Category: Landlords

Don’t Cycle Past!

Next time you cycle past Alba St Andrews, pop in and see if we can help you with your residential property! Click on “Contact” to get in touch with us if you would like to discuss how we can be of assistance. Photo taken during last week’s cycle race through St Andrews.

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We are moving office location!

Please be advised that Alba St Andrews is moving office location! We are staying in St Andrews however from Monday 22nd May 2017 we shall no longer be at 125b Market Street and instead we shall be operating from: 195 South Street St Andrews Fife KY16 9EE Our phone number and all email addresses will […]

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Student Rentals 2017/2018

STUDENT RENTALS 2017/18 We know how stressful it can be to get organised for your accommodation next year, so please see below a simple guide to our process: • Property list will be released at the beginning of February 2017 • List will be released via our Facebook page like us at • Viewings […]

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Changes to the Requirement for Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Smoke Alarms The Scottish Government has revised its statutory guidance on the requirements for smoke alarms in rented property. The revision requires that there must be at least: • One functioning smoke alarm in the room which is frequently used by the occupants for general daytime living purposes. i.e: lounge • One functioning smoke alarm […]

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New Electrical Testing Required

Under the new legislation set by the Scottish Government, landlords will have to have fixed wiring (Electrical Installation Condition Report or EICR) checks carried out at least every five years. The report would also include a Portable Appliance Test. This will apply from the following dates: – • 1st December 2015 – for any new […]

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Introduction of Legionella Testing

Landlords of residential accommodation have always had a responsibility to ensure that the property they rent out is free from the bacteria Legionella which cause Legionnaires’ Disease. However, health and safety legislation, as set by the Health and Safety Executive, now requires landlords to carry out a risk assessment on their rental property, to identify […]

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Meter Maids create a buzz around the world!

Last Friday, Alba St Andrews gave something back to the community of St Andrews by manning the parking meters helping motorists by paying for their parking this Christmas. This created quite a buzz, featuring in several newspapers, as well as on STV News at 6! From The Courier: Meter maids bring festive cheer to St […]

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