Finding somewhere to live can be a minefield! There are many types of accommodation available, including individual or shared rooms, bedsits, flats, house-shares and houses. What accommodation would suit you would depend on your personal circumstances, but here are a few pointers:
Deposits: landlords are legally required to put deposits from tenants in a Deposit Holding Scheme – which is an independent organisation – and provide written confirmation of this to the tenant. As of 1st June 2019 landlords are no longer able to hold more than the equivalent of five weeks rental as a deposit, irrespective of when the deposit was taken.
Safety: rental properties are also required to have up to date gas safety certification, fire alarms etc. You should also consider how you would be able to exit the property in an emergency.
Commuting: You should also consider how you will be able to get from your accommodation to your study location, and the access it has to other essential services.
For more information, or for help sorting out your accommodation, please do not hesitate to contact the Student Services department on 020 8570 7766 or firstname.lastname@example.org