Mid and full-market rents

We offer other options for people who don't have priority for social housing.

Our sister company Lowther Homes has mid-market and market rent homes across the West and Central Scotland. Find out more about both below.

Mid-market
 

Mid-market rent homes offer alternative affordable housing for customers who work and who earn up to £40,000.

These customers have no priority for social housing, but cannot afford to buy their own home or pay full-market rents.

We're building a number of mid-market properties at Muirhouse, Gorton Loan, Gorebridge and Craigmillar, with future properties planned at Greendykes Road, Aberlady, Fountainbridge, Balerno and Gullane.

Our sister company Lowther Homes has mid-market homes across the West and Central Scotland.

Market rent
 

We also have a small portfolio of market rent properties to suit the professional household.

Each property contains carpets, white goods and window coverings allowing you to furnish in your own style. Many of our market rent developments have allocated parking which is at a premium in the city centre.

We operate an income criteria for our market rent properties - applicants should earn a minimum of £22,000 per year per household (gross).

Our market rent homes are managed by our sister organisation, Lowther Homes.

Rent
 

Rent is due monthly in advance on the first day of each calendar month. If you are struggling to pay your rent then get in touch as soon as possible to discuss your options for repayment.

Confidentiality
 

Any correspondence or interviews between yourself and Lowther Homes will be treated as strictly confidential. Information passed to third parties will only happen with prior consent from you.

Council Tax
 

Council Tax will be charged to you for the duration of the lease. Certain discounts can be allocated by contacting your local council office.

Should Lowther Homes be charged for any Council Tax during a period of tenancy, it will be recouped from you.

Pets
 

Pets are restricted to one per household. However, a 'No dog' policy may apply in certain developments.

The pet should be kept under control at all times and must not damage the property or annoy neighbours.

Insurance
 

Lowther Homes has building insurance which covers damage to its properties. Personal property and internal decoration is not included in this insurance policy. Tenants must take out their own home contents insurance policy.

Relationship disputes
 

The Matrimonial Homes Act (Scotland) 1981 provides various rights to tenants and their spouses in the case of marital difficulties. If you are unsure of your rights, contact us, Citizens Advice Scotland or a solicitor.

Neighbour disputes
 

Are you having issues with your neighbour? You should try to resolve any problems amicably in the first instance.  

If the problem continues, please contact a Lowther Homes letting agent on 0800 561 6666.

Ending your tenancy
 

Tenants looking to end their tenancy with Lowther Homes must do so in writing. Your tenancy agreement will let you know the required notice period.

Tenants should also get in touch with their gas and electricity companies to get their mail redirected.

Staff from Lowther Homes will carry out an inspection of the empty property to make sure it has been left clean, tidy and ready for re-let.

Your deposit, less any deductions, will be returned to you within one month of the keys being being returned to our office.

Refuse collection (bulk item uplift)
 

Check your local council website for details about refuse collection dates.

Do you want unwanted furniture or bulk refuse uplifted? Contact the City of Edinburgh Council, Cleansing Department, on 0131 529 3030, West Lothian Council on 01506 280 000 or Fife Council on 03451 55 00 22.