Why should you start your student house hunt early for 2024/25?

As a student, finding the perfect place to live can be one of the most important decisions you'll make during your academic journey. Whether you're moving off-campus for the first time or looking to upgrade your current living situation, starting your house hunt early is a crucial step in securing the ideal student accommodation in Leeds. In this blog post, we'll explore four reasons why students should kickstart their house hunt sooner rather than later.

1. Better Quality of Properties to Choose From

Early birds get the best worms- or houses! When you begin your house hunt ahead of the crowd, you'll have a wider range of high-quality properties to choose from. The most desirable student accommodations tend to get snapped up quickly, leaving latecomers with fewer options. Starting early ensures you can pick from the cream of the crop, ensuring that your home away from home is both comfortable and functional.

2. Get a Better Feel for the Area

By starting your search early, you'll have the opportunity to explore the different Leeds suburbs and communities around your university. This allows you to assess factors like proximity to campus, public transport, local amenities, and the overall atmosphere of the area. So whether you’re looking to be in the heart of the action in Hyde Park, or the leafy surroundings of Headingley, or a stones throw from your university campus, starting to think about the area early will enable you to make a more informed decision, ensuring that you find a living situation that suits your lifestyle and preferences.

3. Peace of Mind

House hunting can be a stressful process, and the last thing you want is to be scrambling at the last minute. Starting your search early provides you with the peace of mind that you've secured a comfortable and convenient place to live, allowing you to focus on your studies without the added stress of finding housing.

4. More Time to Plan Who Gets Which Room and What to Buy!

Living with university friends is a crucial part of your student experience, and early planning makes it easier to coordinate who gets that spacious attic room and what extra accessories you'll need. When you've secured your accommodation well in advance, you can avoid the last-minute disputes that often arise when students scramble to make these decisions.

*Remember! All Parklane properties come fully furnished, with everything from sofas to desk chairs to dining tables to beds, so rest assured you can skip those big purchases!

For students searching for top-notch accommodations in Leeds, look no further than Parklane Properties. With over 500 student properties in all the hotspots around Leeds, and over 45 years of property experience, we know what students want.

Want to kick off your house hunt? Call us on 0113 230 4949 or email ls6@parklaneproperties.com and we can help you secure the perfect student house.

Published on: 18 Oct 2023