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    Has anyone had any experience of what it's like there or applied there? I have read REALLY bad things about unite accommodation but I don't know if this bad reputation applies to the Edinburgh unite accommodations. If anyone could give me feedback that would be fab!
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    Unite is a horrible company and you should avoid them at all costs. At all costs. Seriously, they made my friend's life hell for more than a year and charged her a fortune for the privilege.

    Their properties are exorbitantly overpriced. The cheapest room in Chalmers Street will cost you over £7000 for 44 weeks. Are you mental? You could get a room in a shared flat on the same street for half the price. Napier's accommodation would be about half the price.

    Please, please, please don't give these con artists your bank details. They will treat you like **** and wring every penny they can out of you.
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    Unite is a horrible company and you should avoid them at all costs. At all costs. Seriously, they made my friend's life hell for more than a year and charged her a fortune for the privilege.

    Their properties are exorbitantly overpriced. The cheapest room in Chalmers Street will cost you over £7000 for 44 weeks. Are you mental? You could get a room in a shared flat on the same street for half the price. Napier's accommodation would be about half the price.

    Please, please, please don't give these con artists your bank details. They will treat you like **** and wring every penny they can out of you.
    Aaah, It's a difficult decision because i'm moving to Edinburgh to go to Edinburgh college and then go into second year university 2014. I looked for flatshares with no reply and most if not all first year uni students go into uni halls and uni houses and I don't want to live somewhere where I am limited to the people in my flat - most probably older than me and people on my small college course and not meet people. I looked through different uni private accomodations but all the rooms in flats were taken - only studios left. I figured the only way to meet people was to live in Chalmers street where there was still rooms and it was next to the meadows an added plus. I really want to make friends and I feel although I have no option but to stay there. It is SO expensive though I agree. I've saved for years for accomodation for uni and I just don't know what to do anymore. I feel depressed rather than excited about the prospect. Aaaaah.
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    There's still plenty of time between now and September. I haven't even started looking into accommodation yet.

    Keep posting ads on Gumtree and I'm sure nearer the time you'll find plenty of people who are looking for others to make up the numbers for flat shares. I would say you'd have a much better chance this way of meeting people you actually want to live with and are likely to become friends with.

    Moving into Unite isn't going to guarantee you a ready made social life. Unite's accommodation is just a bunch of flats, so you'd be sharing a flat in their building with 4-7 other people and you'll have no idea who they are. My friend who I mentioned above got stuck with a bunch of absolute head bangers who made her life a misery and completely trashed the flat over the course of the year. Unite kept her deposit to cover the cost of repairing the damage.

    How old are you, if you don't mind my asking? Which university are you starting in 2014?
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    (Original post by mrgunde)
    There's still plenty of time between now and September. I haven't even started looking into accommodation yet.

    Keep posting ads on Gumtree and I'm sure nearer the time you'll find plenty of people who are looking for others to make up the numbers for flat shares. I would say you'd have a much better chance this way of meeting people you actually want to live with and are likely to become friends with.

    Moving into Unite isn't going to guarantee you a ready made social life. Unite's accommodation is just a bunch of flats, so you'd be sharing a flat in their building with 4-7 other people and you'll have no idea who they are. My friend who I mentioned above got stuck with a bunch of absolute head bangers who made her life a misery and completely trashed the flat over the course of the year. Unite kept her deposit to cover the cost of repairing the damage.

    How old are you, if you don't mind my asking? Which university are you starting in 2014?
    Yeah, thanks that's a good idea. I just checked and I've got until july to cancel if I want so posting an add on gumtree wouldn't do any harm after that!

    Oh no, that's awful! What an absolute nightmare! I can imagine that is quite a popular scenario. I'm eighteen, still living at home in 6th year but just anticipating leaving. Either napier or edinburgh for uni. The only reason i'm worried is because I don't see there being any first years wanting to house share because obviously they will be given housing options from uni. I also can't see any second or even third years wanting to share with a young college student, x
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    Hi All,

    My name is Frankie. I work for UNITE, I'm on TSR to get help and advice on all aspects of living with UNITE.

    If you have any questions or there is any information you need about Chalmers Street just send me a message and I'd be happy to help.

    Thanks,
    Frankie
 
 
 
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