Media release: Cairn reports quadrupling of residential lettings in January

GLASGOW’S residential property letting market has got the year off to a flying start – if the record-breaking number of properties let by Cairn Estate and Letting Agency are anything to go by.

That’s because Cairn has more than quadrupled the number of properties it let this January than it let a year ago.

Says a spokesperson: “Although activity in the residential property market is generally expected to be comparatively subdued in January, Cairn brought around 70 new properties to the market in January alone, of which it let 22, which compares to the five properties let by the firm in January 2010.”

Susan Collins, head of lettings at Cairn, said: “We’ve seen demand for rental properties rise progressively throughout the year as many first time buyers encounter difficulties securing a mortgage and have opted to rent a property instead.

“This remarkable rise in activity, year on year, augurs well for the prospects for Glasgow’s residential lettings sector, with the properties we’ve let in January alone ranging from two bedroom properties in Dennistoun, Shawlands, Glasgow’s west end and city centre, Paisley and Barrhead up to a penthouse apartment overlooking the Clyde at Glasgow Harbour.”

Glasgow-based Cairn is much more than ‘just an estate agent’.

In fact, it is recognised as the only agent that sells investment properties, lets flats, penthouses, homes or student flats, adds value by undertaking repair works, has a database of clients seeking access to buy to lets and property portfolios and sources properties for clients, whether homes or student flats.

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For further information please contact David Rowand at Cairn on tel 0141 270 7879

Issued on behalf of Cairn by Liquorice Media tel 0141 561 4018

Date 1 February 2011.

Notes for editors

  • Founded by David Rowand in 1999, Cairn began as a development company, refurbishing properties to sell on behalf of clients. This led Cairn into sourcing properties for clients and developing properties on their behalf; a service which soon became an integral aspect of the business by removing the hassle factor from finding properties and developing them before selling or letting them on its clients’ behalf.
  • This was the key that developed other aspects of the business, such as a maintenance team created to deliver these services and a letting division, which now manages some 500 units.
  • The firm has experienced staff on hand to handle HMO (House of Multiple Occupancy) enquiries and to help guide clients through this complex process. Cairn most recently introduced a sales division, now a thriving part of the operation, and has ambitious plans to roll-out its operation throughout Scotland and the UK.

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