Accommodation

10 hacks for your student house share

Moving into your first house share can be a daunting prospect, but it also comes with a huge sense of accomplishment and independence. To help you settle into your new home, we’ve pulled together a few house share hacks that may come in handy.

Things to consider when house hunting

Moving from first year halls to a student house is an exciting time, but there are lots of decisions to be made about where you should live, and who you should live with. Here are a few things to consider before signing a tenancy agreement.

Your accommodation

Each accommodation option has its pros and cons. Student Source talk you through the different student accommodation options available for first years.

Tips for a happy student house

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.

Private housing covered

To help you get on your way, we’ve created a list of some of the key things you’ll need to know about moving into a house.

What is an inventory?

An inventory is a document which records the condition and contents of a property.

What will I be paying for?

When looking for student houses, make sure you ask the letting agent or landlord plenty of questions before deciding on a potential new property.

Surviving life in a shared house

Moving into a shared house with a group of your closest friends is a refreshing change after your first year in halls. Rachel Weaver, a student at the University of Leeds, has provided some tips on surviving life in a shared house.

Living in halls

Before moving into university halls, you probably have an idea of what life in student accommodation will be like. Here are 5 things you might not expect about living in halls.

Decorating your student home

After a year in halls, moving into a student house can be really exciting. Here are five ways to decorate the space you’ll be calling home for the next year, without getting out that paint roller (you don’t want to upset your new landlord now, do you?)

Deposits explained

It’s important to understand what your deposit is for and what it covers, so we’ve included some frequently asked questions.

From halls to a student house

Now you’ve settled on who you want to live with and decided on how much you’re going to spend on rent and bills; the next step is to find somewhere to live.

House viewing questions

Moving into a shared house is exciting and nerve-wracking! We've put together some questions to ask when viewing a house to ensure you’re fully prepared.

Letting agents lingo

To help you understand what your letting agent is talking about and to speed up the letting process, we’ve created a list of things your letting agent wants you to know.

Keep your student home safe

The sun is shining and you’ve packed your bags ready to head home for the summer. Before you go, have you taken a moment to consider how safe your student property will be during your summer break?

What to do on arrival day

Arrival day is one of the biggest days of your time at university and it helps to be prepared. To get you ready for the big day, we’ve put together a few useful pointers to help things go smoothly.

Seven essentials to take to uni

You’ve been accepted into uni, you’ve found out which halls you’re in and now it’s time to pack. To help you out we've compiled a list of must-have items in order to get you prepared.

Moving away from home

You’ve been accepted into your dream university, bulk-bought your essentials and are raring to go. There's a few things you may not have thought about before you make your first big move away from home.