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10 reasons to consider buying a home in Dumfries and Galloway this year

5th May 2023

Dumfries and Galloway, located in the southwest of Scotland, is an area that boasts breath-taking landscapes, a rich history, and a warm community spirit. If you’re considering moving to this region, here are ten reasons why you should take the plunge and make Dumfries and Galloway your home. In conclusion, Dumfries and Galloway is a […]

Time to Get Your House in Order

7th May 2021

7th May 2021 TIME TO GET YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER As we fast approach the deadline for BPS claims for 2021, bringing with it a minimum of 5% reduction in the payment received in 2020 (in England and Wales); a further minimum 20% reduction in 2022 and a reduction of 50% in 2024 for all […]

England 2021 BPS

8th March 2021

Window 18th March – 17th May 2021 11th June for additional information 1st December payment window opens New changes 2021 start reductions as per the below: Payments 2021 2022 2023 2024 Up to £30,000 5% 20% 35% 50% £30 – £50,000 10% 25% 40% 55% £50 – £150,000 20% 35% 50% 65% Over £150,000 25% […]

Is your property compliant with UK Electrical Regulations?

15th December 2020

Is your property compliant with UK Electrical Regulations? 15th December 2020 What is an EICR?    EICR or Electrical Inspection Condition Report, is a compulsory certificate landlords now are obliged to obtain for their property in Scotland and England (currently only for new tenancies in England until April 2021). The certificate details the inspection of all […]

Sustainable Agriculture Capital Grant Scheme

10th September 2020

Sustainable Agriculture Capital Grant Scheme A 50% capital grant (60% Highlands and islands) pilot capital grant scheme has been launched  to purchase specific items of agricultural equipment to support the delivery of direct Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reductions on Scottish farms and crofts. The Application deadline is 11th October 2020. Eligibility: Call C&D Rural on 01228 […]

Property Market: A perspective from Louisa McElroy

28th July 2020

Property Market: A perspective from Louisa McElroy High demand for Rural Properties As the market has emerged from Covid-19 lockdown we have seen a significant increase in both sales and lettings demand  for rural properties. Residential properties with a few acres are proving particularly popular, especially those that benefit from good internet connections and transport […]


12th June 2020

12th June 2020 #NewNormal I think it is fair to say that the past several months have been difficult for everyone. Many of us have been out of work and the impact the coronavirus crisis has had on us, both financially and mentally, has been severe. Businesses have had to adapt to this climate change […]

Tenant Amnesty

28th November 2019

To all farm tenants in Scotland – time is running out. Please remember that the amnesty period for Tenant’s improvements, under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 expires on 12th June 2020. After this date no improvement carried out without Landlord’s consent will be eligible for compensation at the end of your tenancy. If you […]

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

21st November 2019

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 17th – 24th November marks Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week, a significant topic in relation to property management, and the safety of your tenants. Did you know that landlords must have atleast one smoke alarm installed on every storey of their property and a co2 alarm in any room which contains a […]

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