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University letting service hopes to attract landlords with rental guarantee offer

A student letting firm in Edinburgh is urging private landlords in the city to sign up to its service, which guarantees rental payments for the academic year, as demand from renters continues to heavily outweigh supply. 

Domus, The University of Edinburgh’s letting service, allocates second and subsequent year students with private and university-owned homes in the city. But is hunting for more landlords after being short of potential spaces for around 120 students for the upcoming academic year.

The organisation last year housed 860 students across 300 homes, but it reports that demand from students looking to use the service is outstripping growth in supply of landlord properties.  

Michelle Christian, director of property at The University of Edinburgh Accommodation Catering and Events, said: “Finding rental properties in Edinburgh which suit both student and landlord can be impossible but Domus continues to provide a great option for both parties.

“So much so, we would welcome many more through the door and could have comfortably allocated many more homes than we currently have available. 

“The service takes the stress out of letting, guarantees rent and manages all aspects of student tenancy agreements.

“We’d urge anyone interested to get in touch with the Domus team – even just to chat more about the rental agreement and service.”

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    Just another symptom of the SNP war on landlords adversely affecting tenants as more Edinburgh landlords focus solely on more lucrative less risky short term rentals. UK Government should learn from problems in Scotland and Ireland but they won't.

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