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INSTEAD of sending CHRISTMAS CARDS, we have made a DONATION to SOCIAL BITE

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Social Bite is a sandwich shop with a difference: 1 in 4 of their staff were formerly homeless and 100% (every single penny) of their profits are donated to social causes – including homelessness and childhood poverty.

They do amazing work and we hope you will agree they are a business worth supporting.

You can find more information on the work they do here http://social-bite.co.uk/

Festive opening hours

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Please note that our opening hours will be affected over the festive period as per the below:

Friday 23rd December: 8.30am – 12.30pm

Saturday 24th December to Tuesday 3rd January: Closed

We will resume regular working hours from 8.30am on Wednesday 4th January 2017.

Should you wish to report an emergency repair please call 07969777275.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

PEOPLE MAKE GLASGOW

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Catching this amazing photo in Glasgow’s City Centre got us thinking about branding.

Many of you will be aware that in 2013, the city re-branded following a global, digital conversation which asked the question, “What makes Glasgow a great city?”
Over 1,500 people from 42 countries contributed to the conversation, and the number one response from contributors was that it’s the people of Glasgow that make the city great, which ultimately led to the development of PEOPLE MAKE GLASGOW as the city’s new brand.

You may not be aware that in 2008, we re-branded following a smaller scale consultation asking the question, “What is the key to a successful let/tenancy?”
The answer (to us) was obvious; a service focused on happy landlords and happy tenants alike. This led to the development of Happy Lets and our mission to help people ‘find their happy place.’

Deep pink is energetic, confident, hopeful, positive, inspiring and comforting, and was the obvious choice for us. We teamed this with grey throughout our branding and in our offices, adding strength and elegance.

Bringing colour and positivity to the streets of Glasgow in our pink branded cars; we were happy to see Glasgow share our sentiments!

Happy 10th Birthday to Happy Lets!

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

10 years ago Bobby and Preet officially opened the doors of their first letting agency.

From a wee team of 2 looking after 120 properties, we have now grown to a team of 18 looking after a portfolio nearing 1000 properties from our 2 offices in Glasgow and Hamilton.

Our growth can be attributed to the hard work of our team whose hard work, dedication and professionalism has, over the years , given us the reputation as an agency which provides a quality service for landlords and tenants alike. This, in turn, has led to happy landlords and tenants referring us more business.
In addition there were 3 careful acquisitions of letting agencies in 2008 (The Letting Store), 2011 (Surehome Property) and 2014 (John C Boyle Property Management).

We would like to thank our landlords for their continued support and our tenants for choosing us to ‘find their happy place’.
A special thank you to those tenants and landlords who have been with us from the very first day.

A big thank you goes to our ‘happy’ team who have worked hard over the years to ensure we reach our mission for happy landlords, happy tenants and happy homes day in, day out.

You have all contributed to help us become the Company we are today and for that, we sincerely thank you!

Make the World Better with a Sweater!

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

To make the holidays extra meaningful this year Happy Lets are excited to support Save the Children’s holiday campaign to “Make the World Better with a Sweater!”

We will be wearing our favourite/silliest/cosiest festive woolly on Friday 12th December.

Join us in your Participation is easy, fun and very meaningful.

Wear a woolly Christmas jumper and text TEAMHAPPYLET to 70050 to donate £2*.

HOW YOUR MONEY HELPS
• £150 could buy warm winter coats, scarves, hats, boots, insulation and plastic sheeting to protect a refugee family from the elements.
• £200 could buy enough high energy peanut paste to treat 40 malnourished children for a week

*you will be billed £2 plus standard rate text message.
By sending this text you agree that Save the Children can contact you to tell you about their work and how you can help.
If you would rather not receive such information, please include NO INFO in your text message.

Scottish Government Consult on a new Tenancy for the Private Rented Sector

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

The Scottish Government has launched a public consultation on proposed reforms to the Private Rented Sector tenancy in Scotland.

The overarching aim of the new tenancy is to improve security of tenure for tenants, while providing appropriate safeguards for landlords, lenders and investors.

Some of the key proposals include:-

  • removal of the “no fault” grounds for repossessions which is currently available to all Landlords of Short Assured Tenancies. At present Landlords can reclaim their property simply because the fixed term has ended.  The consultation document proposes the removal of this right for Landlords;
  • the consultation proposes reducing the number of grounds under which a landlord can repossess their property from the current 17 grounds to 8 grounds. All these grounds would be mandatory (there would be no requirement to satisfy any court or tribunal that it is reasonable to repossess where the terms of the ground are met).
  • The consultation proposes that in future tenancies cannot automatically “roll over” for a duration of less than the original period of Let.
  • The consultation proposes a number of changes to notice periods which landlords and/or tenants must give to terminate the lease. In many cases the period of Notice would be shorter than is required under current legislation.
  • The consultation proposes to introduce a model Tenancy Agreement which would contain mandatory and discretionary clauses along with guidance that would require to be issued to all tenants in their tenant information pack.

The full consultation can be accessed via the Scottish Government web pages Scottish Government Consultation

Responses are sought until the 28 December 2014 and all landlords, agents and tenants are strongly encouraged to read through the consultation document and to make their views known through the consultation process.

Your answers will help shape a new, modernised and simplified tenancy system for the private sector in Scotland.

NFOPP Technical Award in Residential Letting and Property Management Scotland

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Congratulations to Pamela and Isla, our most recent staff members to gain the NFOPP Technical Award in Residential Letting and Property Management Scotland.
70% of our team have now gained or are studying for the qualification so landlords and tenants can rest assured they are dealing with staff who have the relevant industry knowledge and a commitment to operating to the highest standards.

Happy Lets is 1ST out of 76 Agents

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

In March Happy Lets Glasgow were 1ST OUT OF 76 AGENTS to win new listings and 3RD for available stock.
(Rightmove.co.uk competitor analysis)
If you are looking for a property to let please visit our website for a great choice of properties; early viewing is advised as properties are not staying on the market for long!

Relocation of Happy Lets Glasgow Office Premises

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Since launching our letting business in 2005 our home has been 1313 Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8TL.
Whilst 13 may be unlucky for some, 1313 has proved to be a successful base to us over the years.  Over time, and as a result of continued loyal support from our valued clients, the company has grown in staff and customer numbers and in August 2013 we moved into bigger premises.

The move was bittersweet as we have fond memories of our initial years at 1313 but are looking forward to continued growth from
our new premises.

We are now very settled in our new premises at 1287-1289 Argyle Street, just a few doors down from our old office.

If you are an existing or prospective landlord or tenant please feel free to visit us in our new and improved office surroundings.

Happy Lets are proud to be displayed on Glasgow’s prominent Cityscreen and bring some much needed brightness to Glasgow’s skyline!

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Happy Lets are proud to be displayed on Glasgow’s prominent Cityscreen and bring some much needed brightness to Glasgow’s skyline!