After a hectic start to July at City Rental Services, when we moved 600 students into new rented accommodation in Bristol within 48 hours, it’s time to consider next steps for our student tenants in various BS postcodes.
And with the heady rush of moving into new student homes in Bristol now completed, and more than 100 student properties changing hands from our busy offices at 58 Gloucester Road, new student tenants need to get their checklists organised and start reviewing their new homes.
Some of the top priorities when moving into new student accommodation include:
* Check your property inventory when you get it to make sure it’s correct
* Read all utility meters – especially gas and electric – and take photos of all meters on a smartphone to keep as reference
* Find out if your water meter is on quarterly or half-yearly billing
* Email Bristol City Council Tax department with your Student Number for your new property
* Ensure that you have the full allocation of rubbish bins for the property
* Confirm your landlord’s telephone number and email address
* Find out who the current utility suppliers are and who in the house will deal with any issues: establish a chain of command for resolving problems
* Let your landlord know if the property will be empty over the Summer
* Remember that living in a shared student house means working together
If you’re unsure about what to do as a student tenant in Bristol, feel free to come in and see us with your queries or concerns. We’re happy to help.
If you’d like to find out more about our central Bristol letting agency pop into see our expert lettings negotiators on Gloucester Road for an informal chat today.