*Top 3 things to consider when looking for a student property

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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After finishing your first year of university, you will most likely have made a vow never to step foot in student halls again. Instead, you may have decided to move in with some of your university friends. If this is your first property search, you may be unsure what to look for. To help you find suitable accommodation, take a look at this guide which will help you find your perfect place in time for the new school year.

Convenient location
One of the most important things you need to consider is the location of the property, as you want to be a close to your university as possible so you can jump out of bed and fall into your lecture. If you have a small budget, you may not be able to afford a property across the road from your university, although there will be plenty available nearby, and on the outskirts, which will still be in walking distance.

Property experts like RW Invest understand student needs, which is why they have vested their time into student accommodation in proximity to some of the best universities in the north-west. Their properties in Liverpool are also close to some of the best nightlife spots, such as the Baltic Triangle, which is an upcoming neighbourhood with everything a student could wish for.

Luxury perks 
In recent years, there has been an increase in demand for luxury accommodation, especially from international students who are turning their backs on the stereotypical budget digs that were once the epitome of student life. Instead, they are opting for high-end student flats which feature everything from gym and spa facilities to rooftop gardens and even cinema rooms.

Living in lavish accommodation offers students the comforts of home while also helping them gain their independence. It also provides them with a secure and secluded place to relax, stay safe or even complete some uni work. In luxury properties, you will have access to high-speed internet and other smart technology like home hubs, which can generate reminders, so you never forget your deadlines.

Flexible contract terms 
If you have found a property that you like and you're ready to sign the contracts, you should make sure to read every detail before you give the go-ahead to the landlord. Although it can be tedious going through every aspect, it is vital as you want to make sure you do not break any of the landlord's rules or get swindled out of your deposit.

The tenancy agreement should include details such as the rental price, listing everything covered, from Wi-Fi to utility bills. Some Landlords may not offer a package like this, and so you will have to purchase it yourself. You should also read the terms regarding your deposit, as by law, your landlord must place your initial payment in a tenancy deposit scheme. This protects both you and them in the event of any damage to the property, and will make the moving out process much easier.

Do you have any tips or advice? 

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18 comments

  1. Great tips, I was a mature student with a baby so didn't live the typical student life. xx

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  2. I was so lucky as I always seemed to find great houses and friends to share with @ uni x

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  3. Informative post for anyone in a situation where they're looking for a student property!

    Jenny x

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  4. You've shared some great advice. 💜

    With love, Alisha Valerie x | www.alishavalerie.com

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  5. I don't have any tips as I lived at home when I went to uni! My commute into Dublin City Centre wasn't too bad and it meant extra money for parting, clothes and holidays! xx

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  6. I definitely had good land lords and awful ones at uni - the quality of the properties can vary so much in such a small area!

    Jasmine xx



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  7. This has some very helpful tips for students x

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  8. This is amazing advice for students!


    Love, Amie ❤

    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  9. God Arran lived in some awful places haha he could've done with this xx

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  10. We had an amazing landlord whilst at Uni and he ensured the house was in amazing condition, if anything broke we just called him to fix it and never had any issues x

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  11. My flats were horrible but we had a brilliant time regardless!

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  12. This will be so helpful for people going to uni. I had no idea where to start when I was thinking of going xx

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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  13. I was really fortunate that my uni had newly built bigger flats for 2nd and 3rd year students as my town didn't have much in the way of good student properties so I never had the struggle of having to find somewhere x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  14. my friends only talk about if it has an en suite or not! haha they love their own bathrooms!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  15. These are great tips! I stayed at home during uni, I don't think I'd have known where to start if I had to find accommodation!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  16. There's some great tips in here - I've never been a student so never had to go through this
    Em x

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  17. No advice from me as I lived at home while at university but I am sure many people will appreciate your post.

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  18. This is such a great post for anyone looking for students

    https://littlemissmelanie.com/

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