Karen Blair – Director

Welcome to Edinburgh Flats : About us

At Edinburgh Flats we offer a wonderful  portfolio of properties all within walking distance of the historical, romantic city centre of Edinburgh.

Here at Edinburgh Flats our only wish is that you have the best possible experience. Edinburgh as a destination helps us to achieve this in abundance, you can indulge in what ever you fancy ….history, art, discovery, nature, the finest food and drink, shopping, sightseeing, sporting events, Christmas markets, and not to mention our world famous Fringe Festival… it’s all on your doorstep. All you need to do is simply choose one of our wonderful apartments and your holiday can begin!

Making your accommodation choice should be quite straightforward, we have tried to make this as easy as possible for you by giving you varied apartments, with as much information as we can to help you choose.  Our flats are comprehensively described and we have strived to provide clear information, easy to use icons and photographs, map positions and importantly, visible pricing. We have also noted relevant distances to local areas from each property. Such as ; “Where to eat”, “places to visit”, “local attractions” ,”transport links” all with an aim to putting you, the guest, in the best possible position to decide where to spend your valuable holiday time. Of course, if you have any additional queries, please get in touch, we would love to hear from you.


Edinburgh Flats is a successful holiday letting business which has now been established for 8 years. In Autumn 2015, Registered Conveyancing Paralegal, mum of two, Karen Blair decided to take on a new challenge and add a another string to her bow by buying Edinburgh Flats from its previous owners  Lenore and Janet.
Edinburgh raised Karen, has accumulated  28 years experience working within the Property Industry. Firstly as a part time negotiator for Barnard Marcus in Battersea London, later working at Woolwich Property Services in their busy Clapham Common and Battersea Offices. After taking time out of the workplace to bring up her two children Karen trained and graduated form Strathclyde University as a Residential Conveyancing Paralegal in 2004 and worked as Conveyancing Paralegal and Property Manager for Doughty’s Solicitors in Ayton and Eyemouth, successfully becoming a Law Society of Scotland Registered Paralegal in 2011. In 2012 she then changed direction and went on to work in the high pressured, fast paced Property Letting Industry, where she managed large portfolios of professional long-term rentals as Senior Property Manager, creating excellent connections in and around Edinburgh. Aside from working fulltime and raising her two sons Hamish and Calum,  Karen has also managed to squeeze time in to manage her own holiday let properties for the last several years and complete property development projects, which is something she has gained great pleasure from. Having this wealth of experience, commitment, understanding, passion and ‘huge’ amounts of knowledge in the property world, not to mention Edinburgh itself, Karen’s decision to take on this new venture can only be a success.

Working alongside Karen is Joni Oxendale. Karen and Joni worked side by side for 3 years in the Property Letting Industry prior to Edinburgh Flats, which is were it all began for Joni in the property field. She gained invaluable experience working with Karen as a Lease Manager, dealing with tenants and landlords from start to finish. Needless to say they were a sharp team with the experience to boot.  Prior to this Joni has spent her time travelling, and never had the urge to settle, however having spent a brief spell living in Edinburgh in her early 20’s the city has always been pulling her back. Joni has a very high standard of customer care, dedication and work ethic , whats more it she has a real passion for property. She has worked for various highly regarded companies including Visit Scotland and the Assembly Rooms for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Although not from Edinburgh she her love for the city and its people shows. Having been brought up in Scottish Highlands her knowledge exceeds the city so if you are thinking of extending your stay in Scotland and have any advice or travel tips please do let her know!