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Costs and Budgeting

We would like our tenants to enjoy their homes free of financial worries and constraints. Therefore, before you make a full commitment we advise you to consider all costs associated with renting a property in the Perth and Kinross area.

Initial Rental Costs

The following amounts are due when you take on the Tenancy of a property.
Deposit + 1st months rent = Total Cost to move in

Example on a monthly rent of £450.


1 months rent in advance   £450

Deposit - 1 months rent      £450

Total initial cost              £900

Ongoing, all rents are due on the first of each month by Standing Order.  Late rents are charged according to your lease details.

Ongoing Rental Costs

On a monthly basis, you will be responsible for the following bills.

  • Council Tax
  • Gas
  • Electric
  • Television Licence
  • Contents insurance (personal belongings only)

It is important to ensure that new accounts are set up in your name for Council Tax, TV Licence, Gas and Electric. We also recommend that you take out contents insurance for your own belongings.

Under the terms of your tenancy agreement, you are responsible for these bills from the start of your tenancy. Please note that it is your responsibility to make sure these new accounts are set up and paid as required.


Lettings Assistant

Lettings Assistant

Position Overview

Lettings Direct Perth is an independent lettings and property management company which has been operating in the city since 2011.  We have experienced considerable growth over the past few years and now require a Lettings Assistant to support the Lettings Team in our busy office.

The position requires a friendly, efficient individual with a keen eye for detail and a great way with people.  The right candidate for this responsible part-time role will be highly organised, able to prioritise quickly, remain calm under pressure, and possess excellent customer service skills.

Based at our city centre office, this person will be a first point of contact for many of our tenants and landlords, delivering on our promise of exceptional client care.  The position also requires visits to our properties – a driving license is a must – including taking inventories and inspection visits.

From answering phones to replying to emails, dealing with property enquiries to arranging viewings and tradesmen visits, the role is varied and busy.

Lettings Direct are committed to the development of its staff.  The team will fully support the successful candidate and training will be provided in-house, particularly in relation to customer systems and online portals. This role gives the candidate the chance to join a booming and dynamic organisation with the opportunity to learn and forge a rewarding career.

This is a part-time position offering 10 to 20 hours per week.  As an essential service, the position is available for an immediate start. Click over to our website for full details.

Reporting to: Julie Cumming, Director of Lettings Direct

Office Location: 8 Atholl Crescent, Perth PH1 5NG

Hours: 10-20 hours per week.  From time to time, some additional work may be required.



Inventory and move in report

We often get asked by landlords, why do I need an inventory, there is nothing in my property, it's unfurnished, surely it's an expense I don't need to incur? My answer is always the same - it's vital that you offer a proper, detailed inventory of a property to a tenant upon move in. 

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