The Key Place is unique. We are committed, specialist residential letting agents. Landlords trust us with their properties and we are the leading experts in our industry across Edinburgh, Penicuik and Midlothian, East Lothian, West Lothian, Falkirk, Bo'ness and the Borders.

We are unique because:

Letting specialists

Few other agents specialise solely in lettings confirming The Key Place as the “go to letting agency.”

Local people, local expertise

Our experienced staff are local people with exceptional local knowledge of the rental market in your area which is second to none.

First class customer service

Renowned for our superb customer service and practical, diligent approach we ensure landlord satisfaction.


As a family business, The Key Place places great emphasis on our approachable, responsive team.


Developing best practice is of paramount importance to us. We have invested heavily in our staff and procedures to ensure our services exceed the rest of the industry.

Business acumen

The Key Place management team has over 30 years of business and financial experience which ensures your property is in a safe pair of hands.

In a world of increasing regulation, the importance of robust procedures is ever more important to ensure legislation compliance and good practice. The good news is that The Key Place's suite of procedures and checklists was given an excellent rating recently by Landlord Accreditation Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Association of Landlords. 

3 simple steps for landlord success

Owning and letting property can give you a significant return on your investment. The key to success is the right property, in the right place, with the right tenants for the right price. The Key Place offers landlords a professional service to help you take these simple steps:
Right property in the right place

We have market performance data at our fingertips giving insight to inform landlord rental and investment decisions.

Right tenants

We give your property the best possible exposure with widespread marketing using leading websites and social media, combined with The Key Place shopfronts in local high streets and “To let” boards.

Using our rigorous vetting procedures we make sure we find the right tenant for you.

Right price

The Key Place advise on how to achieve the best rental income whilst enjoying capital growth giving you the best return on your investment.


The Key Place full management service for landlords

Our hassle-free, comprehensive fully managed service is second to none and includes:

Free, no obligation rental assessment to achieve optimum rental income.


Advice on latest market trends to maximise the return on your property for rent.

Advice on the increasing property regulations to ensure you comply.
Overseas landlord tax accounting and advice.

Tried and tested marketing package including leading property websites, social media, “To let” boards and The Key Place shopfronts.

Accompanied viewings for each interested tenant, to look after your property and find the right tenant for you.

Full referencing to choose a suitable tenant.
Preparation of all tenancy documentation to conform to regulations.
Collection and submission of deposit to tenancy deposit scheme.
Monthly rent collection and landlord statement of account.

Regular property inspections, advice on maintaining your house or flat for rent, dealing with property repairs and emergencies, managing insurance claims if you are insured with The Key Place.

Network of local trusted tradespeople, built carefully over the years, is an extension of our reliable, consistent service.

Undertake end of tenancy inspections to ensure your property is ready for the next tenant.

Regular communication with specific updates on your property and market wide information on trends.


Contact us to discuss how we can help, then sit back and relax knowing your property is in safe hands.

Phone us now on 0131 603 4570 or email us



Buoyant Private Rented Sector across Scotland

Over recent years there has been a seismic shift in the Private Rented Sector. More people are renting and this is set to grow. Tenants are choosing to make rental properties their long term homes. Fewer people are considering buying their own home. There is a great deal of confidence that buy to let will remain strong for the foreseeable future.

Currently in Scotland there is a chronic housing shortage and as long as demand continues to outstrip supply things will remain profitable for those landlords who choose to stay in the game. With the impact of Brexit on the economy, buy to let may well be the best investment to make, as share prices have decreased dramatically.

Insurance for Landlords

The Key Place offers a range of competitively priced insurance products designed specifically for the rental market, providing you with security and peace of mind. Insurance cover includes:

  • Cover for loss of rent as a result of insurance claims
  • Accidental damage cover
  • Theft or malicious damage by tenants
  • Full cover of unoccupied premises for up to 90 days
  • £5 million property owners/landlords liability cover
  • Low excess

We also specialise in Block Policies

We can provide you with a free, no obligation quote. In many cases immediate cover is available. 

Phone us now on 0131 603 4570 or email us

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