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Making a Home in Edinburgh and Taking Property Taxation into Account

By Adrian_Morrison Subscribe to RSS | February 4th 2012 | Views:

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland. The place is nature’s work of art and has a royal feel to it. With its open green spaces, stoned buildings, and contemporary lifestyle- the city has an ideal environment and opportunities to live life to the fullest as well as succeed professionally. The city is also famous worldwide because of its art enriched festival in summers which attracts visitors from all corners of the world.

The Old Town in Edinburgh and the lifestyle there gives a rich feeling of living history. On the other hand the New Town, famous for its modern architecture coupled with shops and restaurants is culturally rich.

Moreover the city is totally world class in terms of technology, education, research and medicine. It has highly qualified professionals, academics and researchers. It also has a good and reliable public transport system. Hence when deciding where to get a house, proximity to work is not a major concern.

Making a home in Edinburgh:

Edinburgh is one of the reasonably priced cities in UK to make home. Getting a house in this part of UK is considerably cheaper than what would be found in London. Not only this, but even food and entertainment costs are less in Edinburgh.

Getting property in Edinburgh is not too hard, as there is a wide range of flats, apartments, houses and rooms to suit everyone. For people who want to live out of the city, there are some beautiful choices for them, like, villages in Midlothian, West Lothian, East Lothian also Fife has less expensive houses together with a quieter lifestyle. There are some areas in Edinburgh which are particularly family friendly. Morningside is one of them. It is one of the most affluent areas in the south of the city. There is a wide variety of flats and apartments in this area to choose from.

When getting a property in Edinburgh, there are certain factors on which you should be decided, i.e, what would you prefer to live in, a modern flat or an old flat? if you would prefer to be surrounded by the hustle and bustle of the City Centre or you would want a more relaxed atmosphere. Research shows that approximately 90% of the flats, apartments and properties in City Centre lack modern conveniences. This however does not mean that it is below the standard.

Property Taxation:

All the residents in Edinburgh have to pay a council tax in addition to the rent/mortgage and utilities. This tax depends on the area a person lives in. At the same time there are also exemptions and discounts on this tax for students, disabled etc.

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

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