Second-year student guide: paying bills responsibly

Having to start paying bills in the second year of university can be daunting, and you might be tempted to avoid checking your bank balance. In a recent survey conducted by online student bill-sharing tool Split The Bills, a quarter (24.3%) of young people who took part said they don’t check how much their bills cost. However, being in denial about what you can afford can quickly lead to debt, so it’s crucial that you get organised and pay bills responsibly. Ashley Tate, chief executive officer at Split The Bills, said: “Don’t ignore your bills—make sure you sort them out…

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What Do Students Say about Their Landlords?

Ever wondered what other tenants think of their landlord? CIA Insurance recently conducted a survey based on tenants’ views of their landlords and their experiences of renting. Those who participated in the survey were a mixture of tenants from across the UK, including students. Take a look at what they said, and let us know if you agree. Contact The majority of tenants surveyed stated that they never contact their landlords even if they are having a major issues with the property. This means that nearly two thirds of tenants either feel as though they can’t contact their landlords or…

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Student housing advice: how to pick the best bedroom

When it comes to moving out of your halls after first year, it’s highly likely that you will be looking at renting a house with a bunch of new friends you have generated over the past year. Let me give you a few tips which are tips for you, and for you only (this will not work if you share with your potential housemates, so be cunning) Sunlight: Try going house viewing on sunny days, and detect which rooms let the most sun light in. Sunny rooms = happy rooms, potentially with no damp, free warmth and free light. Room Locality…

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