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Real Estate in Scotland

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jan 06, 2024

Summary: An expat looking to buy a home in Scotland should begin by researching the local housing market and familiarizing themselves with the different types of properties available. They should also consider their budget and the type of amenities they are looking for in a home. Foreigners are allowed to buy property in Scotland, however, they may need to obtain permission from the UK government if they are not a resident of the UK or an EU citizen. Homes in Scotland typically include amenities such as central heating, double glazing, and fitted kitchens. Depending on the property, they may also include a garden, garage, or other features.

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How do I find a place to live in Scotland?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"One way to find a place to live in Scotland is to search online for rental listings. Websites such as Rightmove, Zoopla, and Gumtree are popular resources for finding rental properties in Scotland. Additionally, you can contact local estate agents who specialize in renting out properties in Scotland. You can also look for rental postings in local newspapers and on community notice boards. Finally, you can ask friends and family if they know of any available rental properties in Scotland," said one person in Scotland.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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