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A Note on Housing

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Stuck with housemates that you aren’t too keen on thanks to their habit of playing house music at 4 in the morning? Feel like you need somewhere better? Thankfully, now is a good time to find a house to move into for the rest of the year. Plenty of spaces open up thanks to exchange students leaving, people dropping out of university and other people fancying a change.

If you’re thinking of doing this, first of all make sure that you assess all options, and decide whether it’s really worth it. Then speak to your landlord and let them know that you want to move as soon as possible. Most will be fine as long as you’ve paid for the rent for that month, but if not then you might have to negotiate. A good idea is to find someone else to take your space in the house so there is no increase in rent for the other housemates.

Where to look? I would try Facebook first. People advertise all over groups that they have rooms up for grabs, and having a direct way of contacting them makes everyone’s lives so much easier. Don’t jump in with the first one you see. Look around. You have plenty of choice.

It’s frustrating having to move, but if you feel it would be worth it, then now is the time to be doing it.

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