Tips for Looking for New Accommodation
Finding new accommodation can always be a bit of a hassle, here's some tips to help make that journey a bit easier :).
Make a Budget
- Figure out your price range
- How much are you willing to spend per week compare prices of different accommodation providers
- Look at whether your student finance will cover your rent
Make a list of your non negotiable
- Make a list of the things that your accommodation must have
- Gym? Bills included? Double Bed? Then categorise your choices based on these factors and what the accommodation providers offer
Do your research
- See the various types of accommodation in Coventry and what they offer
- Decide what you would be interested in going private rented accommodation? university halls?
- Find reviews of the accommodation providers
- Ask friends if they have had past experiences with those providers
- If looking at shared houses for example ask current tenants about their experience with the property and the landlord/letting agency
Get External Advice
- The student union advice centre offer contract checks to students which is a helpful service is this is your first time living away from home and signing a contract
- Even ask someone external, a parent, a family friend etc. just a second pair of eyes to read through the contract with you before signing
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