Tips for a happy student house

Pia Neave

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Moving into a student home can be an exciting yet nerve-wracking time. To help you feel prepared, we have compiled a list of useful hints and tips to get you settled and make your student house feel like home.

Decorating

It can be difficult to make your house your home when you’re renting, particularly if you’re on a tight budget, or can’t hang anything up on or paint the walls, but it can be done. See here for some simple decorating solutions.

Chores

Keeping on top of chores will mean that you, your housemates and landlord stay happy. Make sure everyone has a part to play best suited to them. Creating a cleaning rota is often a great way to ensure everyone shares the household responsibilities fairly.

Communal money pot

This could be useful if you all want to contribute a certain amount each month to pay for essential items such as bin bags, washing tablets and washing up liquid.

Reporting a problem

If a problem occurs, notify your landlord or letting agent immediately. Make sure the problem is recorded and action is taken as soon as possible.

Ventilation

Keep the property well ventilated as this will prevent damp and mould developing. In the bathroom, use extractor fans or open the window slightly after a bath or shower (Make sure you close any open windows before you leave the property).

Clauses

Before you move out, refer to your contract to check for any clauses about the expected standard of cleaning for when you leave. The property should be left totally free of rubbish and recycling.

Pia Neave

Pia works in the Digital team at Endsleigh, managing our social channels and online content. She loves baking, travelling and running. 

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