Students in Stirling are starting to look for HMO accommodation for next academic year. We have been pleasantly surprised at the number of enquiries from students in both Stirling and Edinburgh over the last few weeks. As such we are looking for well appointed properties to meet this demand!
Typically students are looking for anything from a 2 bedroom to a 5 bedroom property, in a good central location. Any properties let to 3 or more people require a House in Multiple Occupancy (HMO) Licence to operate. These are issued from the local council and have safety standards set over and above those set for other properties in the private rented sector.
A lot of work has been done in Scotland in recent years to ensure that these larger properties are as safe as possible. It also prevents the recent trend in England for ‘rent to rent’, with every space in a property being rented out regardless of safety and comfort.
Forth Residential have years of experience in managing HMO property and understand these requirements. From a management point of view there is a lot to think about when a group of individuals rent together, especially if they have not rented a property before. A personal check in is also a must, when there is so much to cover for safety.
We are happy to help any landlords looking for a HMO specialist (our fees are very competitive compared with others in this sector) or any tenants looking to secure a well managed property for next year. As members of Landlord Accreditation Scotland we work to the highest standards and as a small company we offer one point of contact throughout your tenancy.
Please contact us on 01786831295 to see how we could help or for any more information on HMO property.