Skip to main content
SmartMove currently operates in West Lothian.
Cyrenians Private Housing Service has over 15 years experience of working with the private rented sector across central Scotland. We use private rented accommodation to help people find lasting housing solutions.
We understand the increasing pressures to find affordable housing and work with private landlords to source good quality properties that mean tenants have long term housing and are diverted from homelessness services.
How do we do it….
We help people to identify the right property for them, taking into consideration choice of area, size and type of accommodation to meet their needs. We ensure the property will be affordable and the customer is able to live in comfort.
We recognise that private renting carries risks for landlords and agents and aim to minimise these. We ensure the tenancy is set up correctly and the landlord/agent is aware of their rights and responsibilities and is managing their property within the required frameworks. We have good links with other agencies, including Landlord Accreditation Scotland and support landlords and agents to meet the National Core Standards for private renting.
What's on offer…
For a tenant:
Good quality properties that have been inspected and meet the required standards
Support to understand your rights and responsibilities with private renting
Help to maximise your income and ensure the property is affordable and you are able to live in comfort
For a landlord:
Tenant finding service
Completion of tenancy start up
Arrangement of safety checks
A guarantee against damage in your property if your tenant is not able to pay a deposit
For a Local Authority:
Fully integrated into homeless prevention and a realistic housing option, diverting people from homelessness services
An affordable alternative to social rented housing
Long term solution that not only addresses housing but is part of the Cyrenians wider portfolio of services that help people to make lasting changes and not re-use homelessness services
CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE SMARTMOVE WEBSITE
(opens in a new window)
How you can help
Residents - Case Studies
Volunteers - In their own words
Enterprise to Employment
About the Farm
Contact the Farm
The Impact of Prevention
Mediation to Prevent Homelessness
Learning and Work
Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution
Meet the team
Youth Unemployment Prevention
Join our mailing list and be kept up-to-date with news, events and courses.
Please add 5 and 6 and type the answer here:
Make a donation
Donate now and help us to tackle homelessness
Work for us
Media & Research
Cyrenians Good Food
Edinburgh Cyrenian Trust is a registered charity in Scotland, number SC011052
Website supported by Ezone Software