Successful Property letting in Edinburgh

Market advice, expert insight and regulation updates to keep landlords informed

Successful Property letting in Edinburgh

Market advice, expert insight and regulation updates to keep landlords informed

Tips and tricks for
letting success in Edinburgh

Where do you start with marketing your property? What investment should you make in decoration? How do you choose the right tenants? What's on the horizon for landlords? Blogs and case studies to make being an Edinburgh landlord a stress-free, enjoyable experience.

How a property management company can solve your lettings headache

How a property management company can solve your lettings headache Book an appointment How a property management company can solve your lettings headache You've let your rental property to tenants, but how can you make sure you're on top of everything from gas safety checks to regular maintenance and rent...

Renting your property in Edinburgh – how to create the ‘wow’ factor in photos

Renting your property In Edinburgh.how to create the 'wow' factor in photos Book an appointment Renting your property In Edinburgh.how to create the 'wow' factor in photos Your rental property is on the market, but your adverts aren't generating the flood of enquiries you anticipated. Whether you're marketing the place...

Property Investment In Edinburgh- Where The Smart Money Is

Property Investment In Edinburgh - Where The Smart Money Is Book an appointment Property Investment In Edinburgh - Where The Smart Money Is Edinburgh and Glasgow are both named in a survey of the UK's hottest cities for property investment in 2021, highlighting Scotland's potential for those with plans to...

Edinburgh Long Term Lets

Edinburgh Long Term Lets Book an appointment Longer leases could be the answer after festival cancellations leave landlords looking for lets With no festivals and fewer tourists visiting due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it's been a tough year for anyone with a rental property in Edinburgh. Houses and flats that...

The rules of rental – Scotland leads with legislation

The rules of rental - Scotland leads with legislation Book an appointment The rules of rental - Scotland leads with legislation Scotland's rental market is more tightly regulated than anywhere else in the UK. New rules came into force in December 2017 that introduced a raft of changes designed to...

Buy to Let Renovation Projects

Buy to Let Renovation Projects Book an appointment Buy to Let Renovation Projects To maximise rental yield, it is possible you will purchase an investment property requiring some work before it is ready to find tenants. Renovation projects come in all shapes and sizes; contact our team if you would...

5 Top Tips for Buy to Let Property Renovation

5 Top Tips for Buy to Let Property Renovation Book an appointment 5 Top Tips for Buy to Let Property Renovation The buy to let property market has experienced a strong start to 2016, a trend that has been amplified as investors rush to beat tax changes for second homes...

Legionella: A Landlord Guide

Legionella: A Landlord Guide Book an appointment Legionella: A Landlord Guide Legionella risk assessments are now mandatory for all rented properties. We take a look at what is required for landlords to remain compliant.         The Health and Safety Executive defines Legionnaires Disease as 'a potentially fatal form of...

The Benefits of Using a Regulated Letting Agent

The Benefits of Using a Regulated Letting Agent Book an appointment The Benefits of Using a Regulated Letting Agent As a regulated agent we follow strict rules of professional conduct at all times so, whether looking to rent, buy or sell their property, our clients know that their asset is...

5 Benefits of Using a Property Management Company

5 Benefits of Using a Property Management Company Book an appointment 5 Benefits of Using a Property Management Company There are many benefits to using a property management company for your Edinburgh lettings property, we have put together 5 of the main benefits below. Property management is a growing business in...

Changing Letting Agent: Common Myths

Changing Letting Agent: Common Myths Book an appointment Changing Letting Agent: Common Myths Lack of communication; overpriced maintenance charges; high turnover of staff; long void periods in between tenancies: there are many reasons why a landlord may consider moving the management of their property to a different letting agent. Many...

Rental Yield: Everything you need to know

Rental Yield: Everything you need to know Book an appointment Rental Yield: Everything you need to know When looking for a buy to let investment opportunity in Edinburgh, one of the primary considerations for many landlords is the potential rental yield of the property. Find out why rental yield is...

5 Top Tips to Improve Rental Yield

5 Top Tips to Improve Rental Yield Book an appointment 5 Top Tips to Improve Rental Yield For Edinburgh property investors, the average rental yield achieved tends to be between 4% and 6%. However, due to a competitive market pushing up property prices - especially for one and two bedroom...

Long Term or Short Term Rentals: Which is best for you?

Long Term or Short Term Rentals: Which is best for you? Book an appointment Long Term or Short Term Rentals: Which is best for you? In Edinburgh, a city with great potential for both long and short term rental opportunities, it can be difficult for landlords to decide what type...

How to Choose the Best Letting Agent

How to Choose the Best Letting Agent Book an appointment How to Choose the Best Letting Agent There are over 200 letting agents operating in Edinburgh, each offering their own take on lettings and property management, making it challenging for new landlords to narrow down their search and choose the...

Non-Resident Landlords: Tax

Non-Resident Landlords: Tax Book an appointment Non-Resident Landlords: Tax HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have strict rules regarding income tax payable on profits for landlords who rent out their property in the UK when living abroad. As a non-resident landlord it is important to know what steps to take to...

Switching to Long Term Renting: Considerations for Edinburgh Landlords

Switching to Long Term Renting: Considerations for Edinburgh Landlords Book an appointment Switching to Long Term Renting: Considerations for Edinburgh Landlords There is no denying that short term holiday lets are big business in Edinburgh - there were over 120,000 Airbnb stays booked in the city during August 2018 alone...

Overseas Landlord Guide: Rent Your Home When Moving Abroad

Overseas Landlord Guide: Rent Your Home When Moving Abroad Book an appointment Overseas Landlord Guide: Rent Your Home When Moving Abroad Life can be unpredictable. You are moving abroad; do you sell your home or find tenants? We work with landlords based all over the world and have put together...

Rental Property: Furnished or Unfurnished?

Rental Property: Furnished or Unfurnished? Book an appointment Rental Property: Furnished or Unfurnished? Should I rent my property furnished or unfurnished? This is the one question asked by almost every new landlord; there really is no right or wrong answer. We look at the main considerations for furnished and unfurnished...

Why Sell Off-Market?

Why Sell Off-Market? Book an appointment Why Sell Off-Market? We are constantly hearing about the performance of the Edinburgh property market, especially in relation to the shortage of properties pushing up sales prices. However, many landlords and property owners are surprised to hear that there are also benefits to selling...

Is Your Letting Agent Registered?

Is Your Letting Agent Registered? Book an appointment Is Your Letting Agent Registered? Letting agent registration was introduced by the Scottish Government in January 2018. One year on, and three months after the compulsory registration date, we look at why it is important to check if your letting agent is...

Letting Agent Let You Down?

Letting Agent Let You Down? Book an appointment Letting Agent Let You Down? Choosing the best letting agent to manage your property can feel like an impossible task; you need an agent who you can trust to maintain your most valuable asset, who will also provide a high level of...

How Good Is Your Letting Agent?

How Good Is Your Letting Agent? Book an appointment How Good Is Your Letting Agent? At Clan Gordon, we regularly take over the management of properties from other Edinburgh letting agents and are, all too frequently, surprised by the condition of the property and the lack of safety certificates. Jonathan...

HMO Licence: Landlord Responsibilities

HMO Licence: Landlord Responsibilities Book an appointment HMO Licence: Landlord Responsibilities If you own an HMO property, it is essential that it is managed properly to keep both you and your tenants protected. Is your letting agent taking the required steps to ensure your property meets strict HMO legislation? Jonathan...

A Landlord’s Guide to Managing Late Rental Payments

A Landlord's Guide to Managing Late Rental Payments Book an appointment A Landlord's Guide to Managing Late Rental Payments Cutting off the gas supply, changing the locks and even taking out the windows - landlords have resorted to all of these tactics in order to get rid of non-paying tenants....

How Landlords can Build Better Relations with Tenants

How Landlords can Build Better Relations with Tenants Book an appointment How Landlords can Build Better Relations with Tenants A landlord/tenant relationship is, in its basic sense, a business deal. And, like most business deals, the better the relationship between both sides, the smoother the process. Getting on with one...

Landlord Registration Changes

Landlord Registration Changes Book an appointment Landlord Registration Changes Good landlords and Edinburgh letting agents work hard to provide quality property for tenants to rent and live in and have long been frustrated at the lack of enforcement against agents and landlords which don't meet their legal obligations. We've often...

Expanding your Property Portfolio: 4 Things to Consider

Expanding your Property Portfolio: 4 Things to Consider Book an appointment Expanding your Property Portfolio: 4 Things to Consider Now that 2020 is here landlords have the final step of the cuts to mortgage tax relief to contend with. The total they will be able to claim against tax is...

The Top 10 Landlord Resources

The Top 10 Landlord Resources Book an appointment The Top 10 Landlord Resources As a new landlord it's always helpful to have a list of trusted resources you can turn to, should a difficulty arise. As well as contacting your letting agent, you can also turn to some of the...

What Renters Want in 2020

What Renters Want in 2020 Book an appointment What Renters Want in 2020 Are you a landlord in the private rental sector (PRS) and hoping to charge a premium rent? Then you had better ensure your bricks and mortar investment is up to standard - especially since tenants are demanding more from...