Preparing and Planning

There are many things to consider when you are looking for a place to rent.

Please go through the following links for more information about finding private accommodation as a student in Leicester.


Where to Live?   Where to Look
  • Easily accessible?
  • Close to amenities?
  • Word of Mouth
  • Notice Boards
  • Newspaper
  • Websites
  • Letting Agents
The Cost of Rent   Take and Compare Notes
  • Is the Rent affordable?
  • Cost of Utilities?
  • Will you be able to budget?
  • Compare possibilities
    • cost of rent & bills
    • amount of deposit
    • willing to wait on loan?
  • Make appointments to view promising properties
Viewing the Property   Making a decision
  • Do you have the checklist?
  • Take someone with you
  • View as many properties as possible
  • Holding deposits?
  • Extraneous Fees?
  • Rent in advance?
Signing a Contract   Before you Move In


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The Student Welfare Service is now based in the new Percy Gee building.

Please contact the Student Welfare Service directly on 0116 223 1185 or to arrange an appointment or for further information.

The Student Welfare Service is open from 9 - 5pm, Monday to Friday.

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