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Safer Home

safer home

Home and halls security

  • Lock up! Lights on! – Whenever you walk out your front door
  • Don’t leave your personal belongings where they can be seen through doors and windows
  • Make sure you buy contents insurance for all your gadgets and tech, and register it at www.immobilise.com
  • Never leave a spare key lying around, or doors and windows propped open for easy access
  • If you see anyone looking suspicious, report it to police on 101 or your university security

Need advice for moving home?

  • March – Homes can start being advertised as early as March. So start your search early
  • Only buy from accredited agents or landlords – Your University should provide you with a list of local accredited sellers
  • View first – Never move in without viewing your house first
  • Inventory list – Your landlord should give you an inventory list. If not, list the condition of everything in your house and agree this with your landlord before you move in
  • NUS – Visit www.NUS.org.uk – They have lots of advice to help you look for your new home
  • Get insurance – A quick look on the internet and you can find home and contents insurance at student prices!