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...
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