If you need to find accommodation for your next year at university, there is a lot to take in. Not only do you need to know your budget, and who to live with, but you also need to know if the property will be up to standard. So with all this to consider, when should you actually start looking for student accommodation? Well, here at Let Pads, we provide stunning, high quality student accommodation properties across Preston, in easy walking distance of the UCLan campus, and the city centre. And all of our student accommodation is designed with luxury, and relaxation in mind. And this is our guide to help you find student accommodation at the right time.

So, when is the best time to look for student accommodation?

Looking for student accommodation for the next academic year can be tricky. If you leave it too late, you’ll struggle to find the right place, and only have a few options left. You’ll also have left a lot to cram into the final term of the year, along with your deadlines and examinations. As a result, you should follow this simple guide:

  • January to February- unless you plan to pick your student accommodation out of the hat, and be possibly unpleasantly surprised, you might want to start thinking about where you want to live. Between January and February it can be a good time to check out the local student areas and see what they are like first hand. From transport links to campus and the city centre, to local shops and amenities, it is a good idea to know what the area is like, before you pick a new home. Here at Let Pads, all of our properties are close to the city centre and to the UCLan buildings, to help make it a little easier for you.
  • February to April- make your final decisions about properties between February and April, including how much you can afford, how many people you want to live with, and your location preferences. At the end of March you should start putting out the feelers to local providers, and by April, property viewing will be a must.
  • April to May- make time to view as many properties as you can, and go prepared to viewings with any questions or important details.

If you need student housing or student accommodation in Preston, why not get in touch today?