How to solve common student accommodation problems

Going off to college and living on your own for the first time is truly exciting, bringing you more freedom and numerous opportunities to become more independent. However, you may come across some common accommodation problems in a student house. Although student accommodation is typically enjoyable, comfortable and safe, certain issues may occur from time to time. Don’t worry, no matter how serious a problem might seem, there’s always a way to deal with it. Your landlord keeps intruding   If your intrusive landlord keeps showing up without any previous notice, you should address this issue. Although your landlord owns…

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Why are luxury student digs so in demand?

“Luxury student digs” sounds like a bit of an oxymoron, right?  You hear the word ‘digs’ and conjure up the images of mildew-ridden showers, toxic wasteland kitchens and paper thin walls. Indeed, if you ask your parents what their uni halls were like, you’ll probably receive descriptions of the same kind. Now though, the small, shared spaces we’ve come to expect of student properties are on the decline, and demand for high-end rooms and services are taking over. But why, when we’re constantly told that finance-related student stress is at an all time high, are university students opting to spend…

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How to Organise Life in a Shared Student Accommodation

Many students live in halls of residence for their first year, but when their second year comes around, there is the urge to try something different. The cost of renting a property still remains high in many places around the UK, so the best option can be to share with others. In fact, this can often be a great way to afford somewhere more expensive than you would ever have been able to do it you were on your own. But how do you organise life as a member of a shared student accommodation?   Who should you share with?…

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Is Your Student Home at Risk?

With the security of student accommodation still a great concern, we spoke to Brian Thomson, Manager at Protect My Property, about how we can keep our properties secure, even when we aren’t around for the summer. When do burglars strike the most?According to this report from security commentator Safe Zone, almost 70% of recognised student accommodation is left vacant during the summer months. This can leave these properties vulnerable, particularly as they are usually built in close proximity to each other, making it easier for a burglar to target more than one property at a time. Burglars aren’t usually very clever,…

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What grinds students gears

Getting that letter from UCAS saying that you are through to uni, is one of the best feelings ever. However, we soon learn that feeling is short lived, as university life has so many problems that are not addressed by the government or the university itself. By problems, I do not just mean not getting on with your housemate, but problems like:Student car parkingIf you are a local student, or you simply have a car, there’s nowhere to park the car! You have to try to find somewhere free to park your car that will probably be a least 10-15…

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