Setting Up Your Accounts

Setting Up Your Accounts

When you move into the property you will need to set up an account with your utility providers and inform them of the meter readings at the start of your tenancy. You will also need to inform the Council for Council Tax purposes. Students are exempt from Council tax and can receive an exemption letter by emailing the Council at incomeandbenefits@edinburgh.gov.uk with their name, address and student number of each student living in the property.

We also advise that you set up a standing order with your bank for your monthly rental payments (rent is due on 1st day of the month for all properties and applicable bank account details can be found in your lease). A standing order means that rent will automatically be taken from your account which will avoid any card charges or late fees later down the line. It also means that you won’t need to remember to pay your rent.