Whether you’re attending lectures, working in the library, playing your favourite sport or meeting up with friends on socials, we know that you’ve got lots going on in your life. We understand that your responsibilities in your property will be the last thing on your mind. That’s why we thought we’d write this blog post, as a friendly reminder of some simple dos and don’ts…
- Try and keep the property clean and tidy at all times. We’ve written a blog post in the past about creating a cleaning rota and the best products to use.
- No food to be left/eaten in bedrooms – we know you do this, but don’t leave evidence of it!
- Don’t attach posters to the walls with Blu-Tac as it causes grease marks that are really difficult to get rid of.
- Put your rubbish in the correct bins and don’t let it pile up, especially in your garden or yard. This causes an unsightly mess and encourages vermin.
- Keep all rooms vented to prevent condensation and damp. When you’re at home, open windows a little and use extractor fans in the bathroom when you’re showering and the kitchen when you’re cooking.
- When you first moved in, you will have been shown how to top up the boiler, clean out the hoover and clean the filters in your washing machine, all things you may not have known before. With just a bit of maintenance on your part, household items will stay in effective working order.
- Smoking is not allowed in any of our properties. Make your student house a nice environment for everyone and smoke outside, away from open windows and doors.
- Wet wipes and kitchen roll should be disposed of in a bin and not flushed down the toilet, otherwise you run the risk of causing blockages.
- Clean your shower regularly, removing hair from the plug and making sure mould doesn’t form.
- Use boiler timers and your thermostat. This will help keep the house at a pleasant temperature and prevent pipes from freezing up in cold weather.
- When using the internet, be considerate of other people in your house; streaming films will slow your housemates’ connection speed down and can be really frustrating for anyone trying to work.
- Anti-social/irresponsible behaviour will not be tolerated. You each have equal responsibility to make your student house a safe and pleasant place to live for yourselves and your neighbours.
If you don’t follow the guidance above, the Student Haus maintenance team might have to be called out and you may be charged for the work that they do to fix a problem.
If you’re looking for student houses in the North West, please get in touch with Manchester student lettings agent, Student Haus on 0161 694 6427