Investment Cycle

Investment Cycle

Putting your money into property is a popular investment choice.But what if you don’t know where to start? Etimon is here to help with every step of your property journey.

Our range of services allows us to aid with every step of your property journey and our huge database of potential clients, from tenants to investor landlords, allows us to maximise your investment’s potential.

1. Source Property

Many Investors have turned to property as a profitable investment. 

At Etimon, we track the market through our property search tools to identify properties that will generate good rental values and an excellent investment yield during the period the property remains in your ownership. 

We will agree your criteria upfront and secure the best property for your investment at the best price. We also check the long term valuation of the property with an independent surveyor and engage a lawyer to handle all the legalities of the purchase. 

Legal implications

We will guide you through the legal minefield of buying a property and signpost to professional people to ensure your investment is viable. Overseas investors have a number of steps to go through such as registering with HMRC, NRL (non-resident landlord) and Landlord Registration Scotland.  Etimon has a wealth of experience guiding investors through this process. 

Our aim is to secure you the best property investment possible.

2. Refurbishment

We want to ensure you get the maximum ROI for your property so any repairs or refurbishments required for the property after purchase can be managed by the Etimon team.  Using our network of experienced contractors and suppliers, we will ensure your property is refurbished to the highest quality standard possible within your budget.  We will agree a fixed price upfront and complete the refurbishment within the shortest time period, ensuring you get your property on the market as soon as possible.

We look at where we can add value to a property, adding rooms, moving the location of rooms, or creating the illusion of more space and ensure that any renovations have building warrant approval.  Our refurbishment services include:

  • Maintaining original features
  • New kitchen
  • New bathroom
  • Decoration
  • Flooring
  • Central Heating
  • Double glazed windows
  • Rewiring
  • Good quality furniture

Our aim is to ensure you receive higher rents for your property, increased value of the property overall and a reduction in maintenance charges.

Read our case study which demonstrates how we doubled the rental value and yield of a traditional 2 bed property in Glasgow for an overseas investor.

3. Finding the Right Tenants

Through our network of online sources and our ever growing database of tenant enquiries, we will ensure we find the right tenant for your property investment.  Through our property management service  we will look after your tenant so you don’t have to worry.

We will also put some checks in place to ensure both you and your tenants are covered in case any issues arise:

  • We vet every single tenant, check their references and obtain a credit check.
  • We take a deposit from every tenant to safeguard against any damages or breakages. This deposit is lodged with Safe Deposit Scotland throughout the term of the tenancy
  • A full inventory is prepared and a check-in inventory signed by the tenant to ensure there is a record of all items in the property, with an inventory check-out report created on departure.
  • We have a dedicated Maintenance team and Out of hour’s emergency contractors to ensure tenants are well looked after and any property concerns rectified quickly and with minimum fuss.

4. Manage Property

Our aim is to give you full peace of mind.

We can take the responsibility of looking after your tenant and property away from you, providing a full property management service which relives you of being a full-time landlord and giving you the peace of mind of knowing your property is being looked after. That’s why we look after several hundred properties on behalf of local and international landlords in Glasgow and the surrounding areas.                                                                                                          

5.Grow Portfolio

Some investors are happy to only invest in one property. However, if you have the ambition to grow your property investment portfolio, we can work with you to ensure you have the correct funding in place to grow your portfolio. 

Re-mortgage

Once you know how much equity you have to invest in a second property, a mortgage advisor will help you work out the best buy-to-let mortgage options available to you to purchase additional properties. We can help signpost you to the right people to manage this process.

Re-invest

Reinvesting this equity in additional properties is the next step. We can help you decide whether it would be best to invest in one or more properties. We know growing a property portfolio is not a quick process. Our expert team can help you set the processes in place to achieve you long term goals.

6. Exit

As part of our ongoing service, we will re-evaluate your property on yearly basis to assess it value.  Once the market value of the property has increased to your expectation level, Etimon can help you sell the property for the best price possible.