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Are you studying in Bristol and looking for student accommodation?

It’s this time of year at City Rental Services when the hunt in Bristol for student accommodation traditionally starts to go quiet as students leave the City for the Easter Holiday.

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The first few months of the year are always busy with students sourcing rented accommodation in various BS postcodes – the larger ones go first, particularly those with 6-12 bedrooms, closely followed by student accommodation in the best condition and in the most desirable locations – but now it’s quiet until after the Easter Holiday.

When term restarts, the search for a student home resumes. The search continues right up until the new terms start on 23rd September for UWE students and on 29th September for Bristol University students.

At CRS, Founder Sue Powell says:

“We’re now heading into the second batch of student accommodation searching: luckily new rented properties become available to rent after Easter – sometimes due to new property purchases by landlords, planned refurbishments, or just late arrivals on our listings.”

“These properties can often be a bargain, and we have lots of choice after Easter, so don’t be afraid of missing out. If you haven’t found a student house yet for you or your group, make sure you’re on a Rightmove Student Property Alert and contact the BS7 letting agent City Rental Services for the latest additions to their student housing register.”

If you’d like to find out more about our central Bristol lettings agency, please feel free to get in touch here.

Top 6 considerations for finding a rented property in Bristol in Spring

At City Rental Services we notice seasonal variations in how tenants source rented properties in Bristol during the course of the year – and Spring is no exception.

Despite some of the incredible weather recently, when Spring arrives and tenants looking for rented accommodation in Bristol visit us, we advise them according to the season and the type of lifestyle they want to enjoy.

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So, with the promise of warmer weather and sunny times ahead, here’s our top six considerations for finding a rented property in Bristol this Spring:

* How well do you really know Bristol

If you’re looking for good quality rented property in the city, let a reputable, well-established leading lettings agency help you navigate around Bristol, and to highlight the pros and cons of different postcodes such as BS5, BS6 and BS8.

* Consider the season

During the Spring and Summer, consider the available outdoor space with rented properties in Bristol you’re viewing. There may also be communal spaces, gardens, or proximity to parks and woodlands to enjoy the sun.

* Family & friends

It’s worth reviewing any requirements for schools, nurseries, bars, restaurants, and clubs when viewing rented properties. You can also find out information online from resources such as www.whatsonbristol.co.uk and www.bishopstonmatters.co.uk, as well as magazines including Bristol Magazine and Folio.

* Budget

Talk to your letting agent about different areas and postcodes in Bristol, to get the best value for money and also to gain an objective viewpoint about renting in the city.

* Free source of information

Any decent letting agency in Bristol should provide a brilliant source of free information to a potential tenant about the city, with a solid knowledge of the rental marketplace. They should also advise you on legislation, such as EPC ratings.

* Running costs

During the Spring and Summer, running costs for rented properties are usually lower than in Autumn and Winter months. It’s worth talking to your letting agent about ongoing running costs, including a rented property’s EPC rating, which should be included with any rented property information. Visit here for further information and ask your letting agent for details.

If you’d like to find out more about our central Bristol lettings agency, please feel free to get in touch here.

A flurry of activity in BS7 as the Bristol student accommodation season starts for 2013

It’s that time of year when our Gloucester Road-based lettings agency enjoys a flurry of activity for rented property in the BS7 postcode – due to the start of the student accommodation season.

This means a hectic period for our lettings negotiators, as we prepare for the annual influx of students looking for quality rented accommodation in Bristol.

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All of our new student rental properties are loaded onto the main City Rental Services’ website with new images as well as the other online portals we use, rental values are discussed with Bristol landlords, conversations happen with current student tenants to see which ones are looking to remain in their current rented accommodation for the coming year, postcodes are checked to ensure all properties are listed accurately and can be located easily for any viewings.

We also co-ordinate viewings between students, prospective landlords and our office for rented flats and houses across Bristol, and we look after between 600-700 students looking for rented accommodation across the city.

It’s a busy time! We never forget to treat our students and landlords individually, however: last week, we had a Bristol landlord in our letting agency offices, requesting the following tasks to be managed for him:

  • Windows cleaned inside and out
  • Damp patches eradicated internally
  • Roof repair carried out
  • Gardens tidied and trees/bushes cut
  • Rubbish removed appropriately

So, alongside daily emails coming in and rental deposits being paid, it’s a great start to the year, with lots of well-positioned student rented accommodation available at City Rental Services – especially in the BS7 postcode this year.

If you’d like to find out more about our central Bristol lettings agency, please feel free to get in touch here.