What would be your number one tip for students who are househunting right now?
Be clear on your agreed priorities as a group. Be honest and open in your conversation and establish exactly how much budget you have and what you thing is a deal-breaker in a house. If you want equal bedrooms but aren’t bothered about an en-suite – say it early! This stops conflict later in the house-hunting process which can just cause difficulties or people to drop out of a group, which means you have to start the whole process again.
Why is it important that students sign with trusted suppliers?
So that you end up with a reliable service! If you have a good letting agent or landlord, it makes dealing with any issues or things that need fixing so much easier. It takes away the unnecessary stress that housing problems can add on top of student life.
Do you have any other hints and tips for househunting students?
RateYourLandlord is a database that we run with Unipol where students can leave reviews on their property and letting agent/landlord, so I’d really recommend having a look at any reviews before you sign for somewhere. The experience of previous tenants is the best advice to go on! I’d advise going for a Unipol Code property for that extra protection and reassurance that you’re choosing a good provider.
All of the landlords and agencies at LUU’s housing fair are accredited and a great place to look for next year’s property, and we can check your contract for you at LUU before you sign. Ultimately, house hunting can feel really stressful and sometimes it feels like a race for the best house. But even if it feels like everyone around you is rushing to get sorted, you have lots of time and lots of options and we’re here to help you at LUU if you need us!