Practical experience in renting student apartments in Edinburgh

“For friends for the first time to study in UK, rented the student apartment is a historic problem, if mishandled, probably will affect the future study life. There will come good in a foreign land to share the experience of student accommodation Edinburgh.

About the experience, ask elder sister more university website service information and confronting students advice to you tend to be more practical than housing intermediary, elder sister if people to live, also can give you first-hand the real living experience. If you see, the original tenant are living, you can also ask him how, he must be know about the advantages and disadvantages of the room. Some schools, students will have the free booklet, or provide consulting services.

Details about contract – all don’t pass most of the contract are show that in case of termination of the contract, tenant needs to be informed at least one month in advance to the landlord, some may be 2 months, or 15 days, will be clearly marked in the contract, after checking carefully before you sign a contract then sign it. Some houses if poor, it is recommended that before take good photos, scratches, carpet stains on the wall, the breakage of the furniture should be recorded in the photo, good communication, otherwise may cause disputes when check-out.
About the deposit, the British government help protect rent private houses in Britain, when signing a contract need 4-6 weeks in advance of the rent as a deposit. The landlord shall within 30 days after receiving the Deposit of the Deposit on the lease Deposit Protection “”(Tenancy Deposit Protection), the guarantee Deposit Protection project by the British government, for the Protection of the rights of tenants. Now certified agencies are: The Deposit Protection Service My Deposits, Tenancy Deposit Scheme and Capita Tenancy Deposit Protection. If the lease is full, with no damage to the property and the landlord to pay the rent on time and billing, the landlord or housing intermediary must refund the deposit, and completed within 10 days after the end of the contract.

Practical experience in renting student apartments in Edinburgh

About building energy saving, many Chinese landlord will affect the Bill or principal in rented apartment for tenants to pay monthly bills (Bill), there are also some people share split water electricity per month, British house intermediary prefer the latter. When calculating the house rent, don’t forget the monthly bill into account. Students need pay Council Tax (Council Tax), daily pay: Gas (Gas), Electricity (Electricity), Internet fee (Broadband), Water (Water), have a television in the home and watch TV, there will be a year of £145.5 licence fee (TV License). Looking for energy-saving scores (EPC), remember to check your room for higher scores on behalf of the lower monthly bills; Building orientation also determines the adequacy of lighting in winter, which affects indoor temperature; If a house fitted with Double warm window (Double Glazing), heat preservation effect is better.

Accommodation providers can ensure that their facilities and services are inclusive and respectful of all gender identities. This includes offering gender-inclusive bathrooms, providing options for gender-neutral housing, and ensuring that all students, regardless of their gender identity, feel safe and supported within the accommodation community.

About fire alarm – to lock the door, will open a window, some students life rich, often go out late at night and the home of the students will be easy to pickpockets, try to pick the security situation good area to live, crime statistics can be in maps. Met. Police. The query on the UK. After sleep don’t forget to shut the window on the living room or kitchen. Worry about property stolen and can also purchase property insurance, can for their own laptops, mobile phones, insure the device etc. Chinese students use open flame love cooking, many British house inductive smoke fire alarm in the kitchen, if too thick or too much water vapor, smoke may cause alarm, should open a window ventilated, as soon as possible to press the alarm. Some students in the dormitories and apartments, once the alarm rang, all people must be set down in the yard, waiting for the dormitory staff trying to identify hidden trouble to back, so be careful!

If you have any questions about student accommodation in Edinburgh, welcome to call the small house, we will arrange professional consultant for you to do detailed answer seriously.

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