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The Smart Property Blog

The 10 Best Food Hangouts Every Student in Leicester Should Try

Leicester is a fantastic city for enjoying student life, but as a newcomer it can be tricky to find all the best places to grab a bite to eat. In this blog, we'll take a closer look at ten of the very best food hangouts every student should know about through Leicester
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How to make the most of your Uni experience in Manchester

So you're off to Uni in Manchester – what next? During your time in the city you're sure to spend plenty of time studying, but there's much more to student life than just hitting the books.

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How to pick your student house for 2019/2020

As a student landlord, you’ll want to make sure that your student house portfolio delivers the best return on your investment and that means knowing exactly how students think and what they consider when it comes to picking their student housing.

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The 10 Best Free Apps Every Student Should Download Before Starting Uni

One of the great things about starting uni is all the freedom you suddenly have. But this also means you’ve got a raft of new responsibilities and hassles to handle.

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10 Things to Do as a Student Fresher in Manchester

Starting Uni as an undergraduate student is an exciting time, especially if you’re also spreading your wings and moving to a new city. If you’ve picked Manchester you’ve made a great choice!

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Will 3-year tenancies affect the Student and Y’Pro market?

A new government consultation seeks to implement mandatory 3-year tenancy contracts. How will this affect the Buy-To-Let market and could there be an impact on the student and young professional sector?

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New HMO Licence extension [adding to landlord stress].

As of 1st of October 2018, there will be an extension to mandatory licensing requirements of HMOs, under section 55(3) of the Housing Act 2004Currently (in most cases) a license is only required when a property has a) three storeys or more and b) five or more tenants from more than one household who collectively share some of the property amenities.

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5 Summer Activities in Your Student City

Staying in your student city over summer can be a little strange with most of the student population gone, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Whether you’re staying for work or just don’t fancy going home just yet, here are our top suggestions for summer activities in your student city!

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Beat Student Exam Stress – 5 Exam Season Tips

It’s that time again. For most of us students, end of year exams (or deadlines) have rolled around again. Finding a seat in your university library is nearly impossible and you’re unsure if any of the notes you’re making are actually entering your brain. It’s a hectic time for everyone, but fear not – our 5 exam season tips can help you beat the stress. 

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How secure is your student pad? [5 Student Security Tips]

Taking precautions to keep yourself and your belongings safe can sometimes seem like a hassle, but student houses are prime targets for burglars because multiple tenants means multiple phones, laptops, tablets, and bikes, just to name a few! What's more, students often pay less attention to security. Keep yourself as safe as possible by following our top student security tips.

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