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When Renting a Property, Explore the Area by Checking Surrounding Streets and Visiting the Area at Different Times of Day

By Adrian_Morrison Subscribe to RSS | February 21st 2012 | Views:
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Choosing the right area is as important as choosing the right property. Both these factors should be given equal attention.

In order to gather information about the area you can always use the online resources. These can be used to find out the local facilities, the environment, house prices etc. Besides this you should always visit the place personally. Once you are out on the street yourself, you will get the real feel of the area. You can see the environment, the neighbors- in short, is the area and the property really like what the agent said. There are a lot of things that you must find out before entering into a contract.

Checking the surrounding streets

If there is a particular property in which you are interested, then you should check the surrounding streets of that area. This is very important, as you might be satisfied with the street you liked but at the same time the surrounding streets might not have the same feel. This is particularly the case in urban areas where atmosphere changes pretty quickly.

Visit the area on different times and days

Whenever looking a property, you should always make it a point that you visit the area at different times. You should visit in the early morning to see if it is a family area as children will be leaving. Also you will get to know if residents of this area work. You will also figure out the traffic situation during this time in the area.

Also visit the area in the lunch time and afternoon to see if it is an extension of the school playground. This will also bring forth the traffic condition at this time of the day. Moreover you should again visit in the evening to see the condition of the area when people are returning from work. Again, visiting in the midnight is extremely important. See if the road is a thoroughfare for drunken people. You should observe the street lights, security in the area as character of any area might change in the darkness.

You must also visit the area at different times of the week. Visit during weekends or school holidays. This will give you a more comprehensive picture of the area.

Additionally, you should try and talk to adjacent neighbors and people in local bars and cafes. This will give you a good idea about the neighborhood and the potential troublesome neighbors.

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

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