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Who to Live with and Where to Look for a Student Property for Rent in Edinburgh

By Graham Lamont Subscribe to RSS | February 22nd 2012 | Views:

There is a high demand of student properties in Edinburgh. Because the city provides world class education, students from all around the world apply to universities here.

In order to find a perfect student accommodation there are a number of factors you must pay attention to.

Who to live with

It is important that you select someone with whom you can share, one who is trustworthy and responsible. Thus it is necessary that you select someone who can afford the rent and will pay for the food and other utilities. The person you select should also exhibit a basic level of socialization, as it is likely that your friends and family might be visiting you.

You must see if the person is a smoker, if he is too loud, if he is a night owl or an early bird, if he/she is messy, is your temperaments alike. These things might sound petty initially but in the longrun they will matter a lot. You might have friends with whom you get along well and you may think that they will make good house/flat mates for you but things are totally different when you share the same roof.

Hence it is important that you invite/select someone who you ‘believe’ you will get on well with.


Campus notice boards For this purpose you can use the help of your campus notice boards. These are in common rooms and corridors. Not only students but also many landlords advertise here for their property.

Private rental sector Other sources include private landlords who use the help of letting agents. This is an excellent way to learn about areas that are best for you. Many agents also advertise on websites like, This will also give you an idea of rental rates. However, you will have to pay a fee to the agent for the services. This is completely worth it, as the letting agent will take away all your workload. You will not have to check you emails, make telephone calls of to landlords, arrange for property viewing. This will all be done by the agent. Alternatively, there are also private landlords who advertise independently and in newspapers.

Student halls of residence You need to contact an accommodation officer and he will provide you with all the details. These offices also help students to find a private sector accommodation. they ensure that students do not have to deal with less reputable landlords.

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

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