Student housing: how to manage your move?

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Moving from your parents’ house to take your own apartment is a very exciting experience but it requires a lot of preparation: preparing your boxes, finding furniture, updating your address, taking out contracts with different service providers…

To properly manage your move and settle comfortably into your new student accommodation, here are the steps to follow.

housing assistance

To qualify for housing assistance, you must meet the following conditions:

  • You are listed on the lease
  • You live in France
  • The lessor is not one of your parents, your grandparents, nor that of your spouse.

The amount of assistance varies according to the rent, your personal situation, your financial resources and those of the people who live in your household. You can make a simulation of the amount of your housing aid on the website of the Coffee. You can also get information from local authorities (town hall, local mission, department, etc.) and your school. They can help you with installation.

The security deposit

The lessor can ask you to pay him a security deposit, if the lease contract provides for it. The amount is framed:

  • For empty rented accommodation: the amount cannot exceed one month’s rent without charges.
    For furnished rented accommodation: the amount cannot exceed two months’ rent without charges.

If no damage has been noted after the inventory of fixtures of exit, the sum will be r to youdismissed.

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home insurance

You must present your landlord with a certificate of insurance to cover any rental risks.
It is mandatory and allows you to insure your accommodation against the most common risks:
Water damage, theft, burglary, fire, natural disasters… It financially covers your property in the event of a claim or that of your neighbors in the event of a responsible claim.

Home insurance by HEYME offers extended warranties from €34!

The state of play

When the keys are handed over, an inventory will be made. This approach allows you to compare the condition of the accommodation when you entered and when you left. If you cause damage to the apartment, the landlord can use the security deposit to make the repairs.
So be careful!

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Change the lock of your new apartment

For your safety, the first thing to do is to change the lock of your new apartment. You don’t know how many spare keys were distributed to former tenants.

Provide a good big cleaning

Before putting everything in order, a thorough cleaning is essential. Clean the kitchen and the bathroom well, before you start unpacking your things.

Meet your new neighbors

Your neighbors will certainly give you important information on the neighborhood, the shops and the good plans nearby… You can ask your neighbors for help to establish the list of emergency contacts, nearby hospitals, the plumber of the neighborhood and other emergency services.

start your new life

It’s time to enjoy your new home. Even if you live in student housing or shared accommodation, you can get inspired by simple and inexpensive decoration ideas to create your own home.

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