Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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Loughborough University

Community Wardens

Practical hints and tips

Some practical hints and tips

Landlords and tenancy agreements

  • Make sure you read your tenancy agreement carefully and know what you have signed up to.
  • When you move in check the inventory for the property or make one if there isn't one. If anything is missing tell your landlord.
  • The Student Advice and Support Service can advise on all aspects of student housing and offer a contract checking service which includes advice on inventories.

Council Tax

TV Licence

  • Check whether you need one or more TV licences. This will be depend on the number of TV's you have and the type of tenancy agreement.
  • More Iformation is available here

Utility Bills

  • Make sure whether these are included in your rent or payable separately.
  • If you are responsible set up accounts with the supplier as soon as you move in (consider gas, electricity, water, telephone/broadband, digital TV).
  • Take meter readings where you can.

Recycling and Rubbish

  • Charnwood Borough Council operates a recycling scheme. How this operates and the collection days depends on where you live.
  • Find out more information by phoning 01509 263151 or by visiting the Charnwood Council Recycling webpage.
  • Please note: If you move into a property where rubbish has been left by previous tennants contact your landlord to discuss its removal otherwise you will become responsible for it.


  • Ensure that your home and all your property (including garden sheds) are well secured at all times.
  • Contact your landlord if you feel security arrangements are inadequate.
  • You can get property marked by the Police. Representatives will be at the Freshers' Bazaar on campus.
  • Details of your local police officers and further advice and information is available here


  • Some parts of town operate resident only parking schemes and you will need a parking permit. Visit the Charnwood Borough Council website for more information. You can find more information here too.