Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

Important Points to Consider when Viewing a Property for Rent in Edinburgh; Making a Checklist

By KateForbes Subscribe to RSS | February 29th 2012 | Views:
loading
 
  



Edinburgh is one of the most famous destinations in the world, especially during the festival season, which begins in August. People from all around the globe come to this city of colors to be a part of literature, drama, music etc.

Edinburgh also has renowned educational institutions (four best universities) and because of this it attracts students from the world.

Many students, tourists, professionals prefer to rent out their own place in Edinburgh. Private choice of accommodation is not only comfortable but all in all it is good value for money. The government has introduced a number of schemes to facilitate letting for people.

There are wealth of letting agents in Edinburgh, which have over hundreds of property listings. Once you hire their services, they will guide you throughout and show you properties according to your taste and requirements. Alternatively, you can look through advertisements by private agents on the internet, shops, newspapers, university boards etc, contact them and arrange for property viewings.

One you are at a particular property for the viewing, it is essential that you make a checklist beforehand of all the factors that you need to check.

Checklist

First of all you must thoroughly check the condition of the property, from outside and inside. Look for any broken or cracked glass, signs of damp, animal droppings etc. You must ensure that the décor is according to your taste and if it is not then ask the landlord if he can redecorate it or if you can be given permission to do so according to your taste.

Check the safety and security of the house and its surroundings. For this purpose check all the locks on doors, windows, burglar alarm, smoke alarm, if the furniture meets the fire safety standards etc. Visit the area and property on different times and different days in order to ensure for a safe environment. See how the area is at night, if the street lights are secure enough? Ask the landlord about the neighbors and meet some of them to question about the neighborhood. Checking the crime rate of the area is also a good idea.

You must also check if the property is well insulated, has double glazing and has a metered water supply. This will later help you in the costs of running a home. Also ask for an Energy Performance Certificate.

Check other similar properties in the market and compare the rents. Before entering into a contract you must ask yourself, if the property is worth the rent being asked for?

KateForbes - About Author:
Kate_Forbes is a marketing officer for Greenlet, property lettings website in Edinburgh. If you want more information on edinburgh flats, please visit Student accommodation.

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:
http://www.articleside.com/business-articles/important-points-to-consider-when-viewing-a-property-for-rent-in-edinburgh-making-a-checklist.htm

Related Business Articles Subscribe to RSS

Sunny flats – a perfect way of living a blissful life
Published by Deepti on March 21st 2012 | Business
Mohali has witnessed outstanding growth and development in the last couple of years. The place with ...
 
Well furnished flats in Mohali at affordable prices
Published by Deepti on March 24th 2012 | Business
Mohali is liked by many people and it is also the new eco town of Punjab. It is now considered as th...
 
Guidelines on renting flats in Edinburgh
Published by Jessi Ashley on May 24th 2012 | Business
Edinburgh is a very beautiful city having marvelous landmarks and spots that attracts the tourists. ...
 
Own Chandigarh flats at monthly installments
Published by Deepti on April 2nd 2012 | Business
The capital of Haryana and Punjab is Chandigarh and it is rightly named as the ‘city beautiful’ ...
 
Reasonable flats in mohali
Published by Deepti on March 26th 2012 | Business
If the individuals are looking for feasible commercial or sub-urban Mohali property, then they shoul...
 
The Superlative Alternative in flats in Chandigarh –Turn It Inside Out!
Published by Deepti on March 1st 2012 | Business
Of late, augmented growth and advancement in Chandigarh landed property has been amongst the newest ...
 
How to Handle Disputes Between Neighbors in Edinburgh flats
Published by Carol Riley on April 4th 2012 | Business
Being part of the Edinburgh flats culture means that you will have to deal with neighborly disputes....