Book Before Christmas – Sort Your Student Home Early
With the last few weeks and months being a bit of a rollercoaster ride (your first time living away from home, possibly not having gone back to visit friends and family since September) most students will be itching to pack their bags and head home for Christmas. However, there’s one vital thing you should tick off your To Do List before the festive fun begins – booking accommodation for next year. After weeks of working hard at Uni you’re probably looking forward to a decent break, but don’t neglect to look into housing as soon as the 2019 Halloween parties are finished with.
If you look for your accommodation for next year early, you’ll have a much better choice when it comes to making that final decision. Naturally, while all our homes are lovely, there are properties that are more desirable than others. If you have specific wishes – such as a longing for a big kitchen to get your Bake Off mode in full swing, or a home that can offer a parking space – you’ll have to be organised to get what you’re after.
Also, if you’ve decided who you want to live with and need a house of a certain size, you’ll have to be on the ball. Student Rooms 4 U has plenty of properties with 2 bedrooms, and plenty with six or seven bedrooms, but not so many to offer in other sizes. If you want a cosy 1 bed to yourself, or want a 3 bed to share with two other friends, you’ll have to get in there quick as properties of that size are limited. We even have Virtual Tours for you to take a look at.
If you leave it until the New Year to find your rental property, you might feel like you’re scraping the bottom of the barrel and have to take the first thing you’re offered. In this position, many students agree to a property that isn’t ideal because they’re scared that it’s the best they’re going to find at such a late stage. If you get things organised before Christmas, you can afford to take your time and go to multiple viewings before choosing which property suits you best, and if you lose out on one home, there’s still time to find another one you like. Don’t let this home hunting experience – which should be exciting and fun – turn into something stressful.
Better Letting Agent
You might think that it doesn’t matter if you miss out on a property with Student Rooms 4 U as there are plenty of other estate agents around, but remember that there’s a reason why we’re so popular! Unlike other student lets, SR4U doesn’t ask you to pay a deposit or any admin fees. On top of that, throughout your time letting from us you’ll be dealing with us directly – no middle man taking an extra cut or dallying in replying to you in household maintenance issues. Something our tenants frequently say is that they appreciate how quickly we get back to them and sort any problems they’re having. For a better student life experience, pick a top student landlord by being prepared.
Better Peace of Mind
Do you really want to go home for Christmas with the worry of having to deal with housing when you come back in the New Year? It can be hard for students to relax and enjoy the holidays if they know that they haven’t organised anywhere to live in the following academic year. It may seem like it’s too early to be thinking about these things as it’s only just the Halloween season, but once you get back to your studies in January it’ll be full throttle until exam period, and that’s not a time when you want to be sacrificing energy on house hunting. Give yourself the Christmas break you deserve by finding your perfect home in advance.
Better Christmas Gifts
If you’ve got your accommodation sorted before Christmas, this might be the perfect time to ask for some things to go in it! Our rooms are all furnished with the basics you require, but some students like to add their own personal touches to make the room their own. A pot plant to bring some air purification, a small side table to put it on, a new set of bedding with matching cushions and cosy blanket – you’ll no doubt have your own ideas about things you want to buy to make your student let more unique.
We’ve given you plenty of reasons why you should begin your house hunt right now, so get on it! If you haven’t decided who you want to live with yet, now is the time to be having those important conversations and looking at properties together. If you don’t have a close group of friends, you can search for roommates through our website using The Assembly Room to find new friends to live with – you don’t have to be in the same year or studying the same course, and your roommates might become friends for life. If you have any questions, please get in touch and we’d be happy to help.