Finding accommodation is a nightmare!

So it’s only a few weeks to go now until I move to York and I’ve only just sorted out my accommodation and let me tell you, It’s been a nightmare! As I joined York University quite late, I wasn’t able to find a room in student halls as they were fully booked up so I’ve been looking for student houses and accommodation off campus to live in. Ideally I’ve been looking to live as close as possible to the campus as since this is the first time I am moving away, I don’t want to get lost in a new city every day! So I took the decision to actually drive up to York last week and check out many of the rooms available.
My first impressions of the city were fantastic as I was driving in! All the old stone houses and medieval theme of the place just made fall in love with the city straight away.

I lined up a few viewing with some student houses in York for the day but when I arrived the rooms were either taken already or the location was just way too far to commute by bus. As I was running out of places to view and the day was wearing on, I just wanted to get the accommodation sorted so there wouldn’t be any issues when I move there in a few weeks. I became a little desperate so I jumped on Google on my phone and googled ‘student houses and lets in York’, praying for a miracle literally. I called a few of the student agencies and available rentals and some were quite unhelpful and even rude in one case!

However I did end up talking to some guys at a place called Union Lets who did an AWESOME job at helping me find the right accommodation! These guys found me accommodation within no time and even offered to drive me to the viewings. After about 4 viewings I found a great little place which was only 15 minutes for campus and some of the flatmates were already there so I had a chance to meet them!

All in all I now have a great student let in York waiting for me come September and I couldn’t be happier! Counting down the days now.

As they were all running out pretty fast I had been panicking pretty bad.


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