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Variety and Choice with Student Accommodation

Posted on August 11, 2015 by Ceri in Private Halls, Rental Advice

One of the recent trends we have noticed here at is that while the provision of private student accommodation has improved, it has led to universities improving their offering too.

With brand-new purpose built student accommodation blocks, often located close to campus or in a great location in the centre of the town or city, means that students today have variety and choice when choosing where they are going to live for their studies.

Many are increasingly choosing private halls of residence for students because they come with many mod cons and offer a real home-from-home experience.

Universities are now offering better quality accommodation but private halls still have the edge with all-inclusive bills to help students budget, and high-speed Wi-Fi.

Many also come with en-suite bathrooms, gyms and shops on site.

It should come as no surprise to anyone who begins looking at private student halls that others also have cinemas, games rooms and even swimming pools to make them great places to live.

Looking for quality student accommodation?

Students and their parents who are looking for quality student accommodation should research very carefully what is on offer and even visit online forums and chat rooms to find out more about any particular location, landlord or student property provider.

Indeed, most providers of private student halls are willing to offer a tour of their accommodation and explain the benefits of living there.

Students can also find accommodation from their university and student union as well as from property website and local estate agents.

Newly built student accommodation blocks generally have better security, often many have wardens patrolling, better lighting and a manned reception desk.

This will bring peace of mind, particularly for overseas students and older students.

The search for student accommodation will throw up the fact that the quality has improved in recent years, led by the growth in private halls.

Obtain an inventory before moving in

Before signing for property, it’s always wise to check the tenancy carefully and request that an inventory is provided when the student moves in – this will help should there be a dispute further down the line about any property that is damaged or missing.

The growing trend of investors moving into building private halls for students has also had a knock-on effect with universities building new quality accommodation blocks that are much better than they have built previously.

This also means that private landlords with houses for rent also have to ‘up their game’ and students are definitely becoming more selective and will not move into a property that needs work doing to it or any redecoration.

Private halls are well maintained and offer privacy and the opportunity to spend quality time with friends and other people living there. They also come with lots of extras and everything will be new or fairly new.

For anyone searching online for quality student accommodation, then regular visits to will pay dividends.


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