Posted on June 20, 2019
There are many reasons as to why students may choose to rent private accommodation during their time at university. With roughly 10% of students who go through clearing missing out on a place in university halls, it might be that the only option is to rent privately. For others, the freedom of choosing their own property instead of opting for noisy halls on a specific campus can also be appealing.
At Property by Nest, we understand that choosing the right accommodation during your years at university is incredibly important and we aim to make the process as easy as possible for students and their families. We can offer support and guidance every step of the way and have the local knowledge necessary to help you choose the right location and type of property for your needs.
Benefits of Renting Privately
By renting privately you’re likely to get to know the surrounding area and its amenities rather better than if you were on campus. You’ll also have the freedom to choose your property and living arrangements. Perhaps you want to be part of a house share scheme or maybe you’d prefer the peace and quiet of renting a smaller place alone.
While renting privately does sometimes require more organisation in that you’ll need to manage your own bills, it can be far more cost-effective than university halls and also gives you the full experience of living independently for the first time.
If you choose to go down the private renting route, make sure that you explore a few areas and houses before signing a tenancy agreement. With the pressure of your studies looming, it can be tempting to opt for the first option but remember you have to live here and once you’re tied into a contract, moving isn’t easy. Make sure that you have been through a few detailed viewings before committing and that you rent from a reputable landlord who adheres to current legislation.