We advise that you not to rush into a contract believing that all the best properties will be gone by Christmas if you don’t. It’s not true! If you take your time and choose your housemates carefully, you’ll be more likely to have fewer problems in the long run, and get a better deal.
Every year we hear rumours that students are told that all the best houses will be gone by Christmas. This is not the case, If you start to look in late November/December this will help you to get a good idea of what’s around, but you do need to rush into signing a contract for the first place you see. It's really important to consider who you live with, how big a house is, where it's located and what prices you are paying. It's very hard, nearly impossible, to get out of contracts once they are signed and we want you to make the best decision for the coming year.
The most important thing is that you are happy with your choice, and often this does not happen when it is rushed. Make an appointment with us at any point and make sure you use us to check your contract through before signing.
We also host a Housing Fair each year in the SU main hall, where you’ll get the opportunity to chat to a number of different estate agents and landlords as well as the Advice Centre staff.
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