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Student Guides & Advice for
Students Seeking Accommodation
The 5 most common types of Student Accommodation

Generally owned by the University and tend to be for first years only. They are a great way to adjust to living away from home, and making new friends. There are a variety of options including catered/self-catered and ensuite/shared bathrooms.

5 Things you must factor into your accommodation budget
students

The cost of private rented accommodation varies considerably between university towns. A survey by www.accommodationforstudents.com in March 2007 showed the average rent for student accommodation to be £60/ week although this encompasses large regional variations. London is the most expensive area for student to live at £102/week with the cheapest being Crewe at just £37/week.

4 places to look when searching for accommodation
students

Once you have established your budget, it’s time to start your search to find your perfect private rented accommodation.

5 things to ask the landlord before renting
students

If the house/flat has been available for a while, it could indicate that there is something wrong with it. The longer it’s been advertised, the more likely you are able to negotiate deals.

4 questions you must ask the current tenants
students

It can be very beneficial to you if the current tenants are in whilst you are viewing the property, as they can provide you with an insight which perhaps the landlord/letting agency can’t. Asking these questions will help to determine whether the property is the right one for you.

quick guide to securing a property
students

A financial commitment will be required by the landlord before a property can be reserved for you

tenancy agreement overview
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The Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) Agreement is the contract that tenants must sign to confirm that they will be renting the property.

deposits
students

There are two different types of deposits to be aware of when renting a property, to ensure that you fully understand all of the costs you are paying.

5 things you need to know about inventories
students

An inventory is a record of the contents and condition of a property at a specified date. It is an extremely important document as it can be used to settle disputes at the end of the tenancy regarding deposits.

7 things to consider when deciding who to live with
students

Some students find in first year that they want to live with their flatmates; whilst others prefer to live with their course mates, or friends they’ve met through societies. It’s extremely important to ensure that you’re living with the right group of people, as it can be the difference between either having an amazing year at University; or an experience so bad you’re counting down the days until you can leave.

5 things to look out for
students

gas safety (installation and use) regulations

7 rules to help you live harmoniously
students

In order for everyone to get on harmoniously, it is essential that you establish some ground rules. Even if rule setting is the last thing you want to do after having moved away from home; they will stop arguments getting too heated later on in the year. These rules should be written up at the start of the tenancy and placed in a prominent place in the house so they can be referred to if any debates begin.

10 things every student should know before renting
students

Your biggest outgoing as a student is rent, so you should know your rights and make sure you’re organised. Not having to worry about being evicted and getting your deposit back means you will be a lot less stressed over the year, but if you do find yourself in any sort of trouble, get help as soon as possible so it doesn’t escalate further.

house hunting checklist
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house hunting checklist

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