Picking who to share a property with can be just as important a decision as choosing where to live.
House–hunting can be exciting but it’s also likely to be a stressful experience. The best student properties are often snapped up quickly so it’s important to be organised and ready to begin looking for accommodation as soon as possible.
Most student towns and cities have established areas which students tend to favour. If you’re not already aware of them, speak to your friends and University who will be able to help inform you.
The pros of living in a renowned student area usually include:
The cons of living within a renowned student area may include:
Living with friends is always a popular choice for second-year students – it’s cheaper than renting alone and means you can split all the costs.
It sounds silly, but it’s important to carefully consider which of your friends, if any, would make suitable house/flat mates. Thinking sensibly about your future house mates could help to alleviate any tensions and will help ensure your next year at University is just as great as the first.
In order to determine how ‘living’ compatible your friends are, answer these five questions:
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