If you are a student about to start looking for somewhere to live, this guide is for you.
Whether you’re looking for accommodation straightaway or thinking about finding a place to live for the next academic year, this guide should help you through the whole house hunting process and give you all the information you need to make a Smart Move.
Around November each year in Sheffield, local letting agents will start marketing properties for the next academic year and the annual house hunting season begins. There really is no need to start house hunting this early and it is possible to find accommodation of a good standard and close to the University whenever you choose to start house hunting.
In Sheffield most private rented student tenancies will start on 1st July and across the city, thousands of students will be on the move. You could be moving in to your new place just a few hours after the last tenants left and the house may not be in perfect condition! However whatever time you find yourself on the move, there are a few things you should do, as soon as the tenancy starts. Check out the following moving in checklist, for tips on how you can make a Smartmove.
For all you need to know about moving in and moving out in one convenient place, you can view our PDF guide for an overview, and find more specific advice in the sections below.
Having a safe, affordable and happy place to live is really important to your sense of wellbeing and it can have a massive impact on your University experience. Most students will have a great time living with friends and have no major issues with their landlord or property. However, if the dream house turns out to a nightmare or you have the housemates, neighbours or landlord from hell, you may need advice on what your rights are and what you can do to resolve the issue. The following information covers the most common problems and issues that students may encounter when living in a rented property. If the information does not cover your issue, remember that housing advice is always available from your Student Advice Centre.
The University offers accommodation to both first years and returners. Your rights and responsibilities are different if you live in University owned or partnership accommodation, than if you live in the private sector. If you have issues with your University housing you can get independent advice from the Student Advice Centre. You may also get support from the University’s Residence Life and Accommodation team. If you have issues with your University housing, you can get independent advice from the Student Advice Centre.
Sometimes things don’t work out where you are living and you may wish to leave before the end of your housing contract or you may leaving at the end of the tenancy, but want to make sure you get your deposit back. Whatever the reasons for leaving, check out the following information before you do and make sure you make a Smartmove.
For all you need to know about moving in and moving out in one convenient place, you can check out our guide here for an overview, and find more specific advice in the sections below.
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