Lettings Process for Tenants
Properties that we have available to rent can be viewed on our Tenants page.
If you don’t see anything suitable for you at present you can register and we will keep you informed of new properties that become available.
The letting process for renting a flat or house is as follows:
Viewing a Property
If you see a property you are interested in renting, email or call us to arrange to view. We have flexible viewing times to allow you to when most suitable for you. All properties advertised by us conform to the Repairing Standard.
Properties are viewed “as seen” in terms of décor and furnishings and the Landlord is under no obligation to change anything related to these once lease is signed.
Tenant Application Process
To apply for a property please email us and we will send you application details. Information that we will normally require from you for each prospective tenant is –
- Completed and signed application form
- Photographic id (e.g. Passport / Driving Licence)
- Proof of address (e.g. Bank Statement / Utility Bill)
- Reference from current or previous landlord or letting agent
- Reference from employer (if applicable)
We will also require a holding deposit at this time and, once received will keep property for you while the application process completes. This sum is fully refundable to you up to signing of leases and, once your application is complete, the sum is offset from the full deposit amount
In certain cases, we may require a Guarantor in order to complete your application. The guarantor will sign the lease agreement and we will require their contact details.
A deposit will be taken which usually amounts to a month to six weeks rental equivalent for that property. This sum will be lodged with one of the approved deposit schemes for the duration of the tenancy.
Any tenancy agreement in Scotland from 2018 will be a Private Residential Tenancy (PRT). This will be signed by all occupants of the property over the age of 18. We will go through the PRT in detail with you prior to signing but you may with to seek independent advice.
The landlord is responsible for insuring the building and their own contents but it is the tenant’s responsibility to insure their own belongings. You may wish also to insure against any accidental damage to the landlord’s furnishings. The landlord or agent is not responsible for any loss or damage to the tenant’s belongings.