What you need to know before you start looking for somewhere to live

It's tempting to rush in and start house hunting without proper foreknowledge. Resist the temptation. You're much more likely to end up with somewhere you are happy in, if you take the time to work out:

  • the full range of options on offer
  • what reasonable expectations of quality and price are in the market
  • what support is available
  • how many and who you want to live with
  • when to start looking
  • what to look out for when you're viewing properties

The links on the right are a key resource in helping you equip yourself with what you need to know to get the best deal.