Investor Services

We've split our investor service into 3 stages where we help our clients source and buy fantastic investment properties. More information on our investor services can be found in the Useful information section at the foot of this page.

 

Search

  • Initial fact finding and advice on investment options
  • Examples of structuring property ownership and funding
  • Open-market and off-market searches
  • Property inspections and financial appraisals
  • Advice on offers and negotiations
  • Introduction to financial advisors, solicitors & accountants

Pre-Purchase

  • Arranging and advice on any surveys required
  • Guidance through legal process
  • Preparation of any refurbishment and furnishing quotes
  • Arranging landlord’s building and contents insurance

Prepare

  • Key collection, initial inspection & reporting any defects
  • Project management of refurbishments and furnishing
  • Arrangement of safety certifications and installations
  • Transition to long-term letting and management

We’re experts in the Edinburgh property market with over 12 years renting and managing investment properties throughout Edinburgh so it’s natural that we’re in the best position to help new and existing landlords to invest in residential property in Edinburgh. We get a huge buzz from helping our customers achieve their investment goals, joining the dots of property investment for our clients and we do so in plain English, communicating well and never over-complicating things.

Our service starts with an initial chat to agree investment goals, through to a tenant moving into the fully prepared property and rent rolling in. We’ll do it all for you and let you watch us at work, keeping you fully updated along the way. We’ve got a fantastic team with years of experience sourcing, assessing, refurbishing, furnishing and renting properties and we have the professional qualifications to back it up. Our investment team are tasked solely with sourcing and purchasing investment properties so are well connected in Edinburgh with solicitors, tax advisors, developers, furniture suppliers, tradesmen and off-market property circles so are best placed to find the right investment for you.

Our fees are straightforward and completely transparent. We charge a sourcing fee equivalent to 1%+VAT of the purchase price and a project management fee of 10%+VAT for any refurbishment works required prior to letting.

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Investment Case Studies

Here are some examples of how we’ve helped some of our clients recently to give you a taste of what we do at Umega Investments and how we could help you fulfil your investment goals.

  • Purchase date – April 2017
  • Address – Broughton Road
  • Purchase Price – £128,000 (Valuation £130,000)
  • Rent – £675pcm
  • Gross yield – 6.3%

After a couple of months searching for a property for our client we were introduced to this fantastic 1 bedroom, off-market, property. The property was tenanted (£625pcm with scope to immediately increase the rent to £675pcm) and fully furnished. We expect property values in this part of Edinburgh to benefit from the huge redevelopment of Edinburgh St james and so our client is excited to have a property in the heart of this future action!

Case Study 1 - Purchase of an off-market property in Canonmills
Case Study 1 - Purchase of an off-market property in Canonmills
Case Study 1 - Purchase of an off-market property in Canonmills
  • Purchase date – November – December 2016
  • Address – Hawkhill Close (2), Fowler Terrace, Belmont Road
  • Purchase Price – £539,250 (combined) (£18,000 upgrading spend)
  • Rent – £2,900pcm
  • Gross yield – 6.5%

We were approached by a client with access to around £500,000 to spend and managed to source him 2 properties off-market and 2 great deals on the open market over a 3 month period. The two Hawkhill Close properties were purchased off-market, both well below valuation and one already tenanted. We carried out some minor refurbishment of each property and increased the rent of both to £800pcm. We also secured a fantastic 1 bedroom property in the popular Polwarth area (with property values benefitting from the regeneration of the Brewery sites along the Union Canal) and another 1 bedroom flat close to our client’s home in South-West Edinburgh. These 4 properties are the start of a fantastic portfolio!

Case Study 2 - Purchase of 4 properties for portfolio landlord
Case Study 2 - Purchase of 4 properties for portfolio landlord
Case Study 2 - Purchase of 4 properties for portfolio landlord
  • Purchase date – May 2017
  • Address – Moat Terrace
  • Purchase Price – £102,000 (Valuation £115,000) (£16,000 upgrading spend)
  • Rent – £675pcm
  • Gross yield – 6.9%

We sourced this fantastic 1 bedroom property in the handy Slateford area. The property was in need of various upgrading so the Umega maintenance team carried out a full rewire, decoration throughout, installed Gas Central Heating and installed a new kitchen. The valuation when purchased was £115,000 and with all the work that has been carried out we expect the new valuation to be around the £130,000 mark.

Case Study 3 - Purchase of an off-market property in Slateford
Case Study 3 - Purchase of an off-market property in Slateford
Case Study 3 - Purchase of an off-market property in Slateford
  • Purchase date – June 2017
  • Address – South Queensferry
  • Purchase Price – £352,000
  • Rent – £1,400pcm
  • Gross yield – 4.8%

We were tasked with finding a family home for an overseas client who wanted to buy a property for his own future personal use but to be let out for the next year before he returned to the UK. We spent 6 months searching off-market and on the open market for a suitable property and were delighted to secure this cracker of a property overlooking the Firth of Forth.

Case Study 4 - Purchase of a family home (to be rented out in the short term) in South Queensferry
Case Study 4 - Purchase of a family home (to be rented out in the short term) in South Queensferry
Case Study 4 - Purchase of a family home (to be rented out in the short term) in South Queensferry
  • Purchase date – June 2013
  • Address – Marchmont Road
  • Purchase Price – £290,000 (£5,000 upgrading spend)
  • Rent – £2,100pcm
  • Gross yield – £8.5% (initial yield was 7.1% at £1,750pcm rent)

We sourced this 3 bedroom property in prime student territory during the summer of 2013 then spent £5,000 carrying out some minor upgrades and converting the property into a 4 bedroom HMO property. The property initially let for £1,750pcm and now rents for £2,100pcm which, based on the initial purchase price is a gross yield of 8.5%. The 2017 value of this property is c £380,000 so that’s capital growth of £85,000 in 4 years (that’s not to mention how much higher over the valuation a buyer would pay to get their hands on such a prime property).

Case Study 5 - Purchase of an HMO property in Marchmont
Case Study 5 - Purchase of an HMO property in Marchmont
Case Study 5 - Purchase of an HMO property in Marchmont

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Useful Investor Information

Here's some more information on our investment service and other related information we thought you might find interesting.