There are a few practical things to think about once you've found accommodation, such as flatmates, Letting Agents, budgeting, and of course, the move itself!
You might need to find flatmates. It’s important to discuss budgets and what sort of accommodation you might want, as incompatibility can lead to unnecessary stress later on. Keep an eye on the events section of our website for Flatmate events. The following should also help:
Make sure you deal with approved Letting Agents to make the process as smooth as possible. Be aware that Letting Agents charge extra fees – find out what these are before you commit.
The College have a list of Letting Agents that are registered with the University of London
Housing Services, as well as helpful advice.
There are also some websites where you can search for estate agents within a particular area or post code:
It’s important to keep on top of the costs of your accommodation to keep within your budget.
The London Rent Map is a useful way of finding out how much it costs to live in different areas
The College has a guide on Council Tax which you should have a look through. Full-time students living in private
sector accommodation need to find out if they’re exempt from Council Tax, you should do this as soon as possible.
Accommodation for Students has some great advice on establishing your accommodation budget.
There’ll be quite a few documents and processes to navigate once you’ve decided on a place. We’ve put together a list of the best advice to deal with them: