Moving away from home for the first time to start university can be a daunting experience and thankfully most students are eased into this new style of living by spending a year in halls – providing you with a buffer between life at home and this new lease of independence in a thriving and exciting city. Then second year comes along and in most cases it’s time to find a new place to live.
For some people this process is a piece of cake, they know who they want to live with and where, and they sign contracts for a new house safe in the knowledge their landlord is a good guy and there’ll definitely be no arguments about whose turn it is to do the washing up or who’s making too much noise after a night out in town – however for the majority of students the process of finding a place to live while at university can be a bit of a minefield. Which areas are student friendly? Does this landlord have the right credentials? Will I get on with my course mates when we’re living together?
This year the NSU Advice Team will be launching housing advice and we aim to start this in November 2020. During Housing week in November, we will be running a meet your Advice Team event and we will asking students on the type housing advice they would like from us.
Please note we are not trained legal professionals, but we will aim to find the answer to your questions, or we may refer you to the Student Law Office, Shelter or CAB. To help us get started please let us know what areas of housing rights or questions you believe are important to students by completing our online form
This would be for research purposes only and we will not be contacting any students with housing advice who fill in this form. By letting us know what you think is important, helps us concentrate on the areas of knowledge needed.
handy housing guides
If you have moved into private accommodation, it may be that problems start to arise. Often students do not know their rights or where to turn to if they have a dispute or problem with their tenancy. Not only can this leave students out of pocket, but it can make their year horrible, from leaking ceilings and mould to appliances that don’t work. Take a look at our guides to help you transition into your student home as smoothly as possible.
Take a look at our Guides to help you transition into your student home as smoothly as possible:
Your Guide to Tenancy Deposits
Your Guide to Tenancy Checklist
The Do's and Don'ts of Tenancy
Student City Living
To help you on your search for your perfect new student home, we've created Student City Living, a magazine with everything you need to know about student accommodation at Northumbria.
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