Tag: Renting


Renting for the first time

After their first year, many students move off campus which can seem daunting, especially if it’s your first time doing so. However, there are a few things to keep in mind to make the process smooth and steady. It may seem a bit early to consider housing for the next academic year, but trust me,…


UEA student loses £830 deposit

A UEA student has found himself £830 out of pocket, having not received his deposit despite leaving his flat almost a year ago. 23-year-old Film student Tom Hall, and his girlfriend Cassie Healey, have been ‘powerless’ to take any action against their landlord due to the type of document signed. Instead of signing a shorthold…


The good tenant guide to renting

Maybe you have just moved into your new student house for this year, or you have signed onto the same house for another year, but do you know what you are actually responsible for? The first place to look for what you and your landlord are responsible for is your tenancy agreement or contract. Ideally…


Queens Speech confirms abolition of tenant lettings fees

It was confirmed in the Queen’s Speech that the new minority Conservative government will ensure that “unfair” tenant fees are banned. A new Tenants’ Fees Bill was announced, which will stop tenants having to pay money to lettings agents. It is thought the bill will pass easily, given all main parties mentioned banning the fees…


Two and a half decades of opinion

The end of apartheid? South Africa’s apartheid system was a structure of institutionalised racial segregation and discrimination, involving the separation of individual’s housing areas, employment and the use of public facilities on the basis of race. From the 1940s, South Africa saw the classification of all into four societal groups: ‘White’, ‘Black’, ‘Coloured’, and ‘Indian’….

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