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Finding Property to Rent in Edinburgh and Going Through the Viewing Process

By Carol Riley Subscribe to RSS | April 3rd 2012 | Views:

Take a look at your budget

As a potential tenant Property to rent in Edinburgh is a big commitment hence it is important that you should set a realistic rental budget that will allow you to meet your monthly rental payments and other financial outgoings easily. Here it is also important to mention that when searching for Edinburgh flats to rent, you must consider both, your monthly rental cost plus the initial deposit.

Searching for Edinburgh Property to rent

Once you have a budget in front of you, the next step is to search the property market. There are a number of ways to do so, e.g. letting agent’s windows, local press and ofcourse the online property websites as well as portals.

Greenlet is an emerging website which has details of a number of Edinburgh flats to rent. Before you begin with your search it is vital that you establish a list of constraints and priorities. This will include the number or bedrooms, security, garden, commuting distance, parking, local area amenities and attractions etc.

Getting a letting agent

Once you have a clear idea of the budget and the type of rental property you are looking for, it is advisable to speak to a letting agent, as the local letting agents are the first to know when a suitable rental property comes on to the market. It is also important to know your agent. Hence you should visit them and discuss your requirements with them face to face.

Another important thing you must do is to tell the agent which of your property requirements is fixed, and which are flexible. You must tell him of the Edinburgh flats to rent locations that you will prefer.

Also, after the viewings you must give a complete feedback to your agent as this will give him a better idea of your likes and dislikes.

Property Viewing

You should make a list of the property's pros and cons, this will help you to give thorough consideration to them then and there. Also you must never view property alone. Always ask a friend to accompany you or arrange for the letting agent to go along for security.

Consider the exterior of the property in terms of assessing what the street is like and how well maintained the properties are. You must also consider the Interior of the property. If it is the righ one for you then you must start negotiating with the letting agent and agree your tenancy.

Carol Riley - About Author:
Carol Riley is a marketing officer for Greenlet, property lettings website in Edinburgh. If you want more information on property to rent in edinburgh, please visit edinburgh flats to rent.

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