What to look for when renting a student house?
You can do this by working out how much money you will get over the year. You could start by adding up your maintenance loan, any additional funding, income, and family support and then dividing this by fifty-two (the typical length of a student tenancy) to get your weekly budget. Or by using rent affordability calculators online.
This should leave you with more guidance on how much you can afford for rent and bills, making it a lot easier to filter for properties in your range!
Whether you are after something large and spacious or a cosy study area, something close to campus or near the city centre? It is good to answer questions like this before booking viewings as this will really help you narrow down your search.
Are the appliances working- washing machine? Check. Oven and microwave? Check. Dishwasher and flat-screen TV?
Are the bedrooms the same size? Make sure to choose a home with equal-sized bedrooms.
Is there room for a desk?
Are there multiple showers or more than one bathroom? Although it’s not a deal-breaker, having another washroom in a shared house would definitely make those debates about the length of shower times go away.
Is there a garden?
Is everything there that you want!
If you haven’t started looking with Student Places? Browse the best properties, create favourites and book viewings with us. We will help you easily and completely free. Plus, if you rent with Student Places property you have the option to opt-in for all bills!