It probably feels like years ago since you signed up for your second-year house, right?
There are a few little things to check or do before you can move in that are easily forgotten, but here’s a little nudge in the right direction...
- Standing order
You should have discussed with the estate agent/landlord how often you are going to pay your rent. If you can’t remember or don’t know, it will tell you in your contract. The most common are monthly or quarterly standing orders. Your landlord will give you their details and you can sort this through online banking or by nipping into your nearest branch.
There are a couple of options for bills - you can do each bill individually and pay through a direct debit. Otherwise, some companies do an all-inclusive package which means you pay one sum. This is sometimes more expensive than if you do it on your own. But, it can save a lot of hassle. It’s up to you!
- Collecting your keys
Now it starts to get a bit more exciting! You will have to talk to your estate agent or landlord about when you can collect your keys but once you have them, it feels very real.
You’re officially in! This is definitely my favourite bit. Over the summer you can collect little things to put in your new room and make it feel yours. Most landlords will also let you spruce up your room with a lick of paint if you want a different colour. Make sure you check with them first though.
Enjoy your new house!
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