16th November 2021

Finding a student houseshare in Chester for your second year

If you’ve just started your university life in Chester, now is the time to start thinking about securing accommodation for your second year as good quality student houseshares get taken very quickly. 

Choosing your tribe

Hopefully following freshers week, you’ll have made some nice friends who are living in your halls or who are on the same course as you, and you can start to think about who you might want to live with.

Remember however, that great friends don’t always make great housemates.  They could be a big party animal whilst you need your 8 hours of sleep quota!  Choose people that have similar values to you and living standards so you can have plenty of fun, live harmoniously and not fall out over whose turn it is to do the dishes!

Start viewing properties in November

If you want to stand a chance of finding a nice place to live, then it’s never too early to start viewing properties. The busiest times for students looking for housing in Chester is between October and December for the following academic year.

The best quality properties in good locations get snapped up early on in the term, so to get first dibs, gather your newfound tribe and contact us to find out which properties are available within your remit and budget. 

Choosing properties in the right location

There are two aspects to student life; the studying side of things and the social aspect. You’ll want to choose a property that makes it easy for you to get to your lectures (on time!) and that’s within easy reach of Chester’s nightlife.

Weigh up which is most important to you and remember that you may have to compromise on something.

Documentation

When you’ve found the right property, you’ll need to put down a holding deposit to secure it for the following year.  You’ll need your passport, a driving licence, or some form of valid ID for registration. You’ll also need your official uni documents, like your acceptance letter.

Moving into an existing house share

If you find yourself in a position where you haven’t found your tribe yet, or you’ve left things a little too late to secure the right houseshare, we can arrange for you to move into a room an existing houseshare in Chester.   You’ll get to view the property and meet the students already there to make sure you click and it’s the right choice for you. 

If you need help or guidance with any aspect of finding a student houseshare in Chester, contact our student team today on 01244 346226.


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