Tips for University Students moving into rented accommodation

11th September 2017

Moving home for university can be extremely exciting. Whether you are moving out of university halls or your family home, it can be easy to look forward to the year ahead and start making plans for your future and lose sight of what is important during your property move. 

 

Moving into rented accommodation? Here's what you'll need to remember:

 

Take pictures when you move in 

You need to take pictures of your room and house when you move in to protect your deposit. Some landlords will try and blame you for damages to your room and charge you for it. To make sure this doesn’t happen take multiple pictures of your room so when you move out you have proof against any claims made against you.


Get your landlords contact details
When you move in remember to get your landlords contact details, such as mobile number and email address. Your landlord will need to be notified in the event of any issue regarding the property.


Read your contract thoroughly
We know it is customary to sign contacts and say yes to the ‘I agree’ buttons on websites, but rented accommodation contracts must be read. To ensure that you remain within the agreed terms of your contract during your tenancy, you must read and understand what is expected of you as the tenant, as well as what the landlord is responsible for.


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