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Posted on Friday, May 4, 2018

Edinburgh - HMO Landlord Lettings Guide

What areas are suitable for student (HMO) accommodation in Edinburgh? 

Below (zoom to enlarge) is a map of the current student (HMO) properties available to let and the typical style of properties, these are popular areas for students at the University of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Napier University and Queen Margaret University.





How many students are there in Edinburgh? 

University of Edinburgh - 33,609 (2014)

Queen Margaret University - 6,355 (2009)

Edinburgh Napier University - 15,691 (2008)

Heriot-Watt University - 20,994 (2012)


What is the typical rent amount charged for student accommodation in Edinburgh? 

- The rental amount can vary between £70 and £140 per student tenant, per week.  

- The achievable amount is based on and can be influenced by many factors including the location, distance from the university, condition of the student property, size of bedrooms, etc.  

- The rental amount is usually given with either the option of bills included or not included (bills included is the most popular choice with student tenants). 


Useful links & further information (Landlords) 

- Local Council HMO Regulations: 

- Lacors Fire Safety Guide:  

- Council Tax: 



 Contact us today to find out how we can help with your student (HMO) property needs in Edinburgh.


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