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What's Important When Choosing Student Accommodation

Finding the right student accommodation can be difficult, especially if the idea of living away from home is something that you will have to adjust to. However, we at Birmingham based-Unihousing have been providing high-standard student accommodation for some time and are fully aware of what’s required to create quality student housing. Whether it’s student studios or houses to share, Birmingham students can rest assured that Unihousing’s student accommodation achieves the right balance between comfort and practicality to create the ideal student living experience.


Student Studio Bedroom


Here's a brief look at some of the things to think about when choosing your student accommodation.


Location

Although the practicality of the location is fairly crucial to choosing your student accommodation, having a location that actually suits you and that you are comfortable with is important, too. A location that you find appealing is likely to be one that features places that you can go to when you have some free-time as well as one that generally feels friendly and likeable.


The University of Birmingham


Local Amenaties

It is always important that you know what the area offers you on a practical level before you make a decision on your student accommodation. Not only is it wise to check that local amenities such as shops and supermarkets are positioned in the local area and are easy to reach, but it is also good if the area surrounding your potential student home boasts sufficient transport links, too.



Cost

It would be pretty surprising for someone to begin a tenancy in student accommodation without first checking that they would be able to afford the rent, but there are other costs that should be considered as well. There’s food- which includes all the usual things from supermarkets as well as any takeaways, bills (if not already included in the price of the rent), weekly travel costs, money for going-out or other pastimes, equipment for your course as well as a variety of other things that may or may not be so obvious before you start living on your own in student digs.

Stacks of coins


Lifestyle

How would the accommodation you’re considering match with the lifestyle that you will or have become accustomed to as a student? This is a good question to ask yourself when choosing student accommodation. For some students, this may mean that a student studio is exactly the kind of accommodation that they will be drawn to due to the way that studios offer a more streamlined kind of lifestyle, where the student can drift in and drift out as they feel like it and where everything is all laid out in front them and easy to manage. For others, a house to share may create the kind of social atmosphere they want, and that is key to making their choice. It all depends on the individual.


Landlord/ Letting Agent

The involvement of your landlords can be, on the whole, quite important to your tenancy. It is important that you become aware and stay aware of what it is that your landlord is supposed to provide for you. At the same time, you, as the tenant, need to be mindful of what you need to do whilst you are living in that property. What you should and should not be doing will be outlined to you prior to you living in the accommodation. Some of the terms that are likely to be part of your agreement though, such as reporting any areas that need to be repaired or maintained in some way will actually benefit you and make your time living there more pleasant.


The University of Birmingham


Space

This obviously makes a huge impact on your experience as a student living in student accommodation. Although affordability and location are going to play a large role in your decision-making process, choosing somewhere that lacks the right amount of space is undoubtedly going to make you feel cramped and uncomfortable. You may not consider how much space you’re going to need at first, but over time, living day-to-day in a tight space will gradually have a negative effect on how you feel, so it’s wise to think about this now.


Making A Good Choice With Unihousing

Many of the aspects that make-up a positive student living experience are ones that Unihousing student accommodation provide and make possible for you. Spacious and affordably priced, Unihouisng have their own team of qualified tradesmen to deal with any problems that may arise in your accommodation and are prepared to hear your thoughts on what would suit you in your accommodation prior to moving-in. Boasting all the furnishings that are necessary to contemporary student living and some excellent Selly Oak locations that combine local amenities and public transport options with vibrant nightlife options, Unihousing student accommodation are the ideal choice for Birmingham students.


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