Advice for Student Tenants
If you’re a college or university student looking for a house to share and rent, we’re providing you with some key pieces of advice. There are plenty of landlords out there who may be looking to take advantage of you, and as a tenant it’s important to make sure you don’t come away ripped off.
Firstly the inventory is one of the most important documents when signing a letting contract. The inventory gives you the chance to note down any issues with the house, perhaps a stain on the carpet or damp on the ceiling, and it’s ultimately your chance to describe the property before you move in. This form should be filled out carefully, perhaps even taking images with evidence, and it ensure you do not get charged at the end of your contract due to damage that wasn’t your fault.
Students tend to have most trouble at the end of their contracts, and you if you take detailed pictures of your room before you move in, you can then take detailed pictures when you move out, proving no damage was done.
Of course this is just a precaution, and you may have a reasonable landlord who is not out fine you with extra costs. So keep it as clean as you can and prove you’re a tidy tenant, and you’re less likely to run into any issues.