Self managed service

Landlords tend to choose this option if they are just looking for an agent to provide a partial letting service. The services required may range from advertising the property and passing on leads to carrying out viewings, preparing tenancy agreement documentation and performing tenant credit and reference checks. Self-managed landlords tend to want to be more “hands on” with the letting and management of their property.

What the service includes...

Initial Letting

  • Visiting the property
  • Advising landlord as necessary
  • Professional marketing photographs
  • Advertising the property
  • Displaying a “To Let” board (optional)
  • Showing the property to potential tenants
  • Reviewing tenant applications
  • Taking up tenant references
  • Preparing all lease documents
  • Collecting deposit from the tenant(s)
  • Collecting all funds due at start of tenancy

Additional information

First Month’s Rent and Deposit

The first month’s rent and deposit is paid directly to 1LET from the tenant. 1LET then deduct the self-managed landlord fee and the cost of any safety compliance work. The balance is then transferred to the landlord along with the whole of the tenant’s deposit. 1LET then arrange for the tenant to pay the second month’s rent and on-going rent directly into the landlord’s nominated account via standing order. All tenancy documents are sent to the landlord for their reference.

Utilities and Council Tax

1LET will inform the utilities provider and the council that there has been a change of occupier in the property. The account in the name of the landlord will be closed (any credit/debits forwarded to the landlord at their new address) and a new account in the tenants name will be opened. In relation to the utilities, the meter readings taken on the day of the handover will be noted in the inventory and passed to the utilities provider.

Safety Compliance

Self-managed landlords are responsible for safety compliance at all times and will not be reminded of expiry dates by 1LET.
Where requested, 1LET can assist in obtaining the required certificates.
For a full list of compliance and safety requirements please download our landlord pack.

Contact Details

1LET will provide the tenant with an information sheet detailing the landlord’s name, contact telephone number and email address. 1LET will also pass on the same contact details to the landlord for the tenant.


Please download our landlord pack for details of our pricing structure.

Contact us today on 0131 476 5500

Landlord Information

Find out about:

  • Legal Obligations
  • Taxation
  • Lettings Paperwork
  • Deposit Protection Schemes
  • Insurance
  • Property Upkeep

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Benefits of 1LET

There are many reasons why both landlords and tenants choose 1LET, here’s why we believe 1LET stands out from the crowd:

  • Award-winning Edinburgh letting agent
  • Wealth of experience within Edinburgh’s private rented sector
  • Friendly yet professional service

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“Found a good tenant very quickly. Organised all remedial work without drama. The communications were good. Very please with the friendly service at 1let.”

Chris H - Landlord (09/05/2015), source: allAgents

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“We moved into a house let by 1let last month. Aga was amazingly efficient and helpful and the whole application process was a breeze! Since moving in we noticed a small leak under the bath which was rectified within 48 hours of initial contact, and last night I emailed regarding a wasps nest outside its now 11am and pest control have been, sorted the problem and left! I honestly couldn't be happier with the service we have received so far. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this agency to anyone looking to rent a property from people who care about their tenants and who actually know what they are doing! Have also dealt with Ken and Ewan and each one is as brilliant as the other. 5 stars from us! :)”

Gemma & Thomas - Tenant (21/05/2014), from allAgents

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