Useful Links

This Internet advertising portal is widely used within the letting industry in Edinburgh and the Lothians, attracting both tenants and landlords.  They have a new free service where tenants can find new flatmates.  www.citylets.co.uk

Landlord Registration

It is mandatory for both landlords and properties to be registered with their local Council through a central Government body whose website is accessed through the undernoted link;

https://www.landlordregistrationscotland.gov.uk/Pages/Process.aspx?Command=ShowHomePage

Council Tax

Council Tax Bands – find out which council tax band a property is  inhttp://www.saa.gov.uk/

Council tax charges    Check what the charges will be this year and discounts availablehttp://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/site/scripts/home_info.php?homepageID=135http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/site/scripts/home_info.php?homepageID=135

Link to change in occupancy for Edinburgh

  https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/forms/form/23/

Link to change in occupancy for East Lothian
https://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/info/701/council_tax/540/council_tax/19

Refuse Collection

Follow the undernoted links to your local council webpage where you can obtain information on your local collection days and recycling.

Edinburgh

http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/1063/rubbish-household_waste/452/household_rubbish_collection

East Lothian 

http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/a_to_z/service/502/rubbish-collection_dates

Electrical Safety

Electrical Safety Council – Check out the guidance provided by the Electrical Safety Council specifically for let properties at;

http://www.esc.org.uk/public/news-and-campaigns/press-releases/news/article/safe-to-let-electrical-safety-council-launches-guide-to-help-landlords-1/

Gas Safety

Gas Safe Website – for up to date gas safety regulations take a look at the information contained in the following website;

http://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/advice/renting_a_property/for_landlords.aspx

Legionella Risk Assessments –

for more information on Landlord’s responsibilities in relation to Legionnaires Disease please click on the link below

http://www.hse.gov.uk/legionnaires/legionella-landlords-responsibilities.htm