Advice for private tenants

Finding a house

Many people find renting privately is the best way to stay in a community of their choice and offers them the flexibility they require.

Any tenancy starting after November 2017 is a Private Residential Tenancy. These give the tenant more stability. More information is available on the Scottish Government Website.

Use the internet to search for a place to rent. Use a letting agent. Ask friends and family. Check local noticeboards and newspapers for more options. Speak to the Council’s Housing Options Team. Consider a mid-market rent: 

Search for local or national estate agents to find flats, houses or rooms to rent.

Use this checklist to help you choose 

You can get free internet access in your local library

If you need help to pay for your new place, the Housing Options Team may be able to help you through our Deposit Guarantee Scheme.

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