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Viewing properties

Always view a property before signing the contract

Once you have your shortlist of properties you want to view, draw up a list of the things you want to know before you go (or use the checklist in the guide to private sector housing).

Key things to ask about are:

  • How far is it from the University?
  • What are transport links like?
  • What is the rent/deposit?
  • Length of tenancy?
  • Is it furnished?
  • Is it in good repair – who do I report problems to?
  • If there are problems will they be sorted before I move in?
  • Does the kitchen have enough storage? Is there fridge/cooker/washing machine?
  • Are there enough bathroom(s)/shower(s)/WC(s)?
  • What heating does it have?

Find out about the SASSH standards and entry level for each star rating that is expected of landlords by reading SASSH - landlord information. (The standards will only apply to properties found through SASSH and not to properties found independently or through an agency).

If you have any queries or need more information please contact

Students who live in private residences in a residents parking zone during their academic year must apply for a residents' parking permit if they want to park their cars. Find out more

Page last updated on Tuesday 24 September 2019 at 3.03pm.


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