* If you're looking for private accommodation it might be best to ask your uni's Private accommodation office, they'd be used to the types of enquires you're likely to have
* Beware of all you told by estate agents, remember if you buy the property they get commission, so they may stretch the truth to get a sale
– Housing Safety & Problems
* Your landlord also has a responsibility to make sure your housing is inhabitable, meaning that everything is stable and necessities work and nothing in the house is of any danger.
* If a house is judged by the council to be unfit, the landlord can be forced to make it suitable with a certain time, if they fail, the council may do it themselves. If the housing conditions are too bad, the council can force the house to be closed or demolished. Any tenants will normally be rehoused.
*Even if your house is in a fit condition it shouldn't have many problems, whether it's one big problem or lots of little ones, if it affects tenants comfort significantly the council may be able to force the landlord to do something about it.
*No house should be infested with any vermin such as, rats, mice or pests like cockroaches. Local councils can deal with them but might charge a small amount.