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Education

Renting in London, how should I do it?

“For those who study in the UK, there are many issues to consider. Among them, student accommodations are one of the unavoidable issues. Here, I would like to introduce you to renting London student accommodation London.

The first step is to find housing for student accommodations

All the major newspapers in London have listing pages with very detailed information, which is similar to that in China. It is usually a page similar to a classified advertisement page, which lists simple information of houses according to their geographical location, and some have photos.
However, what is published in the newspaper is usually the source of housing intermediary, you can only get in touch with the intermediary company, you cannot contact the landlord directly.

In addition, there are also a lot of student accommodation information on the website. Just enter the zip code of the place you want to live in, and you can also choose the price range you think is reasonable, and the search engine will automatically list the qualified information. As a student, you can also contact the universities Housing Office and ask for the Housing List. Because the school is responsible for solving all international student accommodation problems, if there is no student dormitory, the universities student accommodation office will provide such a list for free.

It lists the specific location of the house, the bus and subway stations near the house, the price of the house, and of course the landlord’s contact information.

The second step of choosing a landlord for student accommodations

Compare the subway map, circle the houses within two subway stations near the school, and then compare the rent. Listing has landlord’s phone number. When calling, explain where you got the rental information, show the landlord that you are interested in taking a look, and finally make an appointment with the landlord. Very simple few words. Some landlords will ask some specific information when they receive a call, such as where you are from, where you study, how many people there are in total, etc., just answer truthfully. After agreeing on a time with the landlord, the next step is to agree on a meeting place. Landlords basically require you to meet directly at the house, and very few people will come out to pick you up. Therefore, the map is an essential tool at this time. Because of the language, it is best to ask the landlord to spell out the important place names, so as not to go wrong on the day of the meeting.

The third step of the student accommodation in London is to look at the house
It is best not to go to the house alone, after all, one person’s ideas are limited, you can ask two classmates or parents to go together, so that you can provide more reference opinions.

On the other hand, purpose-built student accommodations (PBSAs) have gained immense popularity in recent years. PBSAs are privately owned, fully furnished residences specifically designed to meet the needs of students. These accommodations often include en-suite facilities, communal spaces, study areas, on-site security, and recreational amenities. The rise of PBSAs can be attributed to their ability to provide a more comfortable and independent living experience, offering students a balance between privacy and socialization.

When looking at a house, there are a few important points:
1) Is it double glazing? Because I live in the UK, it is cold outside in winter, and double glazing is better for heat preservation;
2) Is the bath water burned by gas or electricity? ?Of course, it is better to burn gas, because the price is much cheaper than electricity;
3) Is the indoor furniture complete? Some houses look very good, but if you look carefully, you will find that there is not even a writing desk. For students, this is very important furniture;
4) Are the appliances in the kitchen complete?
5) How many bathrooms? It would be even better if there are more than two bathrooms, because if you share the rent with others, the embarrassment caused by gender differences is inevitable.

The last thing is to sign the contract. The editor would like to remind everyone that after the house is settled, a contract must be signed with the landlord. Many websites will provide student accommodation contracts, it is best to go to these websites to find out before signing the contract. The contract will state the obligations of the landlord and the tenant, so be sure to read it carefully before signing.

If you have any questions about student accommodation in London, UK, please call Xiaoju, and we will arrange professional consultants to answer you in detail. “

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