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Things Student Must Consider when Renting a Flat and Choosing Flatmates, Deciding Who to Live With.

By KateForbes Subscribe to RSS | February 10th 2012 | Views:

Edinburgh is one of the finest destinations in the world when it comes to education. The city has leading institutions which provide world class education. Students from all over the world come to this city to achieve the educational skills in order to have promising futures. Mostly students in Edinburgh stay in university accommodations in their first year. After this mostly students rent flats/apartments in areas that are close to universities and colleges. This provides them with more space and privacy.

There are some important factors which students must consider before getting a place.

Deciding who you should live with:

One of the most popular choices among students is to live with friends. This is a sensible option as it allows sharing costs and hence is cheaper. Mostly a group of friends rent out a place together. They then share the amount of rent and utilities. Moreover the idea is also fun. Coming back to an empty house and living alone can be depressing.

Once you have made up your mind as to renting a place with friends. The next important step is to consider, which friends? You should take in consideration their personalities, likes and dislikes, lifestyle etc to see if that particular friend will make a nice house/flat mate for you. Students must take this decision sensibly as it will either result in creating or alleviating tensions in future. If you don’t make a sensible choice now, this will affect your studies later and hence your future.

Things you must consider when choosing a flat/house mate:

When deciding whether to have a friend as a house/flat mate you must always look at other aspects besides seeing their fun personality.

A student must consider the particular friend’s attitude towards housework. You will definitely want someone responsible who helps with the house chores and makes sure that the property is secure at all times. All the bad habits must also be looked at. There might be a few things which completely annoy you and behavior which you just cannot stand eg, smoking, poor hygiene, lazyness, a night owl or an early bird. A student should also consider if the eligible flat/house mat has common interests with you, like, cinema, music etc.

These contracts run for almost a year so it is important to ensure that you can live with these persons. Most of the times it is easier to tell a friend that you cannot live with them rather than losing a friend on personality and lifestyle clashes.

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

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