Valuable information about HMO regulations, both for residency and licencing.
Support and guidance through all aspects of HMO development.
Professional property assessment, which is fully compliant with HMO regulations.
Recommendations for work required for the property – a range of options provided.
A full estimation of the costs involved for the work.
Professional recommendations, based on advice from an architect, as to how the property could be structurally extended, refurbished or cosmetically improved to maximise rental yield.
Full range of options provided, including cheaper options for those working to a tight budget.
Full Project Management
Thorough analysis of the scope of the project.
Itemised specification of the works required to bring the property to rental standard.
Negotiation of any contracts, such as building contracts, with estimated timescales included.
Regular inspections throughout the process.
Snagging inspections, complete with full instruction
Inspection of any additional works done to the property.
Regular reports – keeping you informed on the progress, if required.
Warrants and Planning Permission
Guidance through the often complicated process of seeking relevant warrants and permissions.
Full preparation of all applications, including planning permission, building warrants and Completion Certificate.
Drawings and forms provided for applications.
Display and service of all relevant planning permission and warrant notifications and related notices.
Cosmetic Decoration and Finish
Guidance and support provided on fixtures, fittings and finishes – with a focus on conforming to HMO regulations.
Advice provided suitable for stated budget and investment profile.
3 quotations provided from our registered list of trade professionals.
Would highly recommend using Cairn Estate agency. Mark went above and beyond to ensure that my stay was stress free and that the apartment was in good condition.
Cairn have been excellent throughout the entire process. Right from going to market to receiving the first months rent. They were clear, responsive and a delight to deal with.
I've dealt with well known Glasgow Letting agents in the past with mixed reviews from a Landlords point of view. Cairn are easily the best I've dealt with.
A Watson - Landlord
Cairn Lettings has been a wonderful support for my new tenancy. They very communicative (both phone, email) and helpful throughout the application, referencing, and leasing process. Upon my move-in to the flat, Cairn has remained very responsive to questions and any concerns (inventory, repairs, etc.). My contact Corinne also does so with a kind and caring demeanour, which I sincerely appreciate. Additionally, Alannah from Cairn supported me considerably with the Let Alliance referencing. Overall, as a tenant I have been very pleased with Cairn property management services thus far and would happily recommend.
Jacqlyn G - Tenant
Excellent experience renting with Cairn property since 2021. Our property manager, Victoria is always friendly, supportive, and professional in sorting out any issues. We are happy to have her during our tenancy.
T Lai - Tenant
I spent the weekend with some friends in Glasgow at 20 Bath Street Apartment 1.1 through Cairn Estate and Letting Agency, the apartment was very stylishly furnished, warm and cosy. The beds were very comfortable and the the location was very central, fantastic for accessing the shops at Buchanan Galleries and also very close to bars, restaurants and the bus station. Really enjoyed my time in Glasgow. Thank you Mark from Cairn Estate and Letting Agency.
K Ralph - Cairn BNB Tenant
Cairn has been absolutely fantastic helping me with getting my property marketed and rented. Always available to chat via email or phone. Fantastic with communicating with my new tenants and updating me with anything I need to know. I have already recommended them to my neighbours and friends. 5* all around.
K Whitelaw - Landlord
I have used Cairn Letting for the last few years and I can't recommend them highly enough. Their knowledge of the property market is invaluable. They are a safe pair of hands, a problem solver who deals with challenging situations promptly and importantly cost effectively.
E Steele - Landlord
Cairns Letting has been an absolute breeze to deal with. Cherie got a tenant for my property really quick and it was all so streamlined. Having never rented out a property before I had zero clue what I was doing but Cherie kept me right every step of the way and no question was a silly question!!! Highly recommend.
I moved to Edinburgh to study Veterinary Medicine, I had spent over four months having to find a home that would allow me to send my animals here. I am incredibly grateful that I had found Cairn Letting. They have been exceptionally professional and helped the leasing agreement process go smoothly. I highly recommend them. I have told other students about them, as well.
They been responsive and address any repairs or other issues. Because of them I will have a happy Christmas.
R Gale - Tenant
Our initial experiences with Cairn Letting and their Property Manager Sharon have been excellent in all respects, from the way our initial enquiry was handled, right through to moving into the flat and discussing the inventory. Looking ahead, Sharon's friendly and caring approach gives us confidence for the tenancy. Many thanks to Sharon and team!
M Grigor - Tenant
I appreciated the high calibre of the service. Such a strong dedication to client service deserves the ultimate respects always.
Gift - Tenant
The service I received from Jacqui made me quite satisfied. Truly, she is a gem. Without any hesitation, I would suggest this real estate company to anyone.
Cairn have been excellent throughout the entire process. Right from going to market to recieving the first months rent. They were clear, responsive and a delight to deal with.
I've dealt with well known Glasgow Letting agents in the past with mixed reviews from a Landlords point of view. Cairn are easily the best I've dealt with.
Delighted with the service I received from Cairn, my property in Dumfries & Galloway is now let with a great long term tenant. Cairn talked my through the process and kept me in check with all the legalities of renting a property.
Cairn Letting was an excellent support for me in finding accommodation in Glasgow. They answered my questions and concerns in no time and took my suggestions seriously and clarified them with the landlords. Even though the process was lengthy because I had lived abroad before looking for accommodation, the formalities were quickly taken care of when I arrived. The whole team at Cairn Letting also treated me very nicely when handing over the keys. I can heartily recommend this estate agency and if you have the opportunity to work with them.
M Logiurato - Tenant
From a landlord's perspective, Cairns have really shaken up my perceptions about letting agencies. I've had really negative experiences with letting agencies in the past and swore I would never deal with them again. However, circumstances change and following an excellent recommendation from one of their contractors, I have been letting with Cairns for 18 months and have found them to be really helpful. Any concerns have been dealt with swiftly. They have ensured that the property has been fully compliant with legislation so that the tenant is safe. I was very impressed that they kept me updated on tenants' checks and gave me frank and honest advice, when required. I am also extremely happy with the tenant. She has kept the property immaculate. I've been really happy with the great service I have received from Cairns.
Eilidh - Landlord
After a turbulent period with one of my tenants coupled with the departure of another tenant in a separate property, Cairn were quick to provide the necessary guidance and support. They provided me with a very clear and frank assessment of both properties and a collective decision was made to refurbish both flats before returning them to the open market. It should be noted that they were particularly hands on throughout the refurbishment process and, with the back drop of rising costs, were able to help me complete the renovations in a timely manner. Both flats will soon be occupied with new tenants with a higher rental yield. Thank you!
Alan - Landlord
Fiona from Cairn accompanied me from the purchase of my flat to successfully letting it two months later. She organised painting, electrical works, certification of alarms, new blinds and pointed me in the right direction for tax affairs and landlord registration. I live abroad so we communicated by email and telephone. She responded promptly to emails and was always available by phone with a very helpful manner.
George - Investor
My property manager was an excellent support for me in finding accommodation in Glasgow. They answered my questions and concerns in no time and took my suggestions seriously and clarified them with the landlords. Even though the process was lengthy because I had lived abroad before looking for accommodation, the formalities were quickly taken care of when I arrived. The whole team at Cairn Letting also treated me very nicely when handing over the keys. I can heartily recommend this estate agency.
M Logiurato - Tenant
We started using Cairn's services in 2018 and have always found our main point of contact, to go above and beyond the expected level of service. Certainly beyond a level of engagement compared to other property rental service providers we use.
We do not believe there is a better provider of letting services, particularly in managing HMO properties in Glasgow. Cairn's professionalism ensures that letting requirements and legal obligations are never compromised - and interests are protected whether a landlord or tenant. And from dealing with Glasgow City Council and HMO renewals, introducing off-market opportunities, assisting with renovations, and day-to-day management, our interaction and experience with the entire Cairn team have been faultless. Thank you for the excellent service.
PS: Any landlord underwhelmed by their current property manager should contact Cairn. You will not be disappointed.
S Thompson - HMO Landlord
Cairn Lettings been looking after our portfolio since they took over our previous agency . A few tears ago . Absolutely brilliant, saw us through covid lockdowns and on the ball getting decent tenants. My property agent in particular is excellent . She keeps us on our toes when certificates are due ( so important) and she is the complete professional as a property manager . My tenants have nothing but praise also when dealing with Cairn . I have no hesitation in recommending Cairn Letting and their team . Whether landlords or tenants. Second to none , in our opinion. From all at the new hoose !
J Theve - Landlord
Lovely and helpful staff!
My property was let out within a week. As a first time landlord, I am really impressed. The manager. My contact is very helpful and has dealt with any issue I had promptly. I would definitely recommend this agency to my friends. It is a trustworthy choice!
K Mak - Landlord
I have found Cairns Lettings to be extremely helpful and professional from beginning to end. They are a proactive company with the customers needs and care at the heart of everything they do. Highly recommended
J Quinn - Landlord
Great to deal with. Answered any questions I had and let me have a good look at the property we were interested in. Would recommend!
N Piontek - Tenant
Could not recommend Cairn Letting enough, our contact was professional, friendly and supportive in guiding us through the tenancy process providing a stress free service!
F Morrison - Tenant
Cairn were fantastic during my two year stay. Any issues of ours were reported to our Property Manager and dealt with in a very timely manner.
Great experience and would highly recommend.
C MaGee - HMO Tenant
Lewis was very helpful in showing us both properties and was able to answer all of our questions.
R Patterson - Tenant
Cairn has been helping me to get a retirement home rented out proven to be a little more difficult than a normal home however we got there in the end just shows that Cairn are versatile to challenges.
Very professional but at the same time relaxed and pleasant people to work with.
Highly recommend the guys at Cairn.
R Howieson - Landlord
Excellent service received from Cairn Lettings, they found a suitable tenant for my newly renovated property within a week and have handled the whole process smoothly and efficiently, ensuring I have been regularly kept up to date. Highly recommend them to any potential landlords.
R Russell - Landlord
I purchased a property in Edinburgh, Cairn were the existing letting agents and due to being located in England I decided to keep them as my property managers. My property manager is always at the end of the phone when I need her and has made the whole letting process very easy for me. I would highly recommend Cairn Letting.
W Johnson - Investor
The team at Cairn having been looking after our buy to let properties for over 5 years. The service received has been first class at all times – Always engaging, always on the front foot and a pleasure to deal with. We would have no hesitation in recommending Cairn to anyone looking for a Rolls Royce service in the residential property world.
S Cusiter - Investor
This is the 2nd property me and my four friends have seen with Cairn agency and both times Fraser has been great. Very quick response time and he showed the property in an honest and informative manner that is much appreciated. Would definitely recommend any property through Cairn estate agents as so far my experience has been completely without problems.
O Nolan - Tenant
Cairn were 10/10 for customer service and
despite living in Melbourne, they ensured that any
concerns I had with Cairn Estate Agency selling my
house in Scotland from a long distance, was quickly
addressed. The WhatsApp voice messages were
always cheerful to wake up to :)
Thanks for the 5 star treatment and I
would highly recommend any prospective vendor who
wants to engage with a genuine professional Estate
Agent to get in touch with Cairn.
E Davies - Home Owner
Myself and my flatmate were moving from Canada to Glasgow and had been searching for flats in Glasgow for over a month and having no luck communicating with property managers from various letting agencies. We were lucky enough to get in touch with a very professional and helpful property manager at Cairn Letting Ltd. Despite the 7 to 8-hour time difference, she made the effort to keep us informed every step of the way through our entire rent application. We were both very anxious that we would arrive in Glasgow and not have a home, however, Hannah provided us with results and honest answers to all our questions (in which we had many!) in a very efficient manner. She was very kind and diligent in our communications and kept us apprised about any delays and setbacks we were having. Hannah’s thorough rent application process allowed us to find and be approved for our dream home in a new country we have learned to love. Her professionalism, diligence, and incredibly fast communication made her an absolute dream to work with. We are both forever incredibly grateful to have had her as our property manager. Thank you so much for all your help. We wish you all the best and that you continue to be a wonderful property manager for others!
Inaya - Tenant
As a first time landlord, Cairn Estate Agency was recommended by a close friend. I am delighted with their efficient and supportive services, friendly manner and professionalism.
J Villalba - Landlord
Have to say a huge thank you to C, in contacting me and organising a property when I had been struggling to find one. Always contactable and phenomenal after care. A huge asset to Cairn Lettings. Thank you once again!
S Gee - Tenant
Fantastic experience renting with Cairn property in last 4 years. Always very willing to help and support with utmost respect. I have really liked the property which comes with high standards and support that I got from my property manager was amazing. Really appreciate the work that you do. Best wishes!
B Banerjee - Tenant
We asked Cairn to tenant a portfolio of 7 x newly built apartments and within a few weeks all 7 x apartments were fully let, at figures well in excess of our expectations.
The service received has been first class and I would not hesitate to use Cairn Lettings in the future or to recommend them to any potential landlords.
S Fraser - Investor
Cairn Letting are fantastic. Letting process was extremely easy and professional and they are very much responsive when you have questions. The properties are great and furniture of great quality. Our property manager is amazing and is always on hand to help.
T Smith - Tenant
Cairn Letting Agency are very professional, quick in response and simply provided a great service whilst we were looking for a new flat. Our property manager was absolutely professional, friendly and very responsive in the whole process. Highly recommended agents for both tenants and landlords.
Adnan - Tenant
Couldn’t be happier with my experience of letting a property with Cairn. They were so helpful and always available to answer any questions I had. Thank you so much
I Panton - Landlord
I recently used Cairn for selling my property and the service I received was fantastic. My main point of contact kept in regular touch with me throughout the full process and was also very helpful and supportive when I had a number of issues with the solicitor I was using for the sale.
I was extremely impressed with the photos and virtual tour that were taken for marketing the property, they were highly professional and attracted 30+ viewers. My property went to a closing date and sold within a week of being on the market!
I wouldn't hesitate to use Cairn again in the future and would highly recommend them to anyone selling a property.
K Belshaw - Home Seller
I couldn't be more happy that I rented a flat with Cairn Letting. Everyone working in Cairn has been very responsive and extremely helpful. It is incredible how they have manage to make my new beginning so smooth, easy and pleasant. Excellent and personalised customer service that deserves even more than 5 stars. I highly recommend the letting agency.
R. Qussasi - Tenant
Excellent service - very helpful in getting us settled into our new apartment and making sure everything is done properly.
Karl - Tenant
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.
Sarah - Tenant
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.
S. Saad - Tenant
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 Padilla - HMO Landlord
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!
S Mills - HMO Tenant
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.
A Lindley - HMO Tenant
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!