November Office Blog

A big hello to our clients this month from all the staff at Watt Property and Birthday Wishes to Marlene, who celebrated her birthday earlier this week in the office.

Marlene's birthday

I hope the onset of the winter weather and dark nights isn’t too depressing for our UK landlords and that our non-UK friends are enjoying milder and calmer weather than Edinburgh is just now.

As I write this my youngest is preparing her pumpkin for Halloween and has her costume all prepared for “trick or treating”, or “guising” as we say in Edinburgh, at the weekend.? As soon as we recover from Halloween we will be straight into enjoying bonfire and firework displays, but behind the scenes I’m preparing my Christmas to do list and, more importantly, finances!? Hopefully the Time Management Course that Marlene & I attended last week will help me with that and I’ve already started to implement some changes in the office environment, which should mean I can concentrate on our clients more now than ever before!

pumpkin? ??fireworks

I’m sure you are now all aware of the Legionnaires Disease/Risk Assessments that have to be carried out on residential let properties now and I’m pleased to see this week that The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) have updated their position to confirm that it isn’t necessary for landlords to test the water for the bacteria, but simply to minimise the risk of tenants contracting the disease.? I have prepared a more formal blog with links to more information on a separate post and a copy of the blog link is below for your information.? Most of our landlords now have their Assessments in place, but I will be in touch with you directly if we are still looking to implement an Assessment for your property.

As always, if you have any queries relating to your property please don’t hesitate to contact us.