Student Halls or Student House?

Posted on December 20, 2016

By the end of your first year at university, there is usually one question on everyone’s lips – student halls or student house? Choosing the right student accommodation can be a daunting task, particularly if you are unfamiliar with the property market and the advantages and disadvantages of these two property types.

We pride ourselves in connecting people with properties and our team of friendly estate agents have the experience and local area knowledge to help you make the right decision.  Whether you were born and bred in Sunderland or you’re new to the city we will take a proactive approach to helping you find the best student accommodation Sunderland has to offer.

In this article, we explore the pros and cons of student halls and shared student houses, helping you to make an informed decision and start enjoying student life in all its glory.

Know what to expect from halls

The majority of student halls offer the basic amenities you need to enjoy life in your first year of university and subsequent years, however many are shocked by the fact that most student accommodation in Sunderland and the rest of the country consists of a bed and storage space, with access to a shared kitchen and bathroom.

There are however several new developments popping up in the City that provide more luxurious amenities including en-suites, super-fast Wi-Fi and upgraded communal areas.

Research really is the key when deciding whether to continue living in halls or take the plunge and move into a shared student house and the team at Hackett Properties have got their fingers right on the pulse of student accommodation in Sunderland, so let us do the hard work for you and find a property that matches your requirements, personality & budget.

Partner with the right agent to find a shared house

Living in a shared student house is a great option and offers plenty of opportunities to meet new people outside of your course or even outside of your university.  Second year students will often want to break away from life in the halls and enjoy some familiar home comforts.  More personal space, less people sharing your amenities and in general, a quieter place to hang your head at the end of a long day at Uni.

Finding a shared student house that is well placed for life on campus, close to amenities like shops and public transport, and positioned to take advantage of the area’s nightlife, isn’t easy on your own, however with the help of an estate agent you can find the perfect combination.

If you would like help finding your next student accommodation why not give us a call or pop into the branch and we can discuss your requirements in more detail.  Sunderland has so much to offer we will undoubtedly be able to find you a property where you can balance your studies and your social life with ease.