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Points to Consider when Renting a Property in Edinburgh; Including Budget, Locality and Property Viewing

By Adrian_Morrison Subscribe to RSS | February 22nd 2012 | Views:

Renting a house in Edinburgh can be a very daunting experience. In order to start looking for a property it is important that you set your priorities, requirements and budget.


First of all you should decide on a budget. In this regard, it is important that you keep in mind other expenses along with the rent. This will include utilities, council tax, deposit etc. You can also check the local price online to see if your planned budget is sensible and also the kind of property you are most likely to find in this budget. In Edinburgh property agents list properties either by weekly rental price or monthly rental price. You should not look at properties beyond your budget.


An ideal location for you will be the one which is according to your needs. For this purpose you need to see your prioritize. So if you want local markets, restaurants, cafes, public transport, close proximity to work- then you should look for an area which provides you all this.

Rental options in Edinburgh

There are plenty of accommodation types in Edinburgh. However, it all depends on your lifestyle and circumstances. There are houses and flats with sole tenancies-tenant will be the only person or family in this kind of property. Studio flat is also an option. There are also lodging facilities, where a private property owner rents out a room and resides in the property. House/ flat sharing is also a popular option. Many people rent a room in a house which has other tenants as well. Or a group of students share the occupancy and rent. Lastly, there are purpose built rental accommodations. These have communal kitchen and bathroom but individual lockable rooms.

Searching for a property

Searching for a house has become very easy these days. One of the most preferred and used source is the internet. There are a plenty of websites which have property listings along with their features, rent and pictures. Alternatively, you can always use the help of a letting agent who will charge you for the services. Besides this you can also search in local newspapers, classifieds, To-Let boards etc.

Property viewing

One there is a particular property that appeals you, the next step is to arrange for a property viewing with the agent or the private landlord. Thoroughly inspect the property in terms of its exterior, interior and the area as it might end up being your home.

You should only enter into a binding contract when you are fully satisfied with everything.

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

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