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    Hi,

    I'm new to the UK and a fresher this September. I spoke with loads of people I know from Edinburgh and most mentioned that you can get a decent room for 300/month

    However, I do find rooms for 200 p/m on gumtree for instance. Is it a scam or they just did not bother to look for lower options ? If it helps, rooms are arond 30 min walk from uni.
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    (Original post by Valentas)
    Hi,

    I'm new to the UK and a fresher this September. I spoke with loads of people I know from Edinburgh and most mentioned that you can get a decent room for 300/month

    However, I do find rooms for 200 p/m on gumtree for instance. Is it a scam or they just did not bother to look for lower options ? If it helps, rooms are arond 30 min walk from uni.
    There are a LOT of scams on gumtree, and if you are not from the UK then it will be much harder to spot them. Edinburgh isn't a cheap city in terms of rents, and £200 is very low, even for somewhere like Manchester which has relatively cheap rents anyway. Many of these scams involve flats / houses that do not exist - if you were to "rent" one of these then you would find yourself in Edinburgh, homeless and out of pocket.

    I would strongly suggest that you move into university halls of residence for your first year. I know they look a bit more expensive, but they are of a universally good standard, the lets are usually shorter (40 weeks instead of 52) and bills are included, so they often work out about the same as getting a room in a house.
 
 
 
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