Property for Rent in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital and remains a venerable, cosmopolitan and cultured city famed the world over for its festivals and Hogmanay celebrations. With the sheltered shoreline of the Firth of Forth to the north, the location is wonderfully striking, as it’s perched on a series of extinct volcanoes and rocky crags which rise from the generally flat landscape of the Lothians.

We’ve provided more information below on each area of Edinburgh. When you’ve settled on an area, you can search for a property using our property for rent search tool on the left hand side of the page.

Flats to rent in Edinburgh City Centre

The rental market in Edinburgh City Centre is diverse with a mixture of students and working professionals. Areas close to George Street and Princes Street never take long to find a good tenant and can make great rental properties with high yields.

The average rental price for flats in the city centre is as follows:

  • 1 bedroom: £650 – £700 pcm.
  • 2 bedrooms: £750 – £900 pcm.
  • 3 bedrooms: £900 – £1200 pcm and above.

Property for rent in Edinburgh’s West End

The West End of Edinburgh runs from Haymarket to the bottom end of Princes Street and contains a fantastic mix of independent boutiques, award-winning retailers, bars and contemporary restaurants. There is a large number of Georgian Townhouses and flats in the area, which are interspersed with a few modern builds. The West End is a very desirable area of Edinburgh to live and work, and as such rental prices are high.

The average rental price for a property in the west end is:

  • 1 bedroom: £600 – £650 pcm.
  • 2 bedrooms: £700 – £850 pcm.
  • 3 bedrooms: £850 – £1,100 pcm and above.

Flats to rent in Gorgie, Dalry and Slateford

Gorgie, Dalry and Slateford have become increasingly popular areas to live, as they have attracted younger inhabitants while remaining extremely affordable. The areas contain a great mixture of local shops, local supermarkets, small hardware shops and beauty salons. They also have fantastic transport links to Edinburgh City Centre, with Slateford boasting its own station.

The average rental prices are:

  • 1 bedroom: £450 – £600 pcm.
  • 2 bedrooms: £550 – £700 pcm.
  • 3 bedrooms: £695 – £800 pcm.

Property for rent in Abbeyhill, Meadowbank and Easter Road

On the east side of the city, these areas have proved popular with students, young professionals and families alike. They contain a wide variety of accommodations, including traditional tenement flats, famous colony houses, flats and new builds. Located close to Arthur’s Seat, these locations benefit from being incredibly close to the city centre, while possessing the beauty and relative tranquility of Holyrood Park. The areas contain a great selection of local shops, larger supermarkets, bars and restaurants.

The average rental prices in these areas are:

  • 1 bedroom: £450 – £600 pcm.
  • 2 bedrooms: £550 – £700 pcm.
  • 3 bedrooms: £695 – £800 pcm.

Property for rent in Leith and Ocean Terminal

Leith lies to the north of Edinburgh and has long been regarded as Edinburgh’s port. Boasting its own distinct character, Leith is not only a hub of lively eating and drinking spots, but also of creativity and cultural diversity. It hosts some of Scotland’s best restaurants with world acclaimed chefs and contains a great mix of independent shops, cafes and bars.

Furthermore, it is the home of the now decommissioned Royal Yacht Britannia, which is situated close to the well-known Ocean Terminal site. There is a wide variety of property available in these areas, including new builds.

The average rental prices are:

  • 1 bedroom: £450 – £650 pcm.
  • 2 bedroom: £550 – £700 pcm.
  • 3 bedroom: £695 – £850 pcm and above.
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