Helping Tenants - what is an HMO?

  • Written by Guillaume
  • Tenant
  • January 24th, 2020

Are you a tenant, confused about what a ‘HMO property’ is? Why should you even care? Here’s a handy wee guide to lead any lost property searchers through the 101 of HMO properties and why it is good to know what a HMO property is.

What does HMO mean? 

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Recruiting - Lettings Team Member

  • Written by Guillaume
  • Careers
  • January 24th, 2020

Please send a STAND OUT cover letter with your application, letting us know what you can bring to Umega. Throughout our recruitment process we’d also love to hear your thoughts on how we can continue to smash negative stereotypes of letting agencies.

Are you the positive people person Umega Lettings…
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Helping Tenants - Council Tax

  • Written by Guillaume
  • General
  • January 24th, 2020

When searching for a brand-new home to rent, one thing to look out for is the council tax band for the property as it can vary a lot depending on location.

Que E-to-the-Z (Emily Hazlitt, one of our superfly Lettings Managers) who spits lyrics like a dragon spits…

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Taking up the fight against Condensation in your home

  • Written by Guillaume
  • General
  • January 24th, 2020
Condensation – it’s not all bad. Just remember that iconic scene from Titanic!… No? Just us? Ok then.

Winter in Scotland can get right into the marrow of the bones. Cold air sneaking into the flat, seemingly impossible to keep warm. Then you wake…

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Helping Tenants - What tenants should do with unwanted items

  • Written by Guillaume
  • General
  • January 23rd, 2020
Belonging is more than just belongings.

As part of our mission to improve the lives of people within the Private Rented Sector we want to help tenants make their rental property their sanctuaries. Once tenants have found their dream home through Umega we hope that they’ll…

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Helping Tenants - Credit Checks and Credit Reports

  • Written by Guillaume
  • General
  • January 21st, 2020

It can be overwhelming taking your first steps into renting a property. There’s a lot of responsibility suddenly placed on your shoulders and you’re expected to know exactly what you’re doing. The truth is, no one really does know (yep, even the adult adults).

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Recruiting - Portfolio Coordinator

  • Written by Guillaume
  • Careers
  • January 15th, 2020

If you relish being part of a hard-working and close-knit team, get a buzz from a varied workload and have a passion for delivering one-of-a-kind customer service, then we might have just what you are looking for.

We’re searching for someone with customer driven talent and a genuine interest in…

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2020 Vision: 4 Predictions for Edinburgh Lettings in the year ahead

  • Written by Guillaume
  • General
  • January 03rd, 2020
With the door closed on 2019 and a new decade dawning here are our predictions for the Edinburgh letting market in 2020.

Rents and Property Prices will Continue to Rise

The political landscape is going to continue to have an impact on the property market. While the recent election result…

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