East Lothian Rental Properties
It is wise to start looking about a month before you wish to move, as the nicer properties are viewed and reserved quickly. Our tenancies are granted for a minimum term of 6 months, which may be renewed if all parties are in agreement.
- To view our selection of available properties to rent in East Lothian, please go to our ‘Property Search’ page.
- To register your requirements with please use our contact details on the right.
Once you have decided on a property, you will need to register your interest by enquiring directly via the property advert.
Viewings will be arranged at times to suit you, including evenings and weekends, and you will invariably be accompanied by a member of staff, who can give advice and answer any questions you may have.
As a minimum we will require satisfactory references from your employer (or college), a previous or current landlord, and a credit reference report.We may also require a personal reference, and sometimes a guarantor. We may use the services of an independent referencing company to obtain and evaluate these references.
Rents are normally quoted calendar monthly, and payable monthly in advance. The tenant is usually also responsible for Council Tax, Water Rates, Gas, Electricity and Telephone costs. All rents are payable by bank standing order to our company bank account or your landlord’s bank account.
A security deposit equal to one month’s rental + £100 will normally be required. Occasionally we will ask for a deposit equal to 2 month’s rent but this will be agreed at the application stage. This deposit will be treated in accordance with the Tenancy Deposit Protection regulations, and held by Safe Deposits Scotland. The deposit is held to cover damage, breakages, and any other liabilities under the terms of your tenancy agreement. Please note that under no circumstances can the deposit be used by the tenant to cover rent.
As appointed agents for an insurance broker we are able to offer tenants insurance to all of our tenants. Protect your belongings and your deposit with NIL excess, including –
- Protect your contents
- Protect against accidental damage to the landlords fixtures and fittings
- Protect your security deposit
Further details are available on request.