Full Management Service

Letting Introduction Service

Flexibility

Buy To Let

In today's property market residential letting makes good commercial sense. It is our objective to maximise the benefits of letting your property, whilst always ensuring you peace of mind. We will offer you advice and guidance through each stage of letting, from preparing your property for occupancy, through to check out at the end of a tenancy.


Full Management Service

Initial Visit

We will meet with you at your property in order to establish your particular circumstances and requirements, discuss our service in detail and agree a marketable rental value. This service is provided free of charge and without any obligation.

Marketing

Successful marketing is the key to successful returns. Our comprehensive marketing package includes full colour particulars, To Let board, press advertising, inclusion on our own website, lettingweb.com, citylets.co.uk, s1homes.com, findaproperty.co.uk, ukpropertyshop.co.uk and many other national websites. We have also established relationships with businesses and relocation agents whose employees and clients require accommodation in Edinburgh.

Viewings

Prospective tenants are accompanied on viewings at all times. If you or your current tenants occupy the property, viewings will be conducted strictly by appointment only.

Deposits

We will take a security deposit from your tenant, equivalent to one calendar month's rent plus an additional £100. We will return this to your tenant at the end of a tenancy once we are satisfied all outstanding bills are paid, any damages or breakages repaired or replaced and any necessary cleaning carried out.

References

The Edinburgh Letting Company shares your concern that your tenants should be reliable. We are extremely careful in selecting the right tenants - we do not work on a 'first come, first served' basis. References are also obtained from previous letting agents, current employers and, where applicable, to further strengthen your position, we may opt to take a guarantor to back up a tenant's ability to meet their commitments to you.

Safety

Growth in the private rental sector has resulted in the development of various legislations to protect both landlord and tenant interests, creating a potential minefield of legislation. We will provide guidance as to the landlord's responsibilities and obligations in order to comply with current safety legislation.

Inventory

Prior to tenancy commencement we will visit your property and prepare an inventory. This is vital to help maintain the condition of your property. This detailed document comprises a complete record of the contents and condition of the property in order to assess dilapidations during and after a tenancy term. Meter readings for gas and electricity are recorded at check-in, and we will advise the appropriate utility companies and inform the local authority council tax office of occupancy details.

Lease Agreement

Our short assured tenancy agreement can be tailored to the individual requirements and circumstances of both tenant and landlord, within the bounds of the Housing Act 1988. Our experience and knowledge of current legislation enables us to prepare bespoke tenancy agreements accordingly.

Maintenance

We have a full compliment of reliable and skilled contractors to remedy whatever problem may arise in your property.

Rent Collection & Accounting

We collect rental funds from your tenants and send you a detailed statement at the end of each month. Funds are then paid directly into your nominated bank account. We have in place a secure Landlord's website so our clients can log on at any time to obtain details of tenancies, current balance, historic and current statements etc.

Letting Introduction Service

Our Letting Introduction Service is designed for the landlord who prefers to manage the property on a day to day basis after we have secured suitable tenants. This service includes marketing and advertising, accompanied viewings, tenant referencing, all legal documentation, set up of standing order mandate for rental payments and contacting utility companies and local authority council tax office with tenancy details.

Flexibility

Should you require any services that are not mentioned in any of the above, we would be very happy to discuss them with you.

Buy To Let

There is a wide range of products available to the prospective landlord designed to encourage investment in property. We will guide you through the alternatives and assist in calculating the likely return of your capital in every scenario. When appropriate, we can inspect any potential property either with you or on your behalf, to ascertain its viability.