Investor Services

We offer a clear Fixed Price investment sourcing service where our award-winning team help our clients source and buy fantastic investment properties. You pay us an initial fee of £495+VAT and we will source and recommend appropriate investment options to be offered on.

You can see below, some case studies of recent Edinburgh property investment purchases we've completed on behalf of investors and more information on our property investment service can be found in the ‘Useful Information’ section at the foot of this page.

Search

  • Initial fact finding and advice on Edinburgh’s best investment areas & market pricing
  • Introduction to accountant, solicitor & mortgage advisor if necessary
  • Investment search recommending 3 properties to offer
  • Property inspections, appraisals & recommended offer
  • Estimates for any refurbishment works
  • Open-market and off-market searches

Pre-Purchase

  • Arrange any surveys required as part of offer
  • Pass to solicitors to process legal work
  • Prepare any refurbishment and furnishing quotes
  • Arrange landlord’s buildings and contents insurance

Prepare

  • Key collection, initial inspection and reporting of defects
  • Project management of refurbishments (10%+VAT project management charge) and furnishings
  • Arrange safety certificates and installations
  • Smooth transition to our letting team to secure tenant

We’re experts in sourcing Edinburgh property investments with over 13 years renting and managing Edinburgh buy to let property. Our award winning team has a thorough knowledge of the Edinburgh property market. We get a huge buzz from helping investors achieve their property investment goals, joining the dots of Edinburgh property investment, sourcing fantastic properties then passing these over to our lettings team to rent then manage. Our £495+VAT fixed price service allows us to confidently go out there and find investment options which suit investors’ criteria. Following our search, inspection and appraisals, we’ll come back to you with up to 3 investment options alongside our recommended offer price. If you follow our recommendations, but fail to have an offer accepted, we’ll continue to work hard; searching, inspecting and reporting on investment opportunities until you secure the right Edinburgh property investment for you (if you reject 3 of our recommended options, we need to refine the previously agreed investment criteria and start a fresh start at a cost of £495+VAT). This straightforward service has worked well for many happy Umega investors as you can see by looking at our reviews on Google and Allagents. You can see below some examples of Edinburgh property investments we have bought recently on behalf of our happy  clients.

Our professionally qualified investment team have years of experience sourcing and purchasing investment properties so are well connected in Edinburgh with solicitors, tax advisors, developers, furniture suppliers, tradesmen and within property circles so are well placed to find the right investment for you. If a property needs work to get it up to a tenantable condition, this can be taken care of by our project management and maintenance team who will take care of everything before passing the property over to the lettings team. We charge a 10%+VAT project management fee for any refurbishment work carried out.

Edinburgh is 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 recent blog.

Edinburgh Property Investment Case Studies

Here are some examples of some Edinburgh property investments we have secured to give you a taste of what we do 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.

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