Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

Renting Edinburgh Student Accommodation

By Lindsay Thomson Subscribe to RSS | April 16th 2012 | Views:

Mostly students coming to Edinburgh for studies prefer to stay in halls for their first year, So that they learn about the new place. In their second year they usually prefer property to rent in Edinburgh. If you plan the same then make sure that you start looking for property to rent in Edinburgh during the spring term of your first year.

As a student you must always remember that you have the same rights as any other private tenant. Hence if you are renting Edinburgh student accommodation from a letting agent or a private landlord, you must find out whether the property needs to be licensed. Read the tenancy agreement carefully and in case you are not happy with it then you must seek advice immediately.

Landlord must have a license

If you will be living with your friends then you must check with your local authority in order to ensure if your landlord needs to get a ‘House in Multiple Occupation’ (HMO) license for the property he is renting out. If it is a ‘House in Multiple Occupation’ then there are a certain requirements that must be met. Firstly, there must be five or more unrelated people sharing the property and secondly, it must have three or more storeys. The second condition is however flexible as some local authorities may even choose to license houses with smaller numbers of occupants or storey’s.

Guarantors and the tenancy deposit

When you find a suitable property to rent in Edinburgh, most of the landlords and letting agents will attach a few requirements. These include the need to pay a deposit and the requirement of proving a guarantor before they draw up a contract.

As a general rule, you must never hand over the money until you have had had a good look around the property. This includes checking for any obvious signs of disrepair, badly fitting doors or windows, damp precisely anything that is not secure enough. For this purpose you must always take someone else with you to get their views on the property.

A deposit is asked to cover any missing rent or damage caused to the property. Don’t forget to take a written receipt for money you are paying to a landlord or letting agent. Also, ask the landlord to provide you with an inventory of the contents of the house.

This deposit must be returned to you if all fees have been settled and the property has not been damaged beyond normal wear and tear.

You will also be required to provide a guarantor who agrees to cover costs if you don’t pay the rent, or cause significant damage to the property. A guarantor is usually a parent or guardian.

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

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

Article Source:

Related Business Articles Subscribe to RSS

Vancouver holiday apartments for rent: Suitable Accommodation for Your Vancouver Vacations
Published by Ahsan Abrar on January 17th 2012 | Business
Vancouver these days is amongst the most visited cities of the world, as people from all over the wo...
Office space for rent Calgary
Published by Avani 61 on July 21st 2012 | Business
Whether or not you might be interested in beginning your own personal business or merely acquiring b...
Benefits of hiring the services of agencies for getting property to rent and other things to be look into
Published by Cathrine Mckay on June 6th 2012 | Business
Taking the property to rent by hiring the services of agencies is although expensive for you yet it ...
Advantages to taking motorhome hire Manchester on rent
Published by Roney on January 28th 2012 | Business
The United Kingdom from your home country, macha in Cheshire is the perfect solution by Cheshire ser...
Different Marquees, whether to buy them or rent them
Published by Milla Howse on January 25th 2012 | Business
Marquee can be taken on rent if you don’t know when you will organize the next party but in case y...
Some legal advices for tenants of property to rent in Scotland
Published by Cathrine Mckay on June 6th 2012 | Business
There is always a tenancy agreement between a tenant and landlord. The tenant is always safeguarded ...
How to choose an area when searching for property to rent in Edinburgh
Published by Ann Clark on April 19th 2012 | Business
This article is concerned with pointing out all the relevant factors that you must take into conside...
An overview of the on-rent conference facilities
Published by Alberta Reid on December 15th 2011 | Business
Conference facilities are rooms that are used to hold a singular event which is usually a business m...