If you are living away from home for the first time, and you won't be staying with friends and family, staying in professional student accommodation for your first year is a great option. Student accommodation's often offer extra support throughout your stay and are a great way for you to settle into your new city and make new friends.
The staff at your education institution can help you with accommodation services. Check out these websites for more information.
Usually the equivalent of four week’s rent. Your landlord lodges this money with the Tenancies Branch. You’ll get it back at the end of your lease, as long as you’ve left the property in good order and paid all rent. Make sure you get a receipt for your bond payment.
The person renting the property (you).
The owner of the property, or the property manager hired by the owner to manage the rental arrangements.
The property being rented.
When you are forced to move out of the property.
A form you fill out at the start of your lease to note any existing damages already there when you moved in.
Your gas, electricity and water services.
Insurance you should consider taking out to cover your belongings from theft, fire and other damage.