Factors that need to be considered in choosing student accommodation

Girlie Hawthorn | July 26, 2018 | 0 | Real Estate

Yes, it is great news for parents that their child is moving to a university for studies. That is just one step behind the child getting a job and start earning. However, the other side of the coin is more important, and that is what worries the parents. The question that haunts their mind is where their loved child stays during the university studies. Naturally, the answer would be to find a suitable student accommodation in Brisbane.

Expenses are a worrying factor:

In fact, this would be the question that haunts even the students. Perhaps this is the first time they come out of their family environment, and now they have to stay on their own. Obviously, they have to find an accommodation that suits their requirement. On the other hand, as far as parents are concerned, they have to worry about the expenses on rent, food and also on the safety of their loved children.

Types of accommodation:

Independent accommodation can be expensive and at the same time such an accommodation can make the child feel lonely. Therefore, the alternative would be to find a shared accommodation which is popularly called as ‘share house’. Another possibility is to find a student accommodation which is similar to the hostels of the college. There are also instances of parents themselves moving into the place where the university is located so that the child continues to be under their care; although such instances are rare.

Naturally, these are crucial issues and need careful consideration. On the other hand, some of the issues that are directly related to the student accommodation in Brisbane could be summarized as follows:

Nearness to the university: It is natural that every parent as well as the student always prefers accommodation that is located close to the university so that he or she does not have to spend time in travelling. Naturally, such accommodation would save a considerable amount of money on travel cost. Apart from this, the accommodation should provide easy access to public utility services like the bus, banks, restaurant and post office and so on.

Utilities: The Student Accommodation in Brisbane should have all the basic amenities needed by the student. This includes furniture, tables, chairs, good lighting, comfortable bed and such other facilities. If the student has chosen a house, then the accommodation should also include television, refrigerator and such various other facilities. On the top of these, the accommodation must have a healthy environment.

Shared accommodation: If the student has chosen for shared accommodation, then it must be ensured that the student as far as possible gets a like minded batch mate to stay with him. Of course, this is a vexed question and therefore, choosing a co-student needs careful evaluation.

Food: The student must have easy access to the canteens for breakfast, food and so on. The canteens should be located at a convenient distance and must be hygienic as well.

Budget: As already said this is one of the important factors that need careful evaluation. The type of accommodation entirely depends on how much you are able to spend on the boarding and lodging.

A challenging task:

Finding a suitable accommodation for the student is a challenging task. The parents should visit the proposed accommodation for their child and also discuss issues relating to renting, food and such things with the owner of the accommodation.

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