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Edinburgh AirBnB Landlords - How to Switch to Long-Term Letting

As most Edinburgh AirBnB Landlords will be aware, Covid-19 (and more specifically social distancing) has had a profound impact on the hospitality and tourism sectors within our beautiful city. For the foreseeable future, the Government has strongly advised against unnecessary travel so it may be a good idea to consider the benefits of switching to a forward-thinking long-term letting agency that will help you navigate these uncertain times.


We are experiencing a surge of enquiries from worried Edinburgh AirBnB let landlords. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the main concern is that the effects of this virus and social distancing could just be the beginning of what’s to come and that letting platforms are offering no control over their bookings, with some refunding 100% of bookings revenue. After months of heightening regulations and uncertainty, the current crisis appears to be the straw that broke the camel’s back for these landlords.


We completely understand that this is a time of great uncertainty and stress, so let us provide one piece of certainty: People will always need homes.


Cullen Property operates on a ‘no let, no fee’ basis, whereby no management fee will be charged until receipt of rent from happy tenants. What does this mean? It means that it is mutually beneficial for us to let your flat.


If you find yourself in a position of uncertainty, follow the steps below and we will do all we can to help:


So how do you switch to a forward-thinking, savvy long-term agency in a time of crisis?


  1. Click here to receive a free rental valuation on your property


  1. Our in-house letting expert will be in touch to listen to the concerns you have regarding your short-term let and advise on the best possible solution for you and your property.


  1. We will work with you to conduct a ‘virtual valuation’ to establish your property’s true current value and make recommendations as to how you can maximise its potential.


  1. We will then advise you on all the necessary safety certificates and have recommended contractors available to put them in place – all of which will be handled for you.


  1. We will look to find tenants for your property through our virtual marketing and viewing approach, as per the government guidelines on social distancing. The good news? We won’t charge you a single penny for the management of your property until we find you tenants.


If you are one of the many worried Edinburgh AirBnB Landlords, Let our savvy team guide you - contact or phone +44 (0) 131 357 9501 for free expert advice.


We hope everyone stays safe in these uncertain times,

The Cullen Property team.