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    Hi all,

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    I'm entering into a two year top up course at Salford Uni, to reduce a 4 hour daily trip I decided to find a place. Found a beauty that is a 15 minute walk from Media City (where I'll be taking my course). £89 a week, £200 deposit.

    The 'Problem"

    I've been told I have to move in by the beginning of August to secure the room, now I don't know when I'll be starting my course but I was wondering if this is normal? My brother moved into halls way back when he started in August, but as I didn't realise it was something I'd be doing so soon, I'm a little taken a back by it. My main worry at the time being is : how much time do I need to be seen present at the house to not lose the room before starting Uni?

    Now I know that's a question to ask my landlord amongst whether I'm safe parking my car near the house or is she better at home, while I take buses and trains, but I wanted to see whether anyone else has found this. AND I'm trying to get as many months with my boyfriend as possible.

    Plus, I'm having to change my details as I was originally going to live at home, but with less than £200 left in my bank from last years Student Finance and deposit and possibly a months rent to pay before I even move in, I'm worried of how soon I'll get my money.

    Any advice is welcomed!
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    Hi all,

    Back Story

    I'm entering into a two year top up course at Salford Uni, to reduce a 4 hour daily trip I decided to find a place. Found a beauty that is a 15 minute walk from Media City (where I'll be taking my course). £89 a week, £200 deposit.

    The 'Problem"

    I've been told I have to move in by the beginning of August to secure the room, now I don't know when I'll be starting my course but I was wondering if this is normal? My brother moved into halls way back when he started in August, but as I didn't realise it was something I'd be doing so soon, I'm a little taken a back by it. My main worry at the time being is : how much time do I need to be seen present at the house to not lose the room before starting Uni?

    Now I know that's a question to ask my landlord amongst whether I'm safe parking my car near the house or is she better at home, while I take buses and trains, but I wanted to see whether anyone else has found this. AND I'm trying to get as many months with my boyfriend as possible.

    Plus, I'm having to change my details as I was originally going to live at home, but with less than £200 left in my bank from last years Student Finance and deposit and possibly a months rent to pay before I even move in, I'm worried of how soon I'll get my money.

    Any advice is welcomed!
    It's normal for a contract to be a 12 month one i.e. student pays rent July & August but its not normal to stipulate when the tenant actually moves in - most landlords know a lot of students go home for the summer.
 
 
 
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