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How to Select the Perfect Accommodation for You

Choosing to study in another country is a big decision, and you want to make the best choices, so you have a stress-free stay. Once you have been accepted on a course, the next thing you need to plan is where you are going to stay while you are studying. There are many types of accommodation available to students with varying facilities on offer depending on both your preference and your budget. Here are some things you will need to consider before making your choice.

What Are You Looking for?

When thinking about your accommodation, you must consider exactly what your requirements are. Are you the type of person that wants to live on their own, or do you enjoy other people's company? Can you cope with sharing a bathroom and kitchen with others? There is also the comfort level of the accommodation to consider; do you want to have lots of amenities to use, or are you happy with the basics? Once you have decided what you want, it is easier to choose the right apartment to make you feel at home. If you are eager to learn the local language, then there are also options for staying with local families, as with any shared accommodation, you will need to be happy to reside in close quarters with others.

Your Finances

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Accommodation Starter Kits

The new term is fast approaching. For many, it will be their first time moving away from home. Some will travel thousands of miles, in order to pursue a course at a chosen University, here in the UK.

 

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For Some, Studying in the UK Just Got Cheaper!

Studying in the UK just became cheaper owing to the depreciation of the British pound, after last week's decision to leave the EU with the successful Brexit vote. Sterling fell to its lowest level against the US dollar since 1985.

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What Students Will Pay for a London Apartment

 

Small, cramped apartments that are unkempt, untidy and filled with students are a hallmark of life for many students no matter where they go to university. When shopping for a flat in London, you need to know what you are willing to pay for a place to live before you start looking.

There are many great areas in London for you to find the perfect home, no matter what your price range. For some, these will be small, cramped apartments that you share with other students, while others are able to afford some of the hottest flats in London that used to be reserved for financial professionals.

Students from a Wide Range of Backgrounds

Students of all backgrounds flock to some of the top schools in London for a chance at receiving some of the best education in the world. Some of these students can barely afford the clothes on their back while others come from affluent backgrounds where money isn't an issue. Regardless of your background, you shouldn't have any trouble finding a flat in your price range especially if you are willing to entertain the idea of roommates.

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How to be a Successful Student Landlord

Becoming a student landlord can be both a positive and a profitable venture, but only if you do it properly. When you're planning on renting to students, it pays to be prepared. If you're a landlord new to student lets, and you want to ensure that your newest endeavour is a success, here is some essential advice to help you on your journey, from tips on purchasing a suitable property to advice for finding your first tenants.

Do Your Research First

It's important to contemplate the complexity and hard work involved in managing a property business. Like any commercial endeavour, the general rules of running and marketing an enterprise apply. You will be required to invest time and capital in coming to understand your customers and then providing them with the products and services they desire at a viable price. Managing a profitable student letting business is a yellow brick road to riches: uncertain; fraught with dangers; and a lot harder to travel than it might first look. After hours, you'll need to familiarise yourself over and over with the ever mutable laws on tenancies and letting, and complete your accounts and tax returns. 

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