Private Sector Leasing (PSL)
Get guaranteed rent for your Edinburgh rental property for three or five years, even if the tenant doesn’t pay or if the property is empty through no fault of your own.
Complete an enquiry form to receive further information on Private Sector Leasing or arrange a free, no obligation property assessment. If you are looking to switch from your current letting agent, from short-term Airbnb lets, or are considering buying an investment property in Edinburgh, get in touch for an informal discussion about how we can help.
I have been a Landlord with Link for a number of years and have had an excellent experience with them. The rent is always paid on time with no void periods, any repairs or maintenance issues are dealt with promptly and efficiently by their excellent team. I also have peace of mind that they regularly inspect the properties and ensure that they are compliant with all the regulations. It could not be easier.Lucy, C~urb PSL Landlord
C~urb PSL has helped thousands of landlords secure long-term rental incomes through Private Sector Leasing (PSL). C~urb PSL provides a tenancy and property management service, and rents are paid for by City of Edinburgh Council, creating accommodation for individuals and families in Edinburgh who are facing homelessness.
Why choose C~urb PSL
There are many benefits for landlords and property investors who choose to let their property through PSL, including:
You will receive your rent payments quarterly in advance, even if the tenant doesn’t pay or the property is empty through no fault of your own, eliminating costly void periods and giving you a reliable source of income.
Long term lease
PSL leases are for a period of three or five years, so your property income is secured, allowing for long term capital growth.
Tenant damage cover
C~urb PSL will repair any damage to your property, beyond fair wear and tear, free of charge. The cost of tenant evictions is also covered.
0% management fee
Unlike most traditional letting agents, we don’t charge a fee for our property management service and have no hidden costs, so you know exactly what your rental income will be.
Regular tenancy visits
We visit tenants within the first 7 days of their tenancy to ensure they are settling into the property. Visits are then scheduled quarterly.
A complete property management service
C~urb PSL is a fully regulated letting agent, with over 40 years experience in managing properties across Scotland. All safety certificates and property maintenance are carried out by our in-house team of qualified contractors, so you can relax knowing your property is in safe hands. Our team also handle switching council tax and utility accounts at the beginning and end of each tenancy.
C~urb PSL is a registered Scottish Letting Agent (LARN1907019).
- Positive testimonials from Landlords and Tenants
Link PSL have managed my property for a number of years and have provided a seamless service for both myself, as property owner, and for the tenant. Renting my property under the social housing scheme has provided the benefit of a predictable income, and the managed nature of the relationship means that I can focus my attention elsewhere knowing that the requisite safety checks and occasional tenant request will be taken care off efficiently.Jeremy, Link PSL Landlord
When my property became vacant during lockdown I contacted Link PSL with a view to trying to make my property available to someone quickly. The service was swift, efficient and professional, whilst observing all lockdown precautions. My property is now tenanted, providing someone with a safe home whilst providing me the landlord with revenue.Mrs M, Link PSL Landlord
Link's PSL scheme is a godsend for landlords looking for trouble free management. I have half of my property portfolio on the scheme and this is the half I can most relax with. There are no voids, rents are paid 3 months in advance without fail and there are no issues regarding getting your property back at the end of the contract. Staff are professional, courteous and helpful! I have been a serial landlord for almost 20 years and can honestly say that Link PSL has saved me through each property downturn. A guaranteed income for 3,5 or 10 years paid in advance with no voids - it can't get any better!Ken, Link PSL Landlord
Link are a professional, helpful and very knowledgeable letting company. Rents are reasonable and guaranteed. Enquiries are dealt with promptly. Would I recommend Link PSL? Absolutely!Dean, Link PSL Landlord
LINK is managing my properties from over 8 years, I had brilliant and professional experience from initial inspection to signing/renewing of lease including excellent management of my properties which is really hassle free. Occasionally I am being just contacted by friendly maintenance team for repairs but mostly I authorise on phone and rely with their good contacts who make mostly reasonable charges and these bills deductions are made from my next rent payments. With my experience as landlord with multiple properties I will not hesitate recommending LINK to anyone looking for advance guaranteed rent with no void periods and peace of mind.Sanjay, Link PSL Landlord
Wow, what a journey !! As an experienced landlord I had heard about Link PSL back in 2015 and was keen to explore further, guaranteed rental scheme, paid quarterly in advance, and helping people that need it, wow I thought !!. Having leased properties for many years in Edinburgh, letting agency fees had become extortionate, agency service levels decreased, and vacancy rates increased, and agents seen this another opportunity to charge landlords more fees. I decided to join the Link scheme with one property back in 2015 years ago, initially as a trial and haven't looked back. Five years later and I now have seven properties with Link PSL and it has been a great journey, Lizzie Mcghie has been an absolute star, she has helped me unbelievably with advice on properties, advising on rentals and always at the end of the phone when I have a question, nothing is ever a problem and I trust her. I now have properties that are regularly inspected, no worries about rental payments and the maintenance and repair team deal with issues quickly and efficiently. Amazing service all round and it so personally rewarding to know that I am helping folk who have faced a hard time and need somewhere safe and warm to stay to get life back on track. I would have no hesitation in recommending Link and I plan to further invest in more properties for Link to assist people that need a warm, secure, safe place to stay.Jay, PSL Landlord
I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincerest gratitude to the Link organisation, and it’s most competent staff, for all the help, guidance and advice, that you have given me over these very difficult years. I have no idea what I would have done without you.Link PSL Tenant
PSL for Edinburgh property investors
If you are an investor purchasing a buy-to-let property or investment portfolio in Edinburgh, PSL can provide a guaranteed income for three or five years. There are specific criteria for PSL properties including: location, number of bedrooms, EPC rating, and type of property. We can provide advice before you buy, and / or help you source and prepare a suitable property.
Contact us if you would like advice on purchasing an investment property for PSL.
The rent level paid varies depending upon area, size and condition of the property; we can provide an approximate rental valuation based on the sales schedule before you invest.
PSL property owners do not have to pay a monthly management fee, tenant damage costs or void periods, so ongoing costs and net rental yield are more predictable.
We currently require one, two and three-bedroom properties in all areas of Edinburgh. To be eligible for PSL, properties must pay council tax to the City of Edinburgh Council.
What is Private Sector Leasing?
Private Sector Leasing (PSL) was established in 2005 by the City of Edinburgh Council to provide much needed housing for individuals and families facing homelessness. Through the scheme, properties are leased from private landlords and property investors for three or five years and sublet to those in need of housing under a Scottish Short Secure Tenancy (SSST).
C~urb (previously Link PSL) has been contracted as the tenancy and property management agent for PSL since 2010. Our dedicated and experienced C~urb PSL team, provide a complete, professional management service for landlords and property investors.
Getting started with PSL
If you own a property in Edinburgh... Contact C~urb PSL by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or completing an online enquiry form to arrange a free, no obligation property assessment. Please note, City of Edinburgh Council has specific criteria for PSL properties, our team can advise on your property's suitability for the scheme.
We cannot accept a property onto the scheme if it is currently tenanted. If you have tenants and you are considering switching to PSL, you can join our waiting list and sign up to the scheme when your property is next vacant.
If you are a private landlord or Airbnb host looking to sell your property or portfolio, please contact us for more information on our service.
Help for private landlords and Airbnb hosts affected by Coronavirus
Many private landlords who have been affected financially by coronavirus, due to empty properties, tenant arrears, and delayed evictions, are currently taking steps to claim mortgage payment holidays and/or seeking help from the Scottish Government’s Private Rent Sector Landlord COVID-19 Loan scheme. Landlords and former Airbnb hosts who use C~urb PSL as a managing agent are protected from the financial effects of Coronavirus with guaranteed rent irrespective of whether the tenant pays their rent or if the property is empty through no fault of their own. To enquire about switching to PSL please complete an enquiry form and our team will get in touch for a no obligation discussion.