Okay so you’ve just finished your first year at university and what a year it’s been. You’re going into second year and making that transition from moving from a student halls to a student house with your best friends you’ve only known for 8 months. But they’re you’re best friends so what can go wrong you ask? You’ve got all summer back at home with your family. So you don’t need to worry about moving just yet, you say. 

Here are some things you need to keep in mind when moving houses as a student:

If you haven’t already, make sure you’ve booked into your new house as soon as possible

You might think that you’ve only just started university. It’s not even christmas yet and you see people already banding up with their friends and booking house viewings together start in July next year! Well, these people are ahead of the curve that’s why. They know come March there’s going to be a huge surge of panicked students scrambling to find anywhere to live. Despite the conditions, despite the price. Estate agents know this too. So don’t fall into that trap and book your student house as soon as you can.

Don’t underestimate how much stuff you have!

difficulties of moving house as a student

Using a removal service or worse – taxis to move everything you own, it can make your life incredibly stressful. When all you want to do is enjoy the summer and chill out after you’ve finished university for the year. I strongly recommend getting someone to help you and a car to move everything. I understand that you like to make your room your home. But keep in mind that you don’t need bring literally everything you own to university and it will make your life so less stressful when comes to moving. Also you will most definitely end up losing something.

Deposit! Deposit! Deposit!

Remember that hefty £250 deposit you paid at the start? Well here’s your chance to get that back. But be warned. Some student accommodations will pick at every fault to ensure they don’t have to pay you back your deposit in full. This also is the case with the estate agents you’ve just booked with for next year when you move into your student house. Do a bit of research into these estate agents and check the reviews. Some have a history of exploiting students and not paying back their deposits. So when it comes to the end of your tenancy, make you scrub up place spotless if you want that £250 back.

Choose your housemates wisely

pick your friends when moving house as a student

So this year you have chosen who to live with. Whereas compared to first year, your flatmates were just luck of the draw. A big difference between student halls and student house is, you’ve got to set up your bills yourself. This means there will be one person in charge of all of this. This person maybe you, and you can have a real stressful time on your hands when one of your housemates always “forgets” to pay their part of the monthly bills. These future housemates of yours fun so far. But keep in mind of the classic saying – you don’t know someone until you live with them. You got to live with these for a year. Just keep it in mind.

Moving house as a student

More likely than not, moving house will only be slightly draining and you’ll get on with your housemates just fine. But do get some horror stories. If you’d like some tips into getting along with you housemates check here. 

These are just a few things to consider when moving into a student house

 

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