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Studylinks homestay or private accommodation in Leeds
This option is better if you already have friends or family in Leeds and you wish to share a house together. Contracts are usually for 6-12 months minimum and you might need somebody to act as a guarantor (e.g. a parent or guardian).
- What types of people live in the surrounding area? If you are renting with your family you might prefer a more family-friendly area rather than lots of students.
- Do you feel comfortable and safe there?
- How close is the property to the local shops, supermarkets, bus routes or schools?
- Extra costs such as TV License and Council Tax, can you really afford it?
- Will the property be cheap to heat and light? Are there meters for your water, gas and electricity? How do you pay for this?
- Does the property look to be in good condition? A property that looks dirty or in a bad condition with broken things can mean that you could have problems in the future.
- Make sure there are smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.
- Make sure that your landlord is registered with the Landlord Deposit scheme.
- Check on what furniture and cooking utensils are included. Is contents insurance included?
- Do not make any quick decisions, as it can be difficult to get out of a contract once it has been signed. Give yourself time to think about it and look at a few properties before making a final decision.
- You may be required to pay extra Council Tax. Please speak to a member of staff at the school if you privately rent a property and have questions about council tax or other extra charges.
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