Edinburgh Property Investment Service
Traquair Lettings have access to experienced expert legal advice in the purchase of residential property and all initial consultations are free of charge.
As Edinburgh property experts we can advise our clients and help them to obtain the property that will best meet their investment needs.
Each investor will have different aims and interests when building their portfolio, whether it be for capital appreciation or achieving maximum yield or perhaps a compromise combination of both. Edinburgh’s incredibly diverse choice of properties means that every Investor is sure to find their ideal investment.
Contact us today to discuss your requirements T: 0131 510 8283
Our Consultancy Process
We offer an individual service to all our clients – whether you are looking to build a large portfolio or purchase a single property, and whether you’re based anywhere around the world or just around the corner. The first step with every property investor client is to have an initial meeting or exchange of emails with Annette or Sandy to get a firm understanding of what you’re aiming to achieve through Edinburgh Property Investment. When we have established your budget we will then discuss the best locations and type of investment property to meet your needs within your budget. The Edinburgh property market can be fast paced, especially when considering properties with good buy to let potential so it is essential that all background discussion and requirements are established and that client information is set up to respond immediately and make offers on your behalf without delay when you have found your potential investment property.
When purchasing investment property it is often the case that a high yield can be achieved following upgrading of kitchen or bathroom or heating systems and redecoration. Traquair Lettings have a Panel of trusted local tradesmen and contractors who will provide advice and estimates for any such work.
Why choose property investment in the UK?
- Supply and Demand
The UK’s population is predicted to reach 70M by 2020 compared to 63.7M in 2016, subject to Brexit negotiations, with a serious shortage of housing driving up property values and rentals. Between 2001 and 2014 the UK rental accommodation grew from 2.3M to 5.4M. It is predicted that by 2025 this figure will rise to 7.2M, almost 1 in 4 of the UK total
- Stable Income
Over the past 30 years, the yield from property rentals has been consistently higher than most fixed interest securities and the dividend yield available from equities. The relatively long term nature of rental contracts can provide a stable income.
- Guard against inflation
Property has typically provided returns over and above the rate of inflation. This is important as it can protect your capital from the erosive effects of rising inflation. The average property rental income has increased every year since 2013.
Investing in property as part of a balanced portfolio allows you to spread the risk over the term of your investment. This is mainly because the returns from property have historically had a low co-relation with those from equities and bonds over the long term.
- Edinburgh City statistics
Edinburgh’s economy is expected to continue to expand strongly over the medium to long term, including a forecast of a rapidly rising population. Edinburgh has a global reputation for good quality of life, cultural opportunities, excellent transport links and a stable employment market. In 2016 one in seven residents in Scotland were living in rented accommodation, which is 3 times more than in 2000. Around 14% of all Scottish properties in 2016 were leased through a private landlord. Edinburgh’s population is forecast to rise by 60,000 by 2026. It is the second largest financial centre in the UK (and the fourth in Europe), home to a large number of blue chip employers as well as the Scottish government. In addition the various festivals held in Edinburgh bring in excess of £250 million into the local economy. Scotland’s capital is also renowned as a seat of learning with a student population of over 70,000. Edinburgh’s biggest restriction for economic growth is a shortage of housing which is likely to cause an inflation of property prices and rental income.