Student lettings – how do you choose?

As those of us lucky to have them already know, children bring with them moments of great joy and happiness. They also bring moments of sadness, times when they need our parental help and guidance.
Today, as the A-level results are released, it is for many, a time of great joy and celebration. For others a time of mixed emotions, exams passed but not at the right grades.

Looking for student accommodation

University, here I come!

This can lead to future plans being reassessed. The most pressing is often sorting out accommodation. Student accommodation is a minefield, whether in a hall of residence or in a shared rented house.

We all remember what our own student experiences were like, living away from home, becoming independent. We used to call our lodgings, “digs”. I don’t know the derivation of the word but my guess is the large pit you were about to fall into and the spade you needed to get yourself out of the mess.

My first “digs” were in the West Midlands and comprised of one room, with a baby belling cooker and sink, all neatly contained in a wardrobe. Health and Safety hadn’t been invented then. When my parents came to help me move in they immediately saw that this was no cosy, bijou residence. Their advice was plain and simple – “Use your “digs” as a base whilst you find something more suitable. Give the landlord one months notice and move out”.

This student story does have a happy ending because I found somewhere that was closer to college, thereby reducing my travel costs, had a lower rent and, more importantly, gained my parents’ seal of approval. An EPC and an inventory might have made this process easier, but of course, were not available.

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One Response to Student lettings – how do you choose?
  1. Moving on and finding the right property
    August 19, 2011 | 11:34 am

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