COP26 – Once in A Lifetime

COP26 and Robb Residential Lettings

A Day at The Races

Some of us at Robb Residential were feeling a bit older a few weeks ago – we recalled that A Day at the Races can mean Freddie Mercury belting out Somebody to Love, or an incessant series of Groucho Marx one-liners in the classic comedy of the same name, The Marx Brothers in A Day … Continued

8 Billion Reasons to Target a Great EPC Rating

The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference – COP26 – will see leaders, dignitaries, climate change experts and campaigners from all over the world visit Glasgow next month, and it’s a mouth-watering prospect for the city to be at the forefront of global news. At Robb Residential we had been considering a blog solely focused … Continued

Give Your Home A New Beginning

For the fortunate and hardworking among us properties become reflections of our lives, loves, family and friends. It’s not unusual for the team at Robb Residential to immediately get a sense of the wonderful moments spent in a home. Sometimes it’s the books, sometimes it’s the happy, healthy pets. On other days it the trophies … Continued

Lifestyle and Off-Grid Property in Scotland

One continued positive from the pandemic is its opening up of the markets – now that many of us can entertain working from home for some or all of the week the doer-upper, the beautiful property with stables and paddock or even the wonderful cottage off-grid can serve as your office and your ideal home. In early May international law … Continued

Private Sales Post-Pandemic

Sell your beautiful property in a COVID-secure manner with Robb Residential

From Holiday Let to Residential Let

Robb Residential are seeing a move from short-term and holiday lets to the traditional letting market (Private Rented Tenancy (PRT)) as landlords seek more security and regular rental income.  “Many holiday let landlords are looking to secure their income with a move to assured tenancies. Landlords are increasingly realising the removal of platform fees (AirBnB currently 3%) and management costs (Houst starts at 12%), or taking away the hassle of turnaround when “guest” are late offers a much more attractive value … Continued

Awaiting Cladding Certification – Letting in Glasgow and Edinburgh

Increasingly, prospective sellers awaiting the EWS1 cladding certification are considering letting in the interim. According to some figures, the current backlog for EWS1 certification introduced after the Grenfell Tower tragedy is a wait of over 36 months. This is partly due to COVID-19, but primarily down a 2019 requirement being expanded to cover many more … Continued

Mortgages in the Pandemic

As businesses went into furlough, the world shut down, and people no longer went to offices back in March 2020, banks started to focus on a key factor driven by COVID-19: debt. Those thinking of buying saw the high Loan-to-Value (LTV) mortgage deals evaporate, so the new UK Government initiative, formalised via the Budget, to help with … Continued

Sell Property Now with Our Personal Touch

The Robb Residential Team continue to field a significantly increased number of sales enquiries as homeowners seek a move as vaccination gathers pace and we all hope to emerge from lockdown to enjoy spring and a great summer. The number of buyers currently outstrips supply by some margin, and properties are selling quickly and well … Continued

Selling and Letting Beautiful Homes in Scotland

Welcome to Robb Residential’s new website where we showcase all our exciting new features to help buyers, sellers, investors, landlords and tenants.