Tenants pay no Application, Reference, Lease, or Inventory fees!
- How do I view a property?
- How do I reserve a property?
- How do I apply for a property?
- What are the lease conditions?
How do I view a property?
To view any of the properties, please contact the office on 0131 478 7222, during normal opening hours.
Monday – Friday 10:00am – 4:30pm.
By way of confirmation, you will be required to telephone the office, or a mobile phone number you may be given, at a prearranged time on the day of viewing.
Please note that if you do not confirm the appointment, the appointment will be cancelled and key holder will not be asked to attend at the appointed time.
Key holders are paid to attend viewings and work to a strict time schedule, please ensure you are present outside the communal stair or at the entrance to the property at or before the appointed time otherwise they will leave the property should you be late or fail to attend.
It is contrary to NAEA recommendations to provide transport to viewings; you are therefore required to make your own arrangements to attend each appointment.
There are links under the 'Links' section of the web site to Edinburgh's various transport authorities.
How do I reserve a property?A property will be reserved for one week on receipt of a goodwill bond equivalent to the rent + £100. This reserve bond will be deducted from the total money you will be due to pay when you move into the property. In reserving the property, we will not allow others to view it but continue otherwise with its marketing until a lease is signed. The names and contact details of any interested parties will be retained until entry is agreed. If we consider your application does not meet our standards or the landlord withdraws from the proposed let; we shall refund all deposit monies received. This reserve payment does not constitute a rent.
How do I apply for a property?You will be required to complete a reference application form which will assist your prospective landlord determine your suitability for the proposed let. Benefits claimants will only be considered when specifically stated in the property particulars.
What are the lease conditions?
Unless otherwise agreed, our standard 'Short Assured Leases' are offered initially for six–month periods that may often be renewable on an on–going two–monthly basis. Our normal requirements are payment of one month's rent that falls due on the first rent day and a deposit equivalent to one month's rent plus £100 to be paid on or before the date of entry. The Reserve Deposit contributes to this. In the case of unfurnished or part–furnished properties, the amount of deposit required may be negotiable and this should be discussed with a member of staff.
It is a condition of all our lets that Tenants must hold insurance to provide a minimum of £2,500 of cover for accidental damage to the landlord's contents, furniture, fixtures and fittings at the property as described in the inventory. Prior to the commencement of the tenancy and upon request, they must provide the Agent with a valid copy of their insurance certificate. Tenants without suitable insurance in place may obtain cover within a scheme operated through the agent, the cost of which is paid by the Tenant at entry.