Small guide to viewing student houses
Sometimes it can be quite difficult to find suitable student accommodation, without falling into one of the common landlord traps. This is why in order to avoid any unpleasant surprises you should take your time and do the proper research. Here are the main aspects you should guide yourself after when looking for student accommodation Aberystwyth University:
Look at several listings
Studies have shown that 1 in 8 students settle for the first house they see, without bothering to look for other offers. While it is understandable why you are in a rush and you would not want to miss a great offer in your effort to look for something better, always visit at least 2 or 3 potential houses before finally choosing one. To be on the safe side, you could schedule your visits in the same day, just so that you don’t waste too much time and be able to decide as soon as possible. In addition, don’t be shy to ask questions because you will be living in that establishment for the next 12 months and it is important to have all the facts straight from the beginning.
Check furnishing and fittings
You should always have a clear idea of everything that is included in your rent. Always ask from the beginning what your room will include and whether or not it will look just like you see it during your visit. Many landlords place various items of furniture to entice students such as a large sofa in the lounge area and fluffy pillows, but they might not be there when the school year begin, so it is best to ask exactly what to expect.
Check the water supply
Nothing is more frustrating than having to wash when there is no water pressure, so during your viewing you should turn on a few taps and make sure everything is running properly. Also flush a few toilets to check if there are any clogs that you should ask to get fixed before the start of the year and look for any damps which might lead to mould and other health problems.
Ask exactly what is included in the price
The offer can differ from one property to another and even from one room to another. You might want to know if you will have your own WiFi network, access to a private bathroom and anything else you might want to know about the current house you are visiting.
Provided that you have these aspects in mind when you view various student houses, you should be able to choose one where you will feel comfortable throughout the year. As always, it is important to ask whether or not the utilities are included in the bill or if there is anything else you should know. Ask how you will pay your rent and how much the deposit will be in order to make a clear picture of the expenses you should expect of when renting that particular house.