Overview of Our Services for Letting & Management

If you are looking for help to keep you and your property legal and compliant, obtain a high net rental, maintain your property to a good standard and increase the long-term value of your investment, giving you peace of mind then SouthSide is for you.

SouthSide does not charge a set-up cost or pass on marketing costs for our long-term landlords that are looking for management of at least 3 years. We advertise on your behalf on ALL major letting portals to achieve maximum exposure at no extra cost.

If your property is currently managed with another agent and you are not happy with the service, we can liaise directly with your current agent to take over the management of your rented property or portfolio and we also offer a reduced management fee if you have a tenant in situ.  An overview of our services and costs are included below.

In order to arrange a no obligation visit to your property please complete the form below.

SouthSide Property Management is registered with ARLA (Association of Residential Letting Agents) and LARN (Scottish Letting Agent Register).

Information regarding Client Money Protection and Requirements can be found HERE

Should your property already have tenants in place with another company or you’re managing it yourself, we can take over the full management at a reduced rate of 6%+VAT (7.2% incl VAT) of the monthly rent for the duration of that tenancy, it would then revert to our standard fee when we are required to re-let the property.

Our Let Only service is designed for landlords who are looking to manage their property themselves but require initial assistance to find the right tenant.
We offer 4 levels to our Let Only service, all of which require an initial fixed charge of £198 inc VAT for advertising the property on all the major letting portals including:
City Lets, RightMove, Letting Web, Zoopla, s1Homes, Gumtree, Find A Property, Nestoria, Prime Location and SouthSide Management.

This costs also includes a ‘To Let’ board outside the property if required. If you do not have marketing pictures/description of the property please add £36 incVAT for this, which is payable upon instruction to market your property.

The level of involvement is then up to you:
Level 1 (Bronze) 15%+VAT (18%incl VAT) of the achieved normal monthly rental – 1st month only
Includes: Marketing, Creation of Advert and Enquiry Management

Level 2 (Silver) 25%+VAT (30% incl VAT) of the achieved normal monthly rental – 1st month only
Includes: Marketing, Creation of Advert, Enquiry Management, Reference Checks/Credit Checks

Level 3 (Gold) 35%+VAT (42% incl VAT) of the achieved normal monthly rental – 1st month only
Includes: Marketing, Creation of Advert, Enquiry Management, Viewings and Reference Checks/Credit Checks

Level 4 (Platinum) 45%+VAT (54% incl VAT) of the achieved normal monthly rental – 1st month only
Includes: Marketing, Creation of Advert, Enquiry Management, Viewings, Reference Checks/Credit Checks and Preparation and Signing of Lease/Legal Documentation

If you have your own tenant and don’t require any Advertising, Marketing, Enquiry Management or Viewings we would not charge the fixed advertising charge and the fee for Reference/Credit checks or Lease Signing would be 15%+VAT (18% incl.VAT) for one service and 25%+VAT (30% incl VAT) for both services.

Please note that in order to advertise a property we require, by law, the Landlord Registration Number and EPC (Energy Performance Certificate)

  • For landlords that are looking to purchase a buy-to-let property, we also offer a Pre-Purchase Survey for a fixed cost of £80+VAT (£96 incl VAT) to advise landlords on the viability of the investment.  The cost is just to cover the time involved however, should we subsequently manage the property thereafter, the cost of the survey will be refunded with the first monthly rental statement (as detailed below).

The full survey includes:

Site visit to the property
Detailed description of property (including access and points to note)
Legal obligations to put in place for letting
Rental appraisal
Recommendations
Conclusion

  • For landlords that are just looking for advice on the market rent of the property we can offer you a Basic Desktop Appraisal for a fixed cost of £40+VAT (£48 incl VAT).

Following a purchase and if required by you, we offer a full or let only management service as detailed above. Please note that we will refund the cost of the Pre-Purchase Rental Survey for owners looking to let their property with SouthSide on a full management basis for the long term (3 years or more) which would be refunded with their first monthly rental payment and included on their monthly rental statement.

To arrange an appraisal, simply email Leah Birch lb@southsidemanagement.com with:

The property address
What you are looking to achieve in terms of rental value
A suitable time for one of our team to visit the property
When you require the report (please allow a minimum of 2 working days)

Please note that we would require payment in advance by BACS to the following account:

Sort code: 83-06-08
Account #: 11749405

Occasionally landlords require, as part of their insurance, a property check or inspection to be carried out if their property is vacant for a period of time. We offer an inspection service inclusive of photos and a detailed report at a cost of £27 incl VAT per visit if the property is in Edinburgh.