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A step by step guide to renting Leicester Student properties

If you're searching for Leicester student properties for the first time you'll find there are a number things to consider. To help you make informed choices and find suitable accommodation we've put together this handy Step by Step Guide.

A step by step guide to renting Leicester student properties

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Step 1

Choosing your location

When searching for student properties in Leicester, a good place to start is by narrowing down which areas you would like to live in.

For students one of the most important factors to consider is how close you want to live to the university campus, or if you're happy to live a little further afield - are there local transport links available, not just for travelling to university, but for nights out and reaching local amenities?

First 4 Lettings have a portfolio of properties in varied locations throughout Leicester: whether you want to be close to the university, the city centre or the train station so that those trips home with your dirty laundry aren't so arduous! If you are a final year student or post-graduate who wants to cut out distractions to focus on revision then you might find somewhere residential suits you more.

Contact First 4 Lettings today to discuss your requirements!

Step 2

Choosing the right property to view

When it comes to choosing a property you need to decide how many bedrooms you are going to need. So if you're planning to live with a group of friends you'll need to finalise how many of you are planning to share and ensure everyone is committed. Then you need to decide on the all-important rental budget. If you're renting as a group it’s crucial that everyone's agreed on what's affordable and that you've factored in any additional bills; for example: utilities, TV and internet.

Step 3

Searching for properties

Here at First 4 Lettings we aim to make your search for student properties in Leicester as quick and easy as possible, having designed our website to make it easy for you to find your home sweet home. We have a wide range of houses, flats and rooms available to view online - so with just a click of a button you can narrow down your search to find the properties that meet your location, bedroom and budget requirements.

You can even save the property in your shortlist, which you can come back to and view at a later time and with our Social Circle you can also share your 'finds' quickly and easily with your prospective housemates.

If you still can't decide contact us & we'll help you find just what you are looking for.

Step 4


Once you've shortlisted which properties you're interested in you can book a viewing either online or via the telephone. And to make things more convenient we'll also try to organise your appointment so that you can view a number of properties at once.

If viewing multiple Leicester student properties we recommend taking notes so that you have a record of the pros and cons for each property and will be better served when evaluating your choices later on.

On the day of your viewing we will send you an SMS to confirm the viewings and a member of our team will accompany you to each property. All of our team members are friendly and approachable, and will have plenty of background info about each property and the local areas - ensuring all your questions are answered.

Our top tips for viewings:

We always ensure all our accommodation meets a high standard, however there are additional factors that you may wish to consider when viewing properties, including:

  • what furniture will be there when you move in;
  • are there any maintenance issues that need to be resolved prior to moving in;
  • what are the local amenities like;
  • can you get super-fast broadband with Virgin Media;
  • how much are the utility bills (ask the existing tenants or have a look at the properties Energy Performance Certificate).

Step 5

Reserving your property

Once you've found the perfect property you can secure it by paying a reservation deposit and completing the necessary paperwork. Please see how to apply for further information.

Step 6

Dotting the I's and crossing the T's

We will arrange the signing of the tenancy agreement and payment of the deposit leaving you with only the rental to pay closer to your tenancy commencement date. Please see how to apply for further information.

Step 7

Moving In

Once all the formalities are out the way we will contact you with regards to key collection.

You can then just sit back and enjoy your new home!

We hope you've found this guide useful, and should you need any further help please feel free to contact us.

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