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Thread: Is it easy to find an accomodation in Nottingham close to NTU? I need advice

17-May-17, 19:23
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I'll be studying a postgraduate finance programme (1 year) at NTU from September 2017. I'm not from the UK and wonder how easy it is to find a descent accomodation in Nottingham if I come a week before the programme starts and begin to look for an accomodation and view different options. I'm just afraid of booking something I've not viewed, even if there are beutiful pictures available :). Is it cheaper to live in a student accomodation or rent a room in a private flat/house? I'd like to live fairly close to the University (unless I'm wrong about this, what do you think?) and ideally it shouldn't be more expensive than £ 500 including all bills.
My girlfriend is going to join me in January and work in Nottingham. Would it be better for me to rent something for one person I could cancel by the middle of January and then rent something for 2 people or something for 2 people right away, although it would be more expensive?
Is it common in Nottingham that an owner of a house rents a couple of spare bedrooms and lives in the house as well? It was like that when I studied in the US for 8 monthes and I really loved it since the landlord was awesome and we became real friends and he also helped me improve my English a lot. He also let my girlfriend, who I met there, stay overnight without any problems.
As I understand, I wouldn't really have enough time for student life since the programme is very intensive and has to be completed within just a year, otherwise one just gets unenrolled. So, I reckon it would be quite important for me to live close to a library as well as to a grocery shop. Which is the most important part for me is to ensure that nobody would disturb me with being loud and rude by drinking alcohol, bringing many friends. Ideally the contract should be cancelable within a short periode of time.

Thank you
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