We are specialists in short-term lets in Edinburgh and provide landlords with a comprehensive service that maximises returns and minimises paperwork.

We manage a diverse range of short let properties, including self-catering properties and properties for the Edinburgh Festival period. We offer a full, hassle-free service that includes a free appraisal, along with advertising, the management of bookings, and guest liaisons. Our detailed knowledge of the local market, matched with our proactive, personal approach, ensures you’ll get the most out of your property.

Short Term Let Licences:

  • You need a licence to operate short-term let accommodation in Edinburgh.
  • If necessary, we will advise you on the type of licence you need and walk you through the application process.

Should you wish to discuss your short term rental requirements, contact our Short Lets team.

Our Expertise

Short Lets Fully Managed

Our Fully Managed service covers every step of the letting process, from advertising & booking, to property management, including addressing guests’ needs for the duration of their stay.

Edinburgh Festival

Let your property during the vibrant Edinburgh festival period: we'll help you optimise your short term income with an unbeatable, specialised service.


Find out whether your property is suitable for the short let market: use our consultancy service to address questions & challenges, and maximise your potential rental returns.

Free Appraisal

If you're thinking about entering the short lettings market we'll help you get started with a free appraisal. To help plan ahead, we'll also provide projections of your potential 12 month rental levels.

Legislation, Safety & Compliance

The safety of your property & your tenants is always our top priority. We work closely with landlords to ensure they, and their properties, are compliant with all current legislative & safety compliance requirements.

Booking Only Service

We make it easy for landlords to take as much control of their lettings as they desire. If you want to manage your own property but don't want to arrange the tenancy, we provide a professional Booking Only service.

Why Choose Rettie

RICS Membership

We deliver the highest standard of professional service for every client. Rettie is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors which sets us apart from other agencies and demonstrates our adherence to a strict code of conduct.

Exceptional Service & Results

We are proud of the customer service we offer and the results we deliver for our clients. Choose Rettie to find the right tenants for your short-term property and attain exceptional rent levels.

An Expert Team

Our dedicated team of over 30 employees is trained in all aspects of property rental, and we offer every landlord a personalised service and an unrivalled depth of local knowledge.

Dedicated Support

We will be by your side through every step of the short term rental process and our dedicated portfolio managers will always be ready to help you get the most out of your property.


  • We are a landlord and the flat was let for the Festival. When we bought the flat we had no intention of letting it short term but economics make such a choice inevitable. Can I say I have always found Rettie's letting service to be excellent and professional: the staff are friendly and I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending them to others in the same position as ourselves.

    Nick Brown, Landlord
  • I contacted Rettie and spoke to Vanessa Rettie regarding a desk top valuation I required for a short term let property purchase. Vanessa was so quick off the mark and supplied me with all the information I needed, super efficient and all within a quick timeframe. Furthermore Vanessa was so accessible, from telephone conversations to emails. All in all, I received outstanding service. I would highly recommend using Rettie.

    Lisa Hall-Baillie, Landlord
  • Very professional indeed, communication is fantastic and no complaints what so ever. I will happily continue with Rettie.

    Jason Murray, Landlord
  • I have been corresponding with Ross Simpson about renting a flat for 10 weeks in Edinburgh. He has demonstrated infinite patience with my many questions and requests and has been very helpful.

    Ruth Sinai, Tenant
  • My partner and I were looking for an estate agency to manage our property while living abroad. Ros Mills and the team at Rettie came highly recommended and have been amazing. They have managed everything down to the smallest detail, removing the stress of becoming landlords. We cannot express how much his has helped as moving countries is pretty stressful all on its own.

    Annora Bennett, Landlord
  • I have had the best experience with Rettie. The flat was fantastic and the staff were amazing! I cannot recommend them highly enough.

    Stephanie Lewis, Tenant
  • Rettie have been a fantastic agent for securing me a great tenant and walking me through the process of renting out my property in Edinburgh. With a move overseas to manage, they have provided a 5 star service which has been hugely appreciated. Keep up the professional and personal service.

    Alice Harbison, Landlord
  • I recently bought a two bedroom flat in the city centre which required to be refurbished throughout. Rettie arranged for their contractors to estimate for the works to be carried out and upon my approval, refurbished the flat to a very high standard. Within a short period, Rettie had marketed the flat for let and found tenants. Excellent service.

    Peter Young, Landlord