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Things to ask
about when looking
for accommodation:


If you can't be good...
be careful!!


Get Used to Being Poor

Too Much Study &
Not Enough Time



Tips for College
Things to ask about when looking for accommodation:
  1. Is there a deposit?
  2. How much is the rent and how often is it paid?
  3. What does the rent include?
  4. Do I have to sign a lease?
  5. Ask for a rent book
  6. Check for fire escape routes - Is the place a fire hazard?
  7. Are there any signs of damp?
  8. Who has the keys to your accommodation
  9. Establish the landlord's right of access to your accommodation
  10. Get a contact name, address and telephone number for your landlord.
  11. Make a list of items that need repair and if possible do not move in until they are fixed.
  12. Get as much as possible in writing, in terms of occupancy, deposit repairs, notice etc.