“In the apartment for students studying in the UK, you need to pay attention to all kinds of troublesome things, but the more trivial things, the more you can’t ignore them. In order to help you rent a good house smoothly, the following Yixiang Haoju will introduce you to London student accommodation for studying in London in the UK relevant knowledge.
For example, first study the zoning of London (that is, the first part of the postcode, there are about 100 districts in London), the location of each district, transportation, humanities and security conditions, choose your ideal district, and search for housing information on the Internet in these districts , find a few you like from the overwhelming house information (generally, you can see the basic introduction and photos of the house from the Internet).
Then contact the intermediary to arrange a house viewing. This step is very important. If you don’t go to the house to see the house, you don’t know what the house looks like. No matter how real the photos are, you can’t reflect the real feeling of the house. After seeing a few places in person, choose yourself The most favorite point is to make an offer to the landlord, that is, to express your intention to rent, write your occupation, current place of residence, the length of the contract and the price you want to offer.
The landlord will look at your personal information and offer status, arrange an order among a bunch of tenants who have offered him an offer, and talk one by one. Of course, if you talk about which one is negotiated, there will be no next one (the house in London is tight). If the landlord thinks your bid is reasonable and you are satisfied with your personality, they will preliminarily select you as a tenant, and you will be required to provide three letters of recommendation from your mentor (or boss), your former landlord, and your account bank. If there is no problem with the recommendation letter, then the lease is basically confirmed.
Some student accommodations also incorporate recycling programs, green spaces, and community gardens, allowing students to engage in sustainable practices and connect with nature. Choosing a sustainable accommodation not only aligns with students’ environmental values but also promotes a healthier and greener living environment.
Sign a formal student housing contract with the landlord. According to British law, such a contract is called Assured Shorthold Tenancy. This contract will clearly stipulate the rights and obligations of you and the landlord, as well as how to deal with the breach and termination of the agreement. As Party B of the contract, you need to read and understand every clause of the contract very carefully, and ask the landlord and intermediary to explain to you any unclear points, and make amendments where necessary. Finally, make sure you are satisfied with every clause before signing the contract. Because once signed, you are bound by the law, and any violation of the treaty may be sued by the other party (even if you are justified).
Then, pay off the first payment of the agency fee + deposit (usually calculated as six weeks’ rent) + first month’s rent. At this point, all rights to the house other than ownership belong to the tenant, even if the lease term has not yet begun. On the first day of the lease term, collect the keys, move, and move in.
Precautions for room selection
Select safe area
In the London area, sometimes the safe area and the unsafe area may be separated by a 5-10 minute walk, which is difficult for unfamiliar people to distinguish. The best way is to go to the street to see that places with more blacks or Indians and Pakistanis are mostly unsafe areas.
Best housing area
Central area SW5, SW7, SW3, N1, W1, WC1, WC2, Peripheral area NW3 (Hampstead), NW11 (Golder’s Green), N2 (East Finchley), NW4 (Hendon)
Least safe area
Unless there is a security-entry flat in the central area, it is not safe. London housing prices As for housing prices in London, rental prices may vary greatly in different seasons. Summer is usually the peak season and prices are more expensive, while winter is the off-season and relatively cheap. There is at least a 10%-20% difference in price. The central area is high and the surrounding area is low. It is high in the north and low in the south. High in the west and low in the east.
If you have any questions about student accommodation London, UK, please call Xiaoju, and we will arrange professional consultants to answer you in detail. “””