People

Living with friends is one of the best things about having a place of your own.  Do spend some time prior to making a decision about who you are close to and whether you would still get on well if you were living with each other.

It doesn’t have to be the people you currently live with as course mates, friends from societies and even new students you’ve found on our website can all make excellent housemates.

Looking for someone to share with

The Studentpad website has a sharing facility where you can find people to share with or register yourself as someone who is looking for flatmates.
Do bear in mind that once you sign a contract you are tied in to living together next year, and a lot can happen between now and next September, so make sure you aren't rushed into anything and you are happy with your decision.

Remember that any private providers will offer individual contracts so that you can join other students in a flat in these residences but have your own contract. This is great if you don’t want to manage group bills.

If you get into any disputes with your current or potential flatmate then you may want to contact Students' Guild Advice to find a way forward. 

I signed for the house in October of my first year and it was probably one of the worst decisions I've ever made. I just agreed to live with my housemates (who I'd only known since Freshers' Week) and after knowing them for a bit longer, I know I didn't want to live with them.

Jacob, Student