We take a review of the Pros & Cons of different kinds of student housing.

Living on campus

The majority of universities give students the opportunity to live in the campus’s residence or in residences located within walking distance of the university. They will only be provided to students who are attending at the institution full-time.

The advantages of living on campus offers students the chance to interact with many different individuals. This means they’re likely to form bonds with people they share classes with as well as people who are close to them and who they can learn with. Furthermore, these students are likely to be able enjoy the social aspects of being at the university. Additionally, students are safe since they will be in a place that is well-maintained and organized.

Cons: The availability of these places is going be limited as they are extremely sought-after. Another issue is that these accommodation will be assigned in accordance with the student’s grade in their classes as well as their financial status. So, there’s going to be many students who will be denied from staying on campus.

Private homes

Private residences are a place to stay away from campus and are not likely to have anything to relate to the institution which the student is enrolled at.

Pros: Similar to campus private residences are built and maintained with students’ security in mind. Students have access to numerous advantages that university residences on campus don’t offer and this is also reflected in the monthly cost of rent. The benefits of Leicester student studio include cleaning and laundry services, better security options, access to transportation and Wi-Fi as well as a gym available on site, as well as numerous other benefits.

Cons: You pay a premium for the privilege of living in private homes and the services they provide.

Accommodation in shared rental

Shared housing can be anything from five bedrooms to two-bedroom apartments, in which students pay a monthly rent for the space they have been allocated.

Pros: Total independence. Rent prices are determined by market forces, so generally there is a variety of budgets that are available in universities and cities. There are also student-only lettings that include the cost of utilities, council tax and sometimes free WiFi included in each month’s rental.

Cons: You’re alone in the world of the wide and the small and you’ll have to account for transport distances, food prices making meals, and, of course, …. cleaning shared areas.

Rooms that are rented

While a lot of students will wish to live with other students who are their age or who they attend university with, it may be a good idea to search for rooms to rent.

Pros: You will meet various individuals, mostly young professionals just starting out, who require help with paying rent. They’re usually well-maintained (use an established letting agent) and the majority of them have internet access and modern amenities already inside the apartment or home.

Cons: Privacy could be a problem and it is important to inquire with other residents to determine whether it is acceptable in bringing back a bunch of people to watch a movie.

Top Tip:
If you’re looking at the rental or lease option, our suggestion is to choose an established lettings agency which “vet” every renter and make use of common sense when putting properties and tenants.