What to look for when renting a house
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First year is behind you, as are the days of sharing a flat with 12 other people with odd sleeping patterns and loud speakers. Finally, you get to move into a nice house with a group of friends and enter the wonderful world of student housing. Looking round properties can be a drag, but it’s important that you pick the right place or you’ll regret it for the rest of the year. Here are our top things to look for: 1. Double glazing Not very glamorous, but ask the letting agent which windows are double glazed, as you may not be able to tell. Not only does double glazing help keep some of the noise out, but it also keeps a lot of the heat in, saving you money on heating your house during those long winter months. 2. Damp Nobody wants a damp home, and although it can be treated, it’s definitely something that you, and the letting agent, should be aware of. Spotting damp can be quite easy: look for wallpaper that’s peeling away a bit, are there any visible signs of damp patches? You can probably tell if a house has damp from the smell, if it’s musty when you walk in then that should be a warning sign. 3. All inclusive
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