How to find a student flat in Leicester?
You’ve chosen Leicester as the city where you want to study. You have your place at either De Montfort University or the University of Leicester and you’re ready for everything the city has to offer. But you’re still unsure about how to find affordable accommodation. Searching for student accommodation that ticks all the boxes can feel like an uphill climb. That’s why we have pulled together some tips to help your hunt for a place to live in Leicester feel more like a walk in the park.
Research the Area
Knowing where you want to live in the city is a good place to start. Spend some time researching the different areas and consider whether you want to live close to your university, on campus or off campus?
In Leicester, there are lots of student accommodation options within easy reach of the city centre. Places around Bede Riverside Park, Clarendon Park and Highfields all have large populations of students. In all three areas you have plenty of shops, transport links, bars and restaurants on your doorstep.
It’s likely you’ll find property options that align with your budget and needs in these neighbourhoods so it’s a good idea to walk around and see which streets you like the look and feel of.
Also worth bearing in mind is where you want to live in relation to your university.
Do you want to be able to skip out the door and arrive at your 9am seminar within 10 minutes? Or would you prefer to live close to your part-time job?
Our best tip?
Think about where you’re going to spend most of your time and choose the most budget-friendly, hassle-free option for you.
Know Your Budget
When looking for a student flat in Leicester, it’s important to know your budget.
Have a figure in mind and then note down the cost of rent, bills, deposits etc. for each student flat. This will help give you a side-by-side comparison of all of the expenses involved so you can see which option best aligns with your budget.
It’s also worth noting some landlords may require a guarantor. This is someone (a parent or guardian) who agrees to pay your rent if, for whatever reason, you’re not able to pay it yourself.
Project Student’s dedicated apartments all come with bills included, which makes budgeting a lot easier.
Find the Right Landlord
When you’re looking for your student flat in Leicester, it’s worth checking reviews for landlords. There are lots of forums online that will help give you a better impression of the person whose property you’re renting. It’s a good idea to try and meet the landlord too as this will give you an opportunity to ask more specific questions about the student flat.
With Project Student in Leicester, you can visit our head office where our friendly team is on hand to answer any queries you may have about your tenancy within one of our dedicated student apartments.
Check Out Different Options
If you don’t fancy a student flat then renting a house with mates is a great option for student accommodation in Leicester. Speak to estate agents, arrange some viewings and take a good look around the property.
Visit the Project Student website where we offer studio flats or self-contained apartments in Leicester, which are designed to give you more privacy and independence.
Posted on March 17, 2023