With over 30 years’ experience in Edinburgh’s buy-to-let market and as investors/landlords ourselves, we know exactly which properties will deliver high capital and rental yields.
We will view properties across Edinburgh and assess their value and potential. Have a look over some of our most recent case studies to see how we have transformed dated, spacious properties, often with only 2-3 bedrooms, into modern HMO licensed accommodation. Therefore, making sure you will receive the best return on your investment.
This Southside property represents another one of our client’s fantastic 3-bed investment properties under Cullen Property management.
Situated in the fantastic Southside area popular with students, the property had reached the stage where it could have benefited from an improved kitchen space.
The team at Cullen Property proactively recognised this and instructed works with the landlord’s consent, bringing a new lease of life to the kitchen with a modern face-lifted appearance. Since work has completed, we are happy to see positive feedback from existing residents who we hope will feel able to call this Cullen Property home in the future, likely resulting in an increased overall length of residence.
Works also include new oven, hob and extractor hood with a newly boxed-in boiler.
Situated in the desirable Haymarket area, this 5 bedroom property has never failed to attract student tenants – particularly those who attend Edinburgh Napier and Heriot-Watt Universities.
However, the assigned Property Manager proactively scoped out potential improvements that could be made to the property to action our company-wide ambitions of ‘making landlords proud of providing homes loved by tenants’. As such, work was instructed to improve upon the kitchen area – an area much used by student residents of this large HMO property.
As a result, marketability of the property has improved, and has garnered interest from further afield than was previously the case from Edinburgh University students looking to move further afield from campus in return for enhanced living conditions!
This Southside property is in a prime student location and has never struggled to let.
However, in line with our renewed mission statement of making landlords proud of providing high quality homes loved by tenants, the associated property manager instructed the Cullen Property maintenance team to refurbish the bathroom which could benefit from a renewed appearance.
With this, the CPM team replaced difficult to maintain and clean tiling with a modern, seamlessly fitted wet walling and contemporary flooring.
As a result, new tenants are delighted with our diligent and proactive approach to property management, ensuring our properties are in good order for them.
To source a traditional Edinburgh tenement property that had the potential to form a 6 bedroom HMO property.
Originally a five bedroom property with two bathrooms, living room and kitchen, the property required re-modelling to create a compliant 6 bedroom HMO property. A supporting wall required taking down and moved circa 300mm into the room next door in order to form a room wide enough to become the 6th bedroom and comply with the 2.25m wide bedroom arrangement HMO require. The property had HMO licensing upgrades carried out to the electrics and the doors. Both bathrooms were fully refurbished to form modern, three piece suite bathrooms and the kitchen was redesigned to allow for 2 ovens, hobs, fridge/freezers and sinks as required by HMO for a 6 bedroom license.
The property has been fully refurbished and redecorated and now provides a high standard of living for students and/or young sharing professionals.
To source a property with potential to increase size/value in a traditionally built environment, which would result in a high rental value property and good rental yields.
A property was sourced with basic consent for a loft conversion to add three bedrooms. Further consents were gained and the development project added three rooms and two bathrooms, whilst fully refurbishing the rest of the property to a high standard.
The property was let during the early stages of the project ‘off plan’ and let as a six bedroom flat so that the tenants could move in immediately after completion. The flat was finished to a high standard and retained/re-introduced many period features. It is well placed to grow in value and the rental returns exceed initial expectations.