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    So basically I've not really made any close friends at uni yet so I've not had anyone to get a house with. Would it be better to just go back into halls next year or would you reccomend looking for people who need housemates on facebook or something? I honestly would rather move in with total strangers than move into a house of people who are all friends but idk :confused:
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    (Original post by JakeCryo)
    So basically I've not really made any close friends at uni yet so I've not had anyone to get a house with. Would it be better to just go back into halls next year or would you reccomend looking for people who need housemates on facebook or something? I honestly would rather move in with total strangers than move into a house of people who are all friends but idk :confused:
    If you like living in halls themselves then maybe stay in them for next year however if you are happy to live with strangers then finding people who need a housemate would probably be much better financially.
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    I'm in the same position I haven't had a very good experience with halls so if I really can't find anyone to live with soon Ill probably either get a studio or look for a space available in a house and live with strangers.
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    I would consider prices and travel before anything.
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    Also if you're considering a room in a shared house, check the contract carefully. I would strongly advise against a 'joint' contract if they are strangers, as you are then liable for any rent they don't pay. Some places will offer the contracts on individual basis, so therefore you cannot be charged if your house mates miss a payment/decide to leave. Also, same in halls, if damage is caused in a 'communal' area outside of your room and there is no way of finding out who caused it, and no-one admits, then the landlord can recoup the costs from all of your deposits.

    Hopefully these things wouldn't even be an issue, but I've found out the hard way not to trust people on face value!
 
 
 

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