Helen Martin

There are good and bad tenants, as well as good and bad landlords, in the rental sector.''Picture: Ian Georgeson

Helen Martin: Keep your house in order if you rent it

LIKE a miniature ­London, the price of properties in Edinburgh plus the number of students and other temporary ­residents, means the rental market is substantial. As we all know, it’s not cheap ­either for landlords to purchase, equip and maintain flats or tenants to rent them.


Helen Martin: Darth May’s set to let stormtroopers loose

‘JINGLE bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way, concentrate on Santa Claus – forget Theresa May...” It might, of course, have been easier to forget about her if the vote over her Brexit deal had been carried out before now, rather than postponed so the Sword of Damocles is still swinging above our Christmas dinner tables.

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