Before you move in to your student accommodation you’ll get the tenancy agreement. It’s vital you understand what it is and the contents. It’s a contract between you and your landlord, normally given in writing (you can have a verbal agreement, but with no proof of the terms or rent we would advise against it).
Once you’ve moved in to your student accommodation there are a number of things you need to be aware of and issues that might arise, plus you'll be bound by your tenancy agreement, so here's what to look out for.
Landlord and Tenant Rights
Your landlord's responsibilities and what they should provide.
The key regulations and things to watch for: gas, fire, carbon monoxide and checking appliances.
Keeping your stuff secure will save on hassle and insurance premiums, so here's some tips on how.
Bugs, rats, mice and creepy crawlies – what to do and who’s responsible. Yuck!
Thoughts on having friends over, and what happens when they out-stay their welcome.
Decorating & maintenance
What you should be doing to keep the property maintained, and how to handle decorating.
What to do if there's an accident caused by something your landlord is responsibie for.
Notice to leave and eviction
If someone wants to leave, or you’re threatened with eviction here’s what you need to know.