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Strengthening Rural Communities

The Roxburghe Estates delivers significant value to local communities.  Creating and maintaining employment, facilitating private enterprise, promoting renewable energy development, supporting sustainable rural communities and a vibrant agricultural sector together with enhancing collaboration and communication with local communities are integral to our vision, to our values and to our objectives.

Benefits to local communities are delivered in many different ways.  Facilities for recreation and community use are made available.  Recently land on the edge of Kelso has been provided for new allotments.  The local angling association has access to salmon fishing on a stretch of the river Teviot.  Sprouston village has land for a community garden.  The Kelso cycling club has access to woodland for off-road trails.  These are just some examples of ways in which the Roxburghe Estates contributes to the development of the community.

For further information of the ways in which the Roxburghe Estates aims to deliver lasting contributions to the communities of which it is part please read the recent submission to the Land Reform Review Group.

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General Conditions of Let

Tenancy: The tenancy will be a Short Assured Tenancy under the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988. The Lease may be renewed at the end of the prescribed term of let but applicants should be aware that possession of the property can be recovered by the proprietor at the expiry of the Lease if required.

Entry and Duration: Entry shall be at such date as may be agreed. The duration of the Lease shall be for an initial period of not less than six months.

Rent: The rent shall be payable monthly in advance by Standing Order on the 1st of each month with a proportionate amount payable on entry.

Repairs: The proprietor shall maintain the premises wind and water tight and keep in repair the structure and exterior of the house (including drains, gutters and external pipes), the installations in the house for the supply of water and electricity and for sanitation (including basins, sinks, baths and sanitary conveniences) and installations for space heating and water heating with the exception of any repairs occasioned by any act, omission or negligence of the tenant. Internal decoration shall be the tenant’s responsibility.

Painting: The proprietor shall carry out external painting.

Deposit: A deposit of two months rent will be payable on entry. This will be repaid to the tenant on termination of the lease, provided all obligations of the lease are fulfilled and the property left in a satisfactory condition.

References: The Estate will require the applicant, in the event of them finding a property that they wish to rent, to complete a Credit Check before granting them a tenancy.

Other Conditions: All the other customary Roxburghe Estates conditions of let shall apply and a copy of the pro forma Lease can be inspected at the Estate Office by bona fide intending applicants.

Viewing: Arrangements to view the property may be made by contacting Victoria Roddie, Roxburghe Estates Office, Kelso (Telephone 01573 223333)

Tenancy Application: Applications for the tenancy should be submitted on the accompanying form and delivered to Edward Johnson MRICS, Assistant Factor, at the address below.

Roxburghe Estates Office, Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7SF