Moving out from your student accommodation into a shared house can be daunting and it can be a difficult transition.
If you’re not familiar with your rights and responsibilities as a tenant, you may find yourself in a bit of trouble when you need to move again. We’ve put together a few tips on what to keep in mind when moving into your new pad.
1. What type of contract are you in?
Students renting will either have a joint or separate tenancy. If you have a joint tenancy, you all have the same responsibility. So, if one person moves out or can’t pay, the rest of you may have to pay their share.
If you have a fixed-term tenancy and one of you wants to leave before the contract is up, the landlord may enforce you to pay the full length of the tenancy.
If you have a joint fixed term tenancy the landlord may demand that the contract can’t end unless all the housemates leave.
2. Do an inventory
Make sure you do a good check of your residence when you move in – this includes looking for any damages and the overall condition of the house. If problems aren’t recorded you may be liable to pay for any damages. You also might be able to claim your deposit back if there are damages in your accommodation.
3. Know how to contact your landlord
Make sure you have a good contact for your landlord. Hopefully, you will be able to contact your landlord via e-mail and phone.
4. Pay your bills
You need to make sure you sort out your household bills when you move in. You need to contact your bill provider and get all your names on the bill so you’re all liable.
5. Set up your TV license
You need to make sure you have TV license in your house if you’re watching tv or tv catch up. If you don’t pay it you risk a massive fine.
6. Respect the local council
Students don’t need to pay any council tax but it will be your responsibility to dispose of your rubbish correctly. You may receive a fine if you don’t get rid of your waste properly.
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I loved it there !
Brickworks is a great home for whoever comes to live in Dublin for a while.
The friendliness of the staff along with the welcoming environment make for a great place to live. When I first entered the room, it felt like a hotel room : comfortable, modern and very liveable.
The neighborhood is as calm as it gets and you get to the most animated streets in 15mn.
The sunset view on the rooftop is the cherry on the cake.
For a very spacious space with great amenities, the price is very mucb affordable. Good views and great support staff to help out at anytime of the day.
I moved to Mayfair Court 3 years ago and we love it here. My apartment is spacious and enlightened by large windows facing Wilmslow road. Commons, including a flourishing inner garden are well kept. Staff are friendly and always there to help, and the community is diverse. Location is very convenient. There’s a bus stop at the foot of the building, a supermarket across the street, Bodey Medical Centre behind the supermarket, and plenty of restaurants and pubs around. I'm happy to call this place our home while in Manchester.
Searched for loads of student accommodation before I found this gem amongst the rest. Really nice sizeable apartments in a great student busy location. Would highly recommend Mezzino.
Excelente ubicacion, atencion y servicio. Muy cuidado todo, las recepcionistas siempre ayudando y dando atencion. Lo recomiendo.
I have been living in Brickworks about 7 months. Brickworks is a great place to live in. The location is really convenient (close to city center, good public transportation, near the supermarket and so on...). The buildings are pretty new (well maintained and very clean) it also offers study rooms, cinema room, gym, roof top party room and terrace. There are a lot of common areas for entertainment (PlayStation, Pool, table tennis...). Additionally, free coffee and tea services are amazing!
Brickworks team all of them are AWESOME. They are always up for helping... I highly recommend the Brickworks for people who need a place to call home... Thanks for everything.