So, you’ve lived in halls and want to move on to bigger and better things? Or you don’t fancy the twenty-people-to-one-kitchen-and-bathroom scenario? Then consider renting through a lettings agency.
Location, Location, Location
It’s a cliché, but the area you choose to live in is probably the most important factor in choosing a rental property. After all, it’s going to be your home for the next year. As a student renter, you need to balance a few things out; you want to think about safety, but the more upmarket the area, the higher the rents are. You want to be near to the university, but perhaps also to the nightlife and shops. Think really carefully and research the part of the city, town or village that you are considering moving into, because once you sign that contract, it’s too late to change your mind. If your parents are helping you to pay your rent, then agree a budget with them and visit a few local lettings agencies to see what is on offer; any good agent should be able to recommend areas and properties which match the most important criteria on your property wishlist.