The importance of an accurate Inventory should never be overlooked – it exists for the protection of the Landlord but is of equal importance to the Tenants!
Top tips for students renting
- Ask for help. Speak to other students or look on university advice websites for first-hand experiences of renting in the area. Check the average rent charged. Many student unions offer free housing or legal advice and contract checking services.
- Go for a pro. Take advice from a lettings agent affiliated to a professional organisation like ARLA. All ARLA agents must adhere to a strict code of conduct, as well as offering client money protection and redress schemes, which protect tenants if things go wrong.