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Testimonial : Beaton Lindsay, A Commercial Landlord

12th April 2015

Beaton Lindsay is a fifth generation butcher and the current ‘man in charge’ at DG Lindsays the Butchers on South Methven Street.  As well as the property which they themselves trade from, the family also own the building which is currently let to the alterations business, ‘Needle and Thread’ and the three flats above the butcher shop.

“In the past we’ve rented these out ourselves, doing the maintenance and paperwork, finding tenants and the like.  The truth is though, it became too complicated keeping up with legislation and regulations.  I also found it awkward working so close to tenants and then discussing financial matters.  It’s harder than you think.

We made a decision to look for an agent and as I knew Garry from school and our days as young butchers’ boys I decided to ask for his advice.”

Beaton soon discovered that having expert advice on tap was going to make their lives much easier!

“What we find most useful is that Lettings Direct keep us right on changes in the law. These are the things it’s almost impossible to keep up to date with unless you’re a professional but they are vitally important.  Now we simply get an email letting us know the gas safety is due and that it will be scheduled for a certain date; we know that tenants’ paperwork is up to date and that we are providing them with all the required documentation and services.

If we need to know anything or if there are additional costs over and above what we’ve agreed then they’ll drop us a line and make sure its approved – there are never any surprises. And likewise, if we have any questions we simply email and they answer us straight away.

For us, the property is an additional investment and knowing that Lettings Direct are looking after our interests and providing a full maintenance service, is one less thing for us to think about.  We’ve been with them now for seven years because they do a great job. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them for both commercial and residential lets.”


If you have a commercial property that you'd like to let then contact the team on 01738 630004. 

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