What to think about when renting out your long term property


Here the team at At Home in Edinburgh, offer you some tips on how to attract new tenants…

Property Presentation

Property presentation is everything. In a competitive market, those properties that look the best will attract the highest caliber of tenant in the shortest possible time. It is therefore essential to present your property in its best light.


Photographs are key. Tenants these days start their property search on the Internet and photos need to entice them to give you a call to set up a viewing. Photographs should be representative of your property and include all the rooms. Remember to always take the pictures during the day and to try to hire a professional wherever possible.


Neutral decor appeals to a wider market. Tenants can start with a blank canvas and add their own decorative furniture and fittings according to their own taste.


Properties must be cleaned to a professional standard before any viewings take place and the start of a tenancy. A professional clean can make all the difference and should include the oven and the windows.

Property Management

Tenants deserve first-class management. If tenants can be sure that any issues are resolved quickly and efficiently by helpful staff then everyone is better off. Happy tenants make for happy landlords and a better-maintained property.