A central website for landlords to advertise properties and for students to request housing.
A bit like the hugely successful unipol: https://www.unipol.org.uk/home Students can apply via the website, landlords get ranked. Bad landlords get reduced ratings & may even be struck off the page! (Must inc info on letting fees). Allows students to see the decent properties/have a central place to look.
Very good landlords get a bronze/silver/gold rating.
We are looking into setting up a central page for housing advertising, for when students have spare rooms in their student houses, for example. We are looking into a rating system, but we would have to be careful that students wouldn't implicate themselves in this rating process; therefore, we are considering working with an existing system, such as Movem.
Updates on this would be posted on the SUSU website, or on social media.
Sam Higman, Vice President Welfare
Friday 29th Sep 2017 2:02pm
Hi Callum, thanks for your idea!
We're currently working on a system where students can provide feedback on their landlords (you can find the survey here). However, the aspect about linking students looking for rooms could be something that is linked to our Lettings Agency, and as a result, I'll ensure this idea is on the agenda for the next Student Life Zone, where it can be discussed further.
Flora Noble, Vice-President Student Communities and Deputy President.
Thursday 22nd Jun 2017 2:47pm
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Personally I think it would be a good extension of the current Union letting agency & give students one easy place to look & compare! :)