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Landlord Testimonial - First Steps

21st January 2015

Audrey has known Julie as a business contact for a number of years and so, when she found herself in a position where she was considering letting her property she knew there was only person to call. Timing was the all important factor in Audrey’s situation; she had decided selling her Perthshire home at that point wasn’t suited to her long-term plans but she was committed fully to moving to Edinburgh.

Audrey approached Julie about managing the long term rental of her property, which is a lovely old house in the conservation village of Abernethy.  Julie was delighted to pop out and have a look round and advised Audrey on all the questions she had surrounding this big move to landlord.

“Julie was very professional, giving lots of advice and answering all my questions. Little things like letting it furnished or unfurnished was just an unknown to me but after chatting everything through I felt assured that it would be safe in her hands.”

Julie and the team at Lettings Direct organised photographs, website listings and, most importantly, strict vetting procedures for tenants.  They discussed with Audrey the type of tenant they felt the house would suit AND the type of tenant Audrey wanted in her home.

“I was so relieved to see the thoroughness that was going into the lease of my home and it left me assured that it was in safe hands while I started my busy life as a mum in Edinburgh. The Lettings Direct team picked up bank statements and references so that I knew I was getting the best tenants possible for my property. She kept me up to date at all points in the procedure and I was delighted with the photographs and website listing. Before I knew it, I had people interested!”

On placing the tenant, the ongoing inspections and admin associated with leasing a property were carried out by Julie or a member of the team. Audrey’s first tenants stayed for one year which was great for her peace of mind.  On looking for tenant number two Julie assured her it would be seamless and that they would handle everything.

“And they did! It was a breeze. If ever I have questions I simply call, email or text and the answer is always prompt and professional. My payments run like clockwork and my property is well looked after. I know that I’m legally sound, with all landlord responsibilities laid out clearly and handled by Lettings Direct. They drop me an email, I approve it and things just happen.

I have no hesitations recommending Julie and the team at Lettings Direct, they genuinely care about my home and my tenants. They have met and exceeded my expectations.”  

Landlord: Audrey Fair
Property: One property in Abernethy

Abernethy Town

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.



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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