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Vaughn Lowery, 360 MAGAZINE

3 things you should know before moving in your student flat

So, you’ve just completed your first year of university and are looking for a way out of student dorms. More than likely, you will have never rented a property before, so before you race ahead and agree to the first flat you see, you should take some time to research and assess the properties you look at before making a final decision.

To help you choose the right student flat, you should take a look at the following tips which will help you understand the renting process and allow you to exercise your tenant rights.

Property location

When looking for the property, the first thing to consider is the location, as you need to make sure that your journey to lectures isn’t too long. You could start by looking at properties surrounding your university, although these may not be within your budget or will most likely be too small to fit you and your flatmates.

If you’re a student at a central university, you may be best looking on the outskirts, which will mean you’re not paying city-centre prices but are still a short walk away from your place of study. Property companies like RW Invest offer affordable properties for students in Liverpool universities, which offer luxury accommodation in a prime location. This gives tenants convenient access to their university, as well as shops, bars, restaurants and more – which allows them to benefit from the full student experience.

Living costs

If you lived in halls in your first year, you will understand some of the costs associated with student living. However, there are some differences with a private student flat, for example, you may have to pay all your bills separately, in comparison to your student accommodation where you paid everything together. You need to consider costs such as your rent, utility bills, Wi-FI, TV license and more to establish whether the flat is a viable option for you.

If the landlord does not include utility bills within the tenancy, you will have to sort it yourself, which may seem daunting but can actually save you a significant amount. To make sure you’re making a saving, you should inspect the appliances and fixtures to ensure there are no issues such as leaks which may cause your energy bills to shoot up. A lot of modern properties now feature smart meters, which will help you monitor your usage and prevent you from overspending.

Your rights

Even if you find a property that you’re interested in and are eager to move in, you should hold fire before reading every single detail in the tenancy agreement. This will contain all of your rights, including deposit protection, which is what you pay at the beginning of your tenancy and you should receive this back if no damages occur. By law, your landlord must secure your deposit in a tenancy deposit scheme to protect them and you, if they do not, you can sue them for four times the cost of the deposit.

As a private tenant, there are several rights that should be stated in the tenancy agreement, including eviction periods, maintenance issues, and inventory. The latter should be checked before you move in, for example, make sure you check your washing machine to ensure it is working correctly, and if not you should report this to your landlord before you sign the agreement.

Party dresses: Tips for achieving homecoming dresses look!

I bet one of the first things you think about when you receive an invitation: “What clothes will I wear?” After all, there are so many choices for party dresses, each with style, neckline, length, color and prints … It seems impossible to know which marriage is the best for you, right?

It turns out that the answers to your questions are simpler than you think. It’s even in your own hands: in a wedding invitation.

The invitation informs the location of the ceremony, time and even party style. From this information, you can choose a suitable and extraordinary model.

Want to see how easy it is to get it? Here are some examples of clothes that will be worn for each type of wedding. But…whatever your choice, you should buy from the right place. If you want to buy online, JJ’s House should be one of the best places.

Classic Wedding Party Dresses

Because it is at night, the classic wedding asks for a long party dress, but nothing is too flashy. It must be elegant and sophisticated in the smallest detail. You can use from the most vibrant tones to paste. The important thing is that the dress attracts attention by itself. You can use brightness, but without excessive. You can use accessories only, more than that it is not elegant. Other guests will pay attention to you and the bride does not like it.

Party Dresses for Modern Weddings

Because of its modern wedding, you can bet calmly on fashion models, with different pieces and bright colors. Lengths range from short, approximately knee height (shorter than this is considered inappropriate for marriage). The choices change according to your style and what’s fashionable.

Party Dresses For Rustic Weddings

Light dress, with prints and lace. Nothing is too flashy, but be different and cheerful – just like a rural wedding. Think of it this way: if it’s a long party dress, you can use a fine bright color print or model. In short, choose a knee-high model, with different pieces or even lace.

Also, prefer skirts that are lighter and slimmer. What about investing in trends?

Tips for printing: Don’t buy a knit dress. Never! They are not elegant enough for a wedding. Models with more floral or embroidered fabrics are the best choice.

Wedding Party Dresses in the Field

For rural weddings, choose dresses that are light and elegant. Flat models with different cutouts, even clothes, are the best choice. The length of the dress varies according to the time of the celebration. Remember: during the day, short clothes. In the afternoon and long afternoons it is better. This party is closer to the classic. Many brides bet on weddings in the field with luxurious details.

Wedding Party Dresses on the Beach

Beach weddings can have models of all types, provided they do not have brightness. Short and transparent models are the best. Because the weather will be very hot, you need to choose a “fresh” model to enjoy the party without feeling hot.

If in doubt, bet on a simple party dress

This is the joker for any wedding. Simple party dresses are suitable for all types of parties. We suggest you to consider two piece homecoming dresses. You can also distinguish through accessories. For example, the better the party, the brighter and more sophisticated your accessories. And more simply, fewer accessories. Balance style and that’s it!

Last-minute Cinco De Mayo Snacks

Check out some of the best salsa brands in the biz: CHI-CHI’s®, HERDEZ® and LA VICTORIA® and while each is unique in its own way, they’re all perfect for an at-home fiesta. Let’s not forget that May is also National Salsa Month so there’s no better time to “salsabrate!”

As the No. 1 salsa brand in Mexico, HERDEZ has been a staple in Mexican kitchens for over 100 years. Whether as a classic dip for chips or a zesty meat marinade, it delivers authenticity to Cinco celebrations nationwide. If HERDEZ is the responsible older brother, then CHI-CHI’s is the fun, younger brother. With CHI-CHI’s, you don’t need an event to get your salsa on because it brings the fiesta straight to you with its newest lineup of Fiesta Style Salsas. Meanwhile, LA VICTORIA is just as authentic but with a West Coast addition of farm-fresh tomatoes from the Central Valley – think of it as the brother that went away for college and came back a little more “woke.”

Consider making one of these easy-to-prepare recipes for your weekend festivities:

Ensalada Fresca Con Salsa de Guacamole—Simply pile on the fresh veggies, sprinkle a little cheese, add the dressing, and you’ve got a refreshingly easy chopped Mexican salad that’s perfect for a Cinco appetizer.

Salsa Verde Shrimp Skewers with Street Corn—These shrimp skewers marinated in HERDEZ® Salsa Verde are the perfect light and easy dish for its flavor and crunch. For the ultimate pairing, don’t forget to pair it with street corn mixed with feta cheese.

DIY Shredded Chicken Taco Bar—There is nothing better than giving party guests the creativity to build their own tacos! This DIY shredded chicken taco bar is a perfect way to be the hostess with the mostess while still having time to enjoy the Cinco celebration.

Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos—Treat your party-goers to these colorful shrimp tacos. Perfect for double-fisting with a beer, marg or michelada, these tacos bring the heat along with a cooling sauce to balance it out.