402 Byres Road, Glasgow
Client: Margaret Turner & daughter Eilidh
Eilidh was studying at Glasgow University and had spent her first year in halls. She was looking to move into her own flat, with her friends close to the University.
Margaret, who was located in Surrey, had no idea of where to buy or what rules surrounded the sharing of a flat by a number of students but was advised to contact us. We discussed the options available to her and explained multiple occupancy, or house in multiple occupation.
After three visits and numerous coffees we identified a tired, run down flat on Byres Road from a possible twelve valid HMOs. This was a great result as it had a very good HMO history and as long as it was upgraded to meet current legislation it would certainly be a great investment for Margaret and a great property for her daughter Eilidh.
We started upgrading the property immediately after the purchase having pre-arranged a competitive fixed development contract. The property is now fully HMO licensed and a smart, well presented student flat which we manage.