Housing Week: Maintenance and Deposits

One of the biggest problems we see students facing is maintenance issues! Some things do fall under your responsibility, but some are the landlord's. If you’ve read your contract properly (see above) this should explain this! If not, the Shelter website is really helpful when trying to work it out. Make sure you report any … Continue reading Housing Week: Maintenance and Deposits

Housing Week: Inventory and Moving In

You’ve found a property, signed your contract and paid your fees… What next? Moving in! When you move into your property – if you’re like me – you’ll be excited at the prospect of living with new friends and unpacking all of your things, but there are a few crucial bits you need to make sure … Continue reading Housing Week: Inventory and Moving In

Housing Week: Signing A Contract

SOSU’S Housing Week continues! In the real world, we’re hosting housing workshops 3-5pm/5-7pm in the CSI (2nd floor, Solent Students' Union) today and here online, we’ll be looking at contracts. Signing a contract is a huge deal. It’s a legal document, and you will struggle to get out of it! The issues I see most … Continue reading Housing Week: Signing A Contract

Housing Week: Finding A Property

SOSU’S Housing Week is here! Student housing is one of the biggest issues I hear about, and so much of it stems from you guys not knowing your rights! I thought I’d touch on some of the main issues I hear about throughout the week and let you know how to avoid them! We’ll start … Continue reading Housing Week: Finding A Property

5 top tips for renting as a student

1. Live with your friends… Make sure you know the people you will be living with and hopefully that you like them. It’s hard as you might be a fresher and have only been at university for a few months, but I’m sure you’ve got someone as we are all in the same boat. There … Continue reading 5 top tips for renting as a student