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Housing Talks

Housing Talks

Housing Talks

Our next Housing Talks takes place online from 2pm on 18th May. Click on session 5 below for more details.

WSU Advice Centre is hosting ‘Housing Talks’ throughout the academic year to support you through your accommodation journey and help you understand the do's and don'ts when renting as a student.

Please remember, houses are available throughout the year, so do not panic if you don’t find a place to live in October or November. Your housing group may change a lot from what was initially planned, particularly in Terms 2 and 3 as some students decide not to return to University the next year. So, lots of people will be looking for new housemates to enter the contract. The important thing is to keep calm and not rush into housing.

You can find answers to your FAQs here:

Session 1 - House hunting and choosing a landlord/agent
Date & time: 13/10/21, 2pm

Our first talk will focus on house hunting and choosing a landlord in the private housing market. We’ll cover: what to look out for; what mistakes to avoid and preparing a checklist to help you find the right accommodation to suit your needs.

Warwick Accommodation will deliver a presentation about StudentPad (digital platform) to assist you finding a suitable property with ease for the coming year.

This will be followed by a live Q&A where you will get the opportunity to ask our experienced Advice team and Warwick Accommodation questions you have about renting accommodation.

If you missed the opportunity to attend our first 'Housing Talk' don't worry, you can find the recording here:

If you attended the session, please let us know your feedback via the form below.

Other useful info:

Session 2 - Contracts, deposits and right to rent
Date & time: 27/10/21, 2pm

Our second ‘Housing Talks’ will focus on contracts, deposits and right to rent in the private housing market. We’ll cover: understanding your contract before signing, your rights and responsibilities, deposit protections schemes, the landlords obligations, negotiating with your landlord, and common mistakes to avoid.

Warwick Accommodation will deliver a presentation about StudentPad (digital platform) to assist you finding a suitable property with ease for the coming year.

This will be followed by a live Q&A where you will get the opportunity to ask our experienced Advice team and Warwick Accommodation questions you have about renting accommodation.

If you attended the session, please let us know your feedback via the form below.

Session 3 - Moving in, problem solving, community
Date & time: 10/11/21, 12pm

Our third ‘Housing Talks’ will focus on moving in, problems solving and your community. We’ll cover: what to look out for, inventory, early dispute management – what to do when things go wrong, your rights and responsibilities living in a shared community and common mistakes to avoid.

Warwick Accommodation will deliver a presentation about Studentpad (digital platform) to assist you finding a suitable property with ease for the coming year.

This will be followed by a live Q&A where you will get the opportunity to ask our experienced Advice team and Warwick Accommodation questions you have about renting accommodation.

If you attended the session, please let us know your feedback via the form below.

Session 4 - Moving Out
Date & time: 18/05/2022, 2pm

In this Housing Talk, the WSU Advice Centre Team will deliver a talk covering what steps to take when moving out of your accommodation, how to dispute any deposit deductions and what you can expect.

Warwick Accommodation will deliver a presentation about StudentPad (digital platform) to assist you finding a suitable property with ease for the coming year.

This will be followed by a live Q&A where you will get the opportunity to ask our experienced Advice team and Warwick Accommodation questions you have about moving out of your accommodation.!

If you attended the session, please let us know your feedback via the form below.

Warwick Studentpad

If you are looking for accommodation - please watch the following video by Warwick Studentpad (digital platform) to help you find suitable accommodation for next year. Warwick Accommodation team will help you navigate the platform for ease.

We also held a virtual 'Housing Day' in November 2021. Click here to view the session.