In order to minimise physical contact, the Scottish government have introduced precautionary measures to make the viewing process safer for all parties. Please read on fora brief guide about how to navigate the current rental market. Keep in mind that whilst viewing and moving properties, the safety of you and those around you should remain imperative.
Step 1. Prescreening
Letting agents are encouraged to pre-screen tenants before they are offered a physical viewing. By using our MyRentalCV referencing tool to store all of your rental information, agents will be safe in the knowledge that you are a suitable tenant.
Step 2. Watching a Virtual Viewing
Virtual viewings will give you a better feel for the property and determine where you’d like to apply for a physical viewing, from the safety and comfort of your own home.
Step 3. Attending a Controlled Viewing
Once you are invited to an in-person viewing, safety will be priority. You will be advised to wear a face covering, not touch surfaces where possible and adhere to the 2m distancing.
If you have any of the following symptoms, or have been in contact with anyone showing these symptoms in the past 14 days, you will unfortunately be unable to attend a physical viewing:
A high temperature
A new, continuous cough
A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
If you are attending a physical viewing, your safety is vital. We advise that all parties arrive with a face covering, and wear it at all times during the viewing. You are then responsible to safely dispose or keep your own face covering. This cannot be done inside the property you are viewing.
Two double bedroomed FURNISHED MID TERRACE HOUSE full of historic charm and appeal sitting within the rich conservation area of Old Aberdeen surrounded by the main campus of Aberdeen University.
This attractive south facing mid terrace property is located within the heart of Old Aberdeen, an area rich in historical buildings. It sits within a row of old cottages in a lane whose name tells of past occupations of the local inhabitants. The lane today is in a Conservation Area.
There are many wonderful historical places to visit within quaint Old Aberdeen where cobbled roads still run through the heart of the area. These places include: King’s College, St Machar’s Cathedral, the Cruickshank Botanic Gardens, the University of Aberdeen Zoology Museum, Seaton Park and Brig o' Balgownie.
Close to the property there’s a selection of small shops which include a Spar, a bakery, newsagent, Blackwells Bookshop, “Kilau” cafe/restaurant and “Shelter” cafe. Just a short distance from Old Aberdeen on King Street is a couple of large supermarkets, Morrisons to the east and Lidl to the west.
The property is comfortably furnished and simply decorated with neutral décor and floor coverings, in keeping with the general character of this charming home. There are good public transport links from Old Aberdeen into the city centre and surrounding areas.
The property has private parking, accessed off Dunbar Street, which can accommodate two cars when parked in tandem, together with a locked garden shed ideal for storing bicycles. Communal drying green.
A number of the windows throughout the property are single glazed, due to it being a listed building within a conservation area.
Gas central heating throughout.
Mature and responsible students are welcome to enquire.
No pets; no smoking.
The accommodation comprises:-
ENTRANCE VESTIBULE Small entrance vestibule with hard wearing flooring – an ideal area for kicking off the outdoor shoes.
ENTRANCE HALL A welcoming hall giving access to all parts of the property. Hall cupboard suitable for cloaks and outdoor shoes. Open under stair cupboard with window and small table, ideal as an additional study area. Stairs leading to the upper floor.
LOUNGE Elegant and nicely proportioned sitting room with south facing bay window. Furnishings include several attractive pieces of antique furniture and paintings.
KITCHEN Bright and well fitted modern dining kitchen with windows facing north and south filling the room with plenty of natural light. Open shelving and large pantry. Plenty of wall and base units with an attractive contrasting worktop. White goods include under counter fridge, electric hob with extractor fan above, electric oven and washer dryer. Easy clean tile effect vinyl flooring.
BEDROOM 1 A large double bedroom with two windows to the south and one small north facing window. Free standing furniture includes a large oak desk and chest of drawers. The west wall is fitted with lots of shelving.
BEDROOM 2 The second double bedroom, although offered with a single bed, also has windows back and front, with free standing furniture. Deep shelving. Cupboard housing the modern combi gas boiler.
SHOWER ROOM The shower room is situated on the upper floor between the two bedrooms and is fitted with a modern white three piece suite. Electric shower; no bath. Opaque window and extractor fan. Tile effect vinyl flooring.
OUTSIDE The property has a large allocated parking space which can accommodate two moderately sized vehicles if carefully parked in tandem. There’s also resident and “pay and display” parking in the old cobbled High Street very close to the property. There’s a lockable shed, a short distance from the property, which currently houses a few garden tools and may be ideal to store one or two bicycles. There is a communal drying area with rotary dryers. The small and pretty garden area belonging to the property is stocked with attractive flowering mature shrubs. It also has a garden bench making this an ideal spot to enjoy your morning coffee.
At the end of the path is the MacRobert Memorial Garden commemorating the life of benefactor Lady MacRobert, widow of self-made millionaire Alexander MacRobert.
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