THE landlords to trust in the area
If like most students, you've come back after Christmas and are panicking about house hunting, try not to stress too much!
It isn't the easiest of tasks but if you sort it all correctly, there is nothing to stress yourself out over.
You may have noticed a few other house hunting articles on WLV Campus Life, so before you start looking at houses, look through our different tips and bits of advice to help you out.
Before you start anything, you need to know WHERE to look. We wouldn't advise searching for '3 bedroom house to rent in Wolverhampton' on Google and clicking on the first advert you see - you need to make sure you're doing your research!
Choosing a landlord is a very important decision because, on average, you'll have to liaise with them for a year so it needs to be the right decision. Moving out of halls into private accommodation isn't simple or easy but we want to help you out by showing you where to look for good landlords in the area ...
Have you heard of Rent With Confidence before?
It's a website run by the City of Wolverhampton council who rate private landlords (and their properties) out of 5 stars so you know who is trustworthy, and who worth avoiding. On their website, you can search for properties to suit your needs/wants and as you make your way through the results, you can find more information as to how the council rate the property AND landlord.
Search for a property to meet your requirements.
Look through the properties available and most importantly, the ratings from the council!
Once you've found a property that you're interested in, you can view it and look through the images that the landlord has provided of the property.
If you like the look of the house, you can then enquire through the website and your message will go directly to the landlord to make your life that little bit easier.
For more information, head to the Rent with Confidence website. Just be careful that you don't rush into any decision that you (and your friends/family) aren't 100% sure on because once a contract is signed, it's difficult to get out of!
If you need some support with your house hunting, head to the Advice and Support Centre at your Students’ Union or contact Student Support services - they will both try to help the best they can.
Good luck with your house hunting and remember, keep checking WLV Campus Life for advice and tips for everything related to student life.
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