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Estate agency and letting agency with branches in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Celebrating 24 Years in Property.

At Cairn we specialise in Estate Agency and Letting property across both the East & West of Scotland, from Edinburgh to Glasgow. Our trusted property agents can assist you with anything from offering you property advice on selling or letting your property to property investment advice for people wanting to enter the property market. We offer no obligation, free property valuations and are the perfect choice for all property enquiries in Scotland.

An estate agent and letting agent for investors

Whether you are a first-time property investor or have a large property portfolio our team can guide you through the process in order to maximise your returns. Founded in 1999, Cairn is a team of specialists in residential property investment. Managing Director David Rowand saw that his estate agency clients could benefit from more than sales or purchase advice and help with negotiation. Property assets could deliver more return with the right development, refurbishment, letting management and property maintenance programmes. We are ‘The Investor’s Agency’.

Tenants & HMO

Building relationships with our tenants is key, in order that the tenancy runs as smoothly as possible. That’s why our tenants return term after term. We have specialised in HMO since 1999 and this is one of our areas of expertise. From HMO application guidance, fire-training to full property management or refurbishment we have built a team who can deliver under your obligations as an HMO licensee and landlord.


Our professionally qualified team can offer you a bespoke letting service, from full management to tenant find only. Whether you have one property, large portfolio or serviced accommodation we’ve got it covered. Keeping you informed is key whether just to let you know an inspection has gone well, or advising you if some work is needed to maintain your investment. Our team are on hand to guide you through the process.

Estate Agency

Property can be personal and we take that responsibility seriously. We cover central Scotland offering FREE, no obligation, market appraisals, from your own home to your tenanted property our experienced team will market on all major portals and negotiate your property to get you the best price to meet your expectations. Agency means standing in our client’s shoes and Cairn takes that responsibility seriously.

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Whether it is a sales, lettings or HMO valuation our dedicated, well qualified team will be more than happy to conduct a FREE appraisal of your property.

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HMO licensing, HMO Properties

Cairn Letting & Estate Agency – Scotland’s Premier HMO Letting Specialists

Cairn Letting & Estate Agency –  Leading the Way in HMO Lettings Across Scotland The HMO Market in Scotland – An Overview Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) represent a unique and lucrative segment of the Scottish property market. Catering to students, professionals, and families alike, HMO properties are in high demand, particularly in university cities and urban centres. However, managing an HMO involves navigating a complex web of regulations, from safety standards to licencing requirements, making it a challenging landscape for landlords. Why Choose Cairn as Your HMO Letting Agency? In the competitive world of HMO lettings, Cairn Letting & Estate Agency stands out as a beacon of excellence and expertise. Our deep understanding of the HMO market, combined with a comprehensive suite of services, makes us the premier choice for landlords looking to optimise their HMO investments. Here are just a few reasons why Cairn is the best HMO letting agency in Scotland: Expertise in Licencing and Compliance Securing an HMO licence is a rigorous process that demands a thorough understanding of local regulations. Cairn’s team of professionals excels in managing all aspects of HMO compliance, ensuring that your property not only meets but exceeds the necessary standards. From safety cheques to occupancy regulations, we handle the details so you can focus on maximising your investment. Maximising Your Investment Returns At Cairn, we understand that the ultimate goal of any investment is to achieve the highest possible returns. Our strategic approach to HMO management focuses on optimising occupancy rates, setting competitive rental prices, and reducing turnover, ensuring your HMO property is as profitable as it is compliant. Tenant Matching and Satisfaction Finding the right tenants for an HMO property is key to maintaining a harmonious living environment and ensuring the longevity of your investment. Cairn’s meticulous tenant matching process not only assesses potential tenants based on their compatibility with existing occupants but also their reliability and respect for the property. This careful approach leads to higher tenant satisfaction and retention rates, directly benefiting your bottom line. Tailored Management Solutions Every HMO and every landlord is unique. Cairn prides itself on offering bespoke management solutions that cater to the specific needs of your property and investment goals. Whether you’re an overseas investor requiring a hands-off approach or a local landlord looking for guidance on maximising occupancy, Cairn has the flexibility and expertise to meet your needs. A Trusted Name in Scottish Lettings With years of experience and a proven track record of success, Cairn has established itself as a trusted leader in the Scottish lettings market. Our commitment to excellence, transparency, and client satisfaction sets us apart, making us the go-to agency for HMO lettings across Scotland. Are you ready to unlock the full potential of your HMO investment with Scotland’s leading letting agency? Cairn Letting & Estate Agency offers the expertise, services, and personalised approach you need to navigate the HMO market with confidence. Contact us today to discover how we can transform your HMO letting experience, ensuring compliance, maximising returns, and achieving unparalleled tenant satisfaction.

Landlords, Legislation, Letting

Mastering Letting Compliance in Scotland with Cairn Letting & Estate Agency

Mastering Letting Compliance in Scotland – Your Essential Guide with Cairn Letting & Estate Agency The Importance of Compliance in the Scottish Letting Market Scotland’s letting market is buoyant and diverse, offering significant opportunities for landlords. However, the landscape of letting compliance in Scotland is comprehensive, encompassing various legal requirements designed to protect tenants and landlords alike. Compliance isn’t just a legal requirement; it’s a cornerstone of trust in the landlord-tenant relationship, influencing tenant satisfaction and the long-term success of your letting venture. Navigating the Letting Compliance Maze Letting compliance in Scotland involves several key regulations and standards that landlords must adhere to, ensuring properties are safe, secure, and suitable for tenants. These include: Safety Regulations Landlords are required to ensure that all gas and electrical installations are inspected annually by a qualified professional. Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors must be installed in specific locations within the property. Energy Efficiency An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) must be obtained for the property, demonstrating its energy efficiency to potential tenants. Repairing Standard Landlords must ensure that the property meets the Scottish Government’s repairing standard, which includes the property being wind and watertight and the installations for supply of water, gas, electricity, sanitation, space heating, and hot water being in a reasonable state of repair and working order. Tenant Information Pack Landlords are required to provide tenants with a ‘Tenant Information Pack’, which includes essential information about the property, the tenancy, and the rights and responsibilities of both tenants and landlords. Private Residential Tenancy (PRT) Introduced to replace assured and short assured tenancy agreements, the PRT offers more security to tenants and flexibility for landlords. It’s crucial to understand the implications of this tenancy type on your letting arrangements. Simplifying Compliance for Scottish Landlords The complexity of compliance can be overwhelming, particularly for new landlords or those with multiple properties. Cairn Estate Agency is your partner in ensuring that your letting properties not only meet all legal requirements but also stand out in the competitive Scottish market. Our comprehensive compliance services include: Regular updates on changing legislation and how it affects your properties. Organising and maintaining all necessary safety certificates and documentation. Guidance on meeting the Repairing Standard and EPC requirements. Assistance with preparing the Tenant Information Pack and managing Private Residential Tenancies. By leveraging Cairn’s expertise, landlords can navigate the compliance landscape with confidence, focusing on maximising their investment’s potential while ensuring a safe, compliant, and attractive offering to tenants. In the fast-paced and regulated Scottish letting market, staying compliant is key to success and tenant satisfaction. Cairn Letting & Estate Agency is dedicated to providing landlords with the knowledge, services, and support needed to navigate letting compliance with ease. Whether you’re an experienced landlord or new to the market, our team is here to ensure your properties meet every standard and regulation. Contact Cairn Letting & Estate Agency today to learn more about our letting compliance services and how we can help you build a successful, compliant letting business in Scotland.

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