Whether you’ve lived in Glasgow all your life or you’ve moved miles from home to live in this historic city, you’ll probably be wondering what it’s like to try and find your own house there. For most of us, renting a student house in second year is our first experience of renting, and it can be a long process. Because of where it is, UK students are likely to be a fair distance from home in Glasgow, so finding a house can prove that bit more stressful. On top of this, Glasgow is not as saturated with student letting agencies as many other university cities. So, these are the top student letting agencies in Glasgow to help make that process a little bit easier.
1. Happy Lets
With a range of positive references from both tenants and landlords on their homepage, Happy Lets pride themselves on customer service and helping students find the perfect house. Their website guides tenants through the process of renting and most of their communication is done online, so there are maintenance and repairs forms easily accessible. They rent to a mixture of students and professionals, so they are a great agency to look at if you are planning on staying in Glasgow beyond university or if you are in a slightly smaller household, looking for something a bit quieter.
Address: 1287-1289 Argyle St, Glasgow, G3 8TL
Large numbers of the student houses in Glasgow are purpose-built accommodation blocks, and Infiniti Properties have plenty to chose from. There are four main blocks that they rent – Havannah House, Firhill Court, Riverside House and Kelvingrove House – at various locations in the city from right in the city centre to a bit further out. Room choices vary depending on which location you go for, but they are all spacious and modern in a mixture of flat sizes and for a number of different budgets.
Address: 2G Ingram House, 227 Ingram St, Glasgow, G1 1DA
Phone: 0141 553 2677
Although not exclusively a student letting agency, Cairn hosts a variety of HMO properties on their platform that are perfect for students looking for quieter locations. If you are nervous about living in a student area or need to be further out of the city for any reason, Cairn might have something for you. They have plenty of renting information for the private sector on their website and make every effort to help house hunters find a great house for their needs.
Address: 34 Gibson St, Glasgow, G12 8NX
Phone: 0141 270 7878
Email: form available on website
As a national organisation, Pads for Students have a huge amount of experience when it comes to helping students rent. With a range of properties from flats to houses (although most of their properties are on the smaller side so they are suitable for smaller households best), they have the benefit of being a national company with hundreds of reviews and student experiences available online.
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Specialising in HMO lettings, West End is a good place to start for any groups looking for larger properties or individuals looking for rooms in larger houses. They are experienced at letting HMOs and work with landlords to ensure proper safety measures are complied with. In addition to their private properties, they also let rooms in Newton House, a modern complex of student apartments within the central G2 postcode area.
Address: 276 Woodlands Road, Glasgow, G3 6NE
Phone: 0141 611 9695