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Guide for Renting a Property in Edinburgh

By Tom Ashdown Subscribe to RSS | May 15th 2012 | Views:

Renting property in Edinburgh in not a small decision and hence requires loads of brainstorming and a full time survey. Before renting any flat or apartment, certain factors should be kept on mind. These are setting a budget, listing important features for one own self, investigating the property market and property viewing. All these factors are discussed in detail in this article.

Setting a budget is the first and most important factor. To avoid any further problems, one should set a practical and affordable budget for oneself that can be conducted for a long period of time. The budget should be as such that allows one to pay monthly rents easily along with some other financial expenditure. Before setting up a budget, it should be kept in mind that deposit money has to be paid initially along with payment of rents later on. So while Renting Property in Edinburgh, one should not be extravagant and keep his set budget in mind.

Next important factor is that one should make a draft of essential characteristics that he/she is looking for in a particular property. This list constitutes required number of bedrooms, proximity factor i.e. nearness to local markets, transport facilities, balcony, gardens and parking lots etc. As soon as one has these recommendations with oneself, he/she can start looking for Renting Property in Edinburgh.

Then comes the market survey of the property. This includes exploring a reasonable property within the set budget. This can be done through several ways. Advertisements especially in local newspapers and university boards are always jammed with to let in property. Online websites are another reliable source that can help in finding a property. The additional benefit that these websites have over other advertisements is that they provide pictures of flats and apartments along with rent and other features. This makes the selection process way much convenient. One can also go for the services of letting agents who have sound knowledge of the local market. For that one should depend on the letting agent and make him aware of all requirements, both rigid and flexible. Tell him about the preferable locations and the set budget too. By doing this all, one can get the most out of the letting agent.

Last but not the least is the property viewing. Property viewing shouldn’t be done all alone because it can prove to be more harmful than beneficial. For good inspection and security purposes one should take a friend or a letting agent along with oneself because you never know with whom you are dealing with. A notebook and a camera should also be taken along in order to get written notes and clear pictures of the property for later viewing and inspection. Both the exterior and interior of the property should be inspected critically and thoroughly because one has to live in that place and live with comfort. In case of any doubts and queries, one should directly contact or talk to a letting agent or the landlord. Draw up a tenancy contract with the landlord and do negotiations once complete satisfaction is attained about the property.

Tom Ashdown - About Author:
Tom Ashdown is marketing officer for Greenlet, property letting website in Edinburgh. For more information on rent flat in edinburgh please visit edinburgh flats to rent.

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