Tips to Find Private Student Housing

Finding Student Housing can be a pain, but it really shouldn’t be. There are plenty of ways to make this job a lot easier for you and the people you are planning on living with. I recently moved out of University Accommodations into a private house and although its not as easy as student accommodation it definitely has its perks! To get the ball rolling you really have to look around for the house/flat you really want. Here is a quick list of things you should bare in mind when looking at a property: Location Number of Bedrooms Size of each Bedroom (ideally you want to make sure all of you have the same size room) Kitchen size Appliances that come with the house Alarms Now you know what to look for in a house, but how do you find the a house/flat? Well there are a ton of different ways to find them. Here are a couple: Estate Agents Estate Agents are keen to find students like yourself since there are absolutely tons of us and as far as they see it, we are not really that fussy. Check which estate agents around you offer student housing. Don’t be Read More …

Decorating a Student Room

Moving to university for the the first time is a scary experience. once you get there you have a room all to yourself. This room is your own personal space. It should express who you are and what you are all about. A standard student room is normally very plain and basic, trying to fit all of the basic amenities into a small space so that the landlord/owner can cram in as many students into the same space. But if you decorate the room, you can easily make your room seem much more appealing and make it seem like a home away from home. Here are a few tips for you to bear in mind. Bedding The first thing you will need is bedding. Be sure to check what size your bed is, you don’t want to buy something that is too big or too small for your bed. Your bed probably going to be the biggest piece of furniture in your room, so its the one that really sets the tone for your entire room. Whatever colour you had in mind for your room is the colour your bedding should be, or at least compliment. I would personally avoid Read More …

Getting your Deposit Back from a Landlord

Do you want the deposit back from your landlord? College or university life indeed has very high private as well as social benefits but unluckily it also has significant costs. Students often have to do part-time jobs to make their way through university education. In addition to that, lack of motivation often comes into play and as a result students procrastinate and waste time in useless activities that have no relation whatsoever with their studies at university (Check out our article on staying motivated to avoid procrastination). Another mentionable cost aspect is that of student accommodation. In this regard, getting the deposit back from the landlord is often a problem for students. It is a fact that people of this age are careless and impetuous but getting a deposit back could be a source of big relief. The objective of this article is to give students some tips in getting this back in the context of student funding. Following are some of the things which students can do to get deposit back:   Restore the property to its original point This appears to be quite straightforward and simple but quite unfortunately this is where students lag behind. The basic idea Read More …