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    When I go to sleep at night, will there be a lock on the door?
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    there has been in every one ive been in
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    My room had a double lock system, in that when you shut the door it couldn't be opened from the outside without a key, and you had the option to flick a catch thingy on the inside so that it couldn't be opened at all (very useful if you didn't want the cleaner waking you up lol).

    Also, I've NEVER heard of student accommodation that doesn't have a lock - that's why they can make you all buy individual TV licenses.
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    If you live in private accommodation you might have to put your own lock on your door but you will have an outside lock. Your landlord shouldn't have any problem with you attaching a lock on the inside of the door. Also I think most uni student accommodation have locks as described by Paeony.

    About TV Licenses, I was told by a neighbour that you should only have to pay for indiviual licenses if you have locks like the one's you described Paeony. Then again, you hear so many different things about TV Licenses that sometimes it's hard to remember just exactly what the deal is.
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    Student Accomodation always has locks on the inside of the doors

    Private Accomodation can vary. I dont think I have locks on my next accomodation, so I am buying various locking features which includes kensington locks for my equipment, bike locks and lockable money boxes for storing important pieces of info.

    Its not the best situation to be in, especially as I do not know some people in the flat, but I am hoping that my insurance and several common sense security approaches work.

    If you have a separate contract and/or lockable doors you have to get a TV Licence. If you have a joint tenancy and no locked doors, then there is no problem. I am in flat this year with just one common room, but if you are in a house with a living room, etc then you could get a TV licence for the communal areas.
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    Yep mine did, and there was an automatic lock on the door of our flat... so you'll be quite safe
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    (Original post by Andy Pipkin)
    When I go to sleep at night, will there be a lock on the door?
    No, there's a lock only during daytime.





    Sorry. I just had to.
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    In my hall there was a lock on the door of the flat and a lock on my bedroom door
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    when i was at nottingham the room i had couldn't be locked. only from the outside.
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    (Original post by GTi)
    when i was at nottingham the room i had couldn't be locked. only from the outside.
    Well that's safe! :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by GTi)
    when i was at nottingham the room i had couldn't be locked. only from the outside.
    Sure you weren't sleeping in the corridor?
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    (Original post by Andy Pipkin)
    Well that's safe! :rolleyes:
    I imagine it was a fire thing. So in the event of fire you didnt have to waste time unlocking a door or something :dontknow:
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    im pretty sure they have to put locks on the doors. its in their interests to keep maximum security for you guys.

    as for the TV licence thing, i heard it depended on whether you had a joint and seperate tenancy. we all signed the same piece of paper which i had the impression meant it was a joint tenancy, i.e. if someone didnt pay rent/moved out then we'd be responsible for paying the money rather than the landlords responsibilty to find a new tenant. having said that all our doors have locks on which is pretty standard for student housing, so do we need one TV license or lots?
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    I got so used to having a lock on my door in halls that I dont feel safe in my own room at home as there is no lock.. mehh
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    Of course student accommodation will have locks on the doors. I mean, someone might walk into your room while you're shagging someone. Not, that I suspect, Pipkin will get any though lol.
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    lolmine had a auto lock on the main hall door and then one on my door for it to lock you eather had to use your key of flick the latch over. mind u there was a few nights i forgot to lock it but no one came in
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    (Original post by bluetide)
    there was a few nights i forgot to lock it but no one came in
    How do you know? :ninja:
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    Last year I hardly ever locked my room door when I was inside except, ahem, when it was appropriate. I lived nearest to the outside door of our building and my room became sortof a drop-in place for drunk friends/people having dramas and leaving the door open was easier than having to get up at all hours and let people in! I should add we did have a swipe card system on the external door so it was fairly safe! However I would imagine all student accomodation would HAVE to lock, for legal reasons?
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    (Original post by Ronove)
    How do you know? :ninja:
    because it only happened when i was workig all night
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    (Original post by Jerby)
    Sure you weren't sleeping in the corridor?
    lol, yeh im sure. it was 2 nights for this thing i was doing and there was no lock on the door.
 
 
 

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