A Guide to Renting: Your Responsibilities as a Tenant

Now that you’ve found a flat that you love, how do you make sure you keep it for as long as you’d like? Well, doing the following is certainly going to endear you to your landlord and/or letting agents. And it’s no...

7 Hacks for Making your Rental Property feel like Home

Renting a furnished property doesn’t mean you can’t change things about a bit so that it feels more like your space. There are a number of easy ways you can do that without spending a fortune and annoying the landlord. How so?...

A First-time Renters Guide to the Different Tenancy Types Available

If you’ve never rented before then you may be a little confused about the different kinds of housing available. From private house lets and Houses of Multiple Occupation to serviced accommodation, shared ownership and social housing – there is certainly plenty out...

Tenant Satisfaction Survey Results 2019

It’s that time of year again, the results of our 2019 Tenant Satisfaction Survey are in. Find out what our tenants think of the service they receive from Clan Gordon. The survey is sent to all current Clan Gordon tenants; this year...

Cold Weather Tips for Edinburgh Tenants

The temperature has dropped over the last few weeks and, with predictions of more winter weather on the way, we still have some way to go before Spring arrives in Edinburgh. We have put together our top tips to help you look...

How to Prevent Pests in Your Home

We all expect to find the odd insect in our home from time to time which, although unpleasant, can be dealt with quickly and easily. Unfortunately, there can be rare occasions when uninvited pests can appear more frequently, causing issues. It is...

Tenant Information: Common Maintenance Issues

Information for Clan Gordon tenants on common (non-emergency) maintenance issues and how to deal with them.

Can My Landlord Evict Me?

Renting is a great way for tenants to live in a property without committing to buying, bypassing the need for a large deposit and giving flexibility that you don’t get with homeownership. One concern for tenants, however, is that their landlord will...

A Tenant Guide to Referencing

Your application to rent your new home has been accepted… now all you have to do is pass the reference checks. We know that referencing can be a stressful time for tenants so we have put together some tips to help you...

First Time Tenants: Budget Planner

The current average rent in Edinburgh is £1,087 per month. Rent levels can vary significantly depending upon the size, location and condition of a property, so it is likely you will be able to find a suitable property, no matter what your...

Renting in Edinburgh: Avoiding Scams

Lettings scams are still relatively rare in Edinburgh however, due to the nature of the scam, the sums of money involved are significant and can leave victims with nowhere to live. It is important that Edinburgh tenants are aware of common scams...

10 Energy Saving Tips for Edinburgh Tenants

We all know that it is important to use less energy and reduce our carbon footprint. As a tenant it can be easy to assume that taking action to reduce your energy usage is the responsibility of your landlord, however, there are...

Property of the Week: Orwell Terrace

Located on the second floor of a traditional tenement building in Dalry, this one bedroom property has recently been refurbished to a high standard throughout, creating a stylish and desirable home for Edinburgh tenants.

Tenant Satisfaction Survey Results 2018

Each year we ask our landlord and tenant clients to complete our Satisfaction Surveys to let us know what they think of Clan Gordon and help us to continuously improve our service. Find out what our tenants think of Clan Gordon.

Property of the Week: Saxe Coburg Street

A beautifully presented, newly redecorated, three bedroom apartment in a desirable residential area of Stockbridge. The property is located on the first floor of a picturesque Georgian building, accessed through a well maintained communal entrance, which also provides access to a communal...

Tenancy Deposits: 5 Top Tips for Tenants

At Clan Gordon, we know that rental property deposits are a considerable sum of money, which our tenants rely on getting back quickly, and in full, at the end of their tenancy. We have put together our 5 top tips to help...

Private Residential Tenancy: 5 Key Changes for Tenants

The new Private Residential Tenancy (PRT) was introduced across Scotland from 1st December 2017, changing the way that private residential tenancies are set up and carried out for the first time since 1989. We take a look at the key changes that...

What is Fair Wear and Tear?

The deposit for a rental property can be a sizeable sum of money, and the majority of tenants rely on getting their deposit back, quickly and in full, at the end of their tenancy. We take a look at wear and tear,...

10 Simple Tips to Keep Your Home Safe this Summer

Summer is a time when many of us plan to get away on holiday, or spend long sunny days away from home. Unfortunately, summer is also the time of year when we see an increase in crime as opportunistic thieves take advantage...

Tenant Survey Results 2017

Find out what our tenants think of Clan Gordon with our 2017 Client Satisfaction results.

Family Friendly: Renting with Children

Renting is becoming increasing popular for young families as it is widely seen as being more affordable than buying, and also provides increased flexibility in terms of location and type of property. We take a look at some of the main considerations...

First Time Tenants: Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you are moving for the first time, or are coming back to the rental market after a long period, letting a property can be a daunting experience for those without significant experience of the market. We have put together 10 of...

How to Minimise Condensation Damp in your Edinburgh Lettings Property

How to Minimise Condensation Damp in your Edinburgh Lettings Property Condensation damp can be a common issue for tenants living in lettings properties, especially during the cold winter months. We look at the steps you can take to help minimise condensation damp...

3 Top Tips For Viewing A Lettings Property

The Edinburgh lettings market is notoriously fast paced and you may have to be prepared to act quickly to secure the property that you want. We have put together our 3 top tips for Edinburgh property viewings to help you narrow down...

How to Find Your Perfect Edinburgh Lettings Property

Whether you are relocating to Edinburgh, or are renting for the first time, finding a rental property can be a daunting experience. We have put together our top tips to help you find you find your perfect lettings property.

2016 Tenant Survey Results

The results are in for our 2016 Landlord and Tenant Satisfaction Surveys, see below for how our tenants rate us…

100% of Tenants Find our Staff Friendly

We try to do an annual survey. We find it has helped us improve our service in the past. When communication came up as a niggle in 2013 for a few clients, we introduced a new tool to help manage emails and...