When we get near the end of July it’s time to slow down a little and reflect on the last six months of preparation for the student changeover – and how we got through the two busiest days of the year at our central Bristol lettings agency, namely the 30th June and the 1st July.
Over these two days, some 600 students vacated the properties they had chosen by calling into our offices at 58 Gloucester Road.
A lot of preparation had been undertaken, cleaning, gardening, rubbish, removal boxes were packed, charity shops visited, and many trips to the tip were made.
On the 1st July, our Bristol landlords were ready and waiting for the new students who were eager to move into their new student rented accommodations in various BS postcodes across the city.
We came across some interesting comments, including from a cleaner who went to clean a student house including the kitchen, and noted in his report:
“I can’t clean the cooker” he wrote. We feared the next line, but it was “it is immaculate”.
Thanks to that group of students from an 8-bed house, who understood well what it means to move out properly: deposits got refunded quickly to that group. We really wish them the very best for their future careers.
A student landlord with another large student property in Bristol popped in to the office to say a big thank you to us for selecting such a nice group for his house.
He understands what it takes to be a good student landlord, he prepares the house well, and also provides cleaners – thanks Mr S!
Another landlord called in to say ”I understand the deal now: the students pay a lot of money and I have to put back in to my houses” – so he now pays for some of the cleaning himself during student tenant handover.
Some landlords may not understand the deal, and some student tenants don’t understand the deal either – both of these situations can lead to minor rental deposit refund disagreements. We try and get them all resolved if we are asked to help.
To our student tenants and student landlords in Bristol, we wish you all a successful year’s tenancy, and thank you for visiting us at 58 Gloucester Road.
If you’d like to find out more about our central Bristol letting agency pop into see our expert lettings negotiators for an informal chat today.