Congratulations! You have survived your year as a fresher. So, is your liver, OK? Carrying a bit of ‘takeaway weight’ maybe? Hopefully, you’ve made some amazing new friends?! Great! It’s now time to think about looking for student flats to rent. But where to look?
Student rooms Plymouth University – close to campus
Choosing student rooms Plymouth University that are in walking distance is, of course, a great idea. You and your flatmates will be conveniently close to your lecture halls and tutorial rooms, saving time in a morning and giving you a lie-in.
Check rental costs carefully though. What you save in bus fares may be swallowed up by the higher price of student flats to rent near university buildings.
Proximity to the creative hub of the city
Students who are on arts courses should look at property within easy reach of The Arts Institute. There’s a large contemporary art gallery, a cinema, and a new performing arts centre.
Near local amenities
A shop or two, a pub and a takeaway are useful establishments to live near to. You’ll be grateful that you can nip out to buy milk for a morning cup of tea or a big bag of crisps and chocolate for movie night without having to walk for miles or catch a bus.
On a bus route
Buses are a student’s friend! Grab yourself a ‘Get On’ with CityBus weekly or monthly ticket and save money while riding as many buses you want, to as many places as you fancy going. There won’t be many parts of Plymouth that are out of reach if you live on a bus route.
In a safe area with plenty of street lighting
Personal safety and street smarts are important for everyone to think about. Stumbling off a night bus after a few too many wines and having to stagger for half an hour to get home is not ideal. Get a licensed taxi straight to your door!
Prospective student flats in Plymouth to rent
Visit the area of any prospective Plymouth student flats to rent and get a feel for it. Does it feel friendly? Are there plenty of neighbours? Is there enough street lighting?
Ask the existing tenants for tips
The very best people to tell you what’s it’s like to live in an area are the tenants who have been living there for one to two years. Ask about the best pub, the nearest bus stop, the nicest neighbours and how much a taxi from town costs.
None of the student flats to rent in Plymouth will be perfect in every way. There will be the need for some compromise but with a bit of planning and effort, we’re sure that an awesome home-from-home is out there waiting for you.
A very quick checklist for your property search
- Research the area
- Question the existing tenants, letting agent and landlord
- Check the house for potential faults, issues, and damage
- Ask to see all the relevant licenses and certificates.
- Read the contract thoroughly before signing.
Finally, for the best advice and source of student flats to rent in Plymouth, speak to the experts at studenthomesinplymouth.co.uk.