TDS: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

THE GOOD… Picture this… Your most-important asset – a property – that you’ve had 2 or 3 years of a great tenancy from, is being handed back to you.  The couple moving out have taken care of the flat you once lived in, as much as you would yourself.  It is immaculate inside; clean, no breakages, lightbulbs all working and furnishings put back where you left them.  Their rent has been paid...

MEET THE TEAM: BECCA MCDERMOTT

This month, we are joined by Becca McDermott, who leads the Front of House, ensures everything in the office is running smoothly, directs the calls and gives our clients the best welcome possible! How long since you started at Murray & Currie? 5 months!  What are your main roles with in the business? Jack of all trades, master of none! Who’s in your photo? My family (aka The Brady Bunch) –...

HOLIDAY LETS IN EDINBURGH

Harry Crombie   As one of the top destinations in the world, it is clear there is a strong requirement for short term and holiday lets in the city.  There are more online booking sites to help visitors seek accommodation, such as AirBnB, Booking.com and short let focused businesses based in the city.  This is all very positive in driving tourism, trade and the overall vibrancy in the...

LOOKING AHEAD TO 2019

Harry Crombie   We now enter a new year and one which will bring lots of challenges and excitement, not least as Edinburgh continues to thrive. In the Rental Market, we have seen steady, continued growth over the last 9 years, of around 4 - 5% per year.  2018 saw an increase of nearly 6% in rents in Edinburgh, whilst there has been a 35% increase in rents over the last 5 years*.  This is all...

PRESS RELEASE: STEVEN CURRIE ACHIEVES PROPERTY QUALIFICATION OF EXCELLENCE

Harry Crombie Steven Currie, a letting agent at Murray & Currie Property in Edinburgh, has achieved the Propertymark Qualifications Level 6 Award in Residential Letting and Property Management Scotland. The Award, which is a nationally recognised industry qualification, meets the Association of Residential Letting Agents’ (ARLA) Propertymark membership requirements for those looking to join the...

MEET THE TEAM: SARA PESHROWIAN

We sat down with Sara, a Senior Lettings Professional, in our latest "Meet the Team" feature. Sara is a successful result of our Napier University graduate scheme, Sara has worked in all departments and has extensive knowledge of the lettings industry. HOW LONG SINCE YOU STARTED AT MURRAY & CURRIE? 5 years in January… WHAT ARE YOUR MAIN ROLES WITH IN THE BUSINESS? Lettings Queen, I do everything...

DECEMBER UPDATE

Harry Crombie The last few months has seen some fantastic news which we want to share with you. Recently, we have acquired the local Property Management company, Crombie & Co, with which we also are joined by Harry Crombie, who brings years of local property knowledge and experience.  He will be heading up Research & Strategy for us, a key area of our growing business...

MEET THE TEAM: ALEX BLAIR

Alex is one of our Property Managers, carrying out inspections and reporting to landlords as well as assisting with lettings team.   He re-joined the Murray & Currie this year, after a brief period away following his 2 and a half years spell with us in 2015. This issue, we hear more from Alex and one of his life tips….   HOW LONG SINCE YOU STARTED AT MURRAY & CURRIE? 2...

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