Renting A Student House
Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:03 PM
Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:41 PM
don't know whether they count as sneaky tricks, but normal conditions of student renting (reflecting the fact that students have no assets, no reliable income & can disappear off the face of the earth very quickly) include:
- requirement for a guarantee from a UK resident parent
- 9 / 10 or 11 month contract depending on the area ( there is a very narrow letting opportunity window; if a student leaves in March th LL hasn't a hope in hell of finding anyone to take his place)
- ban on pets (they get abandoned)
- clauses relating to excessive noise & parties (irate neighbours)
On the plus side, most student LLs are reasonably relaxed about things like blu-tack marks on the wall - you don't usually get it in an immaculate state, so the standards at the end aren't as high. A lot of wear and tear comes with the territory.
I was a student LL for ten years & had to deal with everything from a terrified female student ringing my home at 3.00am when a drunken flatmate was trying to break down her door, to complaints from neighbours about one student keeping pythons and tarantulas in his room... Student letting is not for the faint-hearted!
This post has been edited by cartimandua51: 31 January 2012 - 06:42 PM
Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:51 AM
def go thru Leeds University accompodation office, definitely definitely.
also checck these out, some really impressive private halls, ensuite bathroom, etc these days, why have a dodgy terrace when you can get this? (ok so prob more expensive but also commonly right in town/nr campus):
Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:50 PM
Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:03 AM
I'd expect ample vs cramped space to be reflected in the price - and students traditionally have tight budgets.
I guess that's the classic difference between the poor student and the 'Bullingdon club' lifestyle.
Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:33 AM