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Hints & Tips, Glasgow, Landlords, Letting

Glasgow Letting: New Landlords, Read This

Glasgow Letting: New Landlords, Read This Discover everything you need to know about Glasgow letting for first-time landlords. Perhaps you’ve moved in with a partner and you don’t want to sell your property. Or maybe you’ve had to relocate temporarily for work and you want to hang on to your investment. Either way, if you’re thinking of letting out your Glasgow property for the first time, this one’s for you.  Here, we lay out the steps you need to take before you become a landlord, and what you need to do once you’ve found your tenants.  New to Glasgow letting? What you need to do before renting out your home One of the first things you need to do before you rent out your home is to make sure your mortgage lender allows it.  You’ll need to ask for “consent to let” (which is typically for a set amount of time) or you may need to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage. Otherwise, you run the risk of breaching your mortgage contract, and this could result in your lender demanding instant repayment of the full mortgage balance. Next, you’ll need to contact your insurance provider and amend your policy to include landlord insurance. Having tenants living in your property can affect your liability.  You must also register as a private landlord with the Scottish Landlord Register. Everyone named on the title deeds must do so. Failure to register is a criminal offence and can result in a fine. You can register as a landlord here. Finally, if you’re planning on renting to three or more unrelated people, this will be classed as a house of multiple occupancy (HMO). HMOs require an additional licence. Learn more about Glasgow HMOs here.  What you need to do once you’ve secured your tenants There’s a lot of responsibility that comes with being a landlord. If you’d rather take a hands-off approach, working with a local property management company (like Cairn) can be a big help.  Learn more about our management services here. If you want to be a DIY landlord, you’ll first need to Conduct all viewings of the property Conduct referencing off all tenants Take deposit and move in funds from tenants Ensure all compliance is in place for the tenants move in (safety certificates / maintenance / cleaning) Conduct inventory Create the correct tenancy agreement and ensure all parties sign this Meet with your tenants and give them a tour of the property. Show them how to switch off the electricity, how to reset a blown fuse, and how to switch off the water supply in an emergency — plus anything else specific to your property. Once you’ve received your tenant’s deposit, you’ll need to place it into a Tenancy Deposit Scheme within 30 working days of the start of the tenancy. You should also notify your tenant in writing which scheme is holding their deposit. Finally, you should notify local authority & the properties utility providers that a tenant is moving in (and that you no longer live there) so that the Council Tax account & Energy accounts can be updated. You should also let your tenant know that you’ve done this. Throughout the tenancy: Respond to reactive maintenance / emergency out of hour issues (weekends and evenings) Conduct periodic inspections of the property Handle tenant complaints Neighbour complaints Collect rent / chase rent if in arrears At the end of the tenancy: Conduct move out inspection Handle deposit deductions / deposit disputes Re-advertise the property and start the process all over again If this seems like too much to handle we have friendly and qualified staff here at Cairn ready to help you with the management of your property. Whether it was accidental or on purpose, if you’re dipping your toe into the world of Glasgow letting as a landlord, Cairn can help. We can look after everything to make sure you remain compliant and your tenant enjoys a safe and happy experience.  Contact us here to learn more. 

Hints & Tips, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Student Accommodation, Tenants

Cost of Living: Money-Saving Tips for Student Tenants

Cost of Living: Money-Saving Tips for Student Tenants The cost of living crisis is biting hard, and many students are feeling the pinch.  According to the 2022 Student Money Survey, the average student now spends £924 per month, while 82% of students worry about making ends meet. What’s more, four in five have considered dropping out of university at one point or another.  If you’re living away from home during your studies and you’re struggling with money worries, here are a couple of handy tips to help you save and spend wisely in rented accommodation.  Cost of Living Tips: Advice for Student Renters Be energy-aware to cut bills Some rental properties will bundle up the rent and utilities into one payment. However, it’s more common for tenants to pay the electricity and/or gas bills themselves.   Try to be mindful of your energy usage to lower your monthly bills. Don’t leave lights on when rooms are empty (and switch to energy-efficient LED bulbs where possible); keep doors closed so heat doesn’t escape; try to charge laptops, tablets, and smartphones at uni, and don’t leave your gadgets plugged in and on standby all day and night. If you have flatmates, consider cooking together regularly (you can split the cost of the ingredients, too). That way, you’re all in the same room, and the oven/microwave/hob is getting used once rather than several times one after the other. Bonus points if you use a slow cooker — it can be far cheaper to run, as per the table below, and you’ll often have plenty left over. With the new 52p/kWh electricity cap, here’s how much certain items and devices will roughly cost to run. Take a note of where you can cut down usage to save money. Item Cost 1 kWh fan heater/ electric radiator 52p/hour 2kWh fan heater/electric heater £1.04/hour 3 kWh immersion heater  £1.56/hour 5w LED light bulb  0.26p/hour 60w light bulb  3.12p/hour 40w electric blanket  2p/hour 8KG washing machine (A rating)  26p/cycle 8KG washing machine (D rating)  55p/cycle Tumble Dryer – Heat Pump – A rating  £1.13/cycle Tumble Dryer – Condenser – C Rating  £2.33/cycle Oven  52p/hour Electric hob halogen per ring  85p/hour Electric hob induction per ring  £1/hour Microwave 900w  47p/hour 200w slow cooker  10p/hour 42” TV  6p/hour Computer monitor  1p/hour  Xbox One S  6p/hour PS4  7p/hour Amazon Echo Dot  0.2p/hour Sonos One  0.7p/hour Google Nest Mini speaker  0.2p/hour Laptop  2.5p/hour American style fridge freezer  2.5p/hour 60p/day Freestanding fridge freezer  1.45p/hour 35p/day Under counter fridge  0.6p/hour 16p/day 7.5kWh electric shower  6.5p/min 9 kWh electric shower  7.8p/min Can’t switch energy providers? Switch your broadband deal instead Most fixed-rate energy deals are off the table at the moment, and switching energy providers is harder than ever. But that doesn’t mean you can’t switch and save elsewhere. Changing broadband providers can be a great way to shave a few pounds off your monthly expenses.  Broadband prices are pretty competitive at the moment, and a few of the big-name providers (like BT and Virgin) even offer special student deals, usually on a rolling contract.  Check out Save the Student’s guide to the best student broadband deals to see if you’re on the best deal. Heads up: before switching any utility provider, check the terms of your contract. There might be a fee for cancelling the contract early, which could make switching more expensive. If you’d like to get more posts like this in your inbox, sign up for our regular newsletter.

Hints & Tips, Buy To Let, Landlords, Property Investment, Tenanted Properties

5 Big Advantages of Buying Tenanted Flats

5 Big Advantages of Buying Tenanted Flats Here, we explain the benefits of buying tenanted flats and how Cairn can help. Interested in property investment? Imagine you could skip the marketing, viewings, and tenant vetting and get straight to the monthly rental income. With tenanted flats, you can. Put simply, these are flats with tenants already in place. And there are several benefits to going down this route. In this short post, we share the 5 biggest advantages of buying a tenanted flat. Related: Selling a Property with a Tenant in Situ – What to Know  What Are the Benefits of Buying Tenanted Flats? 1. Tenanted flats are fixed-price investments  One of the best things about buying a tenanted flat is that they’re often marketed at a fixed price. This means if you meet this price with your offer, you’re more than likely to seal the deal.  Fixed price properties are typically sold on a first-come, first-served basis, and you’ll rarely get involved in a costly bidding war. This can be particularly attractive if you have a set budget and you don’t want to stretch beyond it. 2. You get cash flow from the word go Another huge benefit of buying a tenanted flat is that you get immediate cash flow. The property won’t be sitting empty after you buy it, and you won’t need to spend time and money searching for new tenants. It’s regular and reliable rental income from day one. And the added bonus of having tenants in situ is that they’re less likely to request expensive improvements, repairs, or refurbishments (as the previous landlord will need to deal with them before selling).  3. You get tenants with a track record  Finding the right tenants for a vacant property can take time. You’ll want to make sure they have the means and character to make their rental payments on time each month. And sometimes, you won’t know they will until they’re in place.  With tenanted flats, you’ll have all this information available before buying. You can check their payment history and ask the current landlord for a character reference.  4. You’ll have complete confidence in compliance  Another major consideration when buying-to-let is the responsibilities you’ll have as a landlord. This extends to ensuring safety checks are carried out regularly and mandatory safety certificates (for fire, gas, and electricity) are in place.  When you buy a tenanted flat, all of this documentation will already be arranged. It’s simply transferred to you, so you’ll know when the next checks are due. And if you stick with the existing letting agent, they can organise them on your behalf, giving you complete peace of mind that the property will remain compliant. Read more: Landlord Legislation & Responsibilities  5. You know it’s been sourced (and checked) by a reputable letting agency  Buying any rental property comes with risk, but that risk can be reduced when you buy with tenants already in place.  A reputable local letting agent can conduct an in-depth audit of the property to ensure it’s a sound financial investment — and with the advantages described above, you’ll be in a solid position to start recouping money on your purchase from the outset.  At Cairn, we’ve helped many buy-to-let investors source and purchase tenanted flats. Our team can offer expert advice and guidance to new and experienced investors.  Interested in Buying Tenanted Flats? Let’s Talk As you’ve discovered, buying tenanted flats offers plenty of advantages. If you’re interested in learning more, contact Cairn today to discuss the investment opportunities available to you. 


Hints & Tips, Selling

Get Your House Ready to Sell in 2022

Get Your House Ready to Sell in 2022   Want to get your house ready to sell in 2022? Here are Cairn’s top tips.   The Scottish property market hit new heights in 2021, with demand for property soaring in major cities like Glasgow and Edinburgh. This has led to house prices increasing by 8.8% over the last year – that’s more than the UK average of 6.2%.  The good news is that this theme has continued in 2022, making it an excellent time for you to put your property on the market.  Read on to find out how to get your house ready to sell this year.  Getting your house ready to sell: our top tips 1. Get your property valued The first step to take when preparing your home for sale is to get it valued. This will tell you its current market value and help you make sure you get the best possible price for your property.  While you can quickly grab a ballpark figure by comparing your home to similar, nearby properties on the market online, it makes sense to have a valuation carried out by an estate agent with expert knowledge of the local property market.  2. Arrange a home report When the time comes to sell your house, you’ll need an official property valuation. This is much more comprehensive and is carried out by a chartered surveyor as part of the home report.  Since a home report is a legal requirement when selling a property in Scotland, you could face a £500 fine if you press ahead without one.  The home report is made up of three documents that provide buyers with a clear picture of the property, including its condition, its energy efficiency rating, and other important information such as its council tax band. Compiling a home report can seem daunting; however, a good estate agent will be happy to help you with this. 3. Carry out maintenance Before your house is truly ready to sell, you’ll need to carry out all essential (and even some non-essential/cosmetic) maintenance.  Many buyers can be put off a property that requires them to do DIY and could walk away due to even the most minor of issues.  To avoid a deal falling through due to problems you could have fixed yourself, carry out a maintenance check throughout your property. Spend some time looking for bulbs that need replacing and loose door handles, broken cupboard doors, leaks, or dripping showerheads that need repairing.  Carrying out those quick fixes now will pay dividends when it comes to selling your home fast and fuss-free. Following on from the maintenance, it’s time for the 3 Ds: declutter, deep clean, and depersonalise. 4. Declutter There are plenty of reasons to declutter while you get your house ready for sale, not least because it’ll make moving easier! But it can also make selling your house easier, too. Once you’ve pared back your possessions and cleared out your junk drawers and overspilling cupboards, your property can start to look bigger. It also shows prospective buyers that your home has plenty of storage space, and it’s easy to keep tidy.  Start by throwing away or donating as much as possible. Once you’ve done that, consider boxing up and moving more of your belongings into storage while your house is on the market. That way, you get a jump start on the packing, and your home will be primed and ready for viewings. 5. Deep clean With your home suitably decluttered, it’s time to clean. Really clean. Top to bottom, inside and out, behind the fridge, at the back of cupboards, and especially the oven.  Serious buyers will want to picture themselves living in your home (and making it their own). If it’s even a little messy, that could influence their decision.  The good news is, cleaning costs nothing but a bit of elbow grease. But if you want to go the extra mile, you can pay to have your home professionally cleaned before you put it on the market.  6. Depersonalise Ever wonder why new build show homes always look so desirable? It’s because you’re essentially buying a nicely styled blank canvas. It lets you see the potential for each room, without overwhelming you with someone’s very particular design taste.  Ultimately, buyers don’t want to buy your home as is — they want to buy your property and make it their own. You can help them imagine themselves living there by removing some of your personal items dotted around your house.  Take down family photos, knick-knacks, souvenirs, fridge magnets, kid’s artwork, trophies and certificates, and instead aim for a more neutral look.  7. Tackle bad odours With your home clean, organised, and freshly styled, it’s time to tackle one of the more overlooked parts of selling a property: smell.  Here’s the truth, bad smells can affect sales. You might be “nose blind” to them, but odours from pets, bins, blocked drains, cooking, or smoking will be very noticeable as soon as a prospective buyer walks in.  Try to neutralise these odours with air fresheners, scented candles, reed diffusers, or even freshly cut flowers. And remember to air out your property regularly while it’s on the market.  8. Finally, find a reputable estate agent The last piece of the puzzle is having some expert help in your corner. An experienced estate agent can often be the key to selling your home quickly and successfully.  Think about asking your agent to install a “Coming Soon” board to kick start enquiries —  however, a good agent will already know who’s looking in your street already. An estate agent will handle many aspects of the sales process on your behalf. From working out the right price for your home and advising on styling and staging to marketing it effectively to the right buyers, your sale will be in safe hands.  Your estate agent can also arrange your home report, taking this vital task off your hands.  If you’re getting your house ready to sell in 2022, get in touch with Cairn. As one of the leading estate agents in Scotland, we can guide you through the sales process. Let us help you sell your property quickly and at the right price.

Hints & Tips, Buy To Let, Landlords, Letting, Services, West End

How to Choose the Right Glasgow West End Letting Agents for Your Rental Property

How to Choose the Right Glasgow West End Letting Agents for Your Rental Property Are you a landlord looking to rent out a property (or properties) in Glasgow’s West End? Working with the right Glasgow West End letting agents can make a world of difference. Here, we explain all.  For many buy-to-let investors in Glasgow, investing in the city’s iconic West End is a no-brainer. This much sought after location combines glorious green space with bustling cafes, trendy bars & restaurants, and countless transport hubs and local amenities. Popular with students and young professionals alike, rental properties are constantly in demand.  And if you’re thinking of adding to your portfolio in this part of the city (or you’re looking for help managing your existing properties), working with expert Glasgow West End letting agents is a must.  Here, we explain how to shortlist and choose the right agent.   What Should You Look for in Glasgow West End Letting Agents? In our experience, there are three key questions you should ask yourself when shortlisting your Glasgow West End letting agents. Let’s explore in more detail: 1. Are they local to the area? Whether you live elsewhere in the city, the country, or overseas, when you appoint a letting agent to look after your property (or properties), it pays to work with someone local to where your portfolio is situated.  That way, you know you have boots on the ground if your tenants require any help or advice, of if an emergency situation arises, such as flooding or fire.  Cairn is located on Gibson Street, smack dab in the middle of the busy Kelvinbridge area. We’re a stone’s throw from Kelvingrove Park and 5 minutes from the University of Glasgow. While other letting agents might claim to keep an eye on the West End, our staff know it inside out. 2. Do they have experience dealing with student lets and HMOs? A large proportion of the renters in the West End are made up of students attending one of the city’s major universities or colleges, many of which are easily accessible from this part of the city. When you’re choosing a West End letting agent, they must have experience in dealing with student lets and HMOs. With so many rules and regulations you need to adhere to as an HMO landlord, you need to know you’re in safe hands and on the right side of the law.  At Cairn, we invest heavily in our people, our staff are both qualified and abreast of legislation to help ensure we meet your obligations as a landlord. In investing to ensure our staff are Letwell and ARLA qualified, we also have an in-house specialist in first tier tribunals and compliance, where normally a landlord would have to pay extensive solicitor fees, our dedicated team keep you compliant. We’ve been dealing with students and HMOs since day one. Discover why we’re the best letting agents for Glasgow students here. 3. Do they have trusted local trade contacts? Above all else, you should have complete peace of mind that your investment is being maintained to a high standard. And a crucial part of this is making sure your West End letting agents have the right processes and contacts in place to safeguard the condition of your portfolio.  When you work with Cairn, we carry out regular inspections and report directly to you. We also deal with any queries or property management issues, and we arrange appropriate (and vetted) contractors to carry out any repairs.  See more: Management Services  Cairn: Proudly Serving the West End of Glasgow Since 1999 Thinking of working with Glasgow West End letting agents? Choose Cairn. Contact us today and speak to one of our friendly (local) property experts.

Hints & Tips, Buy To Let, Landlords, Selling, Tenanted Properties

Selling a Property with a Tenant in Situ – What to Know

Selling a Property with a Tenant in Situ – What to Know Thinking of selling a property with a tenant in situ? You’ve come to the right place. Here we explain everything you need to know — and share why help is at hand from Cairn.  If you’re a landlord thinking of selling your rental property, should you wait until the place is empty, or can you sell with sitting tenants?  It’s a question we’re often asked, and so we’re here with an answer: there are pros and cons to both scenarios.  Let’s explore them in a little more detail. What are the benefits of selling your rental property when it’s empty? The clear benefit of selling your rental property when it’s vacant (also known as “vacant possession”) is that you have a wider range of options. Rather than selling to another buy-to-let landlord, you could sell the property to a private buyer who wishes to live in it themselves.  And before you get to the sale, having the property empty (and clean) will make viewings a lot more straightforward. You won’t have to worry about keeping tenants in the loop, and you’ll know the place is presentable when prospective buyers come looking.  What about the drawbacks of selling a rental property when it’s vacant? The main downside to this scenario is that you won’t be drawing any rental income while the property is on the market — so you’ll need to make sure you can cover the mortgage and other expenses from your own pocket. Read more: Top Tips for Selling with Glasgow West End Estate Agents  So, what about selling a property with a tenant in situ? When you sell a property with sitting tenants, it means the tenants continue to live in the property after the sale is complete. You simply transfer the tenancy agreement and deposit to the new owner. Everything else remains the same for the tenants, and the new owner has rental income from day one. This might seem like a no-brainer for all involved, but there are a few potential downsides to this approach:  Selling with sitting tenants narrows your market to only other buy-to-let investors; Your tenants might become spooked by the change and move out, leaving you with an empty property and extra expenses; It could increase the amount of time it takes to sell the property if the rental market is slow; And you’ll need to convince the prospective buyer that your tenants are responsible and reliable before they agree to takeover the tenancy agreement. The good news is that all of these issues can be overcome if you work with an estate agent experienced in selling tenanted flats. How to sell a property with sitting tenants When selling a property with a tenant in situ, you need to keep everyone informed on both sides of the transaction.  Firstly, your tenants need to be reassured that nothing will change on their end. The tenancy agreement they signed with you remains valid, and their rent won’t change while that’s the case.  Meanwhile, you need to provide references, credit checks, and other evidence to the prospective buyer to demonstrate that your tenants are reliable and trustworthy, and have been paying their rent on time.  When it comes to the actual sales process, it’s largely similar to selling any other property type. You (or your estate agent) would inform your tenants of your plan to sell, put the property on the market (highlighting that it comes with tenants in situ), and begin arranging viewings. And when you receive an acceptable offer, you’ll need a conveyancing solicitor to handle the legalities of transferring the tenancy agreement and deposit to the new owner. Again, working with an expert estate agent (like Cairn) can help iron out these details.  Selling a property with a tenant in situ? Work with Cairn One of our main areas of expertise is selling tenanted properties for our clients. And in the majority of cases, our tenanted properties are sold off-market to our investment database. This ensures lower volumes of viewings and minimal disruption to your current tenants, while you continue to collect rental income up until the point of sale.  Want to learn more about our services? Contact us today. 


Hints & Tips, Selling

How to Sell Your Home This Summer

How to Sell Your Home This Summer Want to sell your home this summer? Read our top tips for making the most of the summer months to achieve the best price for your property. Summer is one of the best times of year to sell your property, with the great weather, longer days and more free time making it more likely that buyers will move to snap up their dream homes. However, there are always things you can do to make your property more desirable and generate the best price during June, July, and August.  Read on to find out how to sell your home this summer:  1. Capitalise on the busy property market Summer 2022 is expected to be a busy period for the Scottish property market. Early summer is particularly active, with June and July popular months for homebuying. However, the market tends to slow in August, with the summer school holidays in full swing.  Not only does entertaining kids leave little time for house hunting, but many people go on holiday during this month. This is important to consider if you’re targeting families.   2. Sell in early summer  If you need to sell at this time of year, get your property on the market as early as possible. If it’s not up for sale by the start of July, you could be putting yourself at a disadvantage due to the slowdown in the market.  You may also find yourself up against those properties that didn’t sell over the spring, possibly due to them being overpriced. Take this into consideration when deciding how to pitch your asking price against these stale properties. When selling your home in summer, keep a close eye on the competition. Around this time, many house sellers become frustrated and begin to drop the asking price on their properties. You’ll need to carefully assess the cost of your home to keep it looking competitive in the market.  3. Boost your property’s summer kerb appeal Boosting your property’s kerb appeal can help you sell your home during the summer months. Keep the exterior neat and tidy to make a good first impression as people approach your property. Sweep the paths, trim the bushes, pull up weeds, paint your front door, and add pretty plant pots with summer plants to add seasonal colour.  Getting the garden in order can also help potential buyers imagine your outdoor space on those warm summer nights.  Read more: Get Your House Ready to Sell in 2022  4. Make the most of the natural light  One good reason to sell your home in the summer is the abundance of natural light. Make the most of it by opening blinds and tying back curtains.  Removing any obstacles in front of the window can allow light to flow through the room, bathing your living space in natural light. This can make it feel larger and more welcoming.  Using light effectively can also create the ideal conditions to take photos for your home’s estate agency profile. Speaking of which… 5. Work with a reputable local estate agent To improve your chances of selling your home during the summer months, working with an estate agent with excellent knowledge of the local property market is always helpful.  At Cairn, we can offer expert advice on how to sell your home in summer, helping you achieve the very best price. We can assist you with everything from setting the right asking price and marketing your property to styling and staging to make it as appealing as possible to buyers.  Talk to our experienced estate agents today to discuss selling your home during the summer months. 

Hints & Tips, Glasgow, Selling, West End

Top Tips for Selling with Glasgow West End Estate Agents

Top Tips for Selling with Glasgow West End Estate Agents Discover why selling with expert Glasgow West End Estate Agents can help you make a quick and profitable sale.  Glasgow’s West End is a lively, bohemian area popular with uni students and young professionals. Boasting beautiful Victorian architecture, independent shops, museums and galleries, trendy cafes and bars, and leafy parks, it’s one of the most in-demand areas of the city.  If you have a property here and want to sell it quickly and at the best possible price, read on.  Here are our top tips for selling your Glasgow West End property.  4 tips for selling with Glasgow West End Estate Agents 1. Sell in the Spring While demand continues to outstrip supply in the West End, you’ll receive more interest if you sell during the Spring.  Most home-movers start looking for properties in March,  April, and May. You can expect increased competition between buyers at this time, giving you the best chance of sealing a profitable deal. Plus, the nicer weather makes spring a great time of year to put your West End property on the market.   2. Shortlist reputable Glasgow West End estate agents   To boost your chances of getting the price you want for your property, it makes sense to work with established Glasgow West End estate agents.  Find local estate agents with a proven track record of selling properties like yours in the West End. Invite your shortlisted estate agents to the property to conduct a valuation and discuss how they’d market it effectively.  A good estate agent will market your property via a range of methods, from advertising it on websites such as Rightmove and Zoopla to email marketing and social media.  3. Identify potential buyers  The key to preparing, marketing and selling your property is understanding your potential buyers. The best strategy is to keep the widest pool of buyers in mind, since the more potential buyers you have, the more likely you are to receive offers. Fortunately, as one of Glasgow’s favourite residential areas, property in the West End is constantly sought after by students, young professionals, and families alike.  Since Glasgow University is here, some parts are popular with students and faculty, including Hillhead, Dowanhill, and Partick. This means students or parents of students are likely to be amongst those most interested in your property.  4. Prepare your home for sale Glasgow West End estate agents can help you prepare your home for sale, giving you the best possible chance of selling it quickly and at the best price.  As well as arranging a home report for the property (a legal requirement in Scotland), we can also advise on carrying out maintenance and repairs and styling and staging. We can advise you on how to decorate rooms so the property is showcased in the best light and appeals to the aspirations of your ideal buyer.  For expert assistance selling a property in Glasgow’s popular West End, get in touch with our team today.  Let us do your viewings it takes the stress off you and we know the market. We can carry out viewings at weekends too allowing you time to relax.  

Hints & Tips, Edinburgh, HMO Properties, Letting, Student Accommodation

Why We’re the Best Edinburgh Letting Agents for Students 

Why We’re the Best Edinburgh Letting Agents for Students  Searching for Edinburgh letting agents for students? Look no further!  As a student embarking on the college or university experience, you have some big choices to make.  One of these is where you’ll live while you’re there.  The truth is, your choice of accommodation can have a major impact on your enjoyment of student life. Not only should it be safe, secure, and clean, but it should be within close proximity of the main college or uni buildings.  For this reason, it makes sense to work with a reputable Edinburgh letting agent for students. At Cairn, we’ve been helping students find suitable accommodation in the city since 1999, building a fantastic reputation for our professional, caring services. Why we’re the best Edinburgh letting agents for students  Expert assistance for student tenants Believe it or not, some letting agents in Edinburgh won’t help student tenants. At Cairn, it’s something we specialise in, with our team helping hundreds of students source accommodation every year.  There’s nothing we enjoy more than helping students find the perfect place to live whilst studying in this fantastic city. We offer support and assistance every step of the way, from viewing student properties to reporting repairs once you’ve moved in. We provide the link between you and the landlord, with our team working in your best interests throughout the whole tenancy.  Edinburgh’s top HMO experts Many students opt to live in an HMO property in Edinburgh. Often, this is a good move, especially as it allows you to split the bills several ways depending on how many people live there. This makes it much more affordable than many other accommodation options.  Living in an HMO is also a fantastic way to meet new friends in the city.  Of course, not all HMOs are of the same standard. That’s why it’s best to contact us to help you find an HMO that’s fully licensed and regularly inspected. We are HMO specialists in Edinburgh & Glasgow, working with many reputable HMO landlords in the city.  Your local letting agent At Cairn, we’re proudly local, with our team committed to serving those living, working, and studying in the city of Edinburgh. You’ll find us on Haymarket Terrace, not far from the main university buildings.  Our strong local presence means we’re always on hand to deal with any issues right away.  Living away from home for the first time can be daunting, however, you can relax in the knowledge that you have an experienced Edinburgh letting agent on hand to assist you in any way we can. Simply pop into the office and let us know how we can help. We have a first-class knowledge of the city, which means we’re best-placed to help you find the perfect student accommodation. Cairn: Your Edinburgh letting agents Finding the right accommodation in Edinburgh can be challenging, especially if it’s your first time living away from home. Fortunately, Cairn is on hand to help you find the right student let in the city, helping you settle into your new flat in no time at all. Get in touch today to find out more.


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