10 good reasons to choose Clan Gordon letting agents Edinburgh

Clan Gordon is an award-winning letting agent voted one of the best at managing properties and securing tenants in Scotland and Edinburgh.

10 good reasons to choose Clan Gordon letting agents Edinburgh

No one ever said being a landlord was easy. From the legal and maintenance work to dealing directly with the tenants, what starts as an investment soon becomes a full-time job. But with the right letting agent, managing your property gets a lot easier.  

At Clan Gordon, we’re trusted by more than 600 landlords to handle their Edinburgh properties on a constant basis. This, alongside being named Edinburgh Letting Agency of the Year, is how we’ve been able to serve the needs of our landlords for more than 15 years.  

If that’s not enough to convince you, here are ten reasons why you should choose Clan Gordon as your go-to Edinburgh letting agents.


Competent and professional lettings agents. We moved to Clan Gordon from another large lettings company and are happy with our decision. They have dealt with various property and tenant issues well, with good communication.

Richard Honeywell

1. Stress-free landlord experience

Owning a buy-to-let or rental property in Edinburgh might seem like a dream investment, consistently generating a reasonable passive income. But between tenant searches, endless paperwork and unexpected maintenance emergencies, that dream can quickly turn into a stressful nightmare. That’s where Clan Gordon steps in as your trusted partner, alleviating the burden and ensuring your journey as a landlord is as smooth as possible. 

We know your time is valuable, and trying to make sense of the intricacies of property management can be overwhelming. That’s why we do the heavy lifting, from finding reliable tenants to handling all the necessary paperwork and legal compliance. Our team are all professionally-trained property managers so can advise you with confidence. 

Whether you need someone to deal with initial tenant inquiries or switch from your current letting agent, we’re your one-stop shop, handling the complex parts so you can focus on reaping the rewards of your investment.

2. Tailored services: one size doesn’t fit all your rental needs

Every rental property is unique, just like every landlord. At Clan Gordon, we recognise that a one-size-fits-all approach to property management isn’t effective. That’s why we offer a wide range of services, designed to perfectly match your individual needs and preferences. 

Whether you’re a seasoned landlord with a portfolio of properties or a first-time investor dipping your toes into the rental market, we have a solution that fits your circumstances and budget. For those seeking hands-on involvement, we offer the option to forego the full management and just have our team connect you with qualified tenants while you manage the rest.  

This is ideal for landlords who enjoy the responsibility of property management and live close enough to handle day-to-day issues. 

However, if your time is precious or you prefer a more hands-off approach, our full property management package takes care of everything. From finding reliable tenants and handling paperwork to overseeing maintenance and inspections, we’re your all-encompassing partner. 

Sit back, relax, and watch your investment flourish as we expertly navigate every aspect of property management on your behalf, ensuring your tenants are happy and your property is well-maintained. 

Of course, your needs may evolve over time. That’s why the beauty of our service lies in its flexibility. You can transition between full management and partial options depending on your changing circumstances. Whether you’re starting out or scaling back, we have a service that caters to your specific needs and goals.

3. We vet your tenants, so you don’t have to

Every landlord dreams of responsible tenants who respect their home and pay rent like clockwork. But vetting them yourself can be a nerve-wracking process, filled with “what ifs” and paperwork headaches. That’s where our team steps in, taking the burden off your shoulders and leaving you with only the results – great tenants. 

Forget wading through stacks of references and chasing down elusive guarantors. 

We’ll handle every aspect of vetting potential tenants with meticulous care, from credit checks and employment verification to in-depth reference checks and even property viewings conducted with a keen eye for responsible renters. We leave no stone unturned, ensuring you get the perfect tenant in your property.

4. Local Edinburgh property market expertise

Forget trying to figure out the Edinburgh rental market on your own. At Clan Gordon, we’re not just letting agents, we’re your local guides, armed with an intimate understanding of the tenant preferences, rental hotspots and subtle nuances of properties in Edinburgh.  

This local knowledge isn’t just us bragging – it translates into tangible benefits for you. We leverage the expertise of our team to: 

  • Attract the perfect tenants: Forget sifting through countless applications. We know what type of tenants will flourish in your specific Edinburgh property ensuring happy rentals that last. 
  • Maximise rental yields: We understand the sweet spot for rental pricing in different areas of Edinburgh, ensuring you see optimal returns without scaring away qualified tenants. 
  • Navigate local regulations with ease: From complex agreements to ever-evolving housing laws, we keep you compliant with the City of Edinburgh Council and avoid costly legal headaches. 

With Clan Gordon, you’re not just investing in a letting agent; you’re tapping into a wealth of knowledge about the Edinburgh area that puts you miles ahead of other landlords.  

We’re your insider team, helping you unlock the full potential of your Edinburgh rental property.

5. Open communication and availability

Regular communication and consistent availability are the foundations of a successful landlord-tenant relationship. We’re not just letting agents, we’re your partners, always nearby to address your concerns and keep you informed every step of the way. 

Gone are the days of chasing unresponsive agents or waiting days for a simple update. We value your time and understand that timely communication is paramount. Whether you have a minor maintenance query or a pressing tenant concern, we’re just a phone call, email or text away. Our responsive approach guarantees you never feel alone in your rental journey. 

We believe in proactive communication, keeping you informed on all matters related to your property, from rent collection updates to upcoming inspections. We provide regular written reports that detail tenant interactions, maintenance activities and any financial transactions, ensuring you have a clear and transparent picture of your investment. 

6. Transparent and fair fees: no hidden surprises

At Clan Gordon, we believe transparency is essential in any relationship, especially when it comes to your valuable rental property. The last thing you want is for the money from your investment to go down the drain on massive property expenses.  

Forget the confusion and frustration of hidden fees and exorbitant charges. We offer a refreshingly clear and competitive fee structure, ensuring you know exactly what you’re paying for. 

Whether you just want help finding tenants or comprehensive full property management, you’ll receive a detailed breakdown of all associated costs, with no hidden expenses lurking in the shadows. We pride ourselves on offering highly competitive rates that reflect the genuine value of our services.  

We won’t burden you with expensive letting fees that eat into your rental income. Instead, we strive to strike a balance, ensuring you receive exceptional service while staying within your budget. 

We understand that your needs may evolve over time. That’s why we offer the freedom to transition between service levels based on your changing circumstances. This ensures you only pay for the services you require, allowing you to get the most out of your investment without getting locked into rigid, inflexible packages. 

7. Long-term tenant retention

Our team recognises that happy tenants are the key to successfully letting your property. We’re not just about finding you the right occupant and collecting rent, we’re about building lasting relationships and fostering a sense of community within your property.  

That’s why we’re proud of the strong relationships we build with all the tenants we manage. Our team is dedicated to creating a positive environment where your tenants feel valued, engaged, and invested in their rental homes. 

Forget the traditional model of distant landlords and reluctant tenants. We don’t wait for problems to arise before addressing them. We’re proactive in addressing needs, actively engaging with your tenants and checking in on their concerns regularly.  

This allows us to identify and resolve minor issues before they escalate into larger problems, demonstrating to your tenants that their well-being is a priority and that we’re invested in their satisfaction. 

The benefits of our approach to tenant retention go beyond just happy faces. Building strong relationships on behalf of both tenants and landlords is a win for everyone. Our commitment to keeping long-term tenants renting your property translates into a stress-free, profitable and ultimately more rewarding rental experience for you. 

8. We take care of the tenancy agreement 

Forget poring over legal documents and deciphering cryptic clauses. We’re thoroughly versed in the latest provisions of the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 and understand the intricacies of the Scottish Government’s Model Tenancy Agreement. We leverage this expertise to craft flawless tenant agreements that not only protect your rights as a landlord but also ensure fair and transparent terms for your tenants. 

Rest assured, we make sure your tenancy agreement is not only legally compliant but also easy to understand. We’ll walk you through any of the clauses you need clarity on – without the confusing legal jargon. 

9. We help move in your tenants

Don’t worry about frantic phone calls asking how to work all the appliances. We’ll be there on moving day, ready to smooth the transition and guide your tenants through their new home.  

No more deciphering boiler controls or wrestling with the washing machine – we’ll be their friendly on-site experts, making everything from light switches to bin collection schedules as simple as possible. 

The same can also be said about moving out tenants who are leaving the property. On top of our regular inspections, we keep a detailed photographic inventory of everything to make the check-out process that much smoother. The quicker we help move a leaving tenant out, the sooner our team can get a new one in to minimise the void period

10. Guaranteed satisfaction letting your Edinburgh property

Owning a rental property in Edinburgh should be a rewarding experience, but too often, landlords endure a rollercoaster of emotions – excitement tinged with worry, anticipation mixed with stress. At Clan Gordon Edinburgh Letting Agents, we believe you deserve more than just a happy ending, we strive for a smooth, satisfying rental journey from beginning to end. 

We understand that successfully managing your property isn’t just about finding the right tenant or securing a quick lease. It’s about feeling confident, supported and assured throughout the entire journey.  

That’s why, at Clan Gordon, we go the extra mile. We’re not just your letting agents, we’re your partners in rental success. We celebrate your wins, navigate challenges with you and ensure you emerge from every interaction with a smile. 

So, why settle for anything less than a happy ending? Choose Clan Gordon and let your property with confidence. Schedule a call with one of our professional property managers today and discover how we can help take the stress out of managing your Edinburgh property. 

Clan Gordon are outstanding in everything they do! From receiving a call on a Sunday evening 2hrs after enquiring to my property manager to the attention to detail and professionalism that they show consistently every day.

Tom - All Agents Review