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Renting in Edinburgh and Advice for Tenants; Signing Lease and References

By Ann Clark Subscribe to RSS | April 1st 2012 | Views:

Edinburgh is ranked as one of the best places in UK. It offers so much more to its dwellers than any other UK city. Edinburgh has a beautiful countryside, lower cost of living, affordable housing, finest health services and world class educational institutions. All in all it has an inviting prospect for potential residents.

Renting options in Edinburgh

From modern Edinburgh flats to rent to period properties, from seafront homes to luxurious apartments, from short term offered to long term family homes- Edinburgh has it all. There are a number of letting agents and property websites which can guide you in finding a perfect property. All you need to do is get registered with a property agent and inform him of the kind of property you are interested in. He will not only arrange a property viewing for you but will also prepare the paperwork. On the other hand, going through property websites will not only save you property agents fees but will also provide you with property pictures and virtual tours of the property.

Advice for tenants

As a tenant, the first thing you must do is choose an area for property to rent in Edinburgh. For this purpose you can go through area guides which are available on the internet.

Signing the lease agreement

Once you find a suitable property to rent in Edinburgh, the next step is signing a lease agreement. You must fully understand the terms and conditions of the agreement. This will also outline your duties and responsibilities in regards to the Edinburgh flats to rent.

Paying deposit

You will be required to pay first month’s rent in advance plus a deposit, which is refundable. However, deductions of any damage to property or cleaning services will be made from it.

Getting references and proving identity

Before you rent property in Edinburgh you will be required to provide references from previous landlords or current employers to prove that you are credit worthy. You will also have to provide bank statements, recent bills, id’s for this purpose.

Getting a guarantor

You might also need a guarantor behind you, so you must have this info ready as well.

Once you are done with all this, you are ready to move into your new house.

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

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