What do students look for in accommodation in Newcastle?
Location has got to be the first consideration when beginning the search for student accommodation in Newcastle. The most popular areas for students are the city centre, Heaton, Jesmond, Sandyford and Spital Tongues, all within a few miles of both Newcastle and Northumbria University campuses.
Properties which are within walking or cycling distance are at the top of the list for many students to save on transport to university and home after a night out.
It's not just the areas of the city which is important when people choose their student accommodation in Newcastle, it is the proximity to local amenities. If there is a supermarket within easy walking distance, a pub on the corner and a Metro Station across the road, it sounds like an ideal choice for a student.
Rent is also obviously a massive factor in student accommodation in Newcastle. Most students are on tight budgets.
Some students might be happy with leaving their search to the last minute and accepting any old property when it comes to student accommodation in Newcastle but after living in state of the art student halls for a year, many expect a good standard of accommodation in the private rented sector so redecorating your property and making sure furniture is to a good standard is essential. Having plenty of bathrooms/W.Cs for large groups and providing appliances such as a dishwasher are also added bonuses that get the landlord higher rents and make the property more desirable and let faster.
Student Accommodation in Newcastle with Walton Robinson
Most students won't have rented a property before so it is important to them that they use an agent they can trust who is ARLA registered and know what they are doing.
Walton Robinson are registered with ARLA and NAEA, the Property Ombudsman and have several members of staff who have completed official ARLA qualifications meaning our office is full of property experts and you can trust our advice and knowledge.