Founded in 1999, Cairn is now 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.
Cairn began as a property company, developing and selling on existing properties. Now it works mainly with investor clients – sourcing, developing, managing and selling residential investment properties to maximise return for their owners.
How we do business?
Personal connection is central to Cairn’s ethos. We want to build long-term relationships with our clients. Agency means standing in your client’s shoes and Cairn takes that responsibility seriously.
Clients’ individual goals for their properties become Cairn’s goals too. We offer honest advice coming from experience and expertise but geared to your own expectations.
How we add value
Adding value is at the heart of what we do delivering returns is why we make a difference. The reason clients want to use Cairn is because we are a independent company with two decades of property experience. We meet and exceed our clients expectations, whether you are a repeat investor, new landlord or client or a referral from one of our existing clients you can be assured your property expectations will be resolved. We have a dedicated well qualified team with local knowledge who are ready to listen.
- Cairn specialists in the profitable but highly regulated HMO (House of Multiple Occupancy) market have a reputation for sourcing and developing properties not only to respected standards, but also to deliver above-market returns.
- Commitment to regular inspection and a robust tenant contact and management programme ensures clients have peace of mind.
- Off market opportunities can offer enhanced returns and Cairn’s industry connections bring consistently high quality stock to us.
Excellent service - very helpful in getting us settled into our new apartment and making sure everything is done properly.
Finding an apartment with Cairn was really efficient. Thank you for your great customer service ! Really nice property manager, always answered our questions in a timely fashion. We highly recommend.
Cairn are a great letting agency. Their service was timely and they were highly available when we had questions. We were able to move out pretty fast and we found the apartment in a great shape.
Gemma and the team have always been very responsive to us. They’ve outdone themselves and have certainly set a high bar for professionalism and dedication by doing everything to ensure our property and the tenants are well looked after in spite of the looming pressure brought about by the pandemic. It is evident with the actions they take and their timely communications with us, that they truly care, not just about the business but also the people they work with. We highly recommend Cairn Letting!
I would recommend Cairn to any students who are looking for a place to stay in Glasgow during their time at university/college! They have been so accommodating and understanding, as a lot of the time students come with little experience in residential letting! Heather has been so quick at responding, and any time we had to deal with difficult living situations in the flat, she went above and beyond to help us. Really great service and positive experience!
A pleasure to deal with from start to finish. Cairn were proactive and attentive throughout the process
which was quick, easy, and stress free as a result. The support since the start of the tenancy continues
to be off the same high standard.
I have recently rented a flat with Cairn agency and I am so glad because they always replied to my emails quickly, keeping a fluid communication. Apart from that, the team is friendly and helpful. I could strongly recommend it.
Carla Q - Tenant
Very happy with the service I have received from Cairn and from my property manager. They has been polite and efficient with everything.
Alastair - Tenant
This is my second time letting with Cairn and I would highly recommend using them as your Letting Agency. The staff have always been extremely professional and helpful. We have never had a problem getting ahold of staff on the phone or via email. It is easy to report any issues through the online system and we found that they were resolved very quickly. Many thanks to the Cairn staff.
C Longman - Tenant
We sold our house through Cairn. David and his team of staff were nothing but professional, very good customer service phone calls, always keeping you in the loop of information and potential buyers. We were very impressed by the business role Cairn used to sell a property, from photos, videos and advertising.
We would not be happier and our property has SOLD. Highly recommend agent.
K Taylor - Overseas Investor
We have used Cairn Estate and Letting Agency to let our flat to students in Glasgow for the past few years and have been really pleased with the service they have provided. They are a friendly and efficient team, and guided us through the procedures when we became HMO landlords for the first time in Scotland. Whenever issues have arisen, they have been in touch straight away with suggestions and advice on how to solve problems. We have now sold our flat through the agency, and again, they were really helpful in making this happen smoothly. I would recommend Cairn's to anyone considering renting their flat through an agent.
Rachel - Landlord
We've been with Cairn for a year now and have been very happy with the service we've received, so we're definitely staying on in our property for next year! Our property manager has been so helpful, quick to respond and has such a kind manner - she's an absolute star!
I Schlegel - Tenant
Fantastic service! Cairn were accommodating, proactive and very helpful throughout the entire process. Communication was absolutely fantastic -- I felt supported, and that I was definitely in good hands. Very professional.
D Fiakas - Tenant
Just secured our place through Cairn and I'm extremely happy with the service. The person dealing with our enquiry and application was communicative the entire time and kept us updated with any information. 10/10 would 100% recommend.
D Williamson - Tenant
I would recommend Cairn to any students who are looking for a place to stay in Glasgow during their time at university/college! They have been so accommodating and understanding, as a lot of the time students come with little experience in residential letting! They have been so quick at responding, and any time we had to deal with difficult living situations in the flat, they went above and beyond to help us. Really great service and positive experience!
S Mills - Tenant
I have been working with Cairn letting for over 3 years now and love them, they take care of all aspects of letting making life a lot easier. Communications is fantastic! discussing pricing, tenants, maintenance and even just to bounce some ideas of.
R Logan - Landlord
We are tenants. We just had a broken boiler issue (winter nightmare) sorted in the smoothest and most effective way possible. Cairn Lettings team was really present and helpful. They even provided us with a replacement heater. Great service!
A Vallatos - Tenant
I work for a property investment company in Edinburgh and have worked with several letting agents across Scotland, Cairn have managed our portfolio for the last 18 months and have been great. Void properties are re-let quickly and never had a "problem tenant" repairs and maintenance are dealt with quickly and always get 2/3 prices which is comforting knowing Cairn have a good maintenance procedures in place.
Highly recommend if you are looking for a proactive letting agent.
C Wallace - Investor
As a property investor, I have worked with three letting agents in Scotland for the past 4 years. Cairn provides the best services. Not only the team is very knowledgeable, they really care about their customers. They always find the best solution for me. I highly recommend Cairn to investors and landlords who are looking for someone to manage their properties in Glasgow.
V. You - HMO Landlord
Really satisfied with Cairn's property management service. Easy to communicate with and very organised. One of my properties has encountered some issues recently and require communication and liaison with various parties which was handled well and solved the issue for me. Very responsive – emails were answered promptly and always kept me updated of the progress. I would recommend without reservation.
Golden - Landlord
Being a first time international property investor in Glasgow, we are very happy to have relied on Cairn to manage our property. From the first instance, they were efficient in their communication and extremely professional. We already had a change in tenancy and that went very smoothly. Thank you for your help!
Kyno - Investor
Extremely helpful and friendly with a quick turnaround time allowing me to move into my new flat within a week of finding it just in time for Christmas - Couldn't have asked for a better letting agent if I tried!
Calumn - Tenant
Great and professional property management services from Cairn Letting. Highly appreciated on the services provided in the past year, especially during the current COVID outbreak.
We've had a wonderful move thanks to Cairn. Fast and responsive, able to answer all our questions and truly made this move more stress-free than I've ever had before.
Tatiana - Tenant
In normal times I live for a large part of the year in Spain and because of that I have to rely on Cairn to manage my property in Glasgow.
This is helped greatly by my designated property manager who has kept me informed of repairs that need to be carried out, which keeps the tenant happy and the property in good repair.
J Jack - Overseas Landlord
Really satisfied with Cairn's service. Easy to communicate with and very organised. One of my properties has encountered some issues recently and require communication and liaison with various parties. Cairn handled them well and solved the issue for me. Very responsive – emails were answered promptly and always kept me updated of the progress. I would recommend without reservation.
G Olden - HMO Landlord
I used Cairn to both let and manage a flat in Glasgow. Their support and service I have received has been exceptional. They managed me through the process of getting the property ready to put on the market , securing all the approvals and then finding tenants. There was considerable interest in the property and through working with the team they helped me understand the implications of some of the offers and allowed me to make the best choice of tenant for my situation. They now manage the property for me and deal with any issues as they arise. Throughout the time I have worked with them they have always been professional as well as highly responsive returning calls and answering queries immediately
A Allen - Landlord
Cairn Letting Agents in Glasgow are an absolute joy to work with. They are always proactive to reply to my queries. They recently helped me with getting a new Lease Agreement. And In the past, have helped me with all the queries. Really good at their work.
M Chauhan - Landlord
I've been using Cairns for approximately five years and I have found them to be courteous and prompt to deal with all queries and concerns.
I find them excellent at sourcing good tenants who are respectful of property.
E Lewsley - Landlord
A pleasure to deal with from start to finish. Cairn were proactive and attentive throughout the process which was quick, easy, and stress free as a result. The support since the start of the tenancy continues to be of the same high standard.
A Lindley - Landlord
Really helpful during lockdown in how we could improve our property and got our property rented out as soon as restrictions started to ease. Very helpful staff and able to fix any problems that need resolving (eg leaks ) very quickly.
A Deagan - Landlord
Cairn's Edinburgh office provides a great service, saving me from the challenges of finding good tenants, checking properties, dealing very well with both me and tenants. They alert me to anything required and advise me about all new letting laws - but they do all the work! Highly recommended
H Lothian - Landlord
Reluctant landlord is an understatement where I am concerned, however, through no fault of my agent and given the current market / climate, I was unable to sell my recent development and made the decision to let it out.
Cairn explained the whole process to me and put my mind at ease throughout, finding me a great tenant who has moved in and is loving the place already.
Huge thanks to all of the Cairn Sales and Letting teams for everything.
A L Smith - Landlord
Cairn have been an absolute superstars! They go above and beyond my expectations.
Communication and promptness makes things really easy. They are also very particular and detailed, so makes things really easy for me, being in Australia.
A pleasure to deal with. Highly recommended!
C V Wyk - Overseas Landlord
Excellent and knowledgable staff. In my experience significantly better than other agencies I have worked with. The team have been amazing and have consistently assisted me with a problem tenant. I cannot recommend them highly enough!
A Goold - Landlord
Outstanding letting agent, recently let one of our flats fast, despite the Covid crisis . They have been responsive and professional in all our dealings . Thanks to Lianna , Fiona and the team for the fantastic service and great rates . Would highly recommend.
J Thevenot - Landlord
A Burke - Tenant
As 3 final year students in our early twenties who moved to Glasgow to complete our studies, we have received consistently excellent service throughout our year with Cairn. The original application and administration processes were smooth and easily completed, with consistent support given to myself and my flatmates, who were all in different countries at this point. Collecting the keys and moving into the property was easy and we quickly settled in to our flat.
M Coulston - Tenant
I couldn't recommend Cairn enough. Myself and my friend are student nurses and needed to find a place to rent within a short period of time due to the outbreak. It was already a stressful time for us but Heather at Cairn was super helpful and went above and beyond to help us find a place to stay.
Being a first time renter I had lots of questions and Heather was so patient and understanding and never made me feel stupid for asking. She was very prompt at replying to emails and getting things organised for us.
We are so thankful to Heather for assisting us with our move and her continued support as renters with Cairn, she is a true asset to their team.
K Brown - Tenant
I recently rented a flat with Cairn. I was very impressed by the whole process, very smooth and professional.
Sally, who dealt with my move in was extremely helpful throughout and replied to any queries I had quickly.
B Brimley - Tenant
I'd just like to make clear that over the last 6 months or so I have enormously benefited from your professional service. You have been fantastic in communicating and ensuring Landlord and Tenant harmony. I'd like to thank you for this, and look forward to continuing to work with you.
Richard - Landlord
I am really pleased with Cairn's investment advice and the management of my properties.
Graham.F - Landlord
Cairn Letting have been very helpful in the managing of my property. Quick and efficient, would highly recommend!
J Clark - Investor
I recently had some problems with my current agent and I called Cairn to arrange a viewing for one of their properties. After chatting with the agent she was able to advise and keep me right on how to handle my current situation and my rights as a tenant and gave me more confidence to move forward. Cairn are a professional, straight forward agency from my experience.
L Munro - Tenant
Recently rented from Cairn, everything that has been reported has been dealt with straight away and repaired within a decent timescale. My property manager has always been on hand to help, no complaints and would recommend.
C Frankland - Tenant
Recently rented with Cairn. They seem to be happy to help with all matters. I had a leak coming from above and the property manager came out, assessed the situation/damage and repairs carried out quickly and professionally to a great standard. Went above and beyond.
C Cramm - Tenant
Have sold properties twice through Cairn and delighted with the service provided on both occasions and in this instance by Sheena. Would certainly recommend.
A Keir - Investor
I have recently purchased a small flat and my contact with the agency kept me up-to-date with developments and her communication skills are second to none (my solicitor said so too). Buying a property can be stressful but she managed to streamline the whole process. Thanks for making it as easy as possible.
A Oakley– home buyer
Cairn Estate and Letting Agency had helped me to rent out my property within a very short time. Always diligent and enthusiastic, they kept me updated of the progress regularly. Moreover was able to provide backup plan when things were not working out. Also very responsive. As an overseas investor, this really gives me a peace of mind. I highly recommend Cairn Estate to all landlords looking for tenants in Glasgow.
Y Yin - Landlord
Cairn have been managing our student lets for the last three years. Being new to the market we needed guidance through all the statutory requirements, and wanted a reliable, responsive team. Our present property manager has as been excellent in this respect, as has their HMO advisor. Would recommend to other prospective landlords.