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I start on the 24th of Sept so I won't get paid up to 5 days after that date. The accom on Student.com says move in date 09/08/18. What happens about this? I'm gonna phone today, but I'd rather be clued up first haha.

Also can't see anything about upfront costs and it says no booking fees. I'm real confused overall, help lol.
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(Original post by gussssss)
I start on the 24th of Sept so I won't get paid up to 5 days after that date. The accom on Student.com says move in date 09/08/18. What happens about this? I'm gonna phone today, but I'd rather be clued up first haha.

Also can't see anything about upfront costs and it says no booking fees. I'm real confused overall, help lol.
You may have to pay in installments and generally the first is either before or soon after move in.
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You may have to pay in installments and generally the first is either before or soon after move in.
So I can move in whenever I want and not by their date and not have to pay for their period? This is the only thing that worries me. If so that's good. I'm not really worried about when I pay aslong as it's after I move in, have my finance by then.
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So I can move in whenever I want and not by their date and not have to pay for their period? This is the only thing that worries me. If so that's good. I'm not really worried about when I pay aslong as it's after I move in, have my finance by then.
You can move in whenever you want after their date though your contract will set out when you need to pay.
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though your contract will set out when you need to pay.
And this is personal to me yes? The 09/08/18 is not when my contract starts and it starts on my move in date? If so no further questions lmao

Sorry for the dumb questions I just need to know every detail generally haha
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(Original post by gussssss)
And this is personal to me yes? The 09/08/18 is not when my contract starts and it starts on my move in date? If so no further questions lmao

Sorry for the dumb questions I just need to know every detail generally haha
Sorry not really sure what your questions are. Clarify please?
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So, you don't get your maintenance loan until after you move in?

If I've read this properly and that's the case, I wouldn't worry. Everyone else will also be getting theirs at that time, so the university should understand.

Contact accommodation and explain your situation to them, they'll probably be really accepting and just grateful that you notified them in advance.
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Also, you will need to pay the dates set out in your contract. The university doesn't care when you personally move in.
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So, you don't get your maintenance loan until after you move in?

If I've read this properly and that's the case, I wouldn't worry. Everyone else will also be getting theirs at that time, so the university should understand.

Contact accommodation and explain your situation to them, they'll probably be really accepting and just grateful that you notified them in advance.
Nooo it's not the Uni that's why I'm kinda worried/confused. It's on Student.com that I'm looking because the upfront cost for UEL is RIDIC (750 plus 200 deposit)

So they claim move in date is 09/08/18 but I've concluded this is just a guideline and just when they start letting people live there. Cause I did tell her on the phone I move in on the 24th (when I start) and she said it's fine most of them start in sept...

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Also, you will need to pay the dates set out in your contract. The university doesn't care when you personally move in.
I don't know this contract though. I haven't started anything with accomm yet due to waiting for deposit money. Maybe because this is separate from the uni, or I'm being dumb lol.
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(Original post by gussssss)
Nooo it's not the Uni that's why I'm kinda worried/confused. It's on Student.com that I'm looking because the upfront cost for UEL is RIDIC (750 plus 200 deposit)

So they claim move in date is 09/08/18 but I've concluded this is just a guideline and just when they start letting people live there. Cause I did tell her on the phone I move in on the 24th (when I start) and she said it's fine most of them start in sept...

Thanks guys
You'll most likely be able to move in any time from 09/08.

However, even if you don't move in until September, you'll have to pay when the contract says (so you might need to pay your first installment on or around 09/08).
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You'll most likely be able to move in any time from 09/08.

However, even if you don't move in until September, you'll have to pay when the contract says (so you might need to pay your first installment on or around 09/08).
If that is the case I'm doomed here, there is no way I'm affording that, I don't get my first instalment til after the 24th.

Private renting it is
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You'll most likely be able to move in any time from 09/08.

However, even if you don't move in until September, you'll have to pay when the contract says (so you might need to pay your first installment on or around 09/08).
Okay I think we're all wrong cause this other place states move in any time. I'll go for those ones or ones around Sept, as ugly as they are lol :/ Cheers
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(Original post by gussssss)
I start on the 24th of Sept so I won't get paid up to 5 days after that date. The accom on Student.com says move in date 09/08/18. What happens about this? I'm gonna phone today, but I'd rather be clued up first haha.

Also can't see anything about upfront costs and it says no booking fees. I'm real confused overall, help lol.
Can you provide more detail to your query and tell us what uni the accommodation is at, then people can work it out for you?
Its also not likely to be any easier and it could be worse doing it privately.
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Can you provide more detail to your query and tell us what uni the accommodation is at, then people can work it out for you?
Its also not likely to be any easier and it could be worse doing it privately.
It will be easier in respect of payment I'd assume, cause I think with student accommodation you pay in large instalments? It's less flexible, I could just get in a shared house somewhere. I really want to work out student accommodation though.

I'm going to UEL, but it's not there I'm going to accommodation. They want too much money upfront so I'm using Student.com right now and that's what I'm referring to
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It will be easier in respect of payment I'd assume, cause I think with student accommodation you pay in large instalments? It's less flexible, I could just get in a shared house somewhere. I really want to work out student accommodation though.

I'm going to UEL, but it's not there I'm going to accommodation. They want too much money upfront so I'm using Student.com right now and that's what I'm referring to
From what I can see is student.com is more like a middle person agent for a number of other student residence providers.
There are no terms and conditions I can see. Until you see that contract, then you will not know when your contract runs from or anything you have to pay in advance or as a deposit.

I would be wary of expecting significantly more favourable terms in the private sector. You should also compare like with like. Student accommodation is often for c 40/42 weeks to cover term times. Private is more likely to be 52 weeks. private may also require a full terms payment in advance or by a certain date i.e not weekly, but you wont know till you see the contract.
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From what I can see is student.com is more like a middle person agent for a number of other student residence providers.
There are no terms and conditions I can see. Until you see that contract, then you will not know when your contract runs from or anything you have to pay in advance or as a deposit.

I would be wary of expecting significantly more favourable terms in the private sector. You should also compare like with like. Student accommodation is often for c 40/42 weeks to cover term times. Private is more likely to be 52 weeks. private may also require a full terms payment in advance or by a certain date i.e not weekly, but you wont know till you see the contract.
Oh that's okay I get the full amount of SF so some weeks more idm paying. And I plan on paying all in big instalments anyway if I go student accomm, rather have it out of the way. I didn't mean private student accomm was more favourable, I meant the shared houses (like not student accomm ie student.com) are more flexible.

Thanks for your insight
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Oh that's okay I get the full amount of SF so some weeks more idm paying. And I plan on paying all in big instalments anyway if I go student accomm, rather have it out of the way. I didn't mean private student accomm was more favourable, I meant the shared houses (like not student accomm ie student.com) are more flexible.

Thanks for your insight
Possibly. Normally contracts are 52 weeks, but if you arent planning on showing up till then end of September, then they can amend it to run from then till the end of August. You will also need a deposit of 4-6 weeks rent.
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You will also need a deposit of 4-6 weeks rent.
How'd you know that? All the lady mentioned on the phone was a deposit of 250 and she said I could align the deposits when my SFE comes in. I hate being confused lol. I have emailed but no response
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How'd you know that? All the lady mentioned on the phone was a deposit of 250 and she said I could align the deposits when my SFE comes in. I hate being confused lol. I have emailed but no response
I was talking about private rented not student.com.
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