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Safer Home

safer home

Private housing 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
  • 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 via live chat

Halls security

  • Check that you’ve locked your bedroom door before leaving your flat
  • Don’t let people tailgate into the building
  • Inform staff or security if you see anyone suspicious
  • Get contents insurance for your gadgets and tech – check your insurance covers your belongings outside your bedroom
  • Don’t leave doors and windows propped open for easy access

Need advice for moving home?

  • Start your search early – homes start being advertised as early as March
  • Only buy from accredited agents or landlords – get a list of accredited agents from your University
  • Always view your home before moving in
  • Think about how you will travel to and from your accommodation at different times of the day.
  • Consider how far your home is from the bus stop or other public transport
  • Ask current residents what the place is like
  • Inventory list – list the condition of everything in your house and agree this with your landlord before you move in
  • Visit the NUS website for advice to help you look for your new home
  • Get contents insurance