You’ve found your dream property and you can already picture yourself living there. But first, you have to actually carry out the big move. This can be a stressful time, but you can make it easier by planning properly. Here are 10 things to consider before you make the actual move.
When it comes to choosing which tenants to target for your property, tenants on housing benefit (or LHA, which stands for Local Housing Allowance) are often not the first choice.
When it comes to finding the perfect student property, it can be a more difficult task than you think! That’s even if your chosen university has a list of approved landlords and areas. And, it’s still tough if you’re going into your second year after spending the first year in halls and know where the best places to live are.
You don’t truly know someone until you live with them. Whether you’re moving in with someone you know or it’s a house share of random people, there will be an element of risk. At face value we are very different to our oddities behind closed doors. Meeting potential housemates while viewing properties isn’t enough time to fully vet them and judge their housemate potential. Get it right, however, and you’re laughing! Living with your best friends can be a great time, and, with most people delaying getting onto the property ladder, it’s occurring more frequently.
Sharing a house with friends as a student can be brilliant fun. Sharing with other young professionals in the first few years after graduation can also be great fun, but as life starts to get more serious, so can your house-share.