Helping Tenants - Partial Swapovers

  • Written by Guillaume
  • General
  • December 17th, 2019

Your flatmate wants to move out but you want to stay… what happens?

First of all, it’s important to understand the kind of tenancy agreement you signed when you first moved in. All tenancies created after 1st December 2017 are Private Rented Tenancies (PRT). Under a PRT, all…

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Helping Tenants - Our referencing process

  • Written by Guillaume
  • General
  • December 17th, 2019
Your application was accepted and you’ve put down a deposit – WOO!…
What now?

First of all – congratulations! Umega isn’t a first-come-first-serve business, so when you’ve been accepted, that means the landlord chose you based on the information you put on your…

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Some Changes to Landlord Registration

  • Written by Guillaume
  • General
  • November 18th, 2019
It’s a legal requirement for landlords in Scotland to register with the Scottish Landlord Register.

Registration runs for 3 years then landlords need to renew, otherwise properties in Scotland can’t be advertised for let. From 16th September 2019 the Scottish Government altered the application process for Landlord registration to help…

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Taking care of our tenants

  • Written by Guillaume
  • General
  • November 07th, 2019

Our mission at Umega is to improve the lives of people in the Private Rented Sector. As part of this, we aim to help our tenants create homes that become their sanctuary. The role the letting agency plays in making a property feel like a home starts before the move-in…

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A guide to the referencing process for Guarantors

  • Written by Guillaume
  • General
  • November 06th, 2019

You’ve agreed to act as a guarantor and now you’ve been sent an Amiqus email… what’s going on?

First of all – thank you for being a guarantor! This is an important role for helping some of our tenants secure their dream property. We’ve published a comprehensive guide on what…

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The effect of the PRT on summer tenant move-ins

  • Written by Guillaume
  • General
  • October 30th, 2019
Oh, how our summer has changed!…

Another crazy summer in lettings is over. But how crazy was crazy? 

Summers at every letting agency in Scotland are crazy, the number of checkouts and check-ins that need to happen fall into the thousands and this one showed a completely different behaviour from…

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A view into Umega: Our ‘Meaningful Conversations’ breakfasts

  • Written by Guillaume
  • General
  • October 29th, 2019
‘We’re a people business, not a property business’

A phrase used a lot at Umega HQ. We understand we’re here to take extra special care of the properties we’ve been trusted with and that in order to do this successfully we need to take care of people; our landlords, our…

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