 2023
20 Sep 2023

The Edinburgh housing market is witnessing unprecedented levels of demand for rental accommodation and, most worryingly, an unprecedented shortage of supply.

EWH X Rettie: Take care of the roof over your head
1 Aug 2023

The roof on your home is important. This may seem like the understatement of the year, but for those of us living in Edinburgh's historic tenements, it is easy to forget your responsibility towards your roof.

EWH X Rettie: Getting Your Property Climate Ready
1 Aug 2023

The City of Edinburgh is already feeling the effects of climate change. Increasing levels of rainfall, higher wind speeds, and more extreme and unpredictable weather events pose a number of very real threats to historic buildings. Decaying stonework, mould growth, metal corrosion, and ground instability all affect a building's ability to withstand the effects of climate change, but simple steps such as clearing gutters and renewing paintwork can significantly improve the health of your property.

Rettie at PropertyMark One
7 Jul 2023

I attended the PropertyMark One event at the Ovo Arena Wembley in London last week and was on the sales agency panel to discuss how the market was performing. PropertyMark is the leading membership body for property agents across the UK and, with well over 1,000 attendees, it is the biggest single day event for property agents in the country.

Guide To Buying In Scotland
14 Jun 2023

For anyone wishing to buy a residential property in Scotland, we have created a short guide to help you understand the process. Conveyancing solicitors are often involved early in the process which helps to ensure both the buyer and seller are protected during the sale and to ensure both parties receive impartial advice.

Rettie Wins at Homes for Scotland Awards
12 Jun 2023

Rettie were named Associate Member of the Year at the recent Homes for Scotland Annual Awards. Homes for Scotland is the membership and representative body of the residential development sector in Scotland. This award recognised Rettie’s work in supporting the building industry in Scotland over the past year and particularly emphasised:

Rent Cap Extended for Final 6 Months to March 2024
7 Jun 2023

Today, 1st June 2023, Tenants' Rights Minister, Patrick Harvie, has confirmed proposals to keep the Cost of Living (Tenants Protection) Act measures in place until March 2024. This means the current rent cap will be extended for a final 6 months until March 2024.

The Home of Dolly the Sheep on the Market with Rettie
7 Jun 2023

The Rettie Farms & Estates team are proud to bring East Mains Farm to the market. This is a rare opportunity to acquire an extensive range of commercial and agricultural buildings, a cottage, and a parcel of prime arable farmland. The farm, standing at around 119.63 acres, is based in Ormiston, Tranent and is available as a whole or two lots.