Remember five things when you’re house hunting, and you’ll be house hunting like a pro in no time.
Students are regularly able to find housing as late as the summer before they move in, so stop panicking and take the time to find the house you’ll really enjoy.
However there are always exceptions and good deals. You should note the big range of rent, which demonstrates the wide variety of rent prices available; it’s possible to get a great deal close to campus!
Try to balance your desired levels of distance, price, and quality. You DO NOT have to settle for a poor quality house at a high price just because it’s close to campus.
Important things to consider and clarify with your housemates include:
You’ll feel much more confident after checking out a few houses so do look around before you sign. Landlords like to simulate a ‘housing rush’ so if you feel sketched out by a landlord don’t sign with them.
There’s plenty of great landlords on the market, and if you need help finding them, just ask us! Don’t settle for your first!