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Things to Consider When Choosing Housemates

In Nottingham, student houses seem to go fast. Come the Christmas holidays, most people will have got a house for the next academic year under their belt so since it is already November, it is worth starting to look for next year’s accommodation. Daunting it may be, but to help calm your panic or clean …

What I Wish I Knew Before I Started House Hunting

As I sat in the library typing this blog post, I couldn’t help but overhear a group of first-year students discussing their housing plans. I felt a sudden sense of nostalgia as I thought back to two years ago when I made the most adult decision of my life so far — I (together with …

Our House

As 2015 comes to a close I’m sure many of you out there are thinking about where you are going to live next year, some of you might have even been on a few house viewings. My memory of house viewings was of them being awkward, sort of reminiscent of going to the zoo. Wandering …

Lesson One of House Hunting: Be (very) Patient

This past week my flatmates and I had our first experience at house hunting. However we got lost (in Lenton!) and were about 15 minutes late for our viewing slot. Naturally, the agent wasn’t very pleased with the five of us and proceeded to only show us one house out of our original plan of …

House Hunting in Nottingham

After exams, the streets of Nottingham become pretty full of students looking for houses for the next academic year. Some have booked appointments to be shown round by the landlord, others just knock on doors with letting agency signposts. Both are wise options, the latter more so when houses start to get snapped up quickly. …