Just wondered how everyones house hunting for next year was going? (Coming from a smug finalist who doesn't have to go through that hell this year!)
Has anyone else started yet or is it just Leeds being ridiculously early? We've had people coming round to view ours for the last two weeks.
Though maybe people could share any handy hints and tips for getting a nice house and not getting completely screwed over!
Not sorted anything yet, but it's all anyone's been talking about atm.
Well British gas invented an extra meter in my old house and started charging for it I had to ring them up numerous times and they said send the bills back with a note so I did every time and yet more bills came. The people who had the house after us got sent a court summons because they still hadnt got their act together.
As for house hunting I'm in a bit of a crap position. i'm doing a postgrad and I'm currently in my first year its a 2 yr course. My course is small and I'm one of the only ones that has managed to get into halls off my course. The two people who I get along with best both live at home and most other people on the course already live in rented accom and arent moving. everyone in my halls that i know are doing yr courses and finish in June. I dont know what to do I could reapply to halls but i dont think i stand much chance getting in 2 yrs running, or I can move in with random people who are looking for one extra to make up their house, problem with that being most people with a spare room I've been scouring the notice boards are second years. No offense but I was always noisy and drunk when I was a second year so I dont really want to live with that cos i have my diss to do next year. i've been looking to get a flat of my own but its a bit anti social and also costly and I'm stoney broke. Any ideas anyone? What do you think my best option is?
We are looking early - the housing lists here don't come out til feb/march, but i know some people (friend of a friend type thing) who -own a house up here that sounds perfect - right on the main bus route from town to uni, next to loads of shops and 3 pubs, has washing machine and dishwasher(!), 5 bedrooms and an attic conversion (for guests and as a general chilling space), off road parking and next to loads of other students. We're going to see it on sunday, but i'm pretty sure this is going to be the one we have!
When I was at aber we had our house sorted in october.
For third year to get a decent cheap house. In aber you have to start really early. In first year we picked up the uni private accom guide on the first day it was published and half the suitable houses had gone by the end of the first day so we got in in third year before the list. Went through a property agent. Thats why i'm panicking now cos it seems like I've left it really late.