Student Guide

Navigating this journey might seem daunting, but fear not – we're here to provide you with clear answers and helpful insights.

Below are some frequently asked questions along with some gentle nods to the advantages of choosing Bricks & Mortar Estate Agent for your accommodation needs.

Absolutely! We've been specialising in student properties since 2003. At Bricks & Mortar, we're committed to helping you find the perfect rental home for your student journey. We understand the unique needs of students, from proximity to campus to budget considerations. Our extensive range of student-friendly properties ensures you have numerous options tailored to make your renting experience convenient and enjoyable. Whether you're searching for a cosy studio or a shared apartment, we're here to guide you every step of the way and help you secure the ideal student accommodation.

Finding your dream student property is a breeze on our website. Use our user-friendly search filters to personalise your preferences, including location, number of bedrooms, and budget. This ensures you discover the best-fit options that cater to your needs and preferences.

When renting with us, you'll typically need to provide some essential documents: proof of identity (passport or driver's licence), proof of student status (student ID or enrolment letter), and references (previous landlord or character references). These documents play a key role in confirming your eligibility as a tenant.

Renting with Bricks & Mortar is a simple process. Once you've found a property you're interested in, reach out to us to schedule a viewing. If the property resonates with you, the next steps involve completing an application, submitting references, and possibly undergoing a credit check. Rest assured, our team is here to assist you at every stage.

An assured shorthold tenancy (AST) is the most common type of tenancy in the UK. It spells out the terms and conditions of your rental agreement, including details about rent, duration, and the responsibilities of both tenants and landlords. It's designed to provide clarity and protection for all parties involved.

Student tenancies often align with the academic year, lasting around 12 months. Bricks & Mortar Estate Agent finds agreements matching your study period for a comfortable home.

Your security deposit safeguards against damages or unpaid rent. Bricks & Mortar ensures your deposit's legally protected, fostering secure and transparent renting.

Reporting maintenance concerns is hassle-free. Simply get in touch with us if we manage your property, and we'll swiftly arrange necessary repairs once we receive landlord approval. Your comfort and safety are our priorities.

Of course, short visits from friends and family are generally allowed. However, for extended guest stays, it's advisable to seek landlord approval. Remember to consult your tenancy agreement for specific guest-related terms.

As your fixed-term tenancy approaches its conclusion, you have options. You can discuss renewing your tenancy with us, or if you decide not to continue, you can follow the notice period specified in your agreement.

In most cases, students are responsible for covering utilities such as gas, electricity, and water. The specifics are clearly outlined in your tenancy agreement, or the guide provided when your tenancy begins.

Subletting usually requires prior approval from the landlord. If you're considering subletting, it's a good idea to start a conversation with us to understand the possibilities and requirements.

Absolutely! If you're enjoying your current property and its location meets your needs, we're more than happy to discuss renewing your tenancy. This offers you continuity and convenience throughout your academic journey.

Unexpected situations can arise. If you need to terminate your tenancy early, reach out to us. While early termination may not always be feasible, we're here to work with you to find the best possible solution.

Rent payment is usually handled monthly through bank transfers or standing orders. We'll provide you with the necessary payment details at the start of your tenancy to ensure a seamless payment process to your landlord.

"Fair wear and tear" refers to the natural, minor deterioration that occurs in a property due to regular usage. You're not held responsible for these expected changes. If you have any doubts, don't hesitate to reach out for further clarification.

For emergencies, consult your tenancy agreement or tenant guide (if applicable) for instructions on who to contact. In life-threatening situations, always prioritise your safety and call emergency services first.

Many of our student properties come either fully or partially furnished. However, it's a good idea to confirm with our team whether the specific property you're interested in is furnished. Items you see during viewings might belong to the current tenant or could be removed when the tenancy ends.

Making changes to housemates usually requires the landlord's approval. If you're considering such changes, reach out to us to discuss the process and explore your options.

Effective communication is key. Address concerns with your landlord; involve us at Bricks & Mortar for expert guidance and assistance if needed.

Open communication is key. If you encounter issues, start by having a conversation with your roommates. If the problems persist, inform us, and we'll guide you on effective conflict resolution strategies.

Prior to checking out, refer to the guidelines outlined in your tenancy agreement or guide. Make sure to thoroughly clean the property, return the keys as instructed, and consult the move-out guide for facilitating the return of your deposit.

When you rent through Bricks & Mortar, you're benefiting from our extensive experience in student properties since 2003. Our team truly understands your unique needs and is committed to offering properties that align with your lifestyle. Throughout your renting journey, we're here to provide guidance and support.

Don't hesitate to reach out to us via phone, email, or by visiting our office. Our approachable team is here to assist you with any queries or concerns, ensuring that your renting experience is smooth and enjoyable.