Category : Rent Published : 17.10.2017

High Time for Students Looking for Housing: How to Avoid Common Mistakes

With the start of the academic year approaching, the month of September sees many students actively looking for a place to rent in London.

The majority of students prefer spending their summer holidays at home or outside the city, usually as a way of saving money before moving to the capital. Come September, the result is an influx of students looking for affordable housing, creating huge competition in London’s student property market. 

This is not an easy environment to enter when you’re on your own. If you find yourself in this situation, there are a couple of things you need to know.

First of all, when you conclude a rental agreement, it’s easy to miss important clauses that can cost you money later. For example, a sentence in a contract about additional fees or special circumstances under which your deposit won't be repaid.

Secondly, landlords can be fussy about who they have as tenants, and this is especially true in student housing. It’s important to make a good impression on your prospective landlord given the number of other people you might be up against.

The best thing to do in this situation is turn to a real estate specialist for professional help and legal support. You’ll put in half the effort and be rewarded with the best property choices on the market.