What brings ye’ tae bonnie Scotland?
Are you relocating for work, for university, for a new beginning?
Whatever your reason, you now have fewer worries, dear mover, because moving is easier with Lettingweb helping you find your new home.
As luck would have it, there is simply no better time to live in a country recently named one of the top destinations in the world. Over 5 million people already call Scotland home and more than 14 million people visited Scotland in 2013. Jings!
No matter where you live
You will probably rent your home from a private property owner who may or may not work through a letting agency. Either way it’s good for you to be familiar with Scottish legislation governing tenancy agreements.
We don’t need to tell you that whether you’re looking for something traditional or modern, big or small, party or family, you need to make sure you know how your security deposit is supposed to be handled; what your rights and obligations are; and what resources are available to you.
Now let’s talk travel
If you can manage hilly terrain and every season in one day, you’ll enjoy walking Scotland’s compact, easily navigable cities like Edinburgh and Glasgow.
For more extensive travel needs, enter Scotland transport to the rescue.
The National Rail Network link the country’s major cities, as do Citylink, a cheap and popular bus service. Ferry services get you from mainland Scotland to and from the islands and of course renting a car is a popular choice for visitors and residents.
On the other hand, maybe you’d like to have your own car. If so, check out how you can get a driving licence in Scotland. Some people even pass the first time. They are stuff of legend.
Moving with children
First and foremost is finding a school for your darlings. Scotland have a number of private schools that fall under the purview of the Scottish Council of Independent Schools.
Check The General Teaching Council for Scotland’s website for links to local authorities, which run Scotland’s state schools.
For special needs
There are plenty of excellent resources in Scotland for families who need to consider special needs services. To begin with, Capability Scotland is a resource you may find useful.
For legislative information for housing, education and more you’ll want to look into the Scottish Government’s website.
If you’re coming to Scotland for university, check out Lettingweb’s student accommodation information. Och aye, we’ve got you covered.
Don’t be shy
How can we better help you find your new home? Lettingweb want to hear from you so get in touch with feedback, questions or comments.
And one more thing –
Fàilte gu Alba!
Welcome to Scotland!