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5 Factors Not to Skip When Looking for Student Accommodation


New Delhi, July 07,2020: It is a vital step when you go ahead for university study. You have variety of aspirations and dreams in your mind, right? Apart from your course and career; there are manifold things that you require to keep in mind. Since you are moving to another city or country; you must know about the area and most importantly have a good housing like a good Studio or an apartment.


Student apartments Edinburgh or in other areas are in abundance in the contemporary age. You can choose one that is as per your particular preferences, requirements and pocket.  No matter en-suite, or anything else; it is you who need to make the decision. You must know what really you are looking for and then make the choice. Remember, you are going to stay in the housing you pick for your stay.  You must be sure about the things that you cannot simply compromise with. For now, following are five factors that you should not skip.


1.       The Contract & Its Provisions


You are inquisitive and excited to be in a new city and country, right? But have you pondered about the contract and all? What do you feel about the particulars and details that are given in the contract?  You need to be sure about the contract and its particulars because it would not be on-campus accommodation.There is always sense attached to the lines given in the contracts. It is always bad in case you find out later on that you are supposed to do something as per the contract and you didn’t comply that. You must not take any chance with your stay and the regulation related complications that might jump in because of your negligence.


One thing that you can consider to do is take professional guidance or simply read about the contract yourself. Even if you are searching for  Private Halls of residences or housing on listings online; that is okay. You can always give some more consideration to the contract and what is mention therein. The more you are conscious , the better you can keep yourself informed. An informed decision is a good decision.


2.       Costing Included


Then you require to be thoughtful about pricing too. You must know what really is going to be encompassed in pricing. The sum you are getting told is just about the rent or the net, electricity and all the things are included? You must know each and everything prior to your decision.  There is no point of making a choice that is not in your interest or as per your preference. What is the thing if the pricing of the different things is added after the payment you have made? Come on, such are the things that you require to be sure about in advance.


Similarly , you require to know about the pricing that you must make before you even take up the space. The point is you must give rent for one month in advance in most of the places. Then there is security aspect too. You must be cautious about all these things only then you might be sure about what you get and what you must do. When you know how much you are going to be paying for what, you can make an informed decision.


3.       Vicinity of the Housing


Perhaps in the beginning it sounds cool to have your housing miles away from your university in a new city or country. But as the time goes on you need to be sensible about everything. You might require to reach the lectures early in the morning and these would be the times when you might repent your decision of taking an accommodation away from your university.  It is not cool if you are getting late every single morning? What if you are always exhausted because of the time that travelling eats up for you? What if you fail to give time to other activities because of time wasted in traveling? All these aspects can get on your nerves if you do not address them well in advance.


Here, another crucial thing is that you might end up spending a lot of money too on the traveling area. So, the better thing is to look for the shared apartments or the housing option of your choice in the vicinity that is close or nearer to your college or university.  Also, ensure that it is safe and as per your expectations. Generally, universities and colleges have nearby areas that are turned into student’s hub, staying in housing therein.


4.       What is Included in the Housing?


You should also have an idea about the things that would be included in the housing. Would there be good beds and tables and kitchen items? Would it be furnished? What if the zone is already furnished and you take up plenty of things along with you? Similarly, what if you do not take anything at all with you and the shared en-suite   or the solo place is empty? You might need to spend pretty penny on the spot. You must think about these aspects in advance. You cannot simply put yourself in an awkward spot once you are in a new country. After all, the new environment and surroundings are already a new venture for you.


5.       Solo, Duet or So On!


Then you require to find out if you need a solo room, a shared room or  a dual occupancy studio. Or so on.  You cannot just take any decision once you are already therein. What in case you thought that you are going to be living alone in the room but you discover that there are three more students with you? Similarly, what if you imagined that you would stay with some more students but you end up in a solo place? So, it is better to be mentally prepared for what you would be getting in the housing option.




So, once you keep these aspects in mind, you can be sure about what you get!