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Accomodation question for the students on here(anyone can give advice)

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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
Just got a shock as LL rang me last night to say he a viewing for the rooms tommorow, I assumed he meant the 2 empty rooms but this morning we had 6 viewings all female students around 18. and most in groups!

Turns out the accomodation fair was yesterday and I thought it was today!

Anyway LL says he has definate interest so to find elsewhere.

Phoned up EVERY contact on the uni website which is about 6 pages and about 10-15 houses per page(though most were landlords with 2-5 houses) every room is gone! Well 4 of the places I contacted havent got back yet so we will see.

Just wondering if anyone else had this issue as this is the first time I have noticed this.
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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#1
Are you at the end of your lease then?
#2
BabySmurfette
Are you at the end of your lease then?


No he wants us out at the end of the academic year i.e June/July
#3
Cant you tell him you'd like to stay on? If you've been a good tennant then maybe he'll let you stay.
Maybe he has a group of girls moving in together though?
#4
Where is your uni out of interest?
Our accommodation fair is the beginning of February, told our landlord we want to see other houses first.

I'm slightly nervous now, I mean, our house is not the best, but close to everything and parking is really good. As everyone pays the same rent in our house (One room is huge, one is a box room), i can see the guy with the box room wanting to find somewhere else!
#5
BabySmurfette
Cant you tell him you'd like to stay on? If you've been a good tennant then maybe he'll let you stay.
Maybe he has a group of girls moving in together though?


Yeah thats it, its a group of 4 girls I think and this year 2 of his rooms are empty.

Just a bit peeved as both me and the other tenant thought we would be stayinng but its pandemonium finding a landlord! Everyone I have asked has said they are shocked that in the last 24 hours they have had more phone calls than they ever had and loads of groups of people.

There is only 1 ll who has rooms and this is one who has a reputation and illegally evicted me years ago.
#6
kewldeals
Where is your uni out of interest?
Our accommodation fair is the beginning of February, told our landlord we want to see other houses first.

I'm slightly nervous now, I mean, our house is not the best, but close to everything and parking is really good. As everyone pays the same rent in our house (One room is huge, one is a box room), i can see the guy with the box room wanting to find somewhere else!


Carlisle, its the same here I have a massive room which I need as I have a plasma and a 22" monitor and PC and have 2 wardrobes full of old stuff and my old fireplace has about 200 dvds on top of it reaching almost the ceiling lol.

I am just shocked that it has happened overnight!
#7
ryouga
Carlisle, its the same here I have a massive room which I need as I have a plasma and a 22" monitor and PC and have 2 wardrobes full of old stuff and my old fireplace has about 200 dvds on top of it reaching almost the ceiling lol.

I am just shocked that it has happened overnight!


Eeek!
Can you get another 2 of your mates to take the other 2 rooms? If you can, just tell your landlord you have been clean / not called him out much / pay on time (delete as necessary), and are happy to pay the same amount next year (if true!)

Does/Did everyone else pay the same in your house?
I'm a fresher, so never been to one of these fairs, but when I arrived in September, ALL estate agents had notices in the window saying that there are no houses to let! Now i'm told it's because of the influx on people going to uni. Im at Hull by the way.
#8
whats an accomodation fair lol, we ont have them, students here just go find a flat lol, were doin it next weel i think
#9
micoo
whats an accomodation fair lol, we ont have them, students here just go find a flat lol, were doin it next weel i think


No idea as didnt go to it, I think its just uni staff at a desk with lists of landlords and handing them out to students and telling them their rights.
#10
kewldeals
Eeek!
Can you get another 2 of your mates to take the other 2 rooms? If you can, just tell your landlord you have been clean / not called him out much / pay on time (delete as necessary), and are happy to pay the same amount next year (if true!)

Does/Did everyone else pay the same in your house?
I'm a fresher, so never been to one of these fairs, but when I arrived in September, ALL estate agents had notices in the window saying that there are no houses to let! Now i'm told it's because of the influx on people going to uni. Im at Hull by the way.


Wow thats crazy for Hull as I was at Scarborough Campus 08-09 and my friend was born and raised in Hull and said it was dirt cheap to live, I remember going past estate agents around April and seeing rooms as cheap as £35 a week or £50 including bills.
#11
ryouga
Wow thats crazy for Hull as I was at Scarborough Campus 08-09 and my friend was born and raised in Hull and said it was dirt cheap to live, I remember going past estate agents around April and seeing rooms as cheap as £35 a week or £50 including bills.


Yeah i'm paying £70pw including all bills. And really close to uni (about 10mins walk). Friends of ours are living more than double that and pay slightly less.

I can imagine myself skipping lectures if I was so far away, just laziness I suppose.

Accommodation fairs are where all landlords / estate agents showcase all their properties for next year, and offer to take you round to them. Usually done in the University.

We were offered not to pay £100 administrative charge :? if we stayed with our current landlords. I'm pretty sure they shouldn't be charging us that anyways! But yeah, I think something seriously needs to be done with the largest room costing more, smallest costing less.
#12
Should have asked for a longer contract if you knew you wanted to stay on there at the beginning of your lease. Furthermore, you should have stated you and another would prefer to stay on a while ago before he started getting interest elsewhere. Thus if you have been good tenants the LL will always prefer to keep on good tenants.

For example our LL only takes people on from reference of students he has had in the house, so ie. Person A who lives here last year recommended my mate B who in turn also recommended me as he had space.
Thus the LL has some assurance he has not got useless tenants in as it looks bad on the previous tenant as well.
#13
awoodhall2003
Should have asked for a longer contract if you knew you wanted to stay on there at the beginning of your lease. Furthermore, you should have stated you and another would prefer to stay on a while ago before he started getting interest elsewhere. Thus if you have been good tenants the LL will always prefer to keep on good tenants.

For example our LL only takes people on from reference of students he has had in the house, so ie. Person A who lives here last year recommended my mate B who in turn also recommended me as he had space.
Thus the LL has some assurance he has not got useless tenants in as it looks bad on the previous tenant as well.


Actually at least I did as I said once I settle in I hate moving and I live at places for at least a year but if I like them 2-3 years.

The main reason why hes likely to be renting to others is that he can fill 4 rooms with people who are friends and this year 2 of his rooms were empty so he doesnt have to readvertise.
#14
Dont go through the uni. I am in my final year and i just searched the net and found some woman looking for a lodger - as i need to concentrate/work this year it works out well and its cheap.
#15
Urgh - i went to Carlisle Art college - most of the accom is awful!
#16
BabySmurfette
Urgh - i went to Carlisle Art college - most of the accom is awful!


I went there 10 years ago and it was amazing! I am back there now doing a degree and its falling to pieces literally due to the flooding a few years ago and they are closing the art campus in a few years as all the other courses now like business and sports are done at the old St Martins College which has had a reverse impact as before it was small and no one knew where it was or went there now there is a bar there, brand new massive library and new halls of residence so they clsoed to good student bar in town and no one goes to the student clubs near it and goes to the grotty pubs in Botchergate now.

Anyway I have far too much stuff to go in halls, unless I go into a large room in the private run halls which are grotty(lovely overlooking the river though and I was there when I was 18 when they were nice)

Or go to the posh Ustudent rooms which I dont want which are about £90 a week, £200 admin fees, £100 "contract signing fees" etc.
#17
Ok just had my current housemates friend tell me someone they know is moving out of theirs in summer and so theres a room, will work out about £15 a week more than now I think(maybe a quid or two less since internet will be between 4 not 2)
#18
massmail666
dont you move back "home" for the summer?


No I am a mature student in my late twenties.
#19
Havent heard back from my flatmates friend yet, but noticed the house next door is advertising so gave LL a ring and she said that she is trying to rent out to groups of 4 but if that doesnt come about she will keep me in mind.

Its really outdated compared to my current place, i.e same room layout but with a bit of work will be nicer i.e they have the original walk in wardrobes which mine doesnt have and I need a lot of storage, and old nice doible beds in the room and LL said she is repainting house in summer and putting new kitchen in.

Hmmm choices
#20
how are you going to get on when the people you ripped of eventually catch up with you ???????????????????
#21
Try going to normal estate agents and see if they have anything suitable. Dont just go through student letting services or lists of landlords that dozens of other students have easy access too


I feel your pain though, very frustrating

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