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Things to Be Considered While Searching a Student Accommodation in Edinburgh

By Lindsay Thomson Subscribe to RSS | March 10th 2012 | Views:

There are number of accommodations for students in Edinburgh. Different things you have to consider like selecting an area, property and a house/flat mate which complements your lifestyle. You have to keep in mind these entire things, if even one of these aspects is not in the right direction; it is most likely that you will feel like you have landed in hell.

Choosing the right area

It is very important that you must choose the right area for your accommodation. This is something which will make you feel happy or depressed. Whenever you are going to choose an area you must always consider many other factors like neighborhood, distance, parking, safety, local facilities etc.

Choosing the right house/flat mate

It is as important as to choose the right area. One thing you should consider that never select someone just because he/she is a good friend. You must always check that particular person can afford to pay the rent or not. You must check his personality that if he is responsible and helpful enough to look after a house. You must also see if he likes to create mess, like to smoke and generally the personally type. If you are of the view that you can have a good and healthy environment with him/her then you should make the decision. This can be a crucial decision as sharing a roof with someone is not easy.

Neighborhood and security

This is an obvious factor that different areas have different life styles. Some areas are noisy in the daytime and quiet at night and vice versa. Majority of the students choose those areas which have a lively night life. If there is a particular area or property that appeals you then you must visit that area at different times to have an overview. One thing which is essentially to be checked, if the streets are secure enough to walk around, as mostly students tend to walk to their houses. You must see that the streets are saved from drunker. The local crime rate should also be checked.

Majority of the students wish to live in areas which are occupied by other students as well. In Edinburgh an idea of studentification can also be seen recently. There are many areas which entirely rented out to the students. For this reason if you have such a requirement then you can look for these as well.

Local facilities

Local facilities are also very essential for an ideal area. You should make sure that local stores, restaurants and cafes are nearby. Furthermore post office, banks, public transport should all be reachable. Another important thing that you must check if the area has broadband facility as there is no way you can survive without the internet.


While selecting an area you must ensure that the area is close to your place of study. Obviously you don’t want to waste your money and precious study time on the commute. Another important thing you must consider the cost of tickets in that area and calculate the amount you might spend monthly.

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

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