National Student Money Week

National Student Money Week: 12th February-16th February 2018

"Where I Live"

This year's National Student Money Week is all around the theme "Where I Live".

To support this, we will be providing students with lots of information and advice about moving into rented accommodation. Keep an eye on social media and come and see us on our Ready-Steady-Rent roadshow.

We will also be giving away lots of freebies as well as an Amazon Fire tablet through our partner Blackbullion. To be in with a chance of winning sign up to the Blackbullion Money Bootcamp‌ here.

Signing up to the Money Bootcamp will give you access to daily information on rent, tenancy rights, bills and contracts.

 

Monday 12th February

National Student Money Week 2018 launches!

#NSMW18

  • The Student Room are hosting a forum with SFE specialists, post your questions now!
  • Sign up for the Blackbullion Money Bootcamp by clicking here -you could win an Amazon Fire tablet! Receive daily information about moving out, tenancy rights, bills, contracts and more.
  • Access the NUS 'Ready to Rent' resources here
  • Visit the Money Advice Service resources here

 

Tuesday 13th February

#NSMW18

Ready-Steady-Rent roadshow

Where: Darwin Building Foyer

When: 11am-1pm

Come and find the Money & Welfare team and ASK in the Darwin Building Foyer from 11am-1pm where we will be providing information and advice about moving into rented accommodation including: the cost of renting, tenancy rights and living in harmony with your neighbours.

There will also be plenty of freebies!

  • The Student Room are hosting a forum with SFE specialists, post your questions now!
  • Sign up for the Blackbullion Money Bootcamp by clicking here -you could win an Amazon Fire tablet! Receive daily information about moving out, tenancy rights, bills, contracts and more.
  • Access the NUS 'Ready to Rent' resources here
  • Visit the Money Advice Service resources here

 

Wednesday 14th February

#NSMW18

Ready-Steady-Rent roadshow

Where: Chancellors 

When: 10am-1pm

Come and find the Money & Welfare team who will also be joined by ASK and the Citizens Advice Bureau in Chancellors from 10am-1pm. We will be providing information and advice about moving into rented accommodation including: the cost of renting, tenancy rights and living in harmony with your neighbours.

There will also be plenty of freebies!

  • The Student Room are hosting a forum with SFE specialists, post your questions now!
  • Sign up for the Blackbullion Money Bootcamp by clicking here -you could win an Amazon Fire tablet! Receive daily information about moving out, tenancy rights, bills, contracts and more.
  • Access the NUS 'Ready to Rent' resources here
  • Visit the Money Advice Service resources here

Thursday 15th February

#NSMW18

  • The Student Room are hosting a forum with SFE specialists, post your questions now!
  • Sign up for the Blackbullion Money Bootcamp by clicking here -you could win an Amazon Fire tablet! Receive daily information about moving out, tenancy rights, bills, contracts and more.
  • Access the NUS 'Ready to Rent' resources here
  • Visit the Money Advice Service resources here

Friday 16th February

#NSMW18

Ready-Steady-Rent roadshow

Where: Lindsay Bar 

When: 2pm-4pm

Come and find the Money & Welfare team who will also be joined by ASK in CLindsay Bar from 2pm-4pm. We will be providing information and advice about moving into rented accommodation including: the cost of renting, tenancy rights and living in harmony with your neighbours.

There will also be plenty of freebies!

  • The Student Room are hosting a forum with SFE specialists, post your questions now!
  • Sign up for the Blackbullion Money Bootcamp by clicking here -you could win an Amazon Fire tablet! Receive daily information about moving out, tenancy rights, bills, contracts and more.
  • Access the NUS 'Ready to Rent' resources here
  • Visit the Money Advice Service resources here

Jargon Buster

Landlord: Somebody who lets out a property.

Letting Agent: A facilitator through which an agreement is made between a landlord and tenant for the rental of a residential property.

Managing Agent: Someone who manages a property on behalf of a landlord.

Tenant: Somebody who lives in a rented accommodation-You!

Tenancy Agreement: A contract between landlord and tenant that sets out the legal terms and conditions of a tenancy.

Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST): Is the most commonly used tenancy agreement and is usually for a fixed period of six to twelve months. This agreement sets out your and your landlords rights and responsibilities during your tenancy.

Fixed Term Tenancy: A tenancy with a specific start and end date.

Notice/ Notice Period: An indication that a tenancy is coming to an end, given either by a landlord or a tenant.

Rent: The fee paid by a tenant in exchange for accommodation, usually paid per month or per calendar month.

Arrears: Late or unpaid rent that a tenant owes their landlord.

Reference: Checks carried out ona tenant including employment, credit history and current residence.

Guarantor: A third party, such as a parent or close relative, who agrees to pay your rent if you don't pay it. Your landlord can ultimately take legal action to recover any unpaid rent from your guarantor.

Deposit/Security Deposit: You will be required to pay a deposit, this is usually between one and two months' rent and is held for the duration of the tenancy.

Tenancy Deposit Scheme: A government scheme which protects a tenant's deposit throughout their tenancy.

Furnished: A property that is rented with all furniture needed for comfortable living.

Furnishings: Furniture, fittings and other decorative accessories in a property.

Portable Appliance Test (PAT): A test on electrical appliances to ensure they are safe to use.

Fixtures and Fittings: Items that are included in the property such as curtains, carpets, blinds, light fittings, kitchen units and appliances. In some cases, it may also include furniture. It is advisable to check what is provided prior to signing the letting agreement.

Inventory: An inventory is an accurate list of everything contained within a property and the condition.

Contents Insurance: Insurance to cover any loss or damage to your possessions within the property.

Dilapidation: Damage to the property or contents that is considered to go beyond acceptable wear and tear.

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC): A certificate used to rate the energy efficiency of a property by looking at the energy use and carbon dioxide emissions.