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    Here's the deal - I've been at uni for a month now, my course is great, the uni itself is great, and I really enjoy it.

    My room is also really nice, however I find there are a variety of problems which I feel I probably cannot deal with for an entire year. I have lived at shared accommodation for the last 2 years and I've dealt with it, but I feel that now I am beginning to need my privacy more and more.

    Some of the issues I have had include:
    - The walls in these halls are paper thin. I can hear everything people are talking about next door to me, and more (even when they use the loo - AWKWARD)
    - It probably doesn't help that my flatmates are super loud (I have told them to tone down their noise levels at night quite a few times, yet it repeatedly happens (during normal hours this is not an issue because daytime is anyone's time to shine)). I thought they might tone it down after freshers but this clearly has not been the case.
    - The kitchen is always extremely messy - I recently came back in the evening to find blood all over the dining table. The fridge has mould in it, and even though it is a specific person's shelf, they are unwilling to clean it. They prefer to use other people's instead.

    Seeing as I will spend another 3-4 years here, I might move into a furnished apartment.

    I have been looking around for apartments, none of them will be available for another month, but I can deal with that. I just don't think the entire rest of the year will work out for me staying here.
    How could I go about making a moving transition like this as smoothly as possible, as quickly as possible?
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    (Original post by DoritoEvie)
    Here's the deal - I've been at uni for a month now, my course is great, the uni itself is great, and I really enjoy it.

    My room is also really nice, however I find there are a variety of problems which I feel I probably cannot deal with for an entire year. I have lived at shared accommodation for the last 2 years and I've dealt with it, but I feel that now I am beginning to need my privacy more and more.

    Some of the issues I have had include:
    - The walls in these halls are paper thin. I can hear everything people are talking about next door to me, and more (even when they use the loo - AWKWARD)
    - It probably doesn't help that my flatmates are super loud (I have told them to tone down their noise levels at night quite a few times, yet it repeatedly happens (during normal hours this is not an issue because daytime is anyone's time to shine)). I thought they might tone it down after freshers but this clearly has not been the case.
    - The kitchen is always extremely messy - I recently came back in the evening to find blood all over the dining table. The fridge has mould in it, and even though it is a specific person's shelf, they are unwilling to clean it. They prefer to use other people's instead.

    Seeing as I will spend another 3-4 years here, I might move into a furnished apartment.

    I have been looking around for apartments, none of them will be available for another month, but I can deal with that. I just don't think the entire rest of the year will work out for me staying here.
    How could I go about making a moving transition like this as smoothly as possible, as quickly as possible?
    Its straightforward , but not easy.

    Look at the terms of your licence/ agreement and it will almost certainly say you will be responsible for the rent for the entire term i.e till the end of the year, unless you find a replacement.

    Some unis have a system where after a certain period, then people can put in for a swap and they have an exchange system, but you have to ask why they wnat to leave in the first place....

    If you can find someone to take over the room, then its just a case of fundung a flat to rent and having a deposit and rent in advance. You might also find a flat where someone wants to leave uni and then get a deal.

    My advice would be to look around, but as a reserve, then unless they are terrible you will have to make the best of it. Make an effort to socialise with them as a house i.e have house meals trips etc or at least dont make enemies and hide in your room. Get your own social life and friends and just look at it as a place to live. A few friends helps you settle down more. Finding a replacement is very hit and miss plus harder, the longer the term goes on.

    Once you find one, then you just go to accommodation sign a few forms and move out on the agreed date.
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    Its straightforward , but not easy.

    Look at the terms of your licence/ agreement and it will almost certainly say you will be responsible for the rent for the entire term i.e till the end of the year, unless you find a replacement.

    Some unis have a system where after a certain period, then people can put in for a swap and they have an exchange system, but you have to ask why they wnat to leave in the first place....

    If you can find someone to take over the room, then its just a case of fundung a flat to rent and having a deposit and rent in advance. You might also find a flat where someone wants to leave uni and then get a deal.

    My advice would be to look around, but as a reserve, then unless they are terrible you will have to make the best of it. Make an effort to socialise with them as a house i.e have house meals trips etc or at least dont make enemies and hide in your room. Get your own social life and friends and just look at it as a place to live. A few friends helps you settle down more. Finding a replacement is very hit and miss plus harder, the longer the term goes on.

    Once you find one, then you just go to accommodation sign a few forms and move out on the agreed date.
    I have nothing against my flatmates, we're not enemies by any means. I do socialise, I am actually not at home most of the day.
    My biggest problem with this place is the fact that the walls are so thin, you can hear everything, even if they are in the kitchen (my room is the furthest away from it, too). There have also been incidents where my neighbouring flatmate brought guys home at 4 a.m, and trust me, you don't want to hear that - feels like you're in the same room. I even wear earplugs.

    I think my uni has a system where you can switch accommodation, or so. I know I live in one of the most popular halls.

    But I think first, I need to look for a new place to settle down in, if possible.
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    (Original post by DoritoEvie)
    I have nothing against my flatmates, we're not enemies by any means. I do socialise, I am actually not at home most of the day.
    My biggest problem with this place is the fact that the walls are so thin, you can hear everything, even if they are in the kitchen (my room is the furthest away from it, too). There have also been incidents where my neighbouring flatmate brought guys home at 4 a.m, and trust me, you don't want to hear that - feels like you're in the same room. I even wear earplugs.

    I think my uni has a system where you can switch accommodation, or so. I know I live in one of the most popular halls.

    But I think first, I need to look for a new place to settle down in, if possible.
    Your priority need to be finding out of leaving is possible. A new place is not a problem if you have the money. Unless you are willing to pay for two places then finding a new place isnt the issue. In the meantime you will just have to get some earplugs.
 
 
 
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