Landlords – Why Choose Albany Lettings?
We are an established company with many years experience of the rental market in Edinburgh. We are dedicated to delivering a personal service, value for money and professionalism.
We offer competitive rates and a simple fee structure that will not leave you baffled. We want you to be able to relax in the knowledge that your property is in safe hands so we tailor our service to suit your needs.
Whether you are looking for an agent to take the property off your hands completely, or just need help finding tenants, we are here to help:
Reference, Maintenance and More
Managing a property can be a very time consuming business. Burst pipes, lost keys and heating breakdowns are all things that can and do happen. Arranging contractors can be a daunting, expensive and time consuming process.
We have good working relationships with reliable tradesmen. However, we are happy to use firms specifically requested by you to deal with any maintenance issues at your property.
When managing a property, we reference potential tenants, prepare the necessary paperwork, prepare a full and thorough inventory, notify the relevant utility companies of tenant changes, collect the rent, arrange any necessary repairs and inspect the property at regular intervals.
Finding Tenants for you to Manage
We have noticed a marked increase in the number of landlords who have the time and the expertise to manage their own properties.
For a fixed, one-off fee, we will market the property, carry out all viewings, check references, prepare all the relevant paperwork and collect the first month’s rent and the deposit.
You will benefit from the same level of service as our managed clients, up until the point that the tenants have moved in, at which point it is ‘over to you’. Of course, we will always be on hand to offer advice on any matter that arises during the tenancy, and will also keep all of the marketing material on file should you require us to re-let the property for you in future.
Collecting on Your Behalf
We arrange tenants to pay their rent directly to Albany Lettings by bank transfer, we then pass the money to the landlord. Any late rents or rental arrears would be pursued by ourselves on the landlords behalf. Our charge for this service is 5%+VAT of the monthly rent.
Are you Insured Correctly?
A rental property should carry landlords insurance. This differs from ordinary house insurance by having Loss of Rent and Public Liability cover. Should the property suffer an insured loss and the tenants found it necessary to vacate the property, then the landlord can claim loss of rent until the property is in a habitable condition again. Public Liability will cover the landlord for any claims made by the tenants against the landlord in the event of an accident.
We will be happy to give you a quote for your property, all we need is the amount of buildings cover you require, and if applicable the amount for contents.