Sheffield Student House Hunting
Sheffield Student House: A Guide to Choosing the Right Student Home
Choosing the right Sheffield student house can be tricky. There can be a lot of factors that need to be considered when you start looking for the perfect house. As a student, you want to make sure you’re getting the most for your money. It is important to make an informed decision and know exactly what you should be looking for. We’ve put together an essential guide on the most important factors to consider when choosing where you want to live for the year. From choosing the location to what to look for when viewing houses, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading for tips on how to make an informed decision when choosing your Sheffield student accommodation.
Choose the Right People to Share Your Sheffield Student House With
The very first step to ensuring your house-hunting and living goes well is ensuring you are carrying out this search with the perfect group of people. Having the best housemates is the only way to ensure you get off to the best start. The company you keep at home affects your living experience so it’s important to make sure you live with the right people. Ask yourself if they would be easy or fun to live with. Do you have a lot in common with your housemates? Or do you complete each other? It’s always nice to have a solid group of friends who have different interests and personalities, so pick a bunch of people who engage and interest you. You know… the kind of people you wouldn’t mind seeing every morning and night for 365 days? Yeah, them.
Where Do You Want Your Sheffield Student House to Be?
Location is essential when it comes to finding your perfect Sheffield student house. Depending on campus location, part-time jobs and possible university placements, you want to make sure you choose a house in the most convenient location. Walking distance is ideal, though public transport around Sheffield will give you access to everywhere you need to go.
Ecclesall Road & Hunter’s Bar
Predominantly taken up by Sheffield Hallam students due to its convenient spot for both campuses, Ecclesall Road is a student hot spot. If you’re looking for a conveniently placed house for getting to university, as well as living in a thriving area with countless restaurants, café’s and shops – Eccy road is the place for you. Hunter’s Bar is just on the end of this glamorous road and is popular with both University of Sheffield and Hallam students due to its convenience and great bus routes. If you’re interested, get moving quick! The area is extremely popular among students. With the conveniently located supermarkets and scenic botanical gardens on your doorstep, you can see why Eccy Road and Hunter’s Bar are student goldmines.
Broomhill & Crookes
These areas are popular with students, particularly University of Sheffield students due to the close proximity of these areas to the campus, gym and various University buildings. These areas are well known for their community feel and vibe. Crookes is popular for the chilled out village vibe that holds a ton of community events. It is full of nature and very popular for students from second year right through to the end of their degrees. Broomhill is popular with those who love a little bit of the bright light aesthetic. Broomhill rarely sleeps and is popular with students who like a good time… or a good takeaway.
Student House Essentials
When you first start looking for a Sheffield student house there will be one thing particularly on your mind: how does it look? Of course, this is important, you want to feel comfortable in the place you are living for the year. We always ensure all of our student accommodation is well-decorated, modern and that we provide our tenants with lots of space. There are other factors you need to consider too.
Small luxuries that you may not have thought about when living with your parents or in first year accommodation can be missed out, so if they don’t automatically come with the house you choose, then you need to go on the search for a service. We are proud to offer Free Wifi and rent only and fully inclusive rental packages so we can cover the things you may forget or not have time to look into.
As a house full of students who all want to finish their degree successfully, WiFi is essential. Whether it is for finding sources online or researching topics, you need a good internet connection to get you through your degree, and you need one that you can connect to quickly. Also, you want to be able to relax at home and do things you enjoy, such as using social media or streaming. The best way for you to make sure you have a successful WiFi service running from the minute you move into the property is by choosing a letting agent that provides WiFi. All of our houses here at Sheffield Student Property come with fully installed and ready to use WiFi, making the move quick and easy, without any of those dreaded WiFi-less days!
Bills! The worst part of moving out for university. You quickly realise that everything costs! Those slices of bread in the toaster in the morning… that long Sunday evening shower… they all come down to gas and electricity bills. It can be tricky when you are living with other people to figure out the bills, trying to decide who is the best housemate to handle paying them and the best way of splitting them between all of you. By choosing a fully inclusive package, the stress of sorting out bills is gone. Our fully inclusive packages come with a monthly overall price that include all your bills. No more house arguments about leaving the heating on all night.
Viewing Your Student House
You’ve got the location down and know what essentials to look for, so now it is time to view the property. It can be easy to get distracted by the excitement, especially if it’s your first time looking, but there are certain aspects that you should always be on the lookout for when visiting a property.
There’s more to a house than having enough beds for you all to sleep in, room size is a big deal when it comes to choosing your student accommodation. Ideally, you want all the rooms to be a similar size, though if this is not possible it’s important to make sure everyone is happy with their room. You don’t want an unhappy housemate, and I’m sure you don’t want to be stuck in the box room either. We ensure all our tenants have large and spacious bedrooms that are well-decorated and suited to student life. Not only do your bedrooms matter, you also want a suitable sized living room for all of you to fit in. Or a cosy one with enough sofa space for you all to lounge on. Don’t feel you have to settle for the first house or flat you see either, keep looking until you find one suitable for you.
Your furniture needs to be functioning and of a high enough quality for you to live comfortably in for the year. Broken sofas and wonky bed frames aren’t what you want in a house, so make sure to check absolutely everything, especially before you put a deposit down! You don’t want to be charged for something you didn’t break. Your house should come in a liveable condition where you feel comfortable and relaxed, with all the essentials provided.
Making sure the property you choose is safe is extremely important. You want to be able to sleep comfortably at night knowing that your home is as secure as possible. This can be as simple as making sure all the locks are safe and secure, to choosing a house that comes with a fully fitted alarm system. Whatever works for you and makes you feel comfortable in your home. Especially considering that it may be left empty during holiday periods.
Now You’re Ready to Choose Your Sheffield Student Home!
Choosing your student house is a big deal, you want to make sure you are happy with staying somewhere for at least one academic year. It is important to not rush into anything! Instead, take your time to check off all the things on this list and make sure you’re completely happy before signing anything. Following this guide will help you make sure you choose the right Sheffield home for you and your housemates. We are happy to see we tick all of these boxes with each of our 1-7 bedroom houses and flats. So contact us today on 0114 2666300 to get hunting today.
Have you checked out our Sheffield student summer guide? If you’re preparing for the summer and are looking for another practical guide, have a read!