It’s coming up to that time of year again; packing up your room and moving out of your student housing. Whether it’s for the last time and you’re graduating this summer, or you are moving to a new house for next year, the same rules apply.
Before saying a final farewell to this year’s student pad there are other things to consider than just filling those boxes and suitcases. Even if you’ve managed to avoid it for most of the year (and we really hope you haven’t!), cleaning can’t be escaped at the end of your tenancy! If you’ve been keeping on top of things then the following list should be as easy as cooking a pot noodle:
– Clean from top to bottom. Where possible, the house should look just as it did when you moved in. We don’t mind a bit of wear and tear, but every effort should be made to leave the house as you found it. And if there are any problems or obvious damage, they should be reported to us as soon as possible.
– When cleaning the house, don’t forget the fridge – it’s not the landlord or agent’s job to throw away your old food.
– If there are items you don’t want to take with you, please dispose of them responsibly or arrange to remove unwanted items professionally with Mistoria Spotless. Again, it’s not the landlord or agent’s responsibility to get rid of your rubbish.
– Before they leave, have each housemate take a picture as proof that you all left the property in good condition. Should any discrepancies arise over the state of your student housing, these will be useful in ensuring your deposit is paid back in full.
– Your landlord or agent should contact you about your deposit. If they don’t – remind them!
– Redirect mail to your new address.
– Organise a removal service by Mistoria Spotless to your new address. Prices are very reasonable and will save a lot of trips back and forth. If you’re moving together with other housemate, why not split the cost between you?
– Return ALL keys from your student housing back to the landlord or agent (make sure you sign something to say you have handed them back).
We know you’re probably up to your neck in essay/dissertation deadlines and exam revision but these tips will help you when the time comes to move out of your student housing. Why not download and print off this handy check list and pin up in the kitchen so you and your housemates are prepared when the time comes?