Fineholm celebrates its 40th anniversary

05 May 2016

This year Fineholm celebrates its 40th year in the lettings industry. We have made significant strides forward over the past four decades; and the industry is now completely unrecognisable to when we first opened our doors. We offer a professional, straightforward and thorough service to both landlords and tenants, with a focus on excellent customer service and unparalleled level of expertise. We’ve grown from humble beginnings to the point where we now manage a wide range of high quality properties to rent and to buy across Scotland’s central belt.

Fineholm’s journey

When Fineholm first opened back in 1974, we operated in a noticeably different way. We were set up off the back of an estate agency and located in a very small “hut like” office in Burnside. We then moved to an office in the city centre; albeit in the highest heights of an office block in Hope Street! It was then on to a High Street location in the city centre in the early 90s and from that office we managed properties throughout Glasgow and the surrounding area. However, the biggest move in the west came when our offices were moved from St Vincent Street to Union Street in 2001. This was a calculated move, as we embraced the digital age and moved a large portion of our business online. Today we are still in our first floor offices on Union Street; although much has changed internally! From Union Street we now manage more than 1700 properties.

Edinburgh expansion

The next significant chapter in the Fineholm story began when we expanded into the Edinburgh market. This was a challenging move and we discovered that although the cities are only 40 miles apart, they operate very differently. Today these differences have been significantly reduced but each city still retains its own unique character. We originally purchased a small portfolio of approximately 80 management contracts but we have now grown to the point where we manage around 650 properties in the Edinburgh and Lothians areas from our offices on Grove Street.

Looking to the future

We can confidently say that today we have extremely well managed offices in both Glasgow and Edinburgh; complete with professional, attentive and well trained staff who deliver outstanding service to both tenants and landlords alike. We have worked exceptionally hard to ensure we move with the times and the legislation. As perennial members of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), we always put our customers first.

We can confidently say that today we have extremely well managed offices in both Glasgow and Edinburgh; complete with professional, attentive and well trained staff who deliver outstanding service to both tenants and landlords alike. We have worked exceptionally hard to ensure we move with the times and the legislation. As perennial members of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), we always put our customers first.

We would like to thank both our tenants and landlords for their continued valued custom and we look forward with excitement to the next 40 years!!!