With over 14 years in business and over 1,400 properties under our management, our award-winning team are well placed to help investors buy investment property in Edinburgh.
We get a huge thrill from helping investors secure great properties, demystifying the investment buying process and sharing our experience and knowledge of the Edinburgh market.
We're flexible in how we work with investors:
Here are the steps to consider when buying an Edinburgh property investment:
We love helping investors secure fantastic investment properties in Edinburgh.
We will share our thoughts on the Edinburgh property market, investment hot spots and our recommended property style and size to focus on. We will also introduce investors to an accountant, solicitor, financial advisor, insurance broker and furnishing specialist so they have a great team to help them through their investment purchasing journey.
For investors happy to source properties themselves, we’re here to give our opinion on any properties shortlisted including thoughts on likely rent valuation, recommended upgrades and anything else that jumps out to us regarding the investment potential of each property. For those who need more 'on the ground' support, our third party sourcing agent will take care of everything locally so that properties can be sourced and purchased remotely.
For those properties needing refurbishment, our in-house maintenance team will quote for and take care of any refurbishment required before passing onto our lettings team to prepare the property for advertising to secure a great tenant.
Edinburgh property investment - Edinburgh is consistently recognised as one of the best place to invest in residential property in the UK with fantastic capital and rental growth prospects over the next 5 years and beyond. Read more about Edinburgh as a property investment option in our blog.
Here are some examples of some Edinburgh property investments our clients have secured to give you a taste of what's possible.
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).
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!
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.
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!
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.
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