Media Release: Letfirst at landlord and letting show


NATIONAL property group, Orchard & Shipman, are offering an exclusive cashback incentive to landlords at this year’s Landlord and Letting Show.

The first ten landlords to visit the stall and sign up to let their property through Orchard & Shipman’s Letfirst scheme will be offered £200 cashback.

Letfirst is a unique deposit free lettings scheme which helps tenants move into the private rental sector whilst giving landlords the security of guaranteed rental payments.

Available in Edinburgh, Lothians, Scottish Borders and Glasgow, it marks a significant shift in approach from traditional letting as tenants have the opportunity to rent property in the city without the need to take large deposits or administration fees from tenants.

As well as providing benefits to tenants, Letfirst provides a number of benefits to landlords including  rental payment guarantee as Orchard & Shipman take on any risks associated with unpaid rent by paying the monthly rent on the property direct to the landlord.

Angela McLachlan, director for Orchard & Shipman Scotland, said: “This is a fantastic incentive to landlords who are considering exploring new options when it comes to letting their property.

“Letfirst recognises the needs of the landlord and the tenant. This approach satisfies both parties which is why it has been met with such a high level of success and praise in Edinburgh so far and I hope it will strong appeal to visitors at the exhibition.”

Launched in Edinburgh three years ago Orchard & Shipman has let over 600 properties for local landlords and provided homes for over 1,000 tenants who would normally have had difficulty accessing the private rented sector - achievements which saw the firm scoop the Innovation of the Year Award at the UK Housing Awards in 2012.

In addition to the cashback incentive, visitors will also have the chance to enter a prize draw where you could win a Luxury Spa Day or a bottle of fine malt whisky.

The Landlord and Letting Show will be held at The Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh on the 24th and 25th of April. Experts from the Orchard & Shipman and Letfirst team will be at stand 21B throughout the two-day event.

Orchard & Shipman is a diverse national property group with a network of offices and over 160 staff nationwide.

Orchard & Shipman is one of just two private sector providers accredited by the Tenant Services Authority (TSA) and Homes & Communities Agency (HCA). It has also been awarded ISO 9001 accreditation by the British Standards Institute (BSI).

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