How to find the perfect student accommodation

How to find the perfect student accommodation

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How to find the perfect student accommodation

While finding a suitable living situation can be a stressful experience for anyone, it can be especially hard for students. It’ll often be your first time looking for a flat share, and budgets are likely to be limited.

Mix that with the stress of studying and landlords who often refuse to rent to students, and you’ve got yourself a potentially tricky situation. Below, we go into some tips on how to make the whole process a little easier, helping you to find the perfect student accommodation!

Prioritise

Everyone has their own personal preferences when it comes to living situations, and you may have to prioritise certain aspects over others. If you like having communal spaces to do activities in, you may have to settle for a slightly smaller bedroom.

If you want to be in the centre of the city, you’ll be unlikely to find a nice old Victorian terraced house! Think about what matters most to you, and what you’re willing to go without. This should be the first thing you do, as it will dictate the way you carry out your search to a certain degree!

Location location location

This really can’t be stressed enough – one of the most important things about your accommodation is the location. Unlike a dirty bathroom, this isn’t something that you’ll necessarily notice as soon as you visit a place. It might take weeks of commuting for you to realise how much time and money you’re wasting on transport, and there’ll be nothing you can do about it until your contract is up!

Really think about how far you’re willing to travel to your favourite spots and your place of study, it will make a massive difference, especially when you’re in the middle of exam season and tired!

Start looking early

In most university cities and towns, accommodation is extremely competitive. There will be literally thousands of other students looking for their dream home, so you really can’t start looking early enough.

This isn’t one of those things that will be fine if you keep pushing it back, you want to get it sorted as soon as possible so you can forget about it and enjoy your summer! Most contracts will be September – September, but you could start looking as early as March, as most people will be looking in June and July.

Neighbours

Something that a lot of people don’t think about when moving into their first flat is what their neighbours are like, but that can be a very costly oversight. If you want to have parties or play music, you need to be very careful – make sure that you’re not moving in next to a family or anyone else who may not appreciate the noise.

Ideally, you’ll be in a student area, but it’s always worth checking. Keeping a respectful relationship with your neighbours is so important to enjoying your house or flat, so choose wisely, be friendly, and don’t make any enemies.

When it comes to moving, actually finding a place is half the battle. We’re proud to offer our flexible student storage solutions to take the edge off the stress of getting your belongings from A to B in a timely manner.

For more information please contact our team and we’d be happy to provide you with a quote and outline how the entire storage process works for students.

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