Living with friends is a popular choice. It's cheaper than renting alone and best of all it's the most fun!
Before you begin to look at properties with your friends it's important that you carefully consider which of your friends, would make suitable house/flat mates. Thinking sensibly about your future house/flat mates could help to alleviate any tensions in the future.
House–hunting can be exciting but it's also likely to be a stressful experience. The best student properties are often snapped up quickly so it's important to be organised and ready to begin looking for accommodation as soon as possible. We usually start advertising in November for the next academic year and most of our property portfolio is let by the end of January.
When renting a property, the monthly rent is unlikely to be your only expense. There will be other costs you should consider in order to calculate how much you and your new housemates can afford each month however many of our properties are including utilities and internet please ask your Property Manager for more information.
We will take you to view a few properties in one go, often with several other groups of students who are interested in the same property type. Be patient and try to see as many properties as you can to give yourself a fair idea of the accommodation available.
Decisions are far easier when made as a group and we would suggest to have a property checklist to make sure you don’t forget to ask any questions you may have in regards to the property.
Holding deposit: Equal to 1 weeks rent
Dilapidation deposit: £350 per tenant
Late rent is charged @ £ 3% above the bank of England base rate of inflation
Key replacement £ 50.00
Changes to contracts £ 50.00
Change of sharer £ 75.00
Permitted occupier £ 75.00
Surrender of Tenancy £418.80
We are a member of NALS & Safe Agent, which is a client money protection scheme, and also a member of The Property Ombudsman, which is a redress scheme. You can find out more details on our website or by contacting us directly.
First month’s rent is paid in advance as the reservation fee.
The other payments are paid on a termly basis on the 15th October, 15th January and 15th April which coincides with the student loans and are paid by post-dated cheques in advance.
We hope you enjoy your stay!