Interested in letting a property? We’re here to help.
Our expert letting agents know the lettings market across Scotland inside out and, whether you're a first-time landlord or have rented out properties before, we understand that getting property marketed and let whilst ensuring everything is legally compliant is not always easy. Our Guide to Letting a Property arms you with all the information you need to maximise your investments. We cover everything from getting that first valuation to choosing an agent, understanding your landlord responsibilities to your new tenant moving in, and how to minimise void periods. We’ll guide you through the whole journey and show you how DJ Alexander can make letting property in Scotland a stress-free process.
Find an agent
There are several things to consider when choosing the right letting agent to value your home and attract the best possible tenants for you. Choosing a letting agent to either manage your property or find your tenants is an important first step, and we recommend starting this research early as there are several different options out there in the market in Scotland.
Before instructing your property for let, you should make sure to find the agent you believe can do the best job for you.
How much involvement do you want in your property?
Once you have your valuation and you're ready to let your property, it's important the choose the right package for your rental. At DJ Alexander, we offer two service levels: 'let only', where we find your tenants for you but you manage and collect the rent, and 'fully managed', where you can relax, letting us take care of your entire property from sourcing tenants, collecting rent and maintaining your property. Find out more here.
Find trustworthy tenants
As a landlord, a big concern is finding tenants you can trust to pay the rent and keep the property in good order. When your agent has found a tenant for the property, and you have accepted, they will collect references, arrange a tenancy agreement, collect your deposit, check IDs, and conduct Right to Rent checks. They may also carry out an inventory, organise a Gas Safety Inspection and PAT testing, and even arrange professional cleaning.
How to let property
We can give you tips for renting out a property and attracting tenants, and be your property letting guide in Edinburgh, Glasgow, and St Andrews. Whether you have one property or a whole portfolio, we will take you through the entire process, find you a trustworthy tenant, and collect a good return on your investment.