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Considerations to Be Made Before Entering Apartments to Rent in Edinburgh

By Tom Ashdown Subscribe to RSS | June 5th 2012 | Views:

Certain measures are to be taken into account before you moved in rented Scotland apartments. Hereunder those things are outlined which you must check before you are going to live in the rented apartment. This will ensure the safety for you and your family and guarantees you a peaceful and comfortable living in the house.

1.Well scrutinize the apartment to rent in Scotland and its condition. Check carefully the windows and doors, property structure, drainage and sewerage systems.

2.Do check whether the rooms are big enough and Scotland apartment has a good space in it.

3.Look for a house that is energy efficient. If the roof is not insulated than of course the electricity bill will cost you much.

4.If there is central heating system in the house, do check if it is in proper working condition and all its radiators are in order.

5.Do examine that the size of kitchen enough large to cater your family needs. Does it have enough space to give you large area for heavy preparations and storage?

6.Then check the taps in the kitchen and toilets, whether they are working well and there is no dripping tap. Do check the shower. Examine whether the water heaters are in working condition and well maintained.

7.Check whether the Scotland apartment fulfills all security measures.

8.Check out the possibility of nuisance in the area. If there are many schools, restaurants and other like businesses then it is surely a noisy area.

9.Check if the apartment to rent in Scotland is having enough space for playing area of children.

10.Check whether there is park nearby, if you are a family with kids. Check whether the park is neat, clean. Also check who is to maintain the parks. Whether you are required to pay any extra charges for the maintenance of parks.

11.Check the cleaning facilities provided in the area. When do the garbage men collects the garbage, regularly or on and off. Do you have to pay the extra charges for added cleaning facilities like window cleaners?

12.Carefully examine the paints of the room of Scotland apartment whether it is overdone to conceal the damps in the walls. Also check whether it is ill smelling.

13.Check if the house requires repairing and renovations. Don’t move in an apartment to rent in Scotland that requires a lot more repairs in order to make it fit for living.

14.Carefully look whether the fridge and cooker are in good working condition. Also check the washing machines and other amenities.

15.Do check whether the pipelines are leaking. For this check the drainage pipes when the taps are running.

16.Also make sure to check the electricity wirings. It is better to have them checked by an electrician whether or not these are safe for use.

17.Fire and Furniture Regulations, 1989 requires that all the furniture and furnishings, if given, in the apartment for rent in Scotland should comply with rules contained in it and they must bear a label to that effect as well.

18.Do check whether the heating system works efficaciously in bedrooms.

19.Do check, if your landlord has provided you with furnished apartment that the furniture is comfortable and need not any repairs.

20.Also ensure you and your family with security and safety of yours. Do check whether there is safety alarm installed in the property. Try to check the records whether there is any theft or robbery committed in the house or nearby house in the recent past. Make sure that the locks at the door work really well and hard to break into.

21.Make it sure that there is fire alarm installed in the house. Ask your landlord to provide you with the CORGI safety certificate. He is under legal obligation to provide you with that. It is the legal requirement that all the gas appliances in the house are CORGI checked once every year.

Tom Ashdown - About Author:
Tom Ashdown is a marketing officer for Greenlet, property lettings website in Edinburgh. If you want more information on apartments in edinburgh, please visit rent in edinburgh.

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