Property Leasing

Introduction

As one of the first agents in Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire to join the Register of Letting Agents, you can be confident that you are in safe hands with Peterkins. We are active members of the Scottish Association of Landlords, and we have over 100 years of expertise in the Property market, assisting the North East of Scotland community in a professional and pro-active manner. Consequently, we have earned a reputation of trust and reliability through generations of families who continue to use our services time and time again.

As solicitors, estate agents, and financial advisors, we have a plethora of services accessible. We can assist you with mortgages, insurance, surveys and lettings. We will also point you in the right direction of any further information related to home moving that you require. We have a thorough understanding of current market conditions. Whether you are a Tenant or a Landlord, we will guide you through each step of the process and make it as seamless as possible.

'Private Residential Tenancies' were introduced in December 2017 by The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016. One vital change is that there is no minimum term for tenancies; tenants can serve 28 days’ notice at any point from the start date of the lease. In most cases, the requested deposit will be the equivalent of one months rent, although this can increase up to the equivalent of two months' rent in some cases.

Services to Landlords

Peterkins offer a comprehensive Leasing package. We strive to provide the best possible service to our clients for their Property and Leasing requirements. Our overriding aim is to offer a personalised service to every Landlord that is unrivalled.

It is compulsory by law for all private landlords to be registered before a property can be let. There are various other legislative requirements which are covered in detail in our Landlords Guide to Leasing.

We recognise that each individual Landlord will have unique requirements. Whilst we can provide standardised packages, we can also offer a tailored service to meet specific needs. Although leasing property is generally regarded to be a safe and well performing investment, it brings an element of risk and responsibility which particularly first-time landlord’s will be made aware of.

We offer a no obligation, free of charge, marketing appraisal which allows us to provide you with:

  • Market Value of your Property.
  • Our Marketing Proposals.
  • How to enhance the market appeal of your property
  • Your obligations as a Landlord.
  • Legislative requirements.
  • Insurance requirements.
  • Property Management Service Access to a website portal exclusive to law firms.

On some occasions, your property can be live on the market within 24 hours. This is situation specific, and will depend if there is any work to be carried out to the property. Costs associated with leasing will depend on the location and valuation of your property. Simply contact us to arrange a meeting where we will view your property, provide a valuation and then discuss the service you would like to use.

Services to Tenants

We have several properties available for let and a team of leasing experts who will actively cooperate with you to find your ideal property. We offer tenants:

  • Access to all our client’s properties available for lease on our property database.
  • Ability to register online to receive regular property updates.
  • Regular support from our various offices.
  • Map service, so you know exactly where each property is located.

Once you find a property that you like, contact our leasing team at leasing@peterkins.com and we will issue application forms for completion. Examples of references that tenants require are: financial, bank or building society details, employer reference, landlord reference, personal reference, and on some occasions, a guarantor. Leasing negotiators at Peterkins will obtain these references for you. Typically, it will take between 7 and 10 days to move into a leased property. It can vary, as it will depend on property availability, receiving references, and the correct legislative measures being in place.

Our Leasing team can be contacted for further information on 01224 428050 (Aberdeen) or 01467 672820 (Inverurie).

For further information, we have prepared guides for both Tenants and Landlords. These can be accessed via the links below:

Landlords Guide
View the guide Download the guide

Tenants Guide
View the guide Download the guide