Want to Look for When Searching for Your Student Accommodation
When you're on the hunt for your dream living spaces for next year, finding everything you want in one place isn't easy. Whether you're looking for a house or flat, living with friends or complete strangers, our guide will give you the info you need!
- There’s enough space for everyone
Making sure you've got room in all your social areas is a great way to help you all stay social and relax, but also have that space, so you don't all get on each other's nerves.
- Correct facilities
When visiting don’t be shy to check everything is working like the washing machine, oven, dishwasher, TV and all the other essentials. As your landlord will take a deposit, and if by the end of your tenancy, they spot a problem that could’ve already been there, you will end up being charged for that, so it’s better to be safe and check everything beforehand.
- Rooms are roughly the same size
When it comes to picking bedrooms, it does help prevent future arguments about room sizes. Finding a property with these requirements can be a little tricky, so one thing you can do is speak to the agent and your flatmates about the possibility of reducing the rent for the small rooms and increasing the rent for the bigger rooms.
- There's room for a desk
With deadlines and assignments due, having a desk will make life so much easier. Many student landlords supply a desk for each of the bedrooms, so make sure you keep an eye out for homes that offer this.
Having one shared bathroom is not exactly a dealbreaker but can make life a little easier when you don’t have to deal with debates about the length of shower times. It doesn’t need to be fancy either; as long as it does its job, you’re good to go!
We all know the feeling of staying in bed until the very last minute and rolling out of bed to your lecture, so the nearer you are, the better, right? However, housing near university can be pricey, always look out for good transport links. Another thing to consider is the amenities, the supermarkets, doctors and of course pubs.
Security is something that every student should take seriously when viewing a property. Make sure you ask if there’s a burglar alarm system, check that the doors are all secured with sound lock systems, working fire alarms, and extinguishers.