News & Parliamentary Amendments Affecting Student Landlords

It’s been a big news week for the Edinburgh rental sector. The Scottish Government has announced a planned phased lifting of lockdown restrictions that will mean more people start considering their next moves and the rental market will continue to get busier. 

 

Scotland’s Coronavirus Lockdown Roadmap for…

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Rental market update 15th May 2020

As we move through our seventh week of lockdown, our curiosity to look further into the data available to us remains unwavering. We’ve had time to adjust to a ‘new normal’ and we’re digesting information as we go. The general sense from our own internal metrics and through…

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Government launches landlord loan scheme

  • Written by Andy Whitmey
  • General
  • May 07th, 2020

A new loan scheme has been made available this week for some landlords whose tenancies have been affected by COVID-19.
 

Private Rent Sector Landlord COVID-19 Loan Scheme

Last month, the Scottish Government announced it would provide an interest-free loan to landlords who have suffered a loss of rental…

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Rental market update Edinburgh UK

Four weeks ago the UK entered a state of lockdown and every day since then we have been tracking the state of the private rented market in Edinburgh. We’ve used wider market data from Rightmove alongside our own internal metrics to understand what’s going on and where things…

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Lettings market update

  • Written by Andy Whitmey
  • General
  • April 10th, 2020

Over the last 3 weeks, the members of Team Umega have only seen each other on video calls. It’s been a period of seismic shifts across the letting sector but now things are calming down, we are a bit clearer on how the market is going to behave…

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Changes to landlord registration in Scotland

  • Written by Andy Whitmey
  • General
  • June 25th, 2019

Landlord Registration in Scotland has been in place since 2004. Before a landlord rents out their property they must register with the local authority covering the area where the property is located. Registering ensures the property and the landlord meet the minimal legal requirements and the council checks that the…

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We're hiring two Executive Assistants

  • Written by Andy Whitmey
  • Careers
  • April 18th, 2019

Are you excited by the prospect of working at the heart of one of Scotland’s most progressive and pioneering small businesses? If so, Umega could be the perfect place for you to make a difference while gaining career-changing experience.

We’re looking for two Executive Assistants to support and work with…

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