Written by Catalina Constantin (2022 DMU Alumni)
Choosing who you’re going to live with while attending university is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. It could improve your experience of living away from home. So, choosing to live with your favourite person would make sense, right?
It might be that you have a close friend you wish to share your space with, or your relationship has progressed to the point where you wish to live together – in these cases, the benefits of dual occupancy are considerable. Being able to share your lives with one another while living in a studio or flat together could be the best time of your life.
When it comes to renting, dual occupancy is a great way to save money. And – if you’re a student at De Montfort University or Leicester University – you’ll find that, once you’ve made the decision to explore dual occupancy student accommodation, there are many options available with Sulets.
It could be that a studio apartment or a small one or two-bedroom property is perfect for your budget, but you’d prefer to share the space with your special someone or you are concerned about living on your own. Having someone around to keep you company can give you an extra sense of security.
Living with someone has many advantages, and we will deliver each of those to you so you can choose your accommodation with ease! The best part of it? Only one of you needs to be a student! If that’s the case, don’t forget to figure out the price of the council tax. The cost will be reduced by 25% if you live with a full-time student.
It’s important to have a balance if you choose to live with someone, we all need a little bit of ‘me time’ every now and again. Make sure you both are understanding and respect each other’s space. You should set time aside to spend with your family and friends separately.
You will learn a lot about someone when you live with them for the first time, both the good and the bad. Don’t be afraid if one of you decides to leave. Sometimes things don’t turn out the way we want them to. As joint tenants, you will have exactly the same rights. So, if one of the tenants chooses to stay, they will be fully responsible for the property and rent. Otherwise, both of you would have to move out.
In the end, it all comes down to personal choice and budget. And we’ve got some fantastic dual occupancy properties to suit every taste and budget!
Take a look at some of the great features our rooms have to offer you! Don’t forget to check the photos and 360 virtual tours of the student homes and student halls we have on our website. There are several rooms available for dual occupancy in our halls of residence in Leicester. Check out The Summit, Brookland Road, and Newarke Street.
If you would like to get in touch about any advice or would like to see what we have to offer, you can call us at 0116 467 0315, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or pop into our lettings office on the DMU campus.