Lets Talk with Citylets is your podcast channel dedicated to all things property letting- investment, legislation, rights & responsibilities, your stories and more. New episodes featuring industry experts, tenants, landlords and voices from over the world of lettings are available fortnightly.
The Perth Lettings Market with Aimi Lewis
Branch Manager of Belvoir Perth, Aimi Lewis, discusses the effects of the pandemic over the past year on the Perth private rented sector. Aimi highlights the repercussions on agents, landlords and tenants alike, as well as the market itself. Having operated within the Dundee private rented sector too, Aimi makes comparisons between both cities’ markets during the pandemic.
The Scottish Borders Residential Lettings Market with Camilla Younger
Owner of Scottish Borders based CY Lettings, Camilla Younger, talks about the various challenges facing the Borders private rented sector. Camilla discusses her career in letting, including her 14 years with Rettie and Co, as well as the various services covered by her own private lettings consultancy. A keen contributor to the Peebles community, Camilla chats about her own interests and involvements out-with property.
LAR Housing Trust with Ann Leslie
CEO of LAR Housing Trust, Ann Leslie, talks about the aims and ethos of the organisation which is funded by loans, not grants, providing mid-market rental homes to Scotland. With 39 developments and a unique, canal-side church conversion confirmed as their next project, Ann discusses how LAR is contributing towards more affordable homes in Scotland.
Recruitment within the Scottish Property Industry, with Michelle Christie
Michelle Christie, manager of Edinburgh based Jobs in Letting (JIL) discusses how JIL operates differently from other recruitment companies serving the property industry. Michelle highlights the opportunities and challenges that significant technological changes have raised in her line of work and the need to match candidates with employers for sustainable success.
A whistle-stop tour of the Citylets journey to celebrate its 21st year, with Thomas Ashdown
Owner and Managing Director of Citylets, Thomas Ashdown, recants the journey of his organisation from start up through to its now 21st year. Thomas discusses the challenges faced, healthy portal competition, his passion for local economy and interest in blockchain technology. Thomas also offers some thoughts to those considering setting up an online business. Host, Gillian Semmler, delves into Thomas’ past and discovers his upbringing under an arts business pioneer and a surprising link to Game of Thrones.
SafeDeposits Scotland’s services and advice for landlords, tenants and agents with Mike Smith
Operations Manager of SafeDeposits Scotland, Mike Smith, features on episode 30 of LetsTalk and highlights their deposit scheme, services and charitable trust. Mike also discusses a few case studies where deposit disputes have arisen and offers advice to all sides on how to avoid lengthy and complicated issues at the end of a tenancy. Host, Gillian Semmler, also chats to Mike about his musical and theatrical background.