Best ever year for service

University lettings team invites private landlords to sign up

Come and join us: Domus lettings team

A university accommodation service that allocates students to private sector and university-owned homes is encouraging more landlords to sign up after delivering its best-ever year.

Domus, operated by the University of Edinburgh, reached a key milestone – housing 860 students in more than 300 properties in the city. 

Landlords can receive a rental income without the need to manage tenancies as the university takes care of all aspects of letting. 

After a relaunch last year, the Domus team attracted a record number of landlords to its portfolio in the last year and is inviting more property owners to join for the new academic year, with demand from students still far exceeding supply.  

We could comfortably allocate many more homes than we currently have available

– Michelle Christian

Michelle Christian, director of property at The University of Edinburgh Accommodation Catering and Events, said: “Domus continues to prove a compelling and competitive package for landlords, as it takes away so much of the stress out of letting, guarantees rental and manages all aspects of student tenancies. 

“So much so, we would welcome many more through the door – as we could comfortably allocate many more homes than we currently have available.”

Provided the homes are available for the new academic year in early September, the leases can be flexible, with either 12 or nine month options – ideal for landlords looking to free up properties for the festival lettings.

All surplus profits generated are kept within the university for wider benefit to students. 

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