What The Dickins: A Tale Of Edinburgh City

In Edinburgh, look up!
2 Comments

One sunny Saturday afternoon in September after working since 6am, my youngest son and I packed a bag with swimming costumes, a flask of tea and a packet of Island Bakery Lemon Melt biscuits (the best ever biscuits with pleasingly pretty packaging) and headed to an East Lothian beach with…

Continue reading
Red Flags and Solutions for STL in Scotland
8 Comments

Our MD, Louise Dickins, attended a meeting with the Minister for Housing, Paul McLennan MSP, together with ASSC CEO Fiona Campbell on 11th July 2023. We were asked to highlight the red flags for our sector and report back. The Minister had our Red Flags and Solutions for STL in…

Continue reading
Save Self Catering in Edinburgh – Judicial Review
13 Comments

In the week leading up to Christmas, I became one of four petitioners who brought a Judicial Review against Edinburgh Council’s Short Term Lets Licensing Scheme. When legislation is laid there is a three month window to challenge it and if you miss that timeframe, all opportunities to challenge at…

Continue reading
There’s no place like home – 5 tips to design for wellbeing
No Comments Yet

There’s no place like home. That’s certainly true for us here at Dickins, where home is at the heart of everything we do. The homes we let in Edinburgh are frequently the owner’s main home or their much loved second home. We want our guests to feel at home, the…

Continue reading
Short Term Lets Licensing Implementation Delayed
2 Comments

Short Term Lets Licensing Implementation Delayed The Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government has written to the Local Government Housing Planning Committee today to advise it that the Scottish Government intends to lay an affirmative Scottish Statutory Instrument in January 2023 that will seek to amend The…

Continue reading