Deadline for bids on the Keytochoice.co.uk website – Friday September 13, 2019 3:00 pm
No of bedrooms: 2
Floor level: Ground
Property type: Starter/Mover
Tenancy: The flat is let on a Scottish Secure Tenancy.
Rent: £335.90 + £1.50 service charge pm
Council tax band: C
EPC energy rating: To be confirmed
A 2-bed ground floor flat in a traditional tenement owned and managed by Lister Housing Co-operative (who own all the surrounding flats too). Flat is accessed from the common stair. There are seven steps up from street level to the stair door.
It is let unfurnished and includes a A-rated gas boiler heating the radiators and hot water, a separate small galley kitchen, living room with gas fire, and an internal bathroom with an electric shower over the bath. There is a small service charge for a once-a-month common stair clean.
Views to the front face North and look out across to the Castle. Views to the rear are of the large communal landscaped back green which is private – for all Lister tenants and their families. The back green is accessed by the stair back door which is one flight of stairs down from the level of the flat’s landing.
Conservation Grade:This flat is in a Victorian tenement in the Old Town Conservation Area and Central Edinburgh World Heritage Site. Period features include – cornice, single-glazed 2-over-2 sash windows, fireplaces with mantelpieces. Security features include – Entryphone entry to common stair. Flat door has a 5-lever mortice lock and an Assa lock. Child safety fittings on all windows. Up-to-date smoke detector system that meets the latest Scottish Government requirements.
All Lister flats are close to many bus routes and the local shopping areas at Tollcross, Forrest Road/George IV Bridge and the South Side. There are good primary and secondary schools locally. The Meadows offers large open recreation space for you and your children. Cinemas, theatres, pubs and community centres are not too far away, and there are many local interest groups. The City Centre is very close. All streets are fairly level - no hills. There is on street parking - residents permit required from Council.
At Lister when allocating 2 bed or larger properties, we do not allow two children of the opposite sex to share a bedroom, whatever their ages. Families with a boy and a girl would only be considered for a 3 bed flat. This is because most families stay with us for a long time and this is to avoid them having to move again as their children grow older. Please do not bid for a property at Lister if it would mean mixed-sex sharing as your bid would not be considered by us.