Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Tips for Student Housing

Sorting out where you're going to live in your next year of university can either be stressful or stress less. I bet some of you have already sorted it and others have no idea. Well here are a few pointers to help everyone. 

1) Find your housemates asap.
I know that can be difficult in first year. You've only just met these people, only lived with them for a few months, you don't really know what they could be. But I think the best thing is to trust your instincts. If problems do occur you can deal with them then and there is help. So don't worry (probably something I'll say a lot during this post).
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2) Don't worry - there it is. It even got it's own tip.
Probably something you can apply to so many situations involving housing so let me break it down:
  • Don't worry if haven't sorted anything yet - It's never too late. Try ringing up student estate agents and see what you can find. I'm sure most universities have 'accommodation/housing services' go to them. That's what they're there for. To help you with any problems. 
  • Don't worry if you do have any 'problems' once you've moved in - Obviously deal with them how you feel best. But if worst comes to worst, talk to family and friends and again housing services are there. 
3) Check everything out.
Before you move in, have a proper look around the place - check nothings broken or leaking or damaged. You don't want to be charged for something you didn't do. Check your contract as well, make sure your tenancy length and all that are right. If you have any questions ask them. 

4) Make sure it's right for you.
From a female perspective, you'll know when a place is right for you. Don't always expect 5* quality although student housing has got a lot better and modern. But find a place that you and everyone you're living with likes. You might have to negotiate but you've all got to live there, find something for all of you.  

I hope these few little tips will or have helped you with anything to do with student housing. If you're still unsure just ask, don't be afraid. Like I said all universities should have an accommodation services type thing and that's what they're there for. 

Happy Hunting x
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  1. This was an excellent idea to blog about! Moving out at just 18 can be so daunting, especially when you have nowhere to live!
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    1. Thank you. It's just something I've been through so thought I'd share my experience and tips. And it definitely can but it's so much fun once you've done it x

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  2. Great ideas :) I also blogged about my tips for looking for a student house - I wish I'd had all this advice the very first time I had to do it!
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  3. Great tips for anyone entering uni. One of the best things I personally have found to work is to speak with the current tenants. Online review sites can often be easily skewed, however, getting a live persons opinion currently in the situation generally works well. Make sure to get both the pro's and the con's of the home, all places to live will have both.

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