16 Sep 2015
Despite recently reported challenges facing the private rented market in Aberdeen, Aberdein Considine’s city leasing office have reported a record breaking month for properties successfully let during August.
The office has broken their previous record by 30%.
There has been a diverse range of tenants securing properties in the past month including students seeking accommodation for the year, first time couples renting whilst saving to buy, people moving to the area from overseas and several corporate lets.
Aberdein Considine are continually taking new instructions from landlords and have a wide variety of properties available on the market from studio apartments in the city centre to luxury houses in the west end.
Karolina Robertson, City Leasing Manager, said “Whilst there has been quite a bit of negativity reported about the letting market, with reduced rental levels and increased void periods, the Aberdeen market has seen around five years of high demand.
“This has resulted in increased rental levels, so we’re experiencing a correction in the market which was perhaps inevitable.”
Landlords on the whole have been receptive of advice regarding rental levels and as a result void periods have been kept to a minimum.
There is still good demand for properties which are marketed at a realistic rent and well presented, and during August the Aberdeen leasing office alone carried out over 400 viewings – a clear sign of the continuing demand.
Ms Robertson added, “I am often asked by tenants how best to ensure they get the property they want.
“I advise them to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook because all properties appear there as soon as they are on the market.
“When they eventually find a property they want, they should make sure their referees are expecting to hear from us, as any delay receiving a response from a referee can sometimes result in a landlord accepting another offer”
Aberdein Considine work closely with landlords and support tenants to ensure both can benefit from the current leasing market.
Karolina Robertson, City Leasing Manager