Edinburgh 0131 443 6449
Aberdeen 01224 507 882
Dundee 01382 339 718
Glasgow 0141 433 7391
Edinburgh 0131 443 6449 | Aberdeen 01224 507 882 | Dundee 01382 339 718 | Glasgow 0141 433 7391

Letting services for landlords

We offer landlords a comprehensive range of services dealing with all aspects of the letting procedure.

Property Management Services

We offer a full range of management services, including:

  • Reference checks on all prospective tenants and guarantors
  • Inventory compilation using state-of-the-art software incorporating digital library of photographs
  • Liaison with utility companies and council tax departments
  • Compliance with tenancy deposit regulations
  • Preparation of all legal documentation including AT5, lease, Tenant Information Pack and so on
  • Collection of rent and payment direct to your bank account
  • Monthly account statement sent by email
  • Regular property inspections and reports prepared with our state-of-the-art software
  • Property maintenance as required (see below)
  • Full final inspection and production of a detailed final-condition survey report

We are happy to provide an entirely bespoke property management service – just ask! We can also provide a selection of cost-effective let-only, tenant introduction and basic advertising services.

Marketing Services

We provide full property marketing services, including regular progress updates. We promote properties in a wide range of ways, including :

The web

Along with our own site, we use a wide range of web sites to showcase your property. These include the CityLets network, Rightmove and S1 Homes – these are the main players in the letting portal market in the UK today. The internet provides more than 80% of the viewings that we take and we are acutely aware of the importance of this medium. To find out more about our on-line presence please click here.

To business

We have great links to business and commercial firms inclusing relocation agents. These all receive regular mail-shots from us that detail currently available properties.

To the public

Our corporate branding is very eye-catching and this makes our To-Let boards unmistakable. Our Edinburgh head office is based in the fast-growing Chesser area, close to the city Centre, Financial District and ideal for several of the City’s universities; whilst our Aberdeen office is based on the main thoroughfare of Union Street, again ideally suited for access to all areas of the Granite City. We therefore get a high number of visitors through our doors every day and our office has digital advertising and property lists available for visitors to browse through.

Social Media

An effective social media presence is essential in today’s market and we have provide your property with full coverage across sites such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus and Pinterest. Whenever a property is added to our to-let list, it is immediately featured on our social media sites which in turn are linked to our own website; click here to find links to all our social sites?

Buy-to-Let Consultancy

Making an investment in property is an immense undertaking and should never be underestimated. With the marketplace highly pressurised at the current time, it is critical that the right investment is made. With our background in lettings and sales, we can provide expert advice for those looking to purchase property for the letting market and we are happy to source property for you to fit with your specific brief. Once we have identified what you are looking for, we can provide information and feedback on all aspects of the potential purchases ranging from:

  • Estimated time-to-let
  • Comparable rents achieved by similar properties over the last 12 months
  • Information on amenities in the area of the property i.e. proximity to schools, universities, leisure etc.
  • Overview of works required to bring property up to market standards for letting
  • Dealing with the purchase on your behalf

Given our market contacts, quite often we can arrange off-market sales and connect landlords who are selling their properties with prospective investors.

HMO Specialists

As Edinburgh and Aberdeen are among the most popular university cities in the country, our managed portfolio contains a high percentage of “student” or multi-occupancy properties. We are experts at dealing with the complex and time-consuming House in Multiple Occupancy (HMO) licensing procedure. The process can (at times) be an arduous one, therefore we are happy to take this stress away and absorb it into our management of any HMO property. As well as being the law, having your property correctly licensed maximizes the potential of your property as HMO compliant properties tend to command a premium rent.

Our HMO Service includes:

  • Initial assessment of the property confirming suitability for HMO application
  • Completion of all relevant application forms
  • Creating required floor plans
  • Posting site notices
  • Undertaking site visits
  • Arranging and managing upgrading works

Property Maintenance

We are unique in the sense that we are able to offer both direct labour and out-sourced maintenance options. Our own operatives are able to deal with general maintenance and reactionary works and for more specialist works we have a bank of trust-worthy and skilled tradesmen that we can call on for any and all maintenance issues that may arise. The way we deal with maintenance can of course be tailored to suit, for example you may have your own preferred tradesmen or maintenance contracts set up, in which case we can work within your specified parameters.

We also operate with a 24 hour response service, which provides added peace of mind; this is accessed simply by calling our main telephone number out-with office hours and listening to the information on the pre-recorded message.

Renovation & Refurbishment Services

Every property will, at some stage, require renovation or refurbishment which can both increase the rental return and reduce the time-to-let of the property. The private rented sector has blossomed over the last decad and a half and as such the standard of rental properties has risen accordingly. With our extensive experience in the building trade, we are able to offer a total renovation service ranging from supplying and fitting new bathrooms and kitchens down to interior design and supply of décor and furnishings. We are happy to provide a consultation meeting to see what is needed to bring your property back to life or simply provide some overdue TLC!

Our renovation service includes:

  • Initial assessment of the property to identify renovation requirements or problem areas
  • Tailored schedule of works to fit with your specified budget
  • Total project management of renovation work from inception to completion
  • Regular updates on the progress of the project
  • Full break-down of all relevant costs

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