AboutKate Browne's Edinburgh Relocations service helps you find your perfect property in Edinburgh.
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Bespoke relocation service and home search for renting and buying accommodation in Edinburgh
Over the past few years I have had an increasing amount of clients with pets wanting to rent accommodation in Edinburgh. I have always managed to secure a great home for my clients and their furry friends but it does usually take a little longer than securing somewhere but the process is made if clients are happy to pay an extra pet deposit. Pets are more likely to be allowed in unfurnished accommodation as landlords are worried their furniture might get damaged. However, the draw back here is that the majority of properties for rent in Edinburgh are furnished thus a few extra weeks should be allowed for finding the right place. I am hoping in the future landlords will become more pet-friendly and would be delighted to hear from any in Edinburgh and surrounding areas who are.
Having viewed several high spec properties in Edinburgh, my client fell in love with a luxuy 3 bedroom conversion at Simpsons Loan in the Quartermile Development in the centre of Edinburgh. This 3 bedroom luxury apartment is in one of the original blocks to be built in the redevelopment of Edinburgh’s Old Royal Infirmary and is a combination of a Victorian building with contemporary luxury within . Set on the edge of the Meadows the property is just a short walk away from many of Edinburgh’s major historic sights and a wonderful selection of bars cafes and restaurants. There are a number of facilities on site including a supermarket, ice cream parlour, coffee shop, pure gym and a restaurant. We were delighted the landlord agreed to reduce the asking price from £2000 to £1800 pcm and the agent, Neill at Clouds Property Management, pulled out all stops to secure the rental before my client returned to London that day.
Whilst showing a client round Edinburgh the other day I was reminded about what a beautiful area Stockbridge is. Due to the recent credit crunch, there are many more properties at the upper end of the market available to rent as the owners failed to sell them for the price they wanted. My client was extremely lucky to secure the tenancy of a fabulous 4 bedroom family home in Stockbridge overlooking the Water of Leith with a wonderful secluded garden, two reception rooms and a fantastic, recently renovated kitchen/dining room. They were delighted with the house and the area has many attractions including local shops, a supermarket, the Botanic gardens, Inverleith Park and many pubs and restaurants.
Edinburgh Relocation Services will save you TIME, MONEY AND HASSLE!
There are many agents and web sites advertising accommodation and this can be extremely daunting and time-consuming if you are not ‘in the know’. I know the most reputable agents to use and will save you lots of time by searching for appropriate properties in suitable areas, sending you details, previewing your selected properties before making a final short-list to view with you at a convenient time. Many hours can be wasted viewing what appeared to be good properties on the web but in reality are less than inviting. Also my knowledge of Edinburgh saves you time looking at good properties in less than desirable areas.
The main money saver is enabling you to take as little time off work as possible. Usually a suitable property can be acquired within a day thus also saving the cost of overnight accommodation. Furthermore, as I deal regularly with many reputable agents, we are often able to negotiate a discount on the advertised rent.
Last but certainly not least – hassle. With my knowledge of Edinburgh and the surrounding areas I will provide you with information about nurseries, schools, doctors, dentists etc in your chosen area. I will also meet you on the day of entry and can pick up keys from the agent/owner if you are not going to arrive during their opening hours. I will pick you up and take you to the property and check everything is in order. I aim to make your move as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.
Recently I met with a client looking for a modern, city centre flat in Edinburgh. He had heard about the Old Town and thought this would be an ideal area; close to both his work, the University for his girlfriend and a good fun area to live in. Whilst looking, I rediscovered part of the Old Town near Holyrood that I had not visited for a few months. There are now some lovely converted buildings with some very attractive mews homes and apartments etc. The whole of the Old Town was still bustling with tourists and full of history. One end is closed by the castle and the main artery, the Royal Mile, is actually made up of four distinct streets named Castlehill, the Lawnmarket, the High Street and the Canongate, leads away from it, down to the now-ruined Holyrood Abbey. Narrow closes (alleyways), often no more than a few feet wide, lead downhill on either side of the main spine in a herringbone pattern. Large squares mark the location of markets or surround major public buildings such as St Giles Cathedral and the supreme courts. After viewing a couple of properties in the Canongate and surveying the area, we went to the West End where, after much consideration, decided on a beautifully refurbished, modern open-plan apartment in Moray Place. We managed to negotiate a reduction of £50 a month on the rent so an enjoyable and successful day out. Thankfully my client’s girlfriend, who was unable to visit Edinburgh and preveiwe properties at that time, also loved it when she saw it!