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    Housing Horrors Review Week 24th-28th October

    posted: 24th October 2016, 9:00am
    tags: HUU, Housing

    I know first hand that housing can be a nightmare! Whether it’s signing for a house then falling out with your mates before you move in, or having mould so bad that you feel suffocated when walking into a room. It happens to us all, but it shouldn’t! 


    HullSTARS works to provide you with a better insight into student properties before taking the plunge and signing on the dotted line. HullSTARS inspects properties and rates them out of 5 stars, and also allows you to leave anonymous reviews about your houses so that other students can see the bigger picture. Let’s face it, a landlord isn’t going to tell you that the floor boards are so rotten that you risk falling through the floor (it’s happened!) or that when your boiler breaks over Christmas and your pipes burst, they’ll be sunning themselves somewhere hot and aren’t interested in sorting anything until they’re back.


    On Tuesday, 25th October from 11am-2pm in Asylum, HullSTARS are hosting their first Housing Social of the year, with external stall-holders coming to tell you how to avoid a Housing Horror Story! Whether your issue is horrid housemates, wicked waste, ghastly gas leaks or beastly burglars, we’ve got everyone in one place to sort your housing woes. There will be free pizza too so come along and have a chat with us all and find out about how to make the best of your accommodation.


    HullSTARS staff will be on hand collecting your reviews all week in the union from 11am-2pm, and there’s even a chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher to treat yourself! 


    For those of you in university halls the annual Housing Roadshow will be at The Courtyard on Tuesday 25th October from 3pm-5.30pm, and The Lawns on Thursday 27th from 4.30pm-6pm with both HullSTARS and the Advice Centre on hand to tell you the facts about finding second year accommodation. Believe it or not, there are LOADS of good quality houses in Hull, despite what the landlords may be telling you!


    Keep your eyes peeled too on Friday for the winner of the £50 Amazon voucher AND the HullSTARS Awards shortlisting announcement, only the most pro-active landlords are in with a chance!


    HullSTARS are shining the light on student accommodation so that you’re not in for a nasty fright when it’s time to find next years accommodation!


    Thanks, your favourite VP Welfare and Community

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