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84% happy with the standard of accommodation for students

 

The Student Experience Report 2013 released by the National Union of Students (NUS) shows that 84% are happy with the standard of accommodation for students throughout their university life. This level of satisfaction does not seem to be affected by the year of study, which means that students tend to adapt easily to the changes of accommodation that are likely to happen during these years. It’s fair to say that the quality of accommodation for students has improved in the last decade and as a direct consequence has led to higher satisfaction amongst students.

According to this report, first year students tend to choose student halls whilst second and third year students are likely to source privately let accommodation.  Often, these students will choose to live with the people they got along best with during their time in halls or friends met on their course. Mistoria Estate Agents offer a wide variety of standards of accommodation for students, many of them with a large number of bedrooms, perfect for those groups of friends looking for accommodation to share. It was also reported that it’s not all about having fun. The vast majority of students expect to have a “student zone” in their room, equipped with a desk, chair and internet connection. At Mistoria all our student accommodation come with these features as standard in each and every bedroom.

The report also details the main reason for disagreements and fallouts between student housemates.  Unsurprisingly, that is utility bill payments. At Mistoria, the weekly and monthly rent costs for all our accommodation for students includes electricity, gas, water and WiFi broadband so these issues are easily avoided.

Despite the importance and responsibility of finding the right place to live, it was also reported that majority of students enjoy the process of looking for accommodation. They are excited to see the different standard of accommodation for students available and actively look for help and advice from letting agents. The Mistoria Estate Agents team will happily show students around a number of properties they feel will suit that particular group and help guide them into making the best decision for their individual needs and preferences.

Whether you are a ready-made group of friends looking for your next student accommodation, or are an individual looking for a room in a student house share, we can help.  Call our team today on 0800 500 3015 or fill out a tenancy application form and see if we can’t find the right student house for you.

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Landlords: why choose Mistoria to manage your student lettings?

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With so many agencies available to manage your student lettings, why should you choose Mistoria?  What is The Mistoria Difference?

Let us tell you….

We manage properties across the North West, with a particular focus on the big university cities of Liverpool, Preston and Salford.  This is no coincidence.  The North West has the largest student population in the EU (over 200,000 throughout the region), and with it a huge demand for top quality student lettings.

Luckily, this is something we know a thing or two about at Mistoria.  We hand-pick investment properties for our clients for good rental return and refurbish them to high, award-winning standards.  This combination allows us to obtain a 98% occupancy rate.  Not bad eh?

But where do you come in as a private landlord we hear you cry?

As landlords ourselves, we understand your needs and concerns.  You want top quality, long-term tenants who are going to look after your property; an agency that is going to take the hassle away from you whilst maintaining your investment to the highest standard and; the best rental yield possible.

At Mistoria we only accommodate professionals, students and working families and work hard to carefully select tenants who are fully aware of their side of the bargain.  We agree strict terms within our tenant contracts and expect them to respect the property and its contents.  We follow the correct proceedures with regards to the taking, storing and returning of deposits and demand Direct Debits are set up to ensure regular payment.

As much a committment to our tenants as it is to our landlords, we have a clear maintenance process.  Tenants are asked to tell us immediately of any problems, but at the same time are expected to use common sense and to do their best to keep the property in good working order.  Similarly, we will carry out regular inspections and notify our landlords of recommended up-keep and repair work.  Emegency repairs will be carried out straight away, with landlord approval gained for work over £150.  Find out more about our landlord maintenance services and 24 hour emerancy response contracts.

If you are interested in finding out more about a property management contract with Mistoria Estate Agents please call us on 0800 500 3015 or email info@mistoriaestateagents.co.uk with any questions. We work with dozens of private landlords across the country to maintain and tenant their student lettings, we’d love to work with you too.