Deciding to live in private student accommodation is an exciting prospect.
But it can also be daunting when you consider that where you’re living as a student can significantly impact whether you enjoy your time in Liverpool.
The right accommodation can put you right in the middle of the action, close to all the best student hotspots and local shops where you can find all the best discounts to keep your student finances looking healthy for longer.
It’s not all stress and worry though, and with some planning and research, you can find the perfect student accommodation in Liverpool.
Here are our top tips:
Start looking early
Most student accommodation providers will start advertising flats and homes for the next academic year in November, so you need to start looking early to ensure you don’t miss out on the best places.
Many of the best deals also get snapped up in the first few months, so being on the ball is essential.
We know this can be difficult, especially if you’re a first-year student planning for your second year and aren’t sure what you’ll want out of your next accommodation (like if you want to share a flat with friends, for example).
Look at student notice boards and forums
Knowing where to look for the best student accommodation could be difficult, but there’ll be plenty of student notice boards and forums with information.
Whether it’s recommendations for which parts of the city to live in or which specific flats and providers you should look at, these forums are a gold mine of valuable information about the best private student accommodation providers in Liverpool.
What better way to know which student accommodation to look at than by asking for recommendations from students who’ve already lived there?
You could use your Student Union to talk to students, check forums for discussions about accommodation, or ask for testimonials from existing tenants from any Liverpool student housing providers you’re considering using.
Pick your location carefully
It’s all about location, location, location when it comes to your Liverpool student accommodation.
Think carefully about where you want to be.
Do you want to be in the city so you’re in the thick of the action when it comes to nightlife and student activities – as well as being close to campus?
Or do you want to be in a quieter location where you’re still close enough to campus but far enough away that you won’t have to deal with the hustle and bustle of the city night scene?
Think carefully about this because once you’re committed, you’re in it for the year.
Find out what’s included in the rent
Are your bills inclusive of utility bills and WiFi, or will you be responsible for those costs?
You should also check who’s responsible for costs like council tax.
As a student, you should be exempt from paying council tax even in private rented accommodation, but it’s helpful to know where you stand in case any issues arise.
You should also know whether you’ll need any contents insurance to protect yourself if your possessions are lost, broken or stolen while staying in your accommodation.
Also, does your new student accommodation come furnished?
Student accommodation from Caro Lettings, for example, comes complete with en-suite bathrooms, TV, gym access, inclusive bills and other great facilities and benefits.
Find the best student accommodation in Liverpool with Caro Lettings
We know the importance of finding the best accommodation for your time as a student in Liverpool, which is why we provide a range of flats that work for individual students or spaces for you and your friends to live together.
Our student flats are arranged from 3-bed to 14-bed spaces, so you’ll be able to find the right student accommodation for your time in Liverpool.
We’re already taking bookings for the 22/23 academic year so if you and your friends are looking for your next student accommodation, book a viewing before you miss out.