You’re on the verge of the most exciting part of your life! You’re moving to Sheffield, a thriving city with a vibrant youth scene. You’re gaining some independence, and although this particular rite of passage is considered one of the greatest adventures by many, the reality of moving away from home and the accompanying comforts can be more than a little daunting. But what about when it comes to looking for student landlords?
Whether student life conjures up thoughts of wild parties, lively debates, or hardcore study sessions, the unifying experience of student life was once the fairly dated and usually lacking accommodation. Well, no more!
Here at Broomhill Property Shop, our friendly and professional team will use all our industry know-how and years of experience catering for students to help you find your perfect home! We have a fantastic selection of properties to suit all budgets in all areas of Sheffield.
As this is likely to be the first time you have moved away from your family, we’re willing to bet you are equally excited and apprehensive about this new chapter of your life. First of all, don’t panic! We know you have a huge list of things to do before you start at university. One major thing, of course, is finding somewhere to live. So, we've put together a shortlist of things you might want to consider whilst house hunting, such as:
Find Somewhere Perfect
Location, location, location! There are several factors pertaining to which location to consider when picking your new home. If you have early morning or late evening classes you may want to stay closer to the campus in order to minimise your commute times. Whereas, if you have a part-time job, you may prefer accommodation close to the centre or near public transport. In any case, we’ll help you find the perfect student landlords.
To Share or Not To Share?
You should also consider your personal preferences, especially if you’re looking at flat-sharing. Would you mind sharing a bathroom, for example? How many people are you happy living with, just one or two, or perhaps more? If you drive, will you need a parking space or a driveway? Make a list of your personal requirements so we can tailor the search to you as best we can.
Pricing Everything Up
Consider your budget. Many places that rent to students work on a per person per week basis. Your rent will depend on what kind of accommodation you choose as well as the area of the city, and fortunately, Sheffield is a relatively affordable city in which to live.
Check the Bills
Check what’s included in your rent. Some rental agreements will be all-inclusive, covering all utilities and perhaps even internet and TV, whereas in some places. These may not be included in the price.
Consider house-sharing and choose your housemates. House sharing is not only a great way to meet new people; it can open up new possibilities by means of increasing your budget. It can also be a good step between leaving home and living completely on your own. You will still have adult responsibilities like doing your own laundry and dishes, and you may even be responsible for making sure certain bills get paid, but overall, you won’t be thrown in at the deep end.
Choosing your housemates may seem complex, but actually, it can be as straightforward as joining university or course groups on Facebook. Your university or college may even give you access to an intranet where you’ll be able to find people with similar interests and others on your course.
Get In Touch
We won’t downplay what a huge and potentially complex event this is for any young person, but you can rest assured that here at BPS, we have all the know-how. We’ve been in business for more than 30 years – and our excellent reputation precedes us.
Our professional student landlords team are all property experts, so you needn’t hesitate with any questions. We’ll be with you every step of the way. You can always contact us with queries or concerns on 0114 266 6693 or 0114 27 27 787 with a specialist team on hand ready to ensure you are completely covered and backed in the event of an emergency.