University is an exciting time for many, and if you have decided to privately rent off-campus it is very important that you understand how to find safe and well-maintained accommodation.
Whilst searching for a room or property off-campus, you will notice that they vary in price, size, quality and style. Do not feel rushed into committing to a property, especially if you haven’t viewed it in person, and remember - if a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is!
This guide will provide you with details of our PAL accreditation scheme, together with an overview of what to expect at each stage of your time living off-campus – from the beginning stages of searching for suitable accommodation, to nearing the end of your tenancy and moving out.
Renting privately is a very different experience to living on-campus, with many more responsibilities to take into consideration. It is important to remember that the University is still here to support you, and this guide contains a broad range of helpful key contacts, available to provide you with advice and guidance if required.
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