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The University of Brighton

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These university guides by written by our members offer individual experiences of day to day life. See the main university guide for information on facilities, opening hours, locations, policies etc.

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Campus - Buildings and Enviroment

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Campus - Nightlife

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Societies

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Facilities and Services

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Other

Are there any other facilities offered? Are specific facilities offered for religious activity - such as prayer rooms or chapels? Facilities for disabled students? If you have experience of these things, share them here.

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Accommodation

What are/were your halls like?

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Non-University Accommodation

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Date: July 3, 2011

Comment: I rented a house in my first 2 years in Brighton. One was rented directly from a landlord associated with StudentPad, and the other was rented through a letting agency and both have their pros and cons. Let me talk about the one we rented through the letting agency first. 1) Letting agency: it is sometimes useful because they usually have a big database of properties to show you, and you can easily find 3 or 4 properties matching your search criteria and go view them one after the other on the same day. The other upside to using a letting agency is that if you are having a dispute with your landlord, the letting agency will usually mediate the dispute for you and sometimes offer useful advice. I feel that there are more cons to using a letting agency than benefits, but that's just my opinion. The reason for this is that letting agencies are, at their very core, businesses. As such all they, and the landlords, want is your money at the end of the day. Letting agencies are sometimes not open on weekends, and they can sometimes be your only way of contacting the landlord, so if an emergency comes up on a weekend, there's basically nothing you can do. Also, renting from a letting agency means that you have to pay a fairly steep management price that is non-refundable at the end of your tenancy. And I feel that if you rent from a letting agency, you are less likely to get your deposit back at the end of the tenancy. Letting agencies to avoid are: Pembertons (just not very helpful in general), and Harringtons (conducts viewings without prior notice).

2) renting directly through a landlord: if the landlord is associated with StudentPad, you know they are of a certain standard. The immediate upside to this is that the university checks their properties to make sure they are clean, safe, and conform to the university's standards for a student property. The other good thing is that when you view the house, usually you will get to meet the landlord in person and get a sense of what kind of person they are. Frequently they are friendly people, and as long as you don't make a mess of their property, they will not bother you at all. Dealing directly with the landlord allows you to bypass all management fees, and offers greater flexibility. Letting agents need to follow rules whereas the landlord is the one who makes the rules. The only potential downside to renting directly from a landlord is if they are a bad landlord.


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The City of Brighton

Shops, Buildings and Environment

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