Salamander Street, Edinburgh

A brand-new development of 199 mid-market rent properties, which are anticipated to be available between March 2021 and June 2021.


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The development has been funded in partnership between Link, the Scottish Government and the City of Edinburgh Council.

Properties at Salamander Street will be let and managed by Link2Let, part of the Link Group and one of the leading providers of mid-market rent homes in central Scotland.

About Salamander Street

Salamander Street is located in the heart of Leith, a vibrant neighbourhood to the north of Edinburgh city centre. The development is conveniently positioned for transport links; just over two miles from Waverley train station and Lothian Buses operate regular services from Leith to the city centre and surrounding areas.

Families living in Salamander Street will have access to a range of local schooling options from pre-school to primary and secondary levels. There is a wide range of leisure options available nearby including Leith Links – a well-used green space with children’s play area – and access to the vast Water of Leith Walkway, a scenic pathway stretching for 12 miles across the city. 

Salamander Street is well placed for shopping and leisure opportunities. The development is within walking distance of the popular Shore area, with an array of bars, cafes, restaurants and independent shops. Ocean Terminal shopping centre is also close by, which includes high street shops, a gym, restaurants and multi-screen cinema. 

Homes at Salamander Street

The development includes 199 brand-new one, two and three-bedroom flats, available for affordable monthly rents. Homes at Salamander Street will benefit from:

  • Gas central heating
  • Double glazing
  • White goods, blinds and floor coverings
  • Grounds maintenance and stair cleaning
  • 24-hour repairs service

The breakdown of available properties will be:

Description Number
One-bedroom, two person flat 85
Two-bedroom, three person flat 94
Three-bedroom, five person flat 19
Three-bedroom, six person flat 1

Mid-market rent

Mid-market rent (MMR) is an initiative from the Scottish Government to provide high quality, affordable homes for low to moderate income households. To qualify for mid-market rent in Edinburgh, your (gross) household income should not exceed £45,443 per annum.

Find out more about mid-market rent and Link2Let.

Link Housing Association Limited, trading as Link2Let, is a registered company incorporated in Scotland under the Companies Acts (Company Number SC216300) and is a Registered Letting Agent under the Letting Agent Registration (Scotland) Regulations 2016 (Registration Number LARN1907019). Link2Let is governed by the Letting Agent Code of Practice. 

How to apply

Applications for Salamander Street will open to those on the mailing one month before applications are opened to the general public. After joining the mailing list, you will receive instructions on how to apply, and the link to apply online once applications are live.

As part of the application process, you will be required to provide your most recent three months’ bank statements and payslips. These will be used to carry out an affordability assessment, comparing the monthly rent for the property to your monthly income. The monthly rent must not exceed 45% of your (net) monthly household income. A credit check is carried out once your application has been approved.

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