8 Tips To Find Your Perfect Student Accommodation

8 Tips To Find Your Perfect Student Accommodation

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Looking for student accommodation this post explains all.

By now, you must have selected your university, secured an education loan and applied to a bunch of scholarships. Now comes the last part of your study abroad journey - Finding yourself the perfect student accommodation. I won’t sugarcoat it. Finding a student accommodation can be a tricky task if you are doing it all on your own, which is why you will need all the help you can get. Here are some of the main factors you should consider while finding your student accommodation. So, let’s get started!

Start Searching Early

Keep in mind that you are not the only student searching for a place to live. In big student cities such as London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Birmingham, competition for good housing will heat up easily. You should begin your quest for student housing as soon as possible because the best options get snapped up in a jiffy! Seek the advice of qualified and experienced student accommodation professionals while searching for student accommodation.

Location Is Key

 

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One of the most important factors in selecting a student accommodation is - location. While selecting a student accommodation ask yourself these questions - can I walk everywhere? Am I near to both university facilities and the local shops and nightlife? Is public transport easily accessible from here?

You might be tempted to take up cheaper student accommodation that is not in a central location. However, when you factor in transport costs, it almost always works out to be more expensive.

Safety Must Be A Priority

You can live in a magnificent penthouse that has all the luxuries you could ever dream of, but you won’t sleep well at night if you don’t feel safe in your student accommodation. 73% of students claimed that the security of their accommodation was very important to their student experience. Make it a point to ask your accommodation provider about the security systems and whether there will be staff around to make you feel safe. Insist on burglar systems, fire alarms, key fob access system and 24/7 security staff. 

Quality Matters

If you thought that the days of stuffy, old accommodations were behind us, think again. These properties still exist. Make it a point to check out the property, either in person or virtually. There are a lot of high-quality student accommodations that are priced reasonably. Moreover, these properties provide a variety of services like room clean ups, laundry services, on-site maintenance and much more.

Staying Connected

The internet's significance cannot be overstated. The outbreak of the pandemic has caused many of the world's leading universities to switch to online learning. Furthermore, a majority of students choose to study in the privacy of their own homes. As a result, it is important that your student housing has high-speed internet service.

Communal Facilities Are A Must

Most international students are of the opinion that Communal Facilities are an important part of their student experience. There are quite a number of student accommodations that have  a communal area, a common room, a gym, a cinema room, a karaoke room, etc. Taking part in communal activities is a great way to make new friends. You can also choose to unwind by using these facilities after a hard day at university.

Think About The Bills

You may come across an advertisement for a student accommodation at £500 a month in London and think you’ve landed the deal of a lifetime. But if you have massive heating, shared water, broadband, electricity, phone and gas usage you will need to cough up a lot more than just £500 a month for your student accommodation. Ensure that your accommodation comes with all-inclusive utility bills so that you don’t have to shell out more money for utilities. The cost of these utilities will be included in your rent itself.

Legitimacy

We keep hearing stories of students falling into the trap of entering rental agreements that aren’t legally binding and that give them no protection if anything goes wrong. Be wary of landlords who rush you into signing bogus contracts. Do not rush into putting pen to paper. Have a good read through all the terms and have someone you trust check it out for you too. If you’re uncomfortable with any of the terms or have a sense that something isn’t quite right, you should probably go with your gut.

Conclusion

Following all the aforementioned points is crucial if you want to find your perfect student accommodation. Fortunately, you have UniAcco that lists highly secure student accommodations that are located within walking distance from top universities in the world. You can seek expert advice from trained property consultants without paying a single penny. You can also find a wide range of rooms and come with all the latest facilities and amenities like WiFi, gyms, study areas, swimming pools, theatres, all-inclusive utility bills and much more. Begin your student accommodation search today by calling on 000 800 040 3523 or simply writing an email to contact@uniacco.com

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